Genealogy and Research Library 

Dick Castonguay-Director of Genealogy


The DuBois Area Historical Society has an impressive collection of resources

in its library from those wanting to learn about the area, its people, the industry,

and its history.  It includes such items as:

  • Reference  books  (County histories, local resources, biographical sources, etc.)                
  • City directories
  • Obituaries from newspapers (DuBois, Clearfield, Indiana, Punxsutawney)
  • Marriage clippings (same newspapers)
  • School yearbooks
  • Military records
  • Church histories
  • Cemetery records
  • Family files and family genealogy
  • Subject files (businesses, schools, sports, events, etc.)
  • Census records (Microfilm:1790-1920 for Clearfield, Jefferson, Armstrong counties)
  • Telephone books
  • Local history  audio and visual tapes
  • Photograph collection
  • For complete book holdings in our library click here

      •In 2020 when the Family History Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints closed in Ridgway, PA, the DuBois Area Historical Society inherited the Center’s collection of nearly 200,000 microfiche and microfiche readers.  The fiche include records of birth, death, and marriage from all over the world arranged by country, or (in the case of the United States) by time period.  Some records are also on microfilm; readers are available.

The archive is maintained by volunteers who are glad to help those needing assistance.

A donation of $5.00 is expected for research conducted onsite. Photocopies are 25 cents per page.

Those who want service, but are unable to visit on-site, can fill out the Request Form and mail it to the DuBois Area Historical Society  along with an advance donation of $25.00, payable to the Society. This will allow for 2 hours of research time plus a maximum of 25 photocopies. (One name per search, please.

We are a non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Research donations support the

maintenance and expansion of the library.

Click here for the REQUEST FORM.