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Research Aids

After you've read through this section, be sure to locate and read the list of addresses, phone numbers, Web site URL's, and opening hours available in this Web site's "Research Aids" section.

  • The Clarion County Historical Society has a nice library with over 1,500 books, numerous manuscripts donated by researchers, cemetery transcriptions that have been done in the county, and vertical files of all correspondence and miscellaneous items donated by researchers.  It also has microfilm (and some hard-copies) of early Clarion County newspapers.  Before you go, take advantage of the research-by-mail program.  The house and library are only open during limited hours, but you can arrange an appointment.  A list of the library's holdings is in progress on this Web site.

  • The Clarion Free Library has a few genealogy-related materials in its collection.  It is only a short walk from the CCHS library and courthouse.  Its major resource is newspapers on microfilm and Clarion County census records on microfilm.  A list of newspaper holdings is available in this Web site's "Research Aids" section.

  • The Eccles-Lesher Memorial Library in Rimersburg is developing a very nice collection of materials for southern Clarion County (formerly Armstrong) research.

  • The Knox Borough Library has a small collection of genealogical research materials.

  • The Foxburg Free and New Bethlehem Area libraries have very limited genealogical resources.

  • The LDS Family History Center in Clarion County is located in Knox.

  • The Butler County Library, located in Butler, about an hour away from Clarion, has a very nice genealogy collection.

  • The Oil City Library in Venango County has a very good collection of genealogical materials that can be useful for researchers in the northern section of Clarion County.

  • The Arthur Library in Brookville has an outstanding local history reference collection.

  • The Armstrong Historical Society's library in Kittanning is a wonderful place to do research.

  • The Carnegie Library, in Pittsburgh, is the best regional repository in Western Pennsylvania. There are several other historical collections located within a couple of blocks of Carnegie.  And, the adjacent museum is a fabulous place for kids and spouses to spend time!

  • The Western PA Historical Society has a nice collection of research materials at its headquarters in Pittsburgh, but the best Western PA genealogical resources are in the Western PA Genealogical Society's Library, which is housed at Carnegie in the Pennsylvania Room.

  • The Drake Well Museum in Titusville has a local history section.

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