Visitors may use the
Society's computer for free. (Printing - 10 cents a page, non-members
- 25 cents) Volunteers can assist you in getting started with some of
the following resources:
Cemetery Inscriptions - computer index of names for
individuals in Mercer County cemeteries is the place to begin. Once
you find the correct name, you will be directed to one of 16 volumes
to learn more about the cemetery location, maps of burial plots, etc.
- one of the world's best electronic resources for researching family
history. The GCAHS has a subscription to Ancestry.com's United States
records which provide access to census data; birth, marriage and death
records; immigration and naturalization records; military records; public
member family trees and much more.
Historical Society's Database of Archives - Also known as "Past
Perfect". Ask a volunteer to assist you in searching this catalog,
to learn more about what is contained in the building.
County Historical Society
724-662-3490, will check their records (which include obituaries from
local papers, family histories, etc.) for a $15.00 per surname inquiry
donation, if you make a request by mail - 119 South Pitt Street, Mercer,
County Historical Society - http://www.lawrencechs.com,
724-658-4022, 408 N. Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA 16101
County Historical Society - http://www.butlerhistory.com,
724-283-8116, 123 W. Diamond St., Butler, PA 16003.They will search
records for you for a $10.00 per hour fee.
County Historical Society - http://venango.pa-roots.com/venangohistoricalsociety.html,
814-432-5062, 421 12th Street, Franklin, PA 16323
County Genealogical Society - https://sites.google.com/site/mercercountypa/,
wonderful site with many resources (maps showing township changes,
obituaries, old photos, etc.)
Local family histories
are shelved in the front room of the GCAHS, alphabetically by family name.
We welcome receiving copies of your own local histories and family trees.
from local papers of births, weddings, accomplishments, obituaries, etc.
have been collected -some going back to the 1950s. These are available
in filing cabinets, arranged alphabetically in folders by the individual's
charts are available for sale in the Museum
Shoppe ($5.00), to help researchers plot ancestors.
and books by local authors, including...
City: The Way We Were, Grove City Area Historical Society,
Left the Light On, GCAHS, 2009 (Grove City architecture)
Postcard History Series. Arcadia, 2004
Memories, Pediment Publishing, 2004
of Our Past: Celebrating 200 Years of Grove City, PA, Grove City
Bicentennial Committee, 1998
Atlas of the County of Mercer and the State of Pennsylvania from Actual
Surveys and Official Records, G.M. Hopkins Co., 1873. Many maps,
sketches, biographies. Indexed (1975 online version available through
History of Mercer
County, PA: Its past and present including its aboriginal history; its
early settlement and development...neighborhood and family histories;
portraits..., Brown, Runk & Co., 1888 - separate index.
Century History of Mercer County Pennsylvania, Vols.1-2, John
G. White, Lewis Publishing, 1909- traces history from 1800. Also online
(searchable by keyword),
-sporadic years from 1909-present; mainly for Grove City
Grove City College
and Grove City High School yearbooks
You may contact Jane
Cleary (724-748-3044, firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you have a request about a specific family member you would like researched.