Historical Societies ~ Huntingdon County


The Huntingdon County Historical Society

PO Box 305, Huntingdon, PA 16652

Phone: (814-643-5449)

Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00am-12:00noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm. The library is closed during the winter months.

Library Usage Fee: $3.00

Website: http://www.huntingdonhistory.org/


  The Huntingdon County Historical Society maintains a library and museum in the same building at 106 4th Street in the borough of Huntingdon, Huntingdon County. The building is known as the McMurtrie House. The Huntingdon County Historical Society maintains the McMurtrie House Museum along with the 1823 Shaver’s Creek Presbyterian Church property and the J.C. Blair Company Museum.

  The Huntingdon County Historical Society’s resources include many published and unpublished family histories and biographical encyclopedias along with surname files and a 45,000 card index of deaths and marriages from local newspapers. The society maintains many published regional, county, and community histories. The society possesses the complete published Pennsylvania Archives. Included in the library’s holdings are obituaries (late 19th and 20th centuries) with a comprehensive index. An extensive index to Civil War sources, many Bible, church and cemetery records, originals and transcriptions of tax assessment records from 1788 to 1899 are important parts of the library’s collection. Thelibrary also maintains copies of the genealogical newsletter, "Your Family Tree," with a Huntingdon County index. Census indexes for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 can be accessed at the library. Also, records of naturalizations for 1798-1832, estate inventories 1788-1918, and some early divorces are maintained by the library.

  In addition, the library possesses microfilm for Huntingdon County in the U.S. Census for the years: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920; and the 1890 Census of Civil War Veterans and Widows

Orbisonia~Rockhill Furnace Historical Society

PO Box 382, Orbisonia, PA 17243

Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/OrbisoniaRockhill-Furnace-Historical-Society/125619301389

Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society

Reality Theatre, Robertsdale, PA 16674

Phone: (814-635-4120) 

Hours: Friday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 12:00noon-5:00pm

Website: http://www.angelfire.com/pa3/btcoal