The following genealogical resources are available at the Huntingdon County Historical Society. 
For more information on any of the items listed, please contact the society at (814) 643.5449 or or

  • Published regional, county, and community histories
  • 45,000 index cards of deaths and marriages from local newspapers
  • Family files of research done by our staff or other researchers in the past
  • Many published and typescript genealogies and biographical encyclopedias
  • Extensive index to Civil War sources
  • Many Bible, church and cemetery records
  • Complete published Pennsylvania Archives
  • Tax assessment records from 1788-1899
  • “Your Family Tree,” with Huntingdon County Index
  • Huntingdon County Census microfilm: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920
  • 1890 Census of Civil War veterans and Widows
  • Census indexes for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870
  • Naturalizations 1798-1832
  • Estate inventories 1788-1918, some early divorces
  • City directories (1876 & 1911 – county-wide; others – Huntingdon Borough only)
  • Obituaries (late 19th and 20th centuries)
  • Access to world edition
  • Access to Newspaper

For Contract Research

Search fee = $50.00 for non-members / $40.00 for members
*Search covers ONE generation of a surname (includes husband & wife under the surname.

*Fee covers ONE of the following:

  • Search of Historical Society records ( if time allows.)
  • Search of tax records at historical society (note – due to time required – an additional $10.00 required for this type of search.)
  • Search of Huntingdon County Courthouse records.
  • Search of local newspapers on microfilm at Juniata College.
  • Taking photographs of grave sites (note – due to distance and location of grave(s), if necessary additional funds for gas where applicable.  Prior notification will occur.)

*Fee covers approximately 2 hours of research (if it is determined the search will be more extensive and more funds are needed, prior notification will occur before continuing.)

*Report of sources checked and copies sent upon completion of research.

*Please submit with the fee as much of the following:

  • Names of couple to be researched/couple’s parents/couple’s children.
  • Dates and locations of birth/marriage/death/burial.
  • Locations lived in.
  • Any military information.
  • Sources already checked (note – to avoid duplication and make best use of research time.)

*Search will begin upon receipt of fee and information.

For Quick Search: Search fee = $5.00 for ONE name covers 20 minutes in ‘5’ of the following resources:

  1. The Susquehanna & Juniata Valleys, Everetts, Peck & Richards, 1886
  2. A History of the Juniata Valley, National Historical Assoc. Incorp., 1936
  3. Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, Vol 1 (1946-51); Vol 2 (1951-57), Albert Rung
  4. History of Huntingdon & Blair Counties, J.S. Africa, 1873
  5. History of Juniata Valley & Its People, John W. Jordan, 1913
  6. Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Juniata Valley, J.M. Runk, 1897
  7. Death/Marriage Index
  8. Obituary Collection

*Search will begin upon receipt of fee and information including what 5 resources you would like checked.

For Online Research: Search fee = $25.00 for ONE name or topic of interest using online resources for members/non-members.  Five pages of hard copies will be included in this fee.  For further details regarding Online Research, please contact our office at 814-643-5449.

*Search will begin upon receipt of fee and information.

For Tax Records: Tax records beginning in 1788 through the mid-1830’s are available on CD/DVD for $25.00 per township, for the following townships:

Barree                                                      Porter                                                     Warriors Mark
Dublin                                                      Shirley                                                     West
Franklin                                                    Springfield                                              Woodbury
Henderson                                               Tell
Hopewell                                                 Tyrone
Huntingdon                                             Union
Morris                                                      Walker


We maintain indexes on the following:


There are a number of general and municipal maps available.