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Also see our Genealogy - Getting Started page for some great resources.

Research Online at the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (Pennsylvania State Archives)

Chronicling America digitized historic American newspapers at the Library of Congress

Find a newspaper from Wyoming County

Closed Churches within the Present Boundaries of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church - From the Archives of the conference, this is a helpful list of closed churches, their histories and locations. This link goes directly to the page for Wyoming County.

Closed Church-Bunnell Hill

Directory of Pennsylvania Genealogical, Historical and Preservation Societies from Stephanie Hoover

Directory of Wyoming County in 1900 with map at Penn State Library

French Azilum in Bradford County, the site of an 18th-century French town of refugees.

Harveys Lake History - including the entire text of historian F. Charles Petrillo's book "Ghost Towns of North Mountain: Ricketts, Mountain Springs and Stull"

Historic Bridges of Wyoming County

Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tour - the online version of the historic district in the borough, complete with audio clips of the tour

Historical Markers in Wyoming County, PA - from the Historical Markers Database

Our neighboring historical societies:

Wayne County Courthouse, Honesdale

Laceyville Genealogy - the history of the town and its people, thanks to Dana Valley

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution - Tunkhannock Chapter [Facebook link]- since 1900

Nicholson Bridge

Tunkhannock Viaduct aka "The Nicholson Bridge"

Nicholson Heritage Association - a non-profit organization dedicated to the historical preservation of Nicholson, PA

Nicholson / Tunkhannock Viaduct, Nicholson, PA - Construction photographs, articles from the period and postcards from Susan Carter White Pieroth

Download forms to order PA birth and death records since 1906 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records

The history and genealogy of Ransom Township and Newton Township, Lackawanna County, PA

The Ultimate Guide to Military Records for Genealogy from Genealogy Explained

Tunkhannock Historic District - a full description

Vintage Aerial photos of Wyoming County

Vintage Aerial logo and sample

Wyoming County PAGenWeb - the county genealogy page of the US GenWeb project

Wyoming County Message Board at Rootsweb/

Wyoming County Newspapers from the U.S. Newspaper Directory at the Library of Congress, including where to find papers if they are archived

Wyoming Valley Civil War Roundtable, a discussion group to exchange views on the US Civil War


Historical Maps of Pennsylvania from Harold Cramer

1869 Wyoming County Landowner Map - broken into townships and villages from Ancestor Tracks

1891 hand drawn birds-eye view maps of Nicholson and Factoryville by T. M. Fowler at the PA State Archives

1897 detailed Sanborn-Perris fire-risk map of Tunkhannock

PennDOT maps of Wyoming County (and many other PA counties) from 1912, 1941, 1953, 1967, 1983, 1990, 1997, and 2002

1912 Wyoming County map

Pennsylvania Counties - their formation dates, lists of townships and boroughs, and links to more information; from Diana Gale Matthiesen

Pennsylvania County Formation Maps - animated maps that you can control; shows the 'big picture' of PA county changes

PA Counties

Tioga, Luzerne, Bradford, Sullivan, Wyoming, Susquehanna, Lycoming counties in 1872. (Walling, H. F.; Gray, Ormando Willis) at the David Rumsey Map Collection

Wyoming County Township Maps from Research Hub

Wyoming County USGS Topographical Maps of the county and townships from 1945


More Than Tombstones - Tributes to My Ancestors and Musings about Searching for Them by Martha Springer

The William R. Ricketts Residence: A History and Description by William R. Ricketts

The Black and Pickett Families by Jim Black

The Windemuth Family Heritage includes the ancestors of the Wintermute families in Wyoming County

If you have a FAMILY HISTORY web site that includes Wyoming County, please let us know so we can add it to this page.


Wyoming County - the official site, with links to all county offices

Tunkhannock Borough - the official site for the county seat

Tunkhannock Public Library

Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

Wyoming County Press Examiner - county newspaper (with online obituaries) [Was "The New Age-Examiner"]

Endless Mountains Visitor Bureau

Search the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) from the U.S. Geological Survey


The Wyoming County Historical Society is funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission