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HISTORY AND GENEALOGY RESEARCH

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

ARIAS - The Archives Records Information Access System at the 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.

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

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

Historical Maps of Pennsylvania from Harold Cramer

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 - 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

Recent (2002) detailed road map of Wyoming County (4.2 MB PDF file) from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT); other PennDOT road maps, including a 1912 map of Wyoming County (3.8 MB PDF file):

1912 Wyoming County map

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

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

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

Wyoming County 1869 Landowner Map - broken into townships, villages, etc. from Ancestor Tracks

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

Wyoming County Message Board at Rootsweb/Ancestry.com

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

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

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


PERSONAL AND FAMILY HISTORY SITES

The Cary/Carey Family in America - dedicated to the research of the family of John Cary & Elizabeth Godfrey; by Lisa Carey

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.


CONTEMPORARY WYOMING COUNTY INFORMATION

Wyoming County - the official site

Tunkhannock Borough - the official site for the county seat

Tunkhannock Public Library

Wyoming County Prothonotary Office contact information; Clerk of Courts, keeper of records; staff and hours, etc.

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