The Bradford County Library in Pennsylvania has onsite family history and genealogy records including local family histories.


Onsite Collections

Books – Books with the prefix LocHis are part of our local history collection and housed in the Local History Cabinets. These are library-use only. A photocopier is available.

Census on Microfilm – Bradford County and surrounding NY and PA counties from 1800 to 1930.  Census records are also available throught our subscription database Heritage Quest Online.

Heritage Quest Online – Password required. Contact the library for more information.

Newspapers on Microfilm
Bradford Argus – 2/5/1863 to 1/4/1883
Bradford Gazette – 9/7/1813 to 4/22/1816
Bradford Reporter – 6/5/1862 to 5/30/1867; 1/5/1871 to 5/29/1873
Bradford Settler – 8/6/1823 to 4/21/1825
Daily Review- 1911 to present
Troy Gazette Register- 5/30/1900 to 1/6/1994

Canton Area Historical Society – 1984 to 1997
Chemung Historical Journal – 1957 to 1998
Connecticut Historical Society- 1974 to 1979
DAR Lineage Book- 1895 to 1933
Gadfly 1979
Gemini (Twin Tiers Genealogical Society) 1986 to present
Inkwell 1973 to 1980
Mark Twain Journal 1984 to 1993
Now and Then (Muncy Historical Society) 1983 to present
Sayre Historical Society 1989 to present
Settler 1952 to present
Tioga County PA Historical Society Newsletter 1982 to 1997

Vertical Files
Borough, township, and family information from newspaper clippings and private collections donated to the library.

Family Histories

Allen, Aaron Palmer
Bacon Family
Baily Family
Beach Family
Bliss Family
Benson Family
Bostwick Family
Brownson Family
Bourn, Jared Family
Bump Family
Coates/Coats Family
Cole Family
Darrow Family
Dibble Family
Howland Family
Eilenberger- Bacon
Fitzgerald Family
Furman Family
Gates Family
Groover, Grover, Gruber
Hakes Family
Isbell Family
Joslin, Joslyn, Josselyn, Josselin
Lamont Family
Marselis Family
Mix Family
Mott, Mathew
Owen Family
Snell Family
Snover Family
Stiles Family
Strope Family
Tracy Family
VanCise Family
The Verbecks
West Family
Whitney Family
Wilson Family


Monday: 8 am – 8 pm
Tuesday: 8 am – 8 pm
Wednesday: 8 am – 8 pm
Thursday: 8 am – 8 pm
Friday: 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 3 pm
Sunday: CLOSED


Other Bradford County Libraries include:

Allen F. Pierce Free Library, Troy

Green Free Library, Canton

Monroeton Public Library

Mather Memorial Library, Ulster

Sayre Public Library

Spalding Memorial Library, Athens

Towanda Public Library

Wyalusing Public Library


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