The Dimmick Memorial Library in Carbon County Pennsylvania, in operation since 1890, has some onsite genealogy resources and accepts research requests for a modest fee.



Onsite Collections

We offer microfilm access to an index covering local newspapers beginning in 1829 to the present.

• Carbon County Gazette
• Lehighton Times News
• Carbon County Transit
• Mauch Chunk Coal Gazette
• Carbon Democrat
• Mauch Chunk Courier
• Daily Times
• Mauch Chunk Daily Times
• Democrat and Argus
• Mauch Chunk Democrat
• Jim Thorpe Times News
• Mauch Chunk Gazette
• Lehigh Pioneer
• Times News
• Lehighton Press

Research Requests & Lookups

Email inquiries at

What to include in the email:

1. Name of the person you are researching

2. What you are looking for:

  • Obituary
  • Birth announcement
  • Marriage announcement
  • Accident

3. Any other names that may have been used (for example: Abbot or Abott)

4. Any dates or a date range

5. Your contact information

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number

6. Provide as much detail as possible

Cost for library staff to search on your behalf

The library charges a fee to do the research for you. There is a minimum flat fee of $10.00 for up to one hour of research and a charge of $10.00 for each additional hour.  Printed copies of any information found are $0.25 per page.


Monday: 9 am – 5 pm

Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm

Wednesday: 9 am – 7 pm

Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm

Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm (Summer hours, 6/22/19 – 8/31/19:  9 am- 1 pm)

Sunday: Closed


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