Elk County Historical Society

“Preserving the Past for the Future”

The Robinson Museum

The Center House Museum


Microfilm Reader
Census Microfilm Tapes
Internet Access
Family Histories
Newspapers - Microfilm Tapes

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Our society is a non-profit organization consisting of an all-volunteer staff.  Our goal is to “Preserve the Past for the Future.”


Our library consists of County cemetery records (with headstones), census records, thousands of obituary records, Advocate and Democrat (late 1800’s) newspapers, Ridgway Record microfilm tapes from 1903 to present, family histories, county histories, Ridgway history, industrial histories, high school yearbooks, and Ridgway Town directories. 


      Genealogy requests are preferred by mail.  If sending an email request please include your full name and mailing address to send the information. Family information will not be sent via email.



Genealogy Fees:


Research (individuals visiting the Society)




Research Requests

$15.00 per day (adjusted to ease of research)



Black & White—25¢


11x17 Black & White—50¢

11x17 Color—75¢



Letters sent to the society will be billed according to quantity of information, time to gather information, plus copies and postage.  Our fees are reasonable.


The information request form may assist both the requestor and genealogist in determining how much information the requestor already has and where information is lacking, so duplicate information is not charged.


Please fill out the form (or send as much information as possible) and mail to:

Elk County Historical Society

Attn.:  Genealogy Dept.

109 Center Street

Ridgway, PA 15853