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Genealogy Societies

The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

Excellent research resources for each of the 26 counties in its region.
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Ashatabula County Genealogical Society (ACGS)
Erie County, PA shares its western border with Ashtabula County, OH.
The ACGS maintains a large collection of genealogical material at their physical location @ 4335 Park Ave., Ashtabula, OH.  Such items include microfilm copies of numerous Ashtabula County Ohio newspapers,  Probate Court records - (marriage, birth, death, wills, estates, etc); Clerk of Court; Recorder (land records misc. records and many more); census records; family files; obituaries; rare and "one-of-a-kind" locally created manuscripts and other records not available at any other location. Volunteers for the Ashtabula County Genealogical Society offer a research service for those who cannot easily visit the library or courthouse in person.

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society
Erie County, PA shares its eastern border with Chautauqua County, NY.
Chautauqua County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 404
Fredonia, NY 14063

Mercer County Genealogical Society
Erie County, PA shares its southern border with Crawford County, PA. 
Mercer County is directly south of Crawford County.   As of May 2023, this is a very small genealogy society that is trying to build its membership.  They do send a newsletter, but only by paper.   
Mercer County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 812
Sharon, Pa. 16146
[email protected]

Jefferson County History Center 
Erie County, PA does not share a border with Jefferson Co., PA.  On the above map, you can see Jefferson Co. a few counties southeast of Erie. T he Jefferson County History Center research facility provides an extensive library, public computers with free research programming, genealogy resources, and an extensive searchable archive database relating to the history of Jefferson County.

Erie Yesterday
Erie Yesterday is a consortium of some 20 local museums and historical and genealogical societies. Created in 1981 under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the organization provides opportunities for member museums and societies to collaborate, share information and work together to preserve and promote Erie County's history. The Erie Society for Genealogical Research was a founding member of Erie Yesterday.
Last Updated: 11 December 2019

The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)
GRIP's main focus is providing educational opportunities.  They offer a free evening Zoom series, as well in-depth in-person training.  For more information, go to: