Pennsylvania Room Research Policies

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The Pennsylvania Room offers paid research services for patrons who are seeking information on Centre County families and history, but are not able to visit us in person. To make use of this service, please email us at paroom@centrecountylibrary.org or by calling us at (814) 355-1516, ext. 214.

Marriages, Obituaries, and Wills

We offer free searches of our for Marriage License, Obituary and Will indexes* and contact you with the results. If you would like to purchase copies or scans of these documents, we charge $3 each, payable after we have consulted with you.

Please specify the following information when requesting this service:

  • Name of the individual(s)
  • Approximate date or time period (i.e. 19th century, 1950s)
  • Whether you are looking for Marriages, Wills, or Obituaries

 *If you are searching for Estate Files, which may include Wills as well as other property information, please see below for General Research Request instructions.

General Research Requests

We will be happy to investigate general research requests for up to 2 hours for a fee of $25.  If your request requires more than 2 hours of staff time, we will contact you to discuss options for further research. Subsequent research will be billed at a rate of $15 per hour and may be purchased in blocks of up to 2 hours at a time.  

Please be as specific as possible and include all relevant names and dates.

Payment Information

Payment will only be accepted after contacting the Pennsylvania Room staff to discuss any applicable fees.

Checks for marriages, obituaries and research should be made payable to Centre County Library and mailed to the following address:                                  

Centre County Library & Historical Museum
Pennsylvania Room
203 N. Allegheny St.
Bellefonte PA  16823

We are also able to process credit card payments over the phone. Please call us during our operating hours with your card information. The Centre County Library & Historical Museum is able to process Visa, MasterCard, and Discover payments at this time.

 

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