Pennsylvania Room Research Policies
Marriages, Obituaries and Wills
We will search our indexes for Marriage Licenses, Obituaries and Wills* for free and contact you with the results. If you would like to purchase copies or scans of these documents we charge $3 each, payable only 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 exceeds 20 copies/scans or 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.
External Research Referrals
If we do not have the information you seek or if you want further help, we will be happy to refer you to local professional genealogical researchers.
Checks for marriages, obituaries and research should be made payable to Centre County Library and mailed to the following address:
Centre County Library / PA Room
203 N. Allegheny St.
Bellefonte PA 16823