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421 Twelfth Street
Franklin, PA 16323

Phone: (814) 432-5062
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Email: FranklinPL (at) FranklinLibrary (dot) org

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HOURS

Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: Closed

PA Room: Resources

Here is a list of some of the resources available in the PA Room.

-  Access to Ancestry.com and Heritage.com

-  Newspapers on Microfilm

  • Venango Spectator: January 1849 – December 1893
  • Franklin Intelligencer:  August 1834 – April 1839
  • Venango Citizen-Press:  April 1870 – October 1946
  • Franklin Evening News:  January 1883 – March 1919
  • Franklin Daily Leader: February 1900 – June 1902
  • Venango Vindicator:  April 1903 – October 1916
  • Venango Daily Herald:  September 1904 – December 1917
  • Franklin News-Herald:  March 1919 – Present

-  Pennsylvania Census Records, Bound Volumes:

  • 1789 PA Rev. War Pensioners
  • 1790 Heads of Households, Maryland
  • 1790 Head of Household
  • 1800 Heads of Households
  • 1813 Revolutionary Pensioners
  • 1818 Pensioners List
  • 1840 Census Pensioners. Rev. War
  • 1840 Pennsylvania Census
  • 1850 Pennsylvania Census
  • 1860 Pennsylvania Census, West
  • 1870 Butler County Every name index

-  Pennsylvania Census Records on Microfilm:

  • 1800 Venango County (Somerset & Philadelphia)
  • 1810 Lycoming, Mercer, Montgomery, Venango (includes Northumberland, Potter, Somerset, and Warren)
  • 1820 Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Northumberland, Potter (pt.), Venango, and York
  • 1830 Venango and Westmoreland
  • 1840 Mercer and Venango
  • 1850 Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest (Venango Co.), Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Miflin, Monroe, Montgomery (pt), Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland
  • 1860 Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest (Venango Co.), Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, and Westmoreland
  • 1870 Armstrong, Butler, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Mercer, Union (pt.),Venango, Warren, and Washington (pt.)
  • 1880 Butler, Carbon (pt.), Clarion, Clearfield, Columbia (pt.), Crawford, Forest, Franklin (pt.), Jefferson, Juniata, Mercer, Mifflin (pt.), Monroe, (pt.), Venango, and Warren
  • 1890 Special Schedule of Union Veterans and Widows
  • 1900 Butler, Cambria (pt.), Chester (pt.), Crawford, Columbia (pt.), Clarion, Crawford, Forest, Fulton, Franklin (pt.), Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata (pt.), Mercer, Mifflin, Venango, Warren
  • 1910 Butler, Cambria (pt.), Chester (pt.), Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Forest, McKean (pt.), Mercer, Tioga, Union, Venango, and Warren
  • 1920 Bucks (pt.), Butler, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren
  • 1930 Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Forest, Mercer, Venango

-  Items of Special Interest

  • Venango County, Pennsylvania, Death Book: Summary and Index 1893-1905 by Joan and Kenneth Hanson
  • Index of marriage applications
  • Marriages from Venango County Sources, 1795-1885 and 1886-1921 Outside the County, 3 volumes, by Joan and Kenneth Hanson
  • Church histories
  • Cemetery records, including a file that lists cemeteries by township
  • Venango County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records and Early Church histories, Volumes 1-9 (available for purchase)
  • Ancestral pedigree charts
  • Family histories, bound and unbound
  • Collection of photographs and postcards (local scenes, etc.)
  • Polk Directory covering the City of Franklin from 1925 (some years are missing); a few directories from the late 1800′s

-  Maps & Atlases

  • Allegheny River navigation charts
  • 1890 Railroad map of Pennsylvania
  • Oil and gas field maps
  • Property line maps
  • The Allegheny River, Its Islands, Eddies, Riffles, and Winding Distances of Scenic Beauty (based on the 1855 work, The Allegheny Pilot)
  • Atlas of Franklin, Pennsylvania and Suburbs (1915) by F. W. Beers & Co.
  • 1872 Historical Topographical Atlas of the State of Pennsylvania