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December 1, 2015 Through March 31, 2016 Thursday through Saturday 10-4
April 1, 2016 Through November 30, 2016 Tuesday through Saturday 10-4

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ABOUT US

Our mission is to provide an archival site for study, reference, research and preservation of Beaver County documents and books, both historical and genealogical; to encourage the preservation of public and private records, genealogical data, and cemetery data pertaining to Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

 

Funding

The Center was partially funded by the Beaver County Commissioners from 1974 until 2016 when all funding was cut. We are staffed by volunteers and fees for research, book sales, donations, and membership currently support our mission. Please donate today.

 

Our History

The Research Center was founded by the Beaver County Commissioners, the Carnegie Library in Beaver Falls, the Beaver Falls Historical Society in 1971. The Beaver County Genealogy Society was founded in 1974. In 2008 the Research Center for Beaver County and the Beaver County Genealogical Society merged to form the Beaver County Genealogy and History Center to better serve the public.

In 2013, the History Center moved to Beaver Station Cultural & Event Center in Beaver PA. The Center is located in the underground bunker (view map) previously used by the 911 call center. The space is archival and windowless. Temperatures are kept cool to preserve the collection.

 

Membership

Membership year is from July to June. To become a member, download and complete our membership form and return to the Center or mail, along with your check, to BCGHC, 250 East End Ave, Beaver, PA 15009.  You can also simply pay via Paypal.  The your address and and e-mail  will be forwarded to us from Paypal.

Membership levels are:

  • Single $20.00
  • Family $35.00
  • Benefactor $100.00
  • Lifetime $300.00

Benefits of Membership

  • E-Gleanings- electronic newsletter of the Beaver County Genealogy and History Center. Members can place queries free of charge in e-Gleanings
  • Three free queries per year. (Please include a self addressed stamped envelope.)
  • Early notification of any books published by History Center
  • Help with your research using resources that are not available on the internet.
  • 10% discount on all new books.

 

Classes

Our classes are open to the public and are held at the History Center at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. Everyone with an interest in genealogy or history is welcome!  See announcements for the subject of the up coming class.

 

Business Meetings

Meetings are held twice a year for the election of Board members and any other business requiring a vote of the membership. The Board of Directors will announce the time and place of the business meetings.

 

SERVICES

Research

The Center has a large staff of well-qualified volunteer genealogists. The fees for research vary with the query. Please call (724) 775-1775 or send us a note for details. (Research fees are waived for BCG&HC members.)  Fees can be paid via PayPal.  Standard rate is $20 per half hour and must be paid in advance.  We will search for specific records: obituaries, death records, cemetery records, birth records, property tax records, deeds (to 1860).

Obituary Look-ups

The fee for copies of obituaries with a known date of death is $5.00 per obituary. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If paying via Paypal, the fee is $6.00 to cover Paypal fees, envelope and stamp and must be paid in advance. If the date is unknown, the standard research rate will apply ($20 per half hour) and must be paid in advance.

Marriage applications/license

1885 to May 1916
$5.00 for each license.  Will be sent as a PDF if paying via Paypal.   Send your requests using the ‘contact’ button at the top of the page.  Pay via Paypal by clicking on the link below.




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Our Address

Beaver County Genealogy & History Center
250 East End Avenue
Beaver, PA 15009
Telephone: (724) 775-1775

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Parking

Free Parking is available in the Beaver Station lot for patrons.


We are located on the lower level of beaver station

Once you arrive, follow the sidewalk to the left of the front entrance to Beaver Station. It leads to our entrance, located on the lower level.
 

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