The Beaver County Genealogy and History Center Operates on a very limited budget.
Our mission is to preserve Beaver County history and genealogies for historians and genealogists use. Please help us to preserve this valuable historic collection by making a donation. Checks may be sent to Beaver County History 250 East End Ave. Beaver, PA 15009 or make a secure donation via PayPal by clicking on the PayPal link below.
Books & CDs
Our purpose is to provide an archival site for study, reference, research and the preservation of Beaver County documents and books, both historical and genealogical; to provide aid and encouragement to the public in their historical research and genealogical pursuits; and to encourage the preservation of public and private records, genealogical and cemetery data pertaining to Beaver County.
Our Founding History:
We are the Resource and Research Center For Beaver County & Local History, founded in 1971 by a collaborative effort of the Beaver County Commissioners, Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls and the Beaver County Genealogical Society. Over time the genealogical society and the history center realized they shared a common goal: to collect and preserve Beaver County history and family genealogies and to make these materials available for the public’s use in a non-circulating library. After much discussion the decision for the two organizations to merge was reached and we became better known as the Beaver County Genealogy & History Center. The center was originally housed at the Carnegie Library in Beaver Falls, however, when it was determined that the building could no longer support the weight of our vast collection we relocated to the former county 911 center at Beaver Station Cultural & Event Center. The facility offers us the ability to make our collection available for patrons use and offers room for expansion as more items are donated or acquired.
Membership year is from July 1st to June 30th. 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. Your address and an e-mail will be forwarded to us from Paypal.
Membership levels are:
- Single $20.00
- Family (couple) $35.00
- Benefactor $100.00
- Lifetime (couple) $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). Queries are SINGLE questions such as a birth record, marriage record, tax record, deed, will or death record). If you have a question as to what constitutes a query, please email us for clarification. email@example.com
- Early notification of any books published by History Center
- Help with your research using resources that are not available on the internet ie – deeds, tax records, orphan court records
- 10% discount on all new books.
Monthly Classes & Lectures:
The public is invited to attend our monthly meetings held April through November. Guest Speakers topics cover historical and genealogical interests. These meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm unless otherwise stated. Announcements of speakers is made on this website and our Facebook page.
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 business meetings.
The Center has a large staff of well-qualified volunteer genealogists and researchers. The fees for research vary with the query. Please call (724) 775-1775 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details or quotes. (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 Beaver County, PA specific records: obituaries, death records, cemetery records, birth records, property tax records, marriage records and deeds. Queries may be sent via the ‘contact’ portion of this website.
What types of materials do we have?
|Civil Records:||Additional Sources|
|___ Births 1893-1906||___ Property Tax Lists|
|___ Deaths 1895-1966||___ City Directories|
|___ Marriages 1885-1971||___ Telephone Directories|
|___ Will and intestate Index 1800-1961||___ Divorce/Lunacy/Drunkards Index 1800-1927|
|___ Orphan Court Index 1804-1897||___ Delayed Birth Certificate Index|
|___ Deed Grantee Index 1800-1920||___ Beaver County Stillbirths 1895-1897|
|___ Deed Grantor Index 1800-1920||___ Batchelor Funeral Home Records|
|___ Rome Monuments Works|
|Newspaper Gleanings:||___ Obituaries||1899 –|
|___ Pittsburgh Gazette 1786-1820 abstracts||___ Cemetery Records|
|___ Beaver Argus 1830-1859||___ Church Records|
|___ Early Marriages 1830-1873||___ High School Yearbooks|
|___ Bride/Groom Index 1875-1935||___ Surname Files|
|___ Marriages & Anniversaries||___ Family Histories|
|___ Family Reunions||___ Newspapers|
|___ Aliquippa Gazette*|
|Published Histories||___ Beaver County Times*|
|___ Warner – 1888||___ Beaver Falls Review*|
|___ Bausman – 1903||___ News Tribune*|
|___ Jordan – 1912||*on microfilm|
|___ Beck 1900-1988|
|___ They Served With Honor|
|___ Beaver County Military Burials|
|___ Civil War Draft|
|___ Bate’s Regimental Histories|
Obituary Look-ups 1899-present
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).To pay via paypal, click on the link marked ‘Donate’. If the date is unknown, the standard research rate will apply ($20 per half hour) and must be paid in advance. Our collection begins in 1899 and continues to today. Be aware also that not everyone paid for an obituary.
1885 to January 1953
$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 ‘Donate’ button at the top of the page. We are located in Beaver County, PENNSYLVANIA. Licenses are for Beaver County, Pennsylvania only.
Beaver County Genealogy & History Center
250 East End Avenue
Beaver, PA 15009
Telephone: (724) 775-1775
Free Parking is available in the Beaver Station lot for patrons.
We are located adjacent to the beaver station
Once you arrive, follow the sidewalk to the left of the front entrance to Beaver Station. It leads to our entrance.