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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.  Your address and an 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.)(We will NOT do your genealogy for you.  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.  research@beavercountyhistory.org
  • 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.

 

Classes

Our classes and programs are open to the public and are held the third Wednesday of the month, 7pm at the Center, April through November.  Announcements of speakers is made on our facebook page and at the top of this webpage.

 

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 and researchers. The fees for research vary with the query. Please call (724) 775-1775 or e-mail us at research@beavercountyhistory.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 ___ Tax Lists
___ Deaths 1893-1906 ___ City Directories
___ Marriages 1885-1971 ___ Telephone Directories
___ Will Index 1800-1961 ___ Divorce/Lunacy/Drunkards Index 1800-1927
___ Orphan Court Index 1804-1897 ___ Delayed Birth Certificates
___ 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 ___ Cemetery Records
___ Beaver Argus 1830-1959 ___ 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
Military
___ 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.

 

Marriage applications/license

1885 to July 1950
$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.

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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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