Request for Genealogy Assistance 

Library Use Fees

Members — Free         

Student Research — Free         

Non-member — $10.00 per hour         

Photocopies — $0.25 each         

Student Photocopies — First 5 Free 

Self scanning/document photography - $5.00 per day

Research Library and Archives

Our knowledgeable staff and volunteers are available to assist both members and non-members visiting the center for research.  Available in our files are: 

  • Surname, topical and ephemera files  
  • Family genealogies 
  • Manuscripts include: Bibles, diaries, scrapbooks, autographs, account books, personal and family papers, maps, surveys,and architectural drawings.
  • Record Groups (Includes civic, fraternal and professional groups, church and cemetery records, business and industry, and schools)
  • Periodicals related to Western Pennsylvania
  • Newspaper microfilms including all available  Jeffersonian Democrat, Brookville American, Brookville Republican, Brockway Record, Reynoldsville Star, Punxsutawney Spirit
  • All authoritative histories of Jefferson County
  • Directories and indexes
  • Genealogical reference volumes
  • Jefferson County Census microfilms (1810-1930)
  • U.S. Census search from 1790 through 1940
  • Obits - Local newspaper obituaries
  • Local histories, some church records, tombstone indexes, marriage indexes and other various records
  • Transcriptions of courthouse records that include: deaths, births, marriages, deeds, wills, probates, and naturalization

Purchasing Genealogy Information

1.  In order for us to assist in your genealogy search, we ask that you complete one of the following forms:

2. We also require a minimum of 1 hour to be paid before the search is conducted, with the balance due before shipping. You can
    purchase that time here:


Also, please note that research fees are discounted for members of the Jefferson County Historical Society.  Applying for membership is available by
clicking here

Geneology Research Checkout

Research Fees       

Quick Look-up — $10.00 per item (Limited to single record of Birth, Death or Marriage)           

Genealogy Search Fee —$25.00 per hour (1 hour minimum prepaid & balance due before mailing)

Gravestone Photograph —$20.00 (additional same cemetery, $10.00)

In-house Genealogist Assisted Research —$25.00 per hour


County Records Transfer 

Under agreement with the Jefferson County Commissioners, the History Center has moved the extensive tax assessor books and documents and other pertinent courthouse records that for many years have been stored in the courthouse basement to the Brady Craig House on Jefferson Street in Brookville. 

These records are being maintained for public use and are available for independent research by stopping at the History Center during our normal business hours and signing out a key to access that part of the building. Researchers do not have to be a member of the JCHS to access these records and there is no fee other than for photocopying. 

The JCHC will also provide information as a contracted research service for an hourly fee. 

Questions about accessing these records should be referred us at the JCHC either by phone: (814) 849-0077 or by email: Researchers should no longer contact the Tax Assessors office at the Courthouse for access to these records. 

Contact our staff today to answer your genealogy questions

                                          and for information on Jefferson County.                                             

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