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The Genealogy Department of the Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., located in the Lattimer House at 400 West Mahoning Street, is comprised of the Carpenter and Elizabeth Colburn Winslow Genealogy Room & Matthew R. and Anna M. Ayres Tibby Memorial Library.


The department houses an ever-growing collection of genealogical resources. Our holdings include:


  • Obituaries from Punxsutawney newspapers (Punxsutawney Spirit, Punxsutawney News, Punxsutawney Plaindealer)

  • Cemetery records

  • Funeral home records

  • Church records

  • Family histories 

  • City directories

  • All the authoritative histories and maps of Jefferson County as well as those from nearby Indiana, Clearfield and Armstrong Counties

  • Photograph albums containing scenes from our town's past - transportation, businesses, street scenes and more (Reprints are available for purchase.)

  • High school yearbooks (Many duplicates are available for purchase.)


Anyone seeking information on the genealogy of persons or families from the Punxsutawney area and Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, is invited to call or visit; knowledgeable personnel are on hand to help with research. Genealogy hours are 1 to 4 Thursday through Sunday with extended earlier hours 10 to 1 Thursday and Saturday. It is best to call ahead before making a long drive, especially in bad weather.


Research requests may be sent to the attention of the Genealogy Department at P.O. Box 286, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 or


Our Genealogy Department is supported in part by the Phyllis Ann Reichenbach Memorial Fund & Tibby Library Sustaining Fund.

Donations or memorials to the department or these funds are welcome.

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