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Genealogy

Genealogy and research are important components of Mercer County history. 

The James K. Sewall Research & Genealogy Library contains many valuable resources for genealogists and other interested in events, places, or people in Mercer County history. These include numerous collections, guides, maps, abstractions and records. 

There is no fee for on-site research. Paid photocopy services are available. For off-site research assistance, email @ EMAIL (OR SUBMIT A FORM?)  and one of our experts will help you for a small fee.

Explore more resources below to aid in your quest.

On-Site Resources

Listed below is a sampling of some of the materials we have available in the library

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Census Records

on microfilm and online

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Published Histories

Published histories of Mercer County, its communities and surrounding counties

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Family Files

compiled files on hundreds of families with roots in Mercer County

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Regimental Histories

Regimental histories for several Pennsylvania units as well as other secondary and primary Civil War materials

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Cemetery Records

listings of all burials in Mercer County, compiled in the 1980s

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Birth, Death, and Marriage

Birth, Death, and Marriage Indexes

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City and County directories

City and County directories

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Municipal and County records

 (Mechanics Liens, Commissioners' Minutes, etc.)

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Newspapers

Mercer County newspapers, 1811-1976

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Manuscript and iconographic collections

Manuscript and iconographic collections of original documents, records and photos.

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Maps & Atlases

Mercer County wall map (1860) and 1873 Mercer County Atlas as well as more modern plat books, aerial photos and Sanborn Insurance Maps 

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Online Resources

Listed below are some of the online materials and websites we use and recommend for genealogical research

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Find A Grave

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