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Centre County Bible Records

As the most secure refuge in most family homes was a Holy Bible, it is there that many families recorded births, marriages and deaths.

  • A collection of bible records with persons having a Centre County connection can be found in the vertical files of the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library and Historical Museum in Bellefonte. Some of the names include Allison, Ayres, Bible, Butler, Etters, Green, Harris, Harshbarger, Heverly, Hoffman, Holter, Houser, Kauffman, Klinger, McMeen, Mahaffey, Martin, Murry, Patton, Rute, Snook, Steele, and Thompson. The library welcomes additional copies of Bible Records.

  • Centre County Bible Records can be posted online and searched:
    • RootsWeb Centre County Message Board: Centre County Message Board
      • Some of the surnames include Barnhart, Borland, Breon, Craig, Diven, Eckley, Furst, Furster, Glenn, Gunsallus, Hall, Ilgen, Harsbargar, Harshberger, Hockenberry, Jukes, Long, McCalmont, McCloskey, McCormick, McPherson, Musser, Neff, Paget, Sliker, Thomas, Twitmyer and Wenrick.
      • To see only Bible Records from the Centre County Message Board:
        • From the Message Board, click "Centre - Family History & Genealogy Message Board" and "Advanced Search."
        • Click "Centre Board" and select "Bible" from the "Message Classification" pull-down menu.

  • The Centre County Genealogical Society: Transcriptions and images of several bibles are posted online at Centre County Bible Records.
    • Some of the names include Ault, Bell, Borland, Campbell, Dale, Furst, Gilliland, Goss, Grove, Houser, Ilgen, Morrison, Pauly, Rumberger, and Turner.





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