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Montour County Links

Iron Heritage Festival  website.  Current events and hours, photos from past Festivals, current information, Festival Shoppe for Danville items and history of the Danville iron industry.
1895 Map of Montour County  (Off-site link) A look at Montour County in the early years.
History of Danville, PA by Julie McWilliams  More information about our local history.
Montour County Biographies (from "History of Columbia & Montour Counties" by Battle, 1887)  Transcribed directly from Battle's book.
Montour County GenForum   Message forum for Montour County information.
Montour County US GenWeb
Montour County, Pennsylvania, Home Page    Sponsored by the Montour Co. Commissioners, this site has a map, county government telephone numbers, some good links and other helpful information.  The will index is now online at this site.   Click here for will index.

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Nearby County Links

Bear in mind that Montour County was once part of Northumberland County  and also Columbia County.  These might be helpful.
Berwick Historical Society
Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society   Information about resources in Columbia County.
Columbia County US GenWeb
Luzerne County Historical Society
Nescopeck Area Historical & Genealogical Society
Northumberland County GenWeb  
Northumberland County PA Archives  Includes scanned online images of "History of Northumberland County, PA" by Herbert C. Bell and "Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County" by J. L. Floyd & Co.
Union County.  Bucknell University Sheary Project.  Contains Annals of Buffalo Valley and other published histories, Civil War resources and other Genealogical data, especially in reference to Union County. 

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Birth/Death Records

Pennsylvania Department of Health:  How to obtain birth, death, marriage and divorce records in Pennsylvania.  New requirements to apply for a certified birth or death record in PA went into effect February 1, 2003.  Downloadable request forms available.
Pennsylvania birth/death record indices.   Death records older than 50 years and birth records older than 105 years are now public records under PA law.  Use this link to access the indices (each year is separately searchable) and to download forms to request a non-certified copy of the birth/death certificate.  Note: the certificate number is required on the form so you MUST search the indices first.
Soundex codes.  Some of the birth/death records use a soundex code rather than an alphabetical listing.   There is a link to information about the soundex codes on the indices page.  (Link above).


The Danville News Website    Provides information about the events and organizations in Montour County.
Press Enterprise (Bloomsburg, PA)

Pennsylvania Links

PA's Past.  Digital Bookshelf at Penn State.  Searchable by title, Subject or author. 
John's Pennsylvania Genealogy Resources Page.  A nice collection of links to PA resource sites, as well a Statewide and Government Resource sites.

Cemetery Links

Billmeyer Cemetery   Online list of interments in this cemetery.
B'nai Zion Old and New Jewish Cemeteries   Search for a specific surname in Montour County, PA.
Search Episcopal Cemetery  for specific surnames.
Washingtonville Lutheran Cemetery      Online list of interments in this cemetery.  Contains photos and lists of many Montour County cemeteries, as well as numerous other.  You can search for a specific name or cemetery.  See cemetery tab for specific Montour County cemeteries at this site.  More coming...  Another good place to search for cemeteries or ancestors.  Links on cemetery page to specific Montour Co. Cemeteries.

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Map Links

1895 Atlas     Front Page (Off-site link)

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Military Links

DAR Website (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution)  Here you can find information on membership, photocopy service, search service, and request for application paper copies, including printable forms.
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission ARIAS- Pennsylvania's online digital state archives.  Record series currently online or in the process of being digitized are:
bullet PA National Guard Veteran's Card File, 1867-1921
bullet Civil War Veterans' Card File
bullet Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File
bullet World War I Service Medal Application Cards
bullet Spanish American War Veterans' Card File of United States Volunteers
bullet Mexican Border Campaign Veterans' Card File
bullet Militia Officers Index Cards, 1775-1800

Currently, about 1,500,000 records are accessible on the website, and the State Archives plans to make additional records available in the near future.

Civil War Rosters - Arranged by State  A directory of Civil War Rosters/Muster Rolls that have been found on the internet. Loads of links for Pennsylvania, photos, maps, resources, history and search engines- anything related to the Civil War.
Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System   A computerized database project of the National Park Service and other partners containing information about both Union & Confederate soldiers of the Civil War. 

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Montour County GenForum
Montour County Message Board at



Pennsylvania Census Finder:  Over 1300 links to free Pennsylvania census records and genealogy resources categorized by county.
Census Online:  Links to online census records, by state and county.  Also has tools such as a soundex converter, birth year calculator and a calendar tool which tells what day of the week your ancestor was born on, as well as census forms for the 1790 through 1930 census. 
Making of America: Cornell University Library's digital library of scanned images of actual pages of 19th century texts.  Use the search feature to find fascinating articles about the Beaver stove, Catawissa Railroad and other local features, Civil War documents, directories, just about anything you could wish for. 
PA's Past - Penn State University's Digital Bookshelf:  Contains numerous digitized books searchable by author, title or subject.
Pictorial Catalog of Commemorative Flagholders & Plaques of Organizations & Military     A marvelous collection of photographs and descriptions of commemorative plaques and flag holders found in cemeteries.  Entering the front door at Tri-Counties Genealogy & History Site by Joyce M. Tice leads to  a wealth of other interesting and helpful resources.
Rootsweb Soundex Converter    The Soundex Converter will give you the soundex code for your surname along with other surnames and spellings with the same soundex code.

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Search Links

LDS FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Services.  Search the resources of the LDS Family History Library.
 Searches at RootsWeb

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Surname Links

Boyd Family Information Page, Clan Boyd Society, International.  A very nicely done site with links to Boyd information by geographical area, military records, naturalization records, newspaper abstracts and reunions.  Enjoy!
Blue Family Association Home Page   A great resource for those with Blue ancestors.
Dreifuss/Dreyfuss Genealogy.  Contains descendants of Abraham Dreyfuss of Altdorf (Baden) Germany, links to other researchers.  Nice work by Pete Dreifuss.
Hagerman ancestry website by Frank Stahl.  Nice, informative site.  Includes photos.
Mills Family website by Gregory MacDonald.  Samuel and Amanda Mills, Danville, PA.
Wert Family history and surname listing by Jonathan Wert.  Includes Wirth, Wert, Wirt, and Wertz.  Contains a database of 35,000 names. 
 Surname helper
 RootsWeb Surname List

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Visitors Information

Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau  Contains calendar of events, attractions, visitors guide for those traveling to the area - lodging and dining information.
Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce:  Lists events, food and lodging, organizations, government officials, other information about the Danville area.

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Montour County Genealogical Society, 205 Ferry St., Danville, PA  17821  (570) 275-6177

Genealogy Room: Thomas Beaver Free Library, 2nd Floor

 Hours:  Saturdays 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM; Mondays 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

President:  Megan Ryan      Website Administrator: Cindy Elder             Newsletter Editor:  Lynn Reichen         

Membership: Sue Messersmith     Correspondence/questions: Cindy Elder or Megan Ryan 

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This page last modified on December 06, 2016