The Ross Library genealogy collection seeks to provide users with vital materials for researching local genealogy questions.

Requests for genealogy or PA-Look-ups are taken at Ross and Renovo Library’s main circulation desk, by phone at Ross (570)-748-3321 or Renovo (570)-923-0390, or by e-mail at or A researcher is available at Ross Library on Thursdays. There is a fee for information found and mailed. The form to submit can be viewed and downloaded here.

The collection includes books, primary source materials, and local genealogies. Materials focus on Clinton, Centre, Lycoming and Clearfield counties, but also include data related to outlying PA areas, at least one book from all 67 PA counties, as well as the US and abroad. The collection includes both print and digital media.


Sources Available

Books & Primary Print Sources

How to Genealogy Books
Individual Genealogies
DAR, Census Index, Biographical Histories
Cemetery Records
Funeral Home Records
Pennsylvania County Histories
Census Lists
1800 to 1930 for Clinton County and surrounding counties (microfilm)

Heritage Quest

Clinton County residents must have a library card to access the Heritage Quest database. To obtain the password, please call the Ross Library (570)-748-3321 or Renovo Library (570)-923-0390.
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Pennsylvania Room Index File

The index file includes over 190,000 cards pointing to marriages, obituaries, and landmark local events as they appear in microfilm copies of local newspapers, genealogies, and scrapbooks. Some photos have also been recorded, indexed, and filed.

Tax Lists (microfilm)

Extensive Digital Collection of Standard Source Records (CD-ROM).

Additional Tools

Bureau of State Library – Pennsylvania – Genealogy and Local History Resources

Lock Haven Express – Obituaries

Nearby Local Genealogical and Historical Societies (Clinton, Centre, Clearfield, and Lycoming County)

Clinton County Genealogical Society:
Clinton County Historical Society:
Centre County Genealogical Society:
Centre County Historical Society:
Lycoming County Genealogical Society:
Lycoming County Historical Society:
Clearfield County Historical Society:

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