P. O. Box 1403
Erie, PA 16512-1403

Links to ESGR pages

ESGR Membership Application

Officers & Committee Chairs for 2015

Types of Research

City of Erie Vital Records

Publications for Sale







Related Off-Site Links

Erie County (Blasco) Public Library Homepage

Erie County Blasco Library Genealogy

Erie County Blasco Library Obituary Listings

Historical Society of Erie County

Corry Area Historical Society

Erie County PAGenWeb Project

The Erie Society for Genealogical Research (ESGR) a non-profit organization run by volunteer officers elected by the membership. A listing of the current officers may be viewed by clicking on the link to the left. ESGR is an independent society affiliated with the Historical Society of Erie County located at the Thomas B. Hagen History Center at 356 West 6th Street in Erie, Pennsylvania (behind the Watson-Curtze Mansion). Our meetings are held every second Tuesday of each month [except January and August] at 7:00 p.m. EST/EDT at the above location. [Please arrive between 6:30 - 6:50 pm].


Anyone interested in genealogy as it pertains to Erie County, Pennsylvania, may join ESGR. The membership fee is $15.00 per person per year, and covers the Society's fiscal year, April 1st through March 31st. Membership includes a copy of the quarterly bulletin, KEYSTONE KUZZINS, as well as free queries in that bulletin. A membership application may be obtained by clicking on the Membership Application link to the left, and printing the page to your personal computer printer.

What's New at ESGR: (Updated 9-12-2015)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Membership meeting @ 7PM at the Thomas B. Hagen History Center, 356 W. 6th Street Erie PA. Speaker: Sarah Westrick. Subject: Women in the Armed Services during WWII.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, Membership meeting @ 7PM at the Thomas B. Hagen History Center, 356 W. 6th Street Erie PA. Speaker: Jennifer Libor Raines. Subject: The Erie County (New York) Poor House Project.

Tuesday December 8, 2015, ESGR Holiday Party at a location and time to be determined. Please bring a food dish to share. Drinks and Deli sandwiches will be provided by the society (no membership meeting).

January 2016. No membership meeting this month!

Tuesday February 9, 2016, Membership meeting @ 7PM at the Thomas B. Hagen History Center, 356 W. 6th Street Erie PA. Speaker: Claire Butler. Subject: Evernote for Genealogists.

ESGR's Featured Publication

Check back later for a new publication.

1940 Census Index Project

Information concerning this project will be published shortly.

Historical Society of Erie County

We invite you to visit this organization's web page for a listing of current activities and a schedule of events. Click on the appropriate link on the left side of this page.

Research Policies:

Our Research Committee consists of volunteer members. Requests for genealogical research are forwarded to us by the Erie County Historical Society and directly via our post office box. All of the research is done by the Society's Research Committee and the Research Committee Chair. First-time inquiries are answered within one to two weeks of receipt. The first-time correspondent will receive a "Search Authorization" form. This form will authorize the Erie Society for Genealogical Research to perform a genealogical search. The types of research that we are able to undertake, and the fees involved, are outlined and may be obtained by clicking on the Types of Research link to the left.

The City of Erie has sent certain vital records covering 1875 to 1922 to the Erie County History Center for proper preservation. The City has stipulated, however, that these records can not be viewed by the general public. The records can be searched by ESGR and the information abstracted for individuals. Details on these records and the form needed to request this research, may be found by clicking on the link City of Erie Vital Records link to the left.


In addition to KEYSTONE KUZZINS, the quarterly publication of ESGR, many publications pertaining to the history and genealogy of the area are available for purchase. The current listing of these publications, and the cost involved, may be found by clicking on the Publications for Sale link to the left.


A beginners' workshop will be held in October;
Cemetery Readings are done during the summer in Erie County;
Field Trips are sponsored to various libraries such as the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, PA, Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH; the Historical Society of Erie County and the Public Library in Buffalo, NY; the Library on the campus of the SUNY in Fredonia, NY; and other small libraries.

Links to other Sources:

To the left, are some links to other related web sites that may be of interest to those visiting the Erie Society of Genealogical Research site. It should also be noted that other libraries and/or historical societies within the county may contain particular local or family histories and special collections pertaining to their area.


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