Potter County Resource Page


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Court House

Potter County Court House
1 East Second Street
Coudersport, PA 16915-1686
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday thru Friday

Court House Recorder's Office has deeds, mortages and misc. (includes wills) starting about 1804. Court House Prothonotary's office has marriages from 1885 to present and deaths and births from 1893 to 1905 (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Vital Statistics start at 1906 and are housed in New Castle, PA).


Potter County Historical Society
308 North Main St.
Coudersport, PA 16915
PHONE NO. 814-274-4410
Hours: Open two days a week -- Mondays 1 PM - 4 PM and Fridays 1 PM - 4 PM.

E-MAIL ADDRESS -- pottercohist@zitomedia.net
Potter County Historical Society Web site: http://history.pottercountypa.net/ 

Please address genealogical queries to: pottercohist@zitomedia.net

An active and friendly group. Membership cost $5 for the year which includes four page Quarterly Bulletin. Be sure to see their small historical collection.

Oswayo Valley Historical Society
P.O. Box 699
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Phone No: 814/698.2475

The Oswayo Valley Historical Society covers history of the Oswayo Valley. The Oswayo Valley is located in the extreme northwest section of Potter County, although the communities of Myrtle and Ceres, in McKean County (Penn'a), are also located in the Valley. The Oswayo Valley stretches approximately 24-25 miles from Ceres in the northwest to Andrews Settlement in the Southeast. Andrews Settlement, Oswayo, Eleven Mile, Ceres, Chrystal, Honeoye, Coneville, Myrtle, Wildcat, Sharon Center, Clara, Shinglehouse, Sunnyside, Millport and Whitney Creek are located in the Oswayo Valley, and the Oswayo Creek and its tributaries flow through the townships of Pleasant Valley, Sharon, Clara, Oswayo, Genesee, Hebron and Allegany, in Potter County, and Ceres Township in McKean County.

The Austin Dam Memorial Association
Dottie Bajor, Secretary
133 Bittersweet Lane
Austin, Pennsylvania 16720

Twin Tier Genealogical Society
PO Box 763
Elmira, NY 14902
(607) 734-1878 Editor

Newsletter Gemini covers Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins and Tioga counties, NY and Bradford, Tioga and Potter counties, PA.

The Painted Hills Genealogy Society

Covers genealogy in the six bordering counties of Cattaraugus Co., NY, Chautauqua Co., NY, Allegany Co., NY, Steuben Co., NY, McKean Co., PA, and Potter Co., PA.


Coudersport Public Library
502 Park Ave.
Coudersport, PA 16915
Phone: 814-274-9382
Email: dpeasley@adelphia.net
Librarian: Darlene Peasley
Hours: 9am - 8pm Mondays through Thurdsays; 9am - 5pm Fridays; 10am - 5pm Saturdays

Contains a good collection of historical and genealogical material for a small library. However, much more at Potter County Historical Society.

Galeton Public Library
3 Main Street
Galeton, PA 16922
Phone: 814-435-2321
Librarian: Jane Churchill
Hours: 1-5pm & 7-9pm Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 1-5pm Saturday

Genesee Area Library
Main Street, Box 135
Genesee, PA 16923
Phone: 814-228-3328
Librarian: Angela Dunbar
Hours: 1 - 5 p.m. Mondays; 1 - 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.Saturdays
Oswayo Valley Memorial library
P. O. Box 188
Academy Street (near Post Office on Route 44)
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Librarian: Linda Zacharias
Assistant Librarian: Fran Fox
Hours: Monday 11 AM - 8 PM; Wednesday 11 AM - 8 PM; Friday 9 AM - 6 PM

A tiny library but has good cemetery records of the area.

Ulysses Public Library
401 North Main Street
PO Box 316
Ulysses, PA 16948
Phone: 814-848-7226
Fax: 814-848-7226
Email: ulylib@penn.com
Librarian: Sheri Graves
Assistant is Bonnie Merkey
Hours: 1 PM to 7 PM Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 AM to 6 PM Wednesday; 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday


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