The Mifflin County Historical Society


The Mifflin County Historical Society's Research Library and office are housed in Mifflin County’s Historic 1843 Courthouse on Monument Square in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. 

The Research Library stack room contains hundreds of local publications, standard historical references, microfilmed local newspapers 1822-present (not complete); genealogical records and help by volunteers for those working on family history.


An informative newsletter issued either by mail or e-mail to our members quarterly.  Past issues can be found archived here.


The Mifflin County Historical Society is temporarily suspending the offering of a scholarship at this time.  Please check back in the future as we may be able to make this opportunity available once again.


Phone: (717) 242-1022


Regular Hours

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

March 1st through Mid November.  Please check the News page for seasonal hours.


The George R. Frysinger Memorial Library

1. The Mifflin County Historical Society will answer genealogical inquiries for a charge of $25.00 per surname. A general search will be conducted and sources checked may include: our indexed histories, printed genealogies, files of marriages and death records, cemetery records, census, newspaper files and any research done by our staff or others in the past.

2. The Society charges a separate fee for courthouse work (deeds, wills, marriage licenses, etc.) The fee: $10.00 for courthouse research, $10.00 per hour prorated, plus cost of copies and postage. If you wish to have courthouse work done, please alert our research staff and send the minimum fee of $10.00.

3. Photocopies of necessary records and mailing costs are not included in the $25.00 search fee. Xerox copies are $0.15 each and microfilm copies are $0.25 each.

4. A report will be sent to you by the researcher listing any information found and sources cited.

5. Please be specific in stating your request. We will no longer accept requests for “all you have on the Smith family.”  These requests will be returned causing a delay.  We ask that you present a detailed list of questions reflecting the information you hope to have us find.  If you have used any online resources, please let us know so that sources are not duplicated which will help to better manage our time and your money. 

    If possible state:
a.  Full name of person about whom you want information and their relationship to Mifflin County.
b. Birth and/or death dates, or any approximate dates known.
c. Location in Mifflin County where person was supposed to have lived.
d. Other relatives names - spouse, children, relatives.

6. Please allow a minimum of 8 - 10 weeks for a reply to your request.  Searches are done on a first come, first served basis and may have to wait until a researcher becomes available. Including a self-addressed stamped envelope helps insure a reply.

Make Checks Payable To:

        Mifflin County Historical Society
         1 West Market Street
         Lewistown, PA 17044-2128

Research Service