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Erie County (PA) Genealogy  

This is a page of links for Erie County (PA), Erie City, and the surrounding area. We would like this page to be a one stop site for everything Erie. If you know of site that should be here, please contact Bill Klauk and provide the URL and a description of the site that you would like to see linked.

Erie County Genealogy (and History)

Digital Newspapers at Penn State - Click on the link for Pennsylvania Civil War Newspapers to access copies of the Erie Weekly Observer from 5/21/1853 to 3/5/1859 and the Erie Observer from 3/12/1859 to 5/27/1869. This link has been included on the Erie County Military page for some time. Frequent contributor Susan Smith has pointed out that: "The title Pennsylvania Civil War newspapers is deceptive. It's really the newspaper published through those years with marriages, deaths, obituaries, society notes and many other interesting tidbits that someone looking for their ancestors might be able to use to find information." [link added: 1/22/09] GenForum for Erie County, PA - Although it is preferred that queries be placed on the Erie County GenConnect Query Board, this is an alternative forum (query board) sponsored by [link verified: 1/22/09]

Political Graveyard site for Erie County, PA - Includes information on political figures who were born, lived in, and/or died in Erie County and for those who died where they are buried. [link verified: 1/22/09]

Newspaper Abstracts from Erie County (PA) - this is a site where anyone can submit any pre 1923 newspaper article. [link verified: 1/22/09]

Pennsylvania Migrations Project for Erie County - a separate state and national project for a database of how people migrated from place to place. Check it out. [link verified: 1/22/09]


General Search Pages for Erie County Genealogy (and History) information.
[These are front pages containing links or search tools for data from Erie County, PA.]

Cleveland Public Library - Front door for free Necrology (Obituary) Index. These are pre 1975 death notices. A search using keywords of Erie and Pa turned up over 1600 hits. [link verified: 1/22/09]

Obituary Central - Obituary archive and obituary search engine directory. [link verified: 1/22/09]

Obituary Links Page - State-by-state directory of obituary resources and archives. [link verified: 1/22/09] - Surname research tool; searchable library of data files. [Submitted in November 2005 by Bill and Tina Cribbs, Port Neches, TX - link verified: 1/22/09]

Genealogy LookUp Forum - A web site of volunteers who will do various types of look ups in many states such as Birth, Death, Census, Cemetery, Marriage, and obituaries. [Link submitted in November 2006 by Georgia Weitzel. - link updated: 1/22/09]


Erie City Genealogy (and History)

None at this time to list


General Genealogy and General Misc.

Cyndi's List - By Cyndi Howells. World famous with over 86,000 links.

Family History Center Online- the research facilities of the Mormon Church a pay site, but they usually have quite a bit for free.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) - Front door for a wealth of information.

"Great Lakes Shipping, Downward Bound, Tracing Ancestors Who Sailed the Great Lakes"

Great Lakes Vessels Online Image Database - from Bowling Green University.


Personal Pages of Erie County People

None at this time to list


Broken Links (these links don't work any longer - anyone have good links?)

1859 Erie County Directory on - This is a page that further links to another web site containing this directory. Click here to go directly to

Corry, Erie County, Pennsylvania History and Genealogy -an awesome site with tons of info.  Many Erie County related links!

The Wattsburg site of Betty Matteson Rhodes  - Betty was born in Wattsburg and has created several pages and links of her own to Wattsburg history.

Our Family of Vincents, by Boyd Vincent (1845-1935), published in 1923. - Boyd Vincent was a brother to Strong Vincent. VINCENT is an early surname in Erie County (Waterford). Anyone interested in Vincent genealogy should go right to Chapter Eight.

Gaylene Kerr Banister - Family Genealogy Database

"The Erie Area Renaissance Virtual Tour of Erie's Growth & Development" - from the Erie Chamber of Commerce with other link to their sites.

"Official site of the Boston Store" - Great history and story of the Boston Store, an Erie Landmark.

This page was last updated on  Thursday, January 22, 2009 .

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