Located on the second floor of the New Castle Public Library, the collection in the History Room includes family histories, standard reference works, county histories of Pennsylvania, and other genealogical material.
The New Castle Public Library is proud of its collection of genealogical materials. The collection is especially strong in Pennsylvania census records and local family histories.
Accessible Archives- Trial until December 17
Until Dec. 17, we have a trial version of Accessible Archives. Take a look and let us know what you think and if it would be worthwhile to purchase.
724-658-6659, ext. 112
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If you need the assistance of one of our genealogy librarians, before making a trip to the library, please call ahead to make sure one will be available when you plan to come. We also take appointments (724-658-6659, ext. 129). Thank you.
**Special Note: New Castle Public Library has been awarded LSTA (Library Services and Technology) funding in the amount of $16,806 to digitize 29 New Castle city directories from 1872-1921. The directories, which belong to the library and the Lawrence County Historical Society, will be scanned and made full-text searchable and will be available 24/7 via both of our websites by next fall. Out of 96 applicants from across the state, the library was one of 34 libraries to receive funding for this competitive grant. This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, Governor.