Local History Collections
FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization & website offering genealogical records, education, & software. FamilySearch maintains a collection of records, resources, & services designed to help people learn more about their family history. The Family Tree section allows user-generated content to be contributed to the genealogical database. As of February 2021, there are over 1.3 billion individuals in the tree & the historical records database contains over 5.7 billion digital images, including digitized books, digitized microfilm, & other digital records. NOTE: FamilySearch requires you to physically be present at your library to view images & records.Access Now
Newspaper Archive is a great resource for historical & genealogical information. A compilation of Pennsylvania newspapers include access to articles from as early as the 1600’s up to modern times. Local historic newspapers include “The Blizzard”, “The Derrick” & “Oil City Register”.Access Now
Need some assistance with your research? All ORLA locations offer Research Request services at a charge of $5.00 per item requested or $20.00 per hour for more extensive requests. Research Requests typically take 1-2 weeks or less & payment is required before the research can be completed. Research findings will be provided to the requester upon discovery. Fill out a request below to get started.