Research Services

The Pennsylvania Room offers paid research services for patrons who are seeking information on Centre County families and history, but are not able to visit us in person. To make use of this service, please email us at or call us at (814) 355-1516, extension 214. Research will take place after payment is received.

Marriages, Obituaries, Wills, Estate Files, and Cemetery Locations

If you would like to purchase copies of any of the above items mentioned, we charge $5.00 per copy, payable after we have consulted with you. In regard to the estate files, an additional $5.00 charge may be added for each copied envelope, depending on the size and quantity of documents within the file.

General Research Requests

We will investigate general research requests for a $30.00 fee. If your request exceeds 20 copies or scans, or requires more than 3 hours of staff time, we will notify you of any additional charges.


The Pennsylvania Room accepts cash, check, and credit card as forms of payment. Please make all checks out to “Centre County Library and Historical Museum.” If you would like to pay with a credit card, please call us during business hours, and we will take your payment information over the phone.