Research & Genealogy

The Pike County Historical Society maintains a large collection of genealogical resources through which people from all over the country may research information about their ancestors who lived in Pike County and other nearby areas.


The museum resources include an extensive collection of early records, such as births, marriage, death, census, warrants, deeds, and voting rolls. The genealogical library also houses books about families who lived in the area during the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, as well as a media file containing scrapbooks of historical articles and photographs of local events and personalities. We also boast a collection of 7,000 obituaries from the tri-state area.


Visitors doing genealogical research at the museum are asked to pay a $15 fee. Genealogical questions may also be sent to the Pike County Historical Society at P.O. Box 915; Milford, PA 18337-0915. These should be accompanied by a check for prompt service. Or you can email us with your request and our staff will be happy to begin your search!


Top help aid in your search, you may also fill out our Genealogy Request Form by clicking the link. Just print it, fill it out, and mail it to the address listed above, along with the $15 research fee.


The Society has over 500 general interest books, and about 400 rare titles. They include a complete set of the works of Zane Grey, a long-term resident of Lackawaxen, and several books by Stephen Crane, the author of The Red Bade of Courage, who once camped at Twin Lakes in Sholola. Numerous titles in the collection focus upon Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, many pertain to the history and culture of Pike County, and a small collection of art books features the 19th century artists and the Hudson River School.


Latest News & Events

March 27, 2017

Michael Burlingame Lecture and Cocktail Reception April 14, 2017 6pm

MILFORD — Michael Burlingame, historian and author of “Abraham Lincoln: A Life,” will give a talk at the Columns Museum in Milford, on April 14 — the date of President Lincoln’s assassination, 152 years ago. The Pike County Historical Society and Museum will host the evening to commemorate the fateful... Continue Reading
January 22, 2017

Sunday Music Soiree’s Featuring Ronny Whyte and Patricia Durante

Join us in the Foundation Room Lounge for some music and libation on a few Sunday’s in February. Sunday February 19th Doors at 4pm Ronny Whyte with Boots Maleson and Sean Harkness Tickets $30 Complimentary Wine and Cheese Sunday February 26th Door at 4pm Patricia Durante with Regan Ryzuk and... Continue Reading

Pike County Historical Society at the Columns

608 Broad Street, Milford, Pennsylvania
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Museum Hours

  • MONDAY Closed
  • TUESDAY Closed
  • WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • THURSDAY By Appointment
  • FRIDAY By Appointment
  • SATURDAY 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • SUNDAY 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM