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

January 5, 2018

Dinner and Lecture by Bill Thomas, Ph,D., Scientist and Explorer

On Saturday January 20, 2018 the Columns will kick off the New Year with dinner and a lecture by Bill Thomas. Bill earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Arizona State University. Since 1988 with funding from the National Geographic Society, Conservation International, the Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance, the Explorers Club and... Continue Reading
August 2, 2017

The Little Big Band Beef and Brew Dinner to Raise Money For Porch Repairs August 19th 7pm

Join us on Saturday August 19th for a night of swing under the stars as The Little Big Band returns to delight us all with their fabulous big band sound!  Tickets are $40 and include dinner, dessert, music and a little libation.  Proceeds will be applied towards the upcoming repair... Continue Reading

Pike County Historical Society at the Columns

608 Broad Street, Milford, Pennsylvania
Get Directions

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