*MCGS is no longer accepting genealogy requests and sadly we have made the decision for our organization to close the doors!
   The Historical society will take over all of our collections, to keep them safe, but, they won’t be available for public use.
   They also won’t be doing genealogy requests. We are sad to see this happen; however, we really don’t have the funds to remain open.
   Additionally, we just didn’t have the volunteer support. Many thanks for all who have supported us through the years.

Welcome to Montour County, PA!

Welcome to the Montour County Genealogical Society's home page. We're glad you stopped by to see us. Our goal is to provide Montour County researchers with tools and data valuable in your quest to discover your heritage. Please browse our site using the tabs on top and come back often. We will continue to add information as we develop our resources. To go directly to MCGS research resources and the MCGS Genealogy Room library click here. Returning visitors, welcome back! Meetings and membership information are on the About tab. You'll find helpful books and gift items as well as information on how to submit a research request or lookup from the Intelligencer newspaper or Naturalization microfilm on the Sales & Services tab. Please e-mail us on the Contact tab, if you have any questions, suggestions, corrections or contributions.

Support the Society


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Montour County Genealogical Society every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you will find the exact prices, as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Society.

PayPal is a faster, safer way to donate and support the Montour County Genealogical Society. Donations help us to acquire additional resources, aiding in genealogical research for our members and guests.

Montour County

Where is Montour County, anyway? Covering just 131 square miles, we are located in central Pennsylvania along the banks of the Susquehanna River approximately 70 miles north of Harrisburg. Lycoming County is to the north, Northumberland County is to the west and south, and Columbia County is on the east. The borough of Danville is the county seat. The first photo on top is the view of Danville from across the Susquehanna in Riverside, taken in May 2012. The second is of the Thomas Beaver Public Library, home of Montour County Genealogical Society. Click on the Resources tabs for more information on county & township history or for an outline map of the townships. Be sure to check out the additional links within the Resources tab for old maps.

We'd love to have you visit us!

*Effective August 1, 2018

The MCGS room at the Thomas Beaver Free Library will only be open by appointment only.
To schedule an appointment please email Megan Ryan at mcgsmegsrn@gmail.com.

If you are planning a visit to Danville and would like to make arrangements to visit the Genealogy Room to do research, please contact us, prior to your visit. If staffing is available we will try to accommodate you within the open hours of the Thomas Beaver Free Library. Planning on visiting Danville for the first time? Links to Visitors Information are on the Resources tab so that you can plan where to eat and where to stay. The Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau is helpful in providing maps and other visitors information. If you have questions, use contact hyperlink at top of this page. Let us know when you are coming if you'd like to make special arrangements to use our research library. Locations and hours of local repositories are on the Research page. If you can't come to Danville to research your family history and want information on how to submit a fee-for-service research request, click here.

Good Resource Books Available HERE for purchase at MCGS

MCGS Annual Dinner

The Annual MCGS Dinner is held in September of each year. Please watch the June newsletter for details.

Back to top