The Fulton House, location of the Society's headquarters, in the heart of McConnellsburg's National Register Historic District.  Painting by Brian Tucker and copyright the Fulton County Historical Society, Inc.

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Fulton County Historical Society will bring together those people interested in the history of Fulton County, and will promote an understanding and appreciation for the people and community of Fulton County through research, preservation, restoration, education and publications.



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Fulton County Historical Society, Inc.

P.O. Box 115, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania  17233
Email: director@fultonhistory.org

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Pennsylvania Birth and Death Certificates available online

The initial batch of Pennsylvania state death certificates is now online through Ancestry.com (as of April 18th). Remember only birth and death certificates that are open records will be online (50 years for death certificates and 105 years for birth certificates). The overall schedule is:
  • 1906-24 death certificates April 2014
  • 1925-44 death certificates June 2014
  • 1945-63 death certificates November 2014
  • 1906 birth certificates March 2015
Pennsylvania residents (and only Pennsylvania residents) have free access to this particular database as they do with other Pennsylvania State Archives records already scanned and made available online by Ancestry. Free access for Pennsylvania residents is accomplished by registering online at no cost or obligation through this link. Pennsylvania residents that already have a subscription to Ancestry do not need to do anything as long as they continue to have a subscription to Ancestry.

HISTORIANS OF THE YEAR

2014 - Naomi Waite
2013 - Dick Newman
2012 - Gene Leese
2011 - Ruth Reeder
2010 - Wayne MacDonald
2009 - Edie Coleman, John Mentzer
2008 - Richard A. Miller
2007 - William O. Turner
2006 - Jane C. MacDonald
1998 - James H. Shultz
1996 - Charles and Marion Walker
1995 - Fairview School Restoration Committee
1993 - Daniel E. Winter
1992 - Kenneth W. Keebaugh
1991 - Samuel H. Buterbaugh
1989 - Brian F. Tucker
1988 - Hazel M. Seville
1987 - Glenn R. Cordell
1986 - John H. Nelson
1985 - Anne J. Lodge
1984 - Whrelda Pittman
1983 - Harold N. Rotz 1983 - Harold N. Rotz


Fulton County Historical Society Library

The Fulton County Historical Society Library has a room on the third floor of the newly-renovated Fulton County Library at 227 North First Street in McConnellsburg. The library is handicapped accessible and has elevator service. The Society's room with genealogy and research material is not staffed but is available upon registration with photo ID at the main library desk. Materials do not circulate outside the room which has a continuous security camera. New Library Hours The Historical Society's research room in the Fulton County Library follows the same hours as the public library. Hours are from 9:00-6:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays; from 9:00-8:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays; from 9:00-5:00 on Fridays and 10:00-2:00 on Saturdays. Naomi Waite (717 987-3757) continues to provide organization and direction in our Society library. No charge is made to patrons who use the room although the Society makes an annual contribution of $1,200 to the public library and so donations are appreciated. Benefactors who would like to help maintain this free service may send a tax-deductible gift to the Historical Society. The Historical Society library welcomes donations of any family or local history material on Fulton County people and events for its permanent collection. Volunteers are needed anytime to help with inquiries and keep materials organized.