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.

Recommended Genealogy Resources
General How-to Information
About Our Library    Map
List of Fulton County Cemeteries
Cemetery Map
Names in Fulton County Cemeteries
Fulton County Newspapers
Genealogy Software
Military Pensions

Other Links
Historical Society Museum
Member's Only Resources
Wall of Honor:  Donors
Map to the Fulton House
Fulton County News from 1899-1910
Walking Tour of Old McConnellsburg
Links to Additional Historical Websites


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

about our library

The Historical Society's library collection is housed in the George Ritzert Room at the Fulton County Library, 227 North First Street, McConnellsburg, PA. It is open Monday through Saturday during regular library hours to members and the public at no charge after they register with photo ID.

Included in the collection are:

  • Family history folders with photocopies of genealogical papers
  • A cemetery file of tombstone names and dates throughout the county
  • Some school and church records
  • Census and reference books including the full set of Pennsylvania Archives
  • 300 microfilm reels of courthouse documents and local newspapers including the Fulton County News 1899-2000, the Fulton Democrat 1889-1975, and the Fulton Republican 1865-1921; all newspaper microfilms have some years missing.
  • Church records
  • Photographs
  • Microfilmed census
  • Wills and deeds

Library donations on Fulton County families will be gladly added to the collection.

microfilm reader

The long-awaited day arrived December 11, 2003, when the Fulton County Library received its new microfilm scanner. Funding for the purchase came from a federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. In addition to reading reels of microfilm, the machine, a Canon MS-350, can scan newspaper articles, obituaries, wills, deeds, etc. to computer where the data can be saved to floppy disk for printing or can be sent as an e-mail attachment. This new equipment is available in the Historical Society room at the library for free use; bring your own floppy disk if you want to save the information. A big thanks to Jamie Brambley, Director of the Fulton County Library, who wrote the application for this up-to-date machine.

Library hours:

  • Monday/Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please contact the Executive Director at the above postal address or email address for more information.

Photos of Our Library

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