The Johnstown Area Genealogical and Historical Society was founded in 1980. Originally named the Windber-Johnstown Area Genealogical Society the mission of the organization is to provide access to materials on the history of the region and to enable members to research their family backgrounds and trace their roots.
The Society maintains a collection of materials that are available in the Library at the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College's Richland location. Materials include family histories, U.S. Census records for Cambria and some surrounding counties, The Johnstown Democrat on microfilm from 1853 to 1935 and online genealogical databases.
This site contains information on the Society, how to become a member, and how to ask for assistance when researching Cambria County area family names.
|President||Connie Martin ConnieM957@aol.com|
|Vice President||Virginia Lightner email@example.com|
|Recording Secretary||Elaine Adams firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corresponding Secretary||Elaine Adams email@example.com|
|Crest Editor||Kelly Moyer firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Crest Mailing||Janet Faust, Joseph Faust, Ralph Raymond|
|Librarian||Ralph Raymond email@example.com|
Become a member of the Society
Complete the membership form and include membership dues and send to Treasurer, GJGHS, P.O. Box 5048, Johnstown, PA 15904-5048. Make checks payable to "GJGHS"
For more details on the following events, please contact the Society.
All monthly meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. at the
Digital Collection - This link contains materials that have been digitized from the collection housed in the library. Materials include digitized photographs and texts.
Links - These links are to Internet sites to assist researchers in finding additional information or to locate professional help in conducting research.
Obituaries - This link is to spreadsheets containing lists of obituaries from the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat from 2001-2007
Online Databases - The online databases that are available include Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest. These databases are available only to Society members. If you are a member and wish to access these databases you must contact the President of the Society.
Immigration - Contains the Immigration and Naturalization Index for Cambria County for 1835-1991. Records are available at the Cambria County Records Center.
Surnames - The Surname list contains two parts. Part one is a list of all the surnames being researched by members of the Society. Part two is a list of contact information for those researchers.
For any questions regarding the Johnstown Area Genealogical and Historical Society please contact the Society's President, Connie Martin at ConnieM957@aol.com.
For questions regarding the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Library please contact the Library at 814-262-6458 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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