Research/Local History department

The Local History Department is located in Community Library’s Tarentum Branch and is open during regular library hours.

Local History and Genealogy Resources

Our libraries provide access to Ancestry Library Edition (Licensed for in-library use only).

We have Over 1,400 Reference Volumes.

With a special emphasis given to the Allegheny-Kiskiminetas River Valley, located in the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler and Westmoreland.

Nearly 1200 rolls of Microfilm. In addition to the paper volumes, the Local History Department has numerous rolls of microfilm. They represent a variety of local newspapers going back to 1879.

This unique collection is available for viewing FREE to the public.

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