The Joy of Family History Research!

NEPGS shows how Genealogy Research can be both exciting and rewarding!

The Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. (NEPGS) has many available resources which can aid in your genealogical quest. From books, newspapers, magazines, manuscripts, city records, church records, cemetery records and family histories, we have a wide range of material on various topics related to genealogy and local history. We also offer our expertise in DNA testing and analysis which can complement traditional research.

As NEPGS celebrates our 26th Year, we invite genealogists and family historians from beginner to advanced to visit and research with us!

Diocese of Scranton church records has been digitized by NEPGS!

NEPGS in partnership with the Diocese of Scranton has digitized parish records in eleven northeast Pennsylvania counties. The project, which began in May 2016, reached completion in February 2018.

It’s important to know that NEPGS has a strict privacy policy for public access to the Catholic records:
▪ Sacramental Records relating to events 70 or more years old shall be accessible to members and patrons of NEPGS, consistent with NEPGS Library Policies.
▪ Sacramental Records relating to events less than 70 years old shall be sequestered and shall not be available to be accessed by members or patrons of NEPGS until such time as the record become 70 years old.
▪ NEPGS removes from the accessible records, all references to adoptions which occurred after January 1, 1926, which is the effective date when civil adoption records were sealed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
▪ The church records are only available on the NEPGS in-house network. The records are not available online.

Our Address: 689 Main Road, Hanover Township, PA 18706
Located at the caretaker’s house inside the historic Hanover Green cemetery in Luzerne County, NEPGS is an all-volunteer 501c3 nonprofit organization and is open to the public.

When visiting the society, volunteer staff can answer questions about the use of the Digital Collections.
For those who are unable to visit in-person, research services are available at reasonable rates.

Note for Visitors: Non-members are required to pay a $15.00 day-use fee prior to admission. Members/patrons are required to sign the NEPGS Patron Policy.

Membership: Benefits include a discount on research services. An Individual membership is $35/year.