The Erie Society for Genealogical Research (ESGR), our sister group, has its administrative office next to the Society’s public research room. Officers and volunteers from ESGR help us assist genealogy patrons as they search for information on their families in the library at the Erie County History Center. Volunteers from ESGR are generally available on Thursday mornings and Saturdays around lunchtime to help researchers. We refer all written genealogy requests to ESGR for specialized assistance.
In addition to providing help and expert advice to genealogy researchers, ESGR publishes reference tools including indexes on naturalization records, cemetery readings and the KEYSTONE KUZZINS newsletter; and reprints important sources like Warner & Beers’ History of Erie County (now out-of-print), Erie Illustrated (1888) and the 1865 and 1876 Erie County Atlas.
ESGR also maintains a presence at the Blasco Memorial Library in the Heritage Room, and presents training sessions for beginning genealogists every spring and fall.
For more information on the Erie Society for Genealogical Research, visit their website at http://erie.pa-roots.com/ or call their office at 814.454.1813 x29.