The Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society strives to preserve resource materials of genealogical and historical significance pertaining to ancestors and families throughout Northeast Pennsylvania.  We are open to the public for access to our digital archives on our in-house network.  The Teresa M. McAndrew Memorial Catholic Record Collection is unique to NEPGS.  We provide instruction and assistance in methods of seeking and finding family history data as well as encourage and promote the accurate recording of genealogical information.  Through these efforts, our society members, patrons and generations of families will be instilled with a greater understanding and appreciation of their heritage. Please Note: NEPGS Digital Collections are NOT VIEWABLE ONLINE.  Members and Non-Members alike must either visit in-person or order paid Research Services by our professional staff.
NEPGS Members have full access to our Family History Library, including the Computer, Library, and Microfilm rooms. Non-Member Day Passes are available at the reception desk. All-Inclusive Day Pass $25.00 (Research Room, Library, Microfilm Room) or Readers Pass $15.00 (Library, Microfilm Room).
Hours & Info
(570) 829-1765
We are open by appointment only for members only on Thursdays from 11am to 4pm. Please make a reservation by emailing nepgsmail@gmail.com and indicate the date and time slots you'd like. Available times will be Thursdays 11:00 - 1:30 and 1:30 - 4:00. Members can request up to two time slots. Reservations are first come, first served and ­­will only be taken by email to nepgsmail@gmail.com. To assure we have available staff, kindly request your appointment no later than 11 a.m. on Tuesday of the week you want to come in.

In accordance with Kirby Health Center rules, all visitors to our facility will be required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Standard Covid screening questions must be answered upon arrival.

For Parking: Enter the lot behind our building using the North Franklin Street entrance. Drive past our building and enter the cobblestone driveway on the right, just before the Kirby Health Center (gray building with blue tile roof). Please park in a space without a number.

During inclement weather, we follow the Wilkes-Barre Area School District for closures, delays and early dismissals. Should you have any questions please see our blog posts at the bottom of this page or call (570) 829-1765
Gift to NEPGS

NEPGS is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax ID #23-2774816), and gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Research Services Department

Professional volunteer staff are available for all your research needs.
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Important to Know
We are here to assist you in finding information about your family history. However, we do not, nor can we, do searches for estate purposes or to establish property rights or legal relationships of any kind.

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