Scranton Public Library Receives Historical Records from Genealogical Society

SCRANTON –The Scranton Public Library has received a large number of historical records from the now-closed Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  The Library will preserve and catalog these items for future generations’ access.

Due to the large amount of records received, it will take time for Reference librarians to sort, catalog, and preserve the records. Our librarians are currently sorting and organizing these records which will then be cataloged in the Lackawanna County Library System catalog. The catalog can be accessed by the public online by visiting

Once cataloged, the records will be housed permanently in the Reference Department’s Local History collection and will be available for in-house use by the general public and genealogists.

We anticipate that there will be several records digitized and made available to the public to view online.

“The Scranton Public Library has a long history of having and preserving local history and genealogical records, so we are very grateful to have obtained these items from the Genealogical Research Society,” says Jack Finnerty, Scranton Public Library Director.

Some of the historical records which will be available at the Albright Memorial Library include an alphabetized index database of the Scranton birth and death records, Washburn cemetery records, reference books include information on historical well-known people and townships in Lackawanna County and family history records.

For more information about accessing these records, the public may call the Library’s Reference Department at (570) 348-3000 ext. 3008.

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