Genealogical Information


In the past visitors to this site may have been looking for genealogical information. We are in the process of digitizing The Record American Newspaper. It is an expensive and time consuming process. When it has been completed you will be able to search records in a timely manner. As of this time the Record American has been digitized from years 1919 through 1969. If you have a specific obituary date for this time span, copies can be provided for a fee by contacting the historical society directly.


If you are seeking other genealogical information, please click the link below to the site of the Mahanoy City - Mahanoy Township Yahoo Group. Many people have used their site to find information about the past.









The Mahanoy Area Historical Society is located on the first floor of the Rhoades Center at 1-7 West Center Street in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania.









About the Mahanoy Area Historical Society


Mahanoy City, situated at the intersection of Route 339 and Route 54, is a gateway into the region from the east and from the north via Route 81. This community has a great sense of pride and volunteer support. Mahanoy City will enhance its downtown and promote its sense of community and low-cost of living. It will be a clean, green and safe community and create a place where people want to live and work.


The Mahanoy Area Historical Society is seeking new members. Please consider joining our society. Even if you can't be an active member, your membership dues help our society to do a more effective job in preserving our history and enhancing our community. Our Society is dedicated to serve not simply Mahanoy City, but the entire area encompassed by the Mahanoy Area High School District. This would include Mahanoy Township, Gilberton, Maizeville, St. Nicholas, Wiggans, Delano, Barnesville, Park Place, and so forth. If your interests lie in any of these communities, please join us so we can work together.




Membership is open to anyone interested in preserving the history of the Mahanoy Area; however, only members in good standing are eligible to vote. Dues are payable by January 1st of each year.


The dues structure for membership in the Mahanoy Area Historical Society is as follows:



Family - $15.00

Individual - $10.00







The Mahanoy Area Historical Society welcomes the general public to make donations in any amount.


Memorial donations will be recorded in the Memorial Book in the deceased person's name.; memorial donations of $300.00 and above will warrant the person's name on a brass plaque on the Memorial Board. All memorial donations will be deposited in a special memorial fund account.


The Historical Society appreciates your generosity. Your donation will help us to preserve the history of the Mahanoy area. To donate please send a check to:



Mahanoy Area Historical Society

P.O. Box 127

Mahanoy City, PA 17948

Take a Tour



Click on the images below to take a tour of the Mahanoy Area Historical Society room