Cornerstone Genealogy Society

About Us:

The Cornerstone Genealogical Society is a non-profit unincorporated organization dedicated to preserving the genealogical history of Greene County, Pennsylvania. The society was formed in 1975 to assist individuals to learn more about their ancestors who, at one time or another, may have resided in or around Greene County.

The historical and genealogical significance of Greene County has long been recognized by persons interested in family history and the migration patterns of the early settlers of this nation.

Greene County is located in the southwest corner of the State of Pennsylvania. Once a part of Westmoreland and Washington Counties, it is bordered on the west and on the south by West Virginia. The Cornerstone Genealogical Society derives its name from the geographic significance of Greene County as comprising the southwest corner of the state.

Mission Statement:

To stimulate interest in the field of genealogy and local history, to cooperate with and encourage those presently engaged in the field of genealogy, to offer assistance to anyone locally or in other areas who has need for assistance in local research, and to compile, collect and make available all possible records of all kinds in any way relative to this area.

Officers / Board of Directors 2020:

David Cressey, President; John "Buzz" Walters, Vice President; Kathy Miller, Recording Secretary; Marilyn Kerr, Corresponding Secretary; Barbara Cressey, Treasurer; and Board of Directors - Paul Jensen, Zach Patton, Bob Yeager, Elaine Berry, Matt Cumberledge and Candice Buchanan

Library Holdings:

We have a rapidly expanding library of genealogical and historical material pertinent to Greene County. Our collection also includes generalized genealogy works, books relating to other States and Pennsylvania Counties, and the Mayflower Collection. Our current holdings include approximately 6,000 books, microfilm of early newspapers, census and land records, vertical surname files, scrapbooks, wills, and many periodicals.  Access to Ancestry Library Edition.  Our library is an Affiliate Library of FamilySearch’s research and library system.

We are an unsurpassed source of information for those searching for genealogical information in southwestern Pennsylvania.

No research materials may be removed from our library, but they are all available for research in our library.

Our staff is completely volunteer and works hard to assist our patrons. We will, if necessary, extend our hours of operation for out-of-town patrons, if arrangements are made in advance.

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