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Library Local History Resources

The library maintains a small collection of non-cataloged local history resources, including commemorative books from the Green Tree Centennial. Patrons may browse and photocopy these materials. Please ask a staff member for help.

The library also subscribes to several genealogy databases, including, a comprehensive source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research.

Historical Society of Green Tree

Another place to find information on Green Tree and surrounding areas is at The Historical Society of Green Tree, which is located in the Municipal Center in the hallway behind the library. Their hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Historical Society Collections

  • Local, county, state, American histories
  • Obituary and death notices file
  • Complete bound collection of the Chartiers Valley Life weekly newspaper, 1923-1956
  • Census microfilm from 1790-1930 on CD’s
  • Large collections of local school class pictures
  • Aerial photograph collection from the 1930 up to the 1990’s.
  • Oral history tapes of residents
  • Family history files, home history files
  • County and town histories
  • School yearbooks
  • Videos of community events
  • Map collection
  • School tax records 1922-1940
  • Planning commission minutes from 1950s thru 1960s
  • Local cemetery books, Borough Directories
  • Minutes and albums from local civic groups including American Legion, Womans Civic, PFO, GAA, etc.
  • Property assessment books 1976-1980 and 1986-1991
  • Photographs, news clipping, memorabilia

Historical Society Facts

  • Organized September 1985 as a direct result of the Green Tree Centennial
  • Displays artifacts in display cases in hallway behind, as well as in the historical society room
  • Speaks to community groups on the history of Green Tree
  • Conducts tours for schools, scouts and other community groups
  • Invites the public to use our facility for genealogy and history research

Contact the Historical Society

Phone: 412-921-8013