ANNOUNCEMENT:  We want your ideas and suggestions for future meetings.  What do you want to hear about?  What are you interested in learning about or sharing with others?  Please let us know.  You can contact us by calling Connie Martin at 814-539-6411, or email the society at

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The Johnstown Area Genealogical and Historical Society was founded in 1980. Originally named the  Windber-Johnstown Area Genealogical Society the mission of the organization is to provide access  to materials on the history of the region and to enable members to research their family backgrounds and trace their roots.

 The Society maintains a collection of materials that are available in the Library at the Pennsylvania  Highlands Community College's Richland location. Materials include family histories, U.S. Census  records for Cambria and some surrounding counties, The Johnstown Democrat on microfilm from  1853 to 1935 and online genealogical databases.

This site contains information on the Society, how to become a member, and how to ask for assistance when researching Cambria County area family names.