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Library and Archive

Library at the Greene-Dreher High School in Newfoundland, c. 1908

Whether you are doing genealogical research for your own family or for a special project, we welcome you to the Greene-Dreher Historical Society research library and archives. The Society maintains a unique collection of books and genealogy materials that are available to family historians seeking information about their ancestors and the area where they lived. The library is open to the public by appointment. For a partial list of books and genealogy materials available for research, click here.

About Our Photographic and Archival Collections 

Photographic Collection —  The museum’s photographic collection consists of more than 3000 analog and digital images from the mid-1800s through the 1900s. Subjects include farms, boardinghouses, families, children, villages, mills and factories, stores, churches, schools, and scenic views, among others.

Archival Collections—Primary resource materials include diaries, letters, ledgers and account books, meeting minutes, tax rolls, church and school records, voting records and membership lists.

Genealogy files — Comprising thousands individual names, the collection includes family trees, obituaries, newspaper articles, death certificates, and personal papers.

Scrapbooks — Family scrapbooks preserve newspaper clippings of local happenings and notable personalities.

School Records — The Society has documented the early one-room schools in our area and is also the repository for the yearbooks, photographs and ephemera from the Greene-Dreher School in Newfoundland and the Greene-Dreher Alumni Association.

Military Records — As part of the Veterans History Project, we have documented the military service of nearly 1000 veterans from Greene and Dreher Townships.

County Records—The archive includes county records of various types: births, marriages, deaths, taxes, voting rolls, census reports, and miscellaneous warrants and deeds.

Maps and Atlases — When conducting research, it is helpful to take a look at maps from the time period to better understand your topic. The maps in the collection cover Pike and Wayne Counties.

Research and Photocopying Fees

Non-members requesting general or genealogical research at the museum are asked to pay a $10 fee. Requests may be mailed to the Greene-Dreher Historical Society at PO Box 176, Greentown PA 18426, and these should be accompanied by a check. Or you can email us at with your request. We will search materials that are in the archival and library collections of the Society and, while we cannot guarantee results, we will make every effort to help you by documenting all sources consulted during our search.

The fee schedule for research services and photocopies is:

  • Research services: Members – no charge; Non-members – $10/hr.
  • Digitized photographs sent electronically as print-ready file: $1 per image
  • Copies of documents – .20 per page (either digital or paper)
  • Paper copies that are mailed – .40 per page
  • CD: $5 (includes mailing)

We reserve the option of providing information and photos at no charge, such as providing a photographic print to the donor of the original photo. We invite members and guests to share their own family genealogies and photographs with the Historical Society. This information will be placed in our collection and made available to researchers.