We are receiving increased requests for obituaries and historical information prior to 1878. If your information states a date prior to 1878 and Bradford, PA, in all probability it is referring to Bradford County. The City of Bradford is in McKean County.

  • Bradford County history is accessed here.

Local Records

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When you have a need for historical information related to the City of Bradford, the following archives will assist in your search:

  • Files detailing clubs, organizations and society activities.
  • Files on subjects such as aviation, railroads, business and industries, churches, and schools.
  • City of Bradford Directories - 1879 up to 1973.
  • Birth and Death Record Index 1881-1905 for the City of Bradford.
  • Telephone Directories - 1940s through present.
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - 1886, 1890, 1905, 1911, 1925, 1931 (updated to 1946), 1931 (updated to 1950) and 1940.
  • Code of Ordinances for the City of Bradford.
  • City Limits magazines.
  • Historical Photos.
  • The Bradford Era newspapers 1888 through April 1946.
  • Special Editions of The Bradford Era newspaper.
  • Postcards.
  • Courant newspapers (published by Bradford Area High School Students)
  • Yearbooks for Bradford Area High School and Bradford Central Christian High School.
  • Books by local authors.