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.
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- at the Bradford Landmark Society
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.
- 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.