STROUD MANSION & RESEARCH LIBRARY IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT: 570-421-7703

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The Stroud Mansion houses the Elizabeth D. Walters Library, which is open to the public and available during Stroud Mansion hours.

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Free secure wireless internet service is available at the Stroud Mansion to help genealogists and others with their research.
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Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, is available to researchers visiting the genealogy library.

NOTE: The Walters Research Library at Stroud Mansion is on the first floor, and is wheelchair accessible through a ramp at the Ninth Street entrance.

Elizabeth D. Walters
RESEARCH LIBRARY

At Stroud Mansion • First floor
900 Main Street • Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
See map below
During COVID-19 restrictions, Stroud Mansion is open to visitors BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Call 570-421-7703.

AVAILABLE HOURS
Tuesday through Friday | Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays

Guided tours: 11 am and 2 pm only
Research library: 10 am-4 pm
Office hours: 10 am-4 pm

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LIBRARY FEES
Reading fee | $5/day for nonmembers
Members have free use of library
Photocopies | 25 cents/page
Microfilm printouts | 50 cents/page
Staff research | $25/hour
$20/hour for MCHA members
MANSION TOURS
The rest of the Stroud Mansion is shown by guided tour only. See tour information.

Call 570 421 7703 or Contact Us

Library Resources

The library has an extensive and unique collection of genealogical materials, including family files, census reports, church records, cemetery listings, newspaper clippings and more. The library also houses a wide variety of general reference materials on state and local history. Research and library fees apply.

  • Family files: More than 1,500 files containing correspondence and genealogical information on Monroe County families, from “Abbott” to “Zimmerman.”
  • Monroe County church records and files: Including birth, baptism, marriage and death records.
  • Newspapers: Various newspaper titles from 1840 to 1999.
  • United States Census records: 1790 to 1930
  • Funeral home records, including:
Lanterman and Allen – 1907 to 1969
Dunkleberger and Westbrook – 1932 to 1972
Daniel Warner – 1950 to 1962
Kresge – 1892 to 1985
Casper Buck – 1896 to 1919
Richard Klofach – 1972 to 1986
  • Monroe County cemetery listings: More than 95 cemeteries, indexed by surname.
  • Scrapbooks: Indexed marriage and death announcements.
  • Monroe County Death Records: September 1893 to March 1905.
  • City directories and phone books: 1892 to present.
  • Subject archive files: Local and regional history on a variety of topics including area businesses and industries, resorts and general interest.
  • Extensive photograph and postcard collection featuring Monroe County people, events and scenes.
  • Maps and atlases: Includes the Beers and Sanborn maps.
  • Various primary documents, such as indentures and family Bibles.

  Using the Library

Visitors are welcome to use the library.
Resource materials may be used ONLY in the library. They may not be removed from the premises.
  • Reading fee – $5 a day for nonmembers (Free access for MCHA members)
  • Photocopies — 25 cents per page
  • Microfilm printouts — 50 cents per page
  • Wi-Fi — Free secure internet access
  • Ancestry.com — Free access through MCHA’s account

  STAFF RESEARCH REQUESTS

Staff research is available if you’re not able to visit the library or need professional assistance. Requests are answered in the order they are received — Please allow 4-6 weeks for results of the search.

Research fees
$20/hour for members
$25/hour for nonmembers

When you submit your request, be prepared to provide:
  • Your name, address, phone number and email.
  • The subject of the research, as well as any supporting information that may aid the search, such as related names, dates, events and places. You may also include up to four attachments.
  • We will contact you for payment for the initial hour of research, which may be made online with credit or debit card or PayPal account.
If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your written request and payment for the initial hour of research to:
Monroe County Historical Association
900 Main St.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-1604

Make sure you include:
  • Your name, address, phone number and email.
  • The subject of the research, as well as any supporting information that may aid the search, such as related names, dates, events and places.