Pennsylvania County History and Listings

Pennsylvania County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Pennsylvania has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Adams
111 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-6781
http://www.adamscounty.us
Incorporated: Jan. 22, 1800
Parent county: York
Marriage records: start in 1893, Clerk of Court
Divorce: start in 1800, Prothonotary Office
Probate: 1800, Register of Wills
Court: 1800, Prothonotary Office
Notes: Clerk of Courts has birth and death records 1852-1855, 1893-1905, and marriage records 1852-1855, 1893. Register/Recorder has land records 1800-1937.

Allegheny
414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 350-4188
http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us
Incorporated: Sept. 24, 1788
Parent counties: Westmoreland, Washington
Divorce records: Prothonotary Office
Land: start in 1787, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1789, Registrar of Wills
Court: Clerk of Court
Notes: Pennsylvania Room of the Carnegie Main Library has birth records 1852-1854. Registrar of Wills has birth records 1893-1905, death records 1870-1905, naturalization records 1798-1891, and marriage records 1885-1925. Pennsylvania State Archives has land records 1788-1904.

Armstrong
500 E. Market St., Kittanning, PA 16201
(724) 543-2500
http://co.armstrong.pa.us
Incorporated: March 12, 1800
Parent counties: Allegheny, Lycoming, Westmoreland
Marriage records: start in 1885, County Recorder/Registrar
Land: 1805, County Recorder/Registrar
Probate: 1805, County Recorder/Registrar
Notes: County Recorder/Registrar has birth and death records 1893-1905.

Beaver
810 Third St., Beaver, PA 15009
(724) 728-5700
http://www.beavercountypa.gov
Incorporated: March 12, 1800
Parent counties: Allegheny, Washington
Divorce: start in 1802, Clerk of Courts
Land: 1800, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1800, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1802, Clerk of Courts
Naturalization: 1800, Prothonotary
Military: 1862, Veterans Office
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth records 1893-1906, marriage records 1852-1854, 1886, and death records 1893-1906, 1893-1906.

Bedford
203 S. Juliana St., Bedford, PA 15522
(814) 623-4833
http://www.bedfordcounty.net
Incorporated: March 9, 1771
Parent county: Cumberland
Divorce: start in 1804, Prothonotary
Land: 1771, Recorder of Deeds
Court: 1771, Prothonotary
Military: 1777, Prothonotary
Notes: Prothonotary has birth and death records 1852-1854, 1894-1906, marriage records 1852-1854, 1885-1963, and naturalization records 1802-1934. State Archives has military records 1775-1791.

Berks
633 Court St., Reading, PA 19601
(610) 478-6136
http://www.co.berks.pa.us
Incorporated: March 11, 1752
Parent counties: Lancaster, Philadelphia, Chester
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar of Wills
Land: 1752, Recorder of Deeds
Naturalization: 1795, Prothonotary
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth records 1876-1906, death records 1852-1855, 1876-1906, and probate records 1752-1914. Prothonotary Office has divorce records 1754-1950 and court records 1754-1950, 1770-1956.

Blair
423 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
(814) 695-5541
http://blair.pacounties.org
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1848
Parent counties: Huntingdon, Bedford
Marriage records: start in 1885, Prothonotary
Divorce: 1846, Prothonotary
Probate: 1846, Prothonotary
Court: 1846, Prothonotary
Naturalization: 1848, Prothonotary
Notes: Prothonotary Office has birth and death records 1893-1905.

Bradford
301 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848
(570) 265-1727
http://www.bradfordcountypa.org
Incorporated: Feb. 21, 1810
Parent counties: Luzerne, Lycoming
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: 1878, Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts
Land: 1812, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1812, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1812, Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts
Military: 1940, Registrar/Recorder
Notes: Registrar/Recorder has birth and death records 1893-1905. Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts has naturalization records 1832-1960. Formerly Ontario County. Name changed to Bradford March 24, 1812.

Bucks
55 E. Court St., Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 348-6000
http://www.buckscounty.org
Incorporated: March 10, 1682
Parent county: original county
Notes: Registrar of Wills/Orphan’s Court has birth records 1893-1906, 1852-1854, death records 1852-1855, 1893-1906, marriage records 1812-1842, 1852-1859, 1885-1906, military records 1776-1802, and probate records 1682-1906. Prothonotary has court records 1733-1923, divorce records 1733-1923, and naturalization records 1802-1906. Recorder of Deeds has land records 1684-1866.

Butler
124 W. Diamond St., Box 1208, Butler, PA 16001
(724) 285-4731
http://www.co.butler.pa.us
Incorporated: March 12, 1800
Parent county: Allegheny
Divorce records: start in 1805, Prothonotary
Land: 1804, Recorder of Deeds
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth and death records 1893-1906, marriage records 1885, 1893-1905, and probate records 1800-1971. Prothonotary has court records 1804-1866 and naturalization records 1804-1903.

Cambria
200 S. Center St., Box 298, Edensburg, PA 15931
(814) 472-1440
http://www.co.cambria.pa.us
Incorporated: March 26, 1804
Parent counties: Somerset, Bedford, Huntingdon
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar of Wills
Divorce: 1866, Prothonotary
Land: 1804, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1805, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1849, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth and death records 1893-1906. Prothonotary has naturalization records 1835-1906.

Cameron
20 E. Fifth St., Emporium, PA 15834
(814) 486-2315
http://www.cameroncountypa.com
Incorporated: March 29, 1860
Parent counties: Clinton, Elk, McKean, Potter
Marriage records: start in 1860, County Clerk
Divorce: 1860, County Clerk
Land: 1860, County Clerk
Probate: 1860, County Clerk
Court: 1860, County Clerk
Naturalization: 1860, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1894-1906 and death records 1860-1905.

Carbon
Box 129, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
(570) 325-3637
http://www.carboncounty.com
Incorporated: March 13, 1843
Parent counties: Northampton, Monroe
Marriage records: start in 1885, Courthouse Archivist/Records Coordinator
Divorce: 1843, Courthouse Archivist/Records Coordinator
Land: 1843, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1843, County Clerk
Court: 1843, Courthouse Archivist/Records Coordinator
Notes: Courthouse Archivist/Records Coordinator has birth records 1892-1905, death records 1894-1905, naturalization records 1843-1958, and probate records 1843-1990.

Centre
County Courthouse, Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 355-6724
http://www.co.centre.pa.us
Incorporated: Feb. 13, 1800
Parent counties: Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland
Marriage records: 1885, Registrar of Wills/Clerk of Orphans’ Court
Divorce: 1890, Prothonotary
Land: 1801, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1800, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1800, Prothonotary
Naturalization: 1800, Prothonotary
Notes: Registrar of Wills/Clerk of Orphan’s Court has birth and death records 1893-1905.

Chester
2 N. High St., Box 2748, West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 344-6000
http://www.chesco.org
Incorporated: March 10, 1682
Parent county: original county
Marriage records: start in 1931, Clerk of Orphans’ Court
Probate: 1923, Registrar of Wills
Notes: County Archives has birth and death records 1852-1855, 1893-1906, court records 1681-1900, divorce records 1681-1900, land records 1688-1905, marriage records 1852-1855, 1885-1930, naturalization records 1798-1989, probate records 1714-1923, and tax records 1715-1939.

Clarion
421 Main St., Clarion, PA 16214
(814) 226-4000
http://www.co.clarion.pa.us
Incorporated: March 11, 1839
Parent counties: Venango, Armstrong
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: start in 1880, Prothonotary
Land: 1840, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1840, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1874, Prothonotary
Notes: Registrar/Recorder has birth records 1893-1906, death records 1852-1854, 1893-1906, and marriage records 1852-1854.

Clearfield
230 Market St., Box 549, Clearfield, PA 16830
(814) 765-2641
http://www.clearfieldco.org
Incorporated: March 26, 1804
Parent county: Huntingdon, Lycoming
Marriage records: start in 1885, County Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: 1828, Prothonotary
Land: 1805, County Commissioner
Probate: 1875, County Recorder
Court: 1828, Prothonotary
Notes: County Registrar/Recorder have birth and death records 1893-1905.

Clinton
230 E. Water St., Lock Haven, PA 17745
(570) 893-4010
http://www.clintoncountypa.com
Incorporated: June 21, 1839
Parent counties: Lycoming, Centre
Marriage records: start in 1885, County Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: 1839, Prothonotary
Land: County Registrar/Recorder
Probate: County Registrar/Recorder
Court: Prothonotary
Notes: County Registrar/Recorder has birth and death records 1893-1905. Prothonotary has naturalization records 1839-1982.

Columbia
35 W. Main St., Box 380, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 389-5614
http://www.columbiapa.org
Incorporated: March 22, 1813
Parent county: Northumberland
Divorce: start in 1814, Prothonotary
Court: 1814, Prothonotary
Notes: Prothonotary has birth and death records 1893-1905 and marriage records 1885-1907. Columbia County Genealogy Society has death and marriage records 1837-1870.

Crawford
903 Diamond Park, Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 333-7300
http://www.crawfordcountypa.net
Incorporated: March 12, 1800
Parent county: Allegheny
Marriage records: start in 1885, Clerk of Courts
Divorce: start in 1800, Prothonotary
Land: 1800, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1800, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1800, County Clerk
Notes: Clerk of Courts has birth records 1893-1905, court records 1800-1859, death records 1852-1854, 1893-1905, and marriage records 1852-1854.

Cumberland
1 Courthouse Sq., Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 240-6100
http://www.ccpa.net
Incorporated: Jan. 27, 1750
Parent county: Lancaster
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar of Wills
Divorce: 1751, Prothonotary
Land: 1751, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1750, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1750, Registrar of Wills
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth and death records 1894-1906.

Dauphin
101 Market St., Room 103, Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 255-6323
http://www.dauphincounty.org
Incorporated: March 4, 1785
Parent county: Lancaster
Divorce records: start in 1785, Prothonotary
Land: 1785, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1785, Registrar of Wills/Orphans’ Court
Court: 1785, Prothonotary
Notes: Registrar of Wills/Clerk of Orphan’s Court has birth records 1852-1854, 1893-1906, death records 1852-1855, 1893-1906, and marriage records 1852-1855.

Delaware
201 W. Front St., Media, PA 19063
(610) 891-4000
http://www.co.delaware.pa.us
Incorporated: Sept. 26, 1789
Parent county: Chester
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar of Wills/Orphans’ Court
Divorce: 1927, Prothonotary
Land: 1789, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1790, Registrar of Wills/Orphans’ Court
Court: 1897, Prothonotary
Orphan’s Court: 1865, County Clerk
Notes: Registrar of Wills/Clerk of Orphan’s Court has birth and death records 1893-1906. County Clerk has delayed birth records 1875-1900.

Elk
240 Main St., Box 314, Ridgway, PA 15853
(814) 776-5349
http://www.co.elk.pa.us
Incorporated: April 18, 1843
Parent counties: Jefferson, McKean, Clearfield
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: 1844, Prothonotary
Land: 1844, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1844, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1844, Prothonotary
Notes: Registrar/Recorder has birth and death records 1893-1906.

Erie
140 W. Sixth St., Erie, PA 16501
(814) 451-6000
http://www.eriecountygov.org
Incorporated: March 12, 1800
Parent county: Allegheny
Marriage records: start in 1885, Clerk of Records
Divorce: 1823, Prothonotary
Land: 1823, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1823, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1823, Prothonotary
Notes: Clerk of Records has birth and death records 1893-1906. Courthouse burned in 1823; all records destroyed.

Fayette
61 E. Main St., Uniontown, PA 15401
(724) 430-1206
http://www.co.fayette.pa.us
Incorporated: Sept. 26, 1783
Parent county: Westmoreland
Marriage records: start in 1885, Clerk of Orphans’ Court
Divorce: 1784, Prothonotary
Land: 1784, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1784, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1784, Prothonotary
Notes: Clerk of Orphans Court has birth and death records 1893-1905.

Forest
526 Elm St., Box 2, Tionesta, PA 16353
(814) 755-3526
http://www.forestcounty.com
Incorporated: April 11, 1848
Parent county: Jefferson
Marriage records: start in 1885, Prothonotary
Divorce: 1857, Prothonotary
Land: 1857, Prothonotary
Notes: Prothonotary has birth records 1893-1906 and death records 1893-1907.

Franklin
157 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 261-3810
http://www.co.franklin.pa.us
Incorporated: Sept. 9, 1784
Parent county: Cumberland
Marriage records: 1885, County Clerk
Divorce: 1884, County Clerk
Land: 1785, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1785, Registrar/Recorder
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1894-1906.

Fulton
201 N. Second St., McConnellsburg, PA 17233
(717) 485-4212
http://www.co.fulton.pa.us
Incorporated: April 19, 1851
Parent county: Bedford
Marriage records: start in 1885, Clerk of Orphans’ Court
Divorce: start in 1850, Prothonotary
Land: 1850, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1850, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1850, Prothonotary
Orphan’s Court: 1850, Clerk of Orphans’ Court
Notes: Clerk of Orphans Court has birth records 1895-1905, death records 1852-1854, 1895-1905, and marriage records 1852-1854.

Greene
93 E. High St., Waynesburg, PA 15370
(724) 852-5281
http://www.co.greene.pa.us
Incorporated: Feb. 9, 1796
Parent county: Washington
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: 1816, Prothonotary
Land: 1796, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1796, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1797, Prothonotary
Notes: Prothonotary has birth and death records 1893-1915.

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Huntingdon
223 Penn St., Box 39, Huntingdon, PA 16652
(814) 643-3091
http://www.huntingdoncounty.net
Incorporated: Sept. 20. 1787
Parent county: Bedford
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: 1787, Prothonotary
Probate: 1787, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1787, Prothonotary
Notes: Registrar/Recorder Clerk has birth records 1894-1906 and death records 1894-1905.

Indiana
825 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 465-3860
http://www.countyofindiana.org
Incorporated: March 30, 1803
Parent counties: Westmoreland, Lycoming
Marriage records: start in 1887, Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: start in 1807, Prothonotary
Land: 1807, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1807, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1807, Prothonotary
Notes: Registrar/Recorder has birth and death records 1852-1855, 1893-1906, marriage records 1852-1855. Prothonotary has naturalization records 1807-1959.

Jefferson
155 Main St., Brookville, PA 15825
(814) 849-1610
http://www.jeffersoncountypa.com
Incorporated: March 26, 1804
Parent county: Lycoming
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: start in 1885, Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts
Land: 1828, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1830, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1940, Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts
Notes: Registrar/Recorder has birth and death records 1893-1906, and marriage records 1852-1855.

Juniata
Bridge and Main streets, Box 68, Mifflintown, PA 17059
(717) 436-8991
http://www.co.juniata.pa.us
Incorporated: March 2, 1831
Parent county: Mifflin
Marriage records: start in 1885, County Clerk
Divorce: 1900, County Clerk
Land: 1831, County Clerk
Probate: 1831, County Clerk
Court: 1831, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1893-1907, death records 1852-1878, 1893-1907, naturalization records early 1800-1930. Juniata County Historical Society has marriage records 1800-1995.

Lackawanna
200 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18503
(570) 963-6723
http://www.lackawannacounty.org
Incorporated: Aug. 21, 1878
Parent county: Luzerne
Marriage records: start in 1885, marriage License Bureau
Divorce: 1878, Clerk of Judicial Records
Land: 1878, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1878, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1878, Clerk of Judicial Records
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth and death records 1893-1905. Clerk of Judicial Records has naturalization records.

Lancaster
50 N. Duke St., Box 3480, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 299-8319
http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us
Incorporated: May 10, 1729
Parent county: Chester
Marriage records: start in 1885, Office of Records
Divorce: Office of Records
Land: 1729, Office of Records
Probate: 1729, Office of Records
Court: 1729, Office of Records
Orphan’s Court: 1742, Office of Records
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth records 1881-1906. Office of Records has death records 1894-1927.

Lawrence
430 Court St., New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 656-2541
http://www.co.lawrence.pa.us
Incorporated: March 20, 1849
Parent counties: Beaver, Mercer
Marriage records: start in 1885, Prothonotary
Divorce: 1885, Prothonotary
Land: 1849, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1849, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1855, Prothonotary
Notes: Prothonotary has birth and death records 1893-1905.

Lebanon
400 S. Eighth St., Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 274-2801
http://www.lebcounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 16, 1813
Parent counties: Lancaster, Dauphin
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar of Wills
Divorce: 1888, Prothonotary
Probate: 1813, Registrar of Wills
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth records 1893-1906.

Lehigh
455 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18101
(610) 782-3148
http://www.lehighcounty.org
Incorporated: March 6, 1812
Parent county: Northampton
Marriage records: start in 1885, Clerk of Orphans’ Court
Divorce: 1812, Clerk of Courts
Land: 1812, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1812, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1812, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Clerk of Orphans Court has birth records 1895-1905, death records 1893-1904.

Luzerne
200 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(570) 825-1585
http://www.luzernecounty.org
Incorporated: Sept. 25, 1786
Parent county: Northumberland
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar of Wills
Divorce: 1878, Prothonotary
Land: 1876, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1786, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1878, Prothonotary
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth and death records 1890-1906.

Lycoming
48 W. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 327-2200
http://www.lyco.org
Incorporated: April 13, 1795
Parent county: Northumberland
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: 1795, Prothonotary
Land: 1795, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1850, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1795, Prothonotary
Notes: Registrar/Recorder has birth records 1893-1905 and death records 1893-1898. Prothonotary has naturalization records 1804-1956. The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the major source of Lycoming County genealogical information.

McKean
500 W. Main St., Box 273, Smethport, PA 16749
(814) 887-3270
http://www.mckeancountypa.org
Incorporated: March 26, 1804
Parent county: Lycoming
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar of Wills
Divorce: 1804, Prothonotary
Land: 1804, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1827, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1804, Prothonotary
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth and death records 1892-1905.

Mercer
112 Mercer County Courthouse, Mercer, PA 16137
(724) 662-3800
http://www.mcc.co.mercer.pa.us
Incorporated: March 12, 1800
Parent county: Allegheny
Marriage records: start in 1885, County Clerk
Divorce: Prothonotary No dates
Land: 1800, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1800, Registrar of Wills
Court: Prothonotary No dates
Notes: Clerk of Orphan’s Court has birth records 1893-1905. Registrar of Wills has death records 1893-1905. County courthouse does not research records.

Mifflin
20 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044
(717) 248-6733
http://www.co.mifflin.pa.us
Incorporated: Sept. 19, 1789
Parent counties: Cumberland, Northumberland
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar/Recorder
Notes: Registrar/Recorder has birth records 1853,1854, 1893-1905, 1941-1969, death records 1852-1855, 1896-1905, land records 1789-1953, marriage records 1852-1853, and probate records 1789-1899. Prothonotary Office has court and divorce records 1792-1809, 1826-1834.

Monroe
7 Monroe St., Stroudsburg, PA 18360
(570) 517-3370
http://www.co.monroe.pa.us
Incorporated: April 1, 1836
Parent counties: Pike, Northampton
Marriage records: start in 1885, County Clerk
Divorce: 1900, County Clerk
Land: 1836, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: Registrar of Wills No dates
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Notes: Prothonotary has birth records 1892-1905.

Montgomery
County Court House, Airy and Swede streets, Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404, (610) 278-3360
http://www.montcopa.org
Incorporated: Sept. 10, 1784
Parent county: Philadelphia
Marriage records: start in 1885, County Records
Divorce: start in 1784, Prothonotary
Land: 1784, County Records
Probate: 1784, County Records
Court: 1784, Prothonotary Office
Notes: County Records Department has birth and death records 1852-1855, 1893-1913 and marriage records 1852-1855.

Montour
29 Mill St., Danville, PA 17821
(570) 271-3012
http://www.montourco.org
Incorporated: May 3, 1850
Parent county: Columbia
Marriage records: start in 1885, Prothonotary
Divorce: 1850, Prothonotary
Land: 1850, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1850, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1850, Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts
Notes: Prothonotary has birth and death records 1893-1905 and naturalization records 1850-1940.

Northampton
669 Washington St., Easton, PA 18042
(610) 559-3000
http://www.northamptoncounty.org
Incorporated: Oct. 14, 1751
Parent county: Bucks
Marriage records: start in 1885, County Archives
Divorce: 1752, Prothonotary
Land: 1752, County Archives
Probate: 1752, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1752, Prothonotary
Notes: Clerk of Orphans Court has birth and death records 1893-1936.

Northumberland
201 Market St., Sunbury, PA 17801
(570) 988-4100
http://www.northumberlandco.org
Incorporated: March 21, 1772
Parent counties: Lancaster, Berks, Cumberland, Bedford, Northampton
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: 1772, Prothonotary
Land: 1772, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1772, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1772, Prothonotary Office
Notes: Registrar/Recorder has birth and death records 1893-1905.

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Ontario
Incorporated: Feb. 21, 1810
Parent counties: Luzerne, Lycoming
Notes: See Bradford County. Name changed to Bradford March 24, 1812.

Perry
25 W. Main St., Box 37, New Bloomfield, PA 17068
(717) 582-2131
http://www.perryco.org
Incorporated: March 22, 1820
Parent county: Cumberland
Land records: start in 1820, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1820, Registrar/Recorder
Notes: Registrar/Recorder has birth records 1893-1918, death records 1894-1914, and marriage records 1870-1885.

Philadelphia
3101 Market St., 19104
(215) 685-9400
http://www.phila.gov/Records/Archives/Archives.html
Incorporated: March 10, 1682
Parent county: original county
Marriage records: start in 1885, Clerk of Orphans’ Court
Probate: Registrar of Wills
Notes: Philadelphia City Archives has birth records 1860-1915, court records 1810-1811, 1819-1874, divorce records 1851-1875, land records 1683-1952, and naturalization records 1793-1930.

Pike
412 Broad St., Milford, PA 18337
(570) 296-7231
http://www.pikepa.org
Incorporated: March 26, 1814
Parent county: Wayne
Marriage records: start in 1664, Prothonotary
Divorce: 1814, Prothonotary
Land: 1814, Prothonotary
Probate: 1814, Prothonotary
Court: 1814, Prothonotary
Notes: Prothonotary has birth and death records 1893-1905.

Potter
1 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915
(814) 274-9740
http://www.pottercountypa.net
Incorporated: March 26, 1804
Parent county: Lycoming
Marriage records: start in 1885, Prothonotary
Divorce: 1885, Prothonotary
Land: Registrar/Recorder No dates
Probate: Registrar/Recorder No dates
Notes: Prothonotary has birth, death, and burial records 1893-1905.

Schuylkill
401 N. Second St., Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 622-5570
http://www.co.schuylkill.pa.us
Incorporated: March 1, 1811
Parent counties: Berks, Northampton
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar of Wills
Divorce: 1878, County Archives
Land: 1811, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1811, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1811, County Archives
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth and death records 1893-1905. County Archives has naturalization records 1828-1988.

Snyder
9 W. Market St., Box 217, Middleburg, PA 17842
(570) 837-4208
http://www.snydercounty.org
Incorporated: March 2, 1855
Parent county: Union
Marriage records: start in 1885, Prothonotary
Divorce: 1855, Prothonotary
Land: 1855, County Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1855, County Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1855, Prothonotary
Notes: Prothonotary has birth and death records 1893-1905. Susquehanna University Library in Selinsgrove has Census records for 1910 and 1920.

Somerset
111 E. Union St., Somerset, PA 15501
(814) 445-1428
http://www.co.somerset.pa.us
Incorporated: April 17, 1795
Parent county: Bedford
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar of Wills
Divorce: 1795, Prothonotary Office
Land: 1795, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1795, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1795, Prothonotary
Military: 1865, Recorder of Deeds
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth and death records 1893-1906. Prothonotary Office has naturalization records 1795-1955.

Sullivan
Main and Muncy streets, Laporte, PA 18626
(570) 946-5201
http://www.sullivancounty-pa.us
Incorporated: March 15, 1847
Parent county: Lycoming
Marriage records: start in 1874, Prothonotary
Divorce: 1847, Prothonotary
Land: 1847, Prothonotary
Probate: 1847, Prothonotary
Court: 1847, Prothonotary
Notes: Prothonotary has birth and death records 1893-1905.

Susquehanna
11 Maple St., Box 218, Montrose, PA 18801
(570) 278-4600
http://www.susqco.com
Incorporated: Feb. 21, 1810
Parent county: Luzerne
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: 1877, Prothonotary
Land: 1810, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1810, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1812, Prothonotary
Military: 1918, Registrar/Recorder
Notes: Registrar/Recorder have birth and death records 1893-1905. Prothonotary has naturalization records 1844-1956.

Tioga
118 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901
(717) 723-8191
http://www.seda-cog.org/tioga
Incorporated: March 26, 1804
Parent county: Lycoming
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: 1813, Prothonotary
Land: 1807, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1803, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1813, Prothonotary
Naturalization: 1818, Prothonotary
Military: 1868, Registrar/Recorder
Orphan’s Court: 1812, Registrar/Recorder
Notes: Registrar/Recorder has birth and death records 1893-1905.

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Union
103 S. Second St., Lewisburg, PA 17837
(570) 524-8751
http://www.unioncountypa.org
Incorporated: March 22, 1813
Parent county: Northumberland
Marriage records: start in 1885, Prothonotary
Divorce: 1813, Prothonotary
Land: 1813, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1813, Registrar/Recorder
Court: 1813, Prothonotary
Notes: Prothonotary has birth records 1893-1905.

Venango
1168 Liberty St., Franklin, PA 16323
(814) 432-9577
http://www.co.venango.pa.us
Incorporated: March 12, 1800
Parent counties: Allegheny, Lycoming
Marriage records: start in 1885, Clerk of Courts/Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: Clerk of Courts/Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1806, Clerk of Courts/Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1806, Clerk of Courts/Recorder of Deeds
Court: Clerk of Courts/Recorder of Deeds
Notes: Clerk of Courts/Recorder of Deeds have birth and death records 1893-1905.

Warren
204 Fourth Ave., Warren, PA 16365
(814) 728-3440
http://www.warren-county.net
Incorporated: March 12, 1800
Parent counties: Allegheny, Lycoming
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar/Recorder
Divorce: ca. 1800, Prothonotary
Land: 1819, Registrar/Recorder
Probate: 1819, Registrar/Recorder
Court: ca. 1800, Prothonotary
Notes: Registrar/Recorder has birth and death records 1893-1906.

Washington
1 S. Main St., Washington, PA 15301
(724) 228-6787
http://www.co.washington.pa.us
Incorporated: March 28, 1781
Parent county: Westmoreland
Marriage records: start in 1885, Registrar of Wills
Divorce: 1781, Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts
Land: 1781, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1785, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1781, Prothonotary
Military: 1781, Recorder of Deeds
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth and death records 1893-1906. Prothonotary has naturalization records 1802-1905, 1918-1984.

Wayne
925 Court St., Honesdale, PA 18431
(570) 253-5970
http://www.co.wayne.pa.us
Incorporated: March 21, 1798
Parent county: Northampton
Marriage records: start in 1885, Prothonotary
Divorce: 1900, Prothonotary
Land: 1798, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1798, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1798, Prothonotary
Notes: Prothonotary has birth and death records 1893-1906.

Westmoreland
2 N. Main St., Suite 203, Greensburg, PA 15601
(724) 830-3734
http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1773
Parent county: Bedford
Marriage records: start in 1885, County Clerk
Divorce: 1893–1905, Registrar of Wills; Prothonotary Office
Land: 1773, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1773, Registrar of Wills
Court: 1773, Clerk of Courts
Naturalization: 1804, Prothonotary
Notes: Registrar of Wills has birth and divorce records 1893-1905.

Wyoming
1 Courthouse Square, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-3200
http://www.adamscounty.us/wyoming
Incorporated: April 4, 1842
Parent county: Luzerne
Marriage records: start in 1885, Prothonotary
Divorce: 1842, Prothonotary
Land: 1842, Registrar of Wills/Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1842, Registrar of Wills/Recorder of Deeds
Court: 1842, Prothonotary
Notes: Prothonotary has birth and death records 1893-1906.

York
28 E. Market St., York, PA 17401
(717) 771-9675
http://www.york-county.org
Incorporated: Aug. 19, 1749
Parent county: Lancaster
Marriage records: start in 1885, County Clerk
Divorce: 1749, County Clerk; 1749–1989, County Archives
Land: 1749, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1967, Registrar of Wills
Court: start in 1749, County Clerk; 1749–1989, County Archives
Notes: Clerk of Orphan’s Court has birth and death records 1893-1906. County Archives has court and divorce records 1749-1989 and probate records 1749-1967. Prothonotary has naturalization records 1795-1992.

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