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'''Cameron County, Pennsylvania''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
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== Cameron County Pennsylvania Historical Facts  ==
  
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Clinton County, Pennsylvania|Clinton]], [[Elk County, Pennsylvania|Elk]], [[McKean County, Pennsylvania|McKean]] and [[Potter County, Pennsylvania|Potter]] Counties 29 March 1860.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Clinton County, Pennsylvania|Clinton]], [[Elk County, Pennsylvania|Elk]], [[McKean County, Pennsylvania|McKean]] and [[Potter County, Pennsylvania|Potter]] Counties 29 March 1860.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*'''County Seat:''' Emporium<br>  
 
*'''County Seat:''' Emporium<br>  
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Pennsylvania (accessed 17 July 2012).</ref>[[McKean County, Pennsylvania|McKean]] (north){{•}}[[Clinton County, Pennsylvania|Clinton]] (east){{•}}[[Elk County, Pennsylvania|Elk]] (west){{•}}[[Clearfield County, Pennsylvania|Clearfield]] (south) {{•}} [[Potter County, Pennsylvania|Potter]] (northeast)
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Pennsylvania (accessed 17 July 2012).</ref>[[McKean County, Pennsylvania|McKean]] (north){{•}}[[Clinton County, Pennsylvania|Clinton]] (east){{•}}[[Elk County, Pennsylvania|Elk]] (west){{•}}[[Clearfield County, Pennsylvania|Clearfield]] (south) {{•}} [[Potter County, Pennsylvania|Potter]] (northeast)
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==== Boundary Changes<ref name="PaLine">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/21353742&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Pennsylvania line : a research guide to Pennsylvania genealogy and local history, 1990 ed.''] (Laughlintown, Pa.: Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, 1990), [FHL book 974.8 D27p 1990]. </ref>  ====
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==== Boundary Changes<ref name="PaLine">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/21353742 ''Pennsylvania line : a research guide to Pennsylvania genealogy and local history, 1990 ed.''] (Laughlintown, Pa.: Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, 1990), [FHL book 974.8 D27p 1990]. </ref>  ====
 
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*'''Before 1795:''' Future Cameron County was part of [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]] County.  
 
*'''Before 1795:''' Future Cameron County was part of [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]] County.  
 
*'''13 April 1795:''' [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania|Lycoming]] County (including future Cameron County) was created from [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]] County.  
 
*'''13 April 1795:''' [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania|Lycoming]] County (including future Cameron County) was created from [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]] County.  
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*'''18 April 1843:''' A small part of Cameron County was included in [[Elk County, Pennsylvania|Elk]] County when it was created.
 
*'''18 April 1843:''' A small part of Cameron County was included in [[Elk County, Pennsylvania|Elk]] County when it was created.
  
== Resources  ==
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== Cameron County Pennsylvania Genealogy Resources  ==
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
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====== Clerk of the Court  ======
 
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====== Prothonotary  ======
 
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
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Naturalization records available for Cameron County, Pennsylvania include the following:<br>
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'''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records'''
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:*'''1901-1930''' – [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=118&title=naturalizations_pa_middle%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930; and 1901-1906] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1622, Middle District court was created in 1901, for earlier dates try the Eastern and Western District court records<br>
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:*'''1901-1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1193 Middle District, US Circuit and District Courts: Naturalization petitions, 1906-1930] located in ''U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972 (World Archives Project)'' database on [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1622, Middle District court was created in 1901, for earlier dates try the Eastern and Western District court records<br>
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<br> '''Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm'''<br>
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:*'''1862-1906''' Naturalization Dockets {{FHL|185403|item|disp=FHL film 1317479}}<br>
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:*'''1854-1976'''-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM5Y-7NT%3A966883392%3Fcc%3D1999196 Cameron County Probate Records]<br>
  
{{PA probate FHLC and WorldCat|Cameron|492339}}<br>
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
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[http://www.cameroncountypa.com/ '''Cameron County Courthouse''']<br> E. Fifth St.<br>Emporium, PA 15834<br>Phone: (814) 486-3355  
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[http://www.cameroncountypa.com '''Cameron County Courthouse''']<br> 20 E. Fifth St.<br>Emporium, PA 15834<br>Phone: (814) 486-3355<br>
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Orphans' Court<br>Phone: (814) 486-3355<br>
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[http://www.cameroncountypa.com/Cameron_County_Prothonotary.htm Prothonotary]<br>Phone: (814) 486-3349
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
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[[Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.
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The main FHC for Cameron County, Pennsylvania is the [http://www.thelittlemuseum.org/ Cameron County Historical Society]. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [https://familysearch.org/locations FHC directory].
  
 
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:*'''1700-1821''' - Pennsylvania Marriage Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2383 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties.  
 
:*'''1700-1821''' - Pennsylvania Marriage Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2383 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties.  
:*'''1725-1976''' - {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years.
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:*'''1725-1976''' - {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years. This index is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
 
:*'''Pre-1810''' – Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2098 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties. Includes 35,000 marriage records from vol. VIII of of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives.  
 
:*'''Pre-1810''' – Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2098 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties. Includes 35,000 marriage records from vol. VIII of of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives.  
 
:*'''1852-1854''' - Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2486 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
 
:*'''1852-1854''' - Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2486 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
:*'''1885-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1589502|Pennsylvania County Marriage, 1885-1950}} Extracted marriage records – free. This database is incomplete for all counties. May also contain marriage records earlier than 1885.<br><noinclude>[[Category:Templates for PA pages]]
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:*'''1885-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1589502|Pennsylvania County Marriage, 1885-1950}} Extracted marriage records – free. This database is incomplete for all counties. May also contain marriage records earlier than 1885.<br>
  
 
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== Cameron County Pennsylvania Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/PA/Cameron/ Linkpendium - Cameron County]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/PA/Cameron/ Linkpendium - Cameron County]  
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Cameron County, Pennsylvania genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Founded March 29, 1860
County Seat Emporium
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Address Cameron County Courthouse
E. Fifth St.
Emporium, PA 15834
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Contents

Cameron County Pennsylvania Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Deeds
Probate
1893
1885
1893
1860
1863
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Clinton, Elk, McKean and Potter Counties 29 March 1860.[1]
  • County Seat: Emporium
  • Neighboring Counties: Cameron County, Pennsylvania residents may also have records in [2]McKean (north) • Clinton (east) • Elk (west) • Clearfield (south)  • Potter (northeast)


Boundary Changes[3]

  • Before 1795: Future Cameron County was part of Northumberland County.
  • 13 April 1795: Lycoming County (including future Cameron County) was created from Northumberland County.
  • 26 March 1804: When McKean and Potter Counties were formed from Lycoming County, parts of future Cameron County were included in each, while about a third of today's Cameron remained in Lycoming County.
  • 21 January 1839: When Clinton County was formed from Lycoming and Centre Counties, what is today's Cameron County was split between McKean, Potter, and Clinton Counties.
  • 18 April 1843: A small part of Cameron County was included in Elk County when it was created.

Cameron County Pennsylvania Genealogy Resources

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb-transcripts

Billion Graves

Pennsylvania Genealogy

Epodunk

Pennsylvania Gravestones

Billion Graves

Names in Stone

Access Genealogy

Ancestry($)


See Pennsylvania Cemeteries for more information.


Census

For tips on accessing Cameron County, Pennsylvania Federal (or United States) census records online, see: Pennsylvania Census.

There are no county or state census records available for Pennsylvania. County and city tax records can be used as a substitute when census records are not available.

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. In Pennsylvania, church records are often used as a substitute for birth, marriage, and death information. For general information about Pennsylvania denominations, view the Pennsylvania Church Records wiki page. Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cameron County Church Records in online catalogs like:

County-wide Database - Multi-denominational
Cameron county pennsylvania churches.png

Court Records

Cameron County, Pennsylvania court records are housed at the Cameron County, Pennsylvania Courthouse. For many counties copies of court records may be found at the Pennsylvania State Archives and in the FamilySearch collection. Note that within these collections some films may contain the same records, but have different titles. Other titles are not duplicates. See Finding Court Records at other repositories within this section for links to the online catalogs for these two collections. Films at the Pennsylvania State Archives are not available for inter-library loan. If court records are available FamilySearch films may be ordered at a local Family History Center.

Court of Common Pleas

The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters. The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. Cameron County, Pennsylvania shares its judicial district with Elk County, Pennsylvania. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.[4]

Clerk of the Court

The Clerk of Courts prepares and maintains the records for the Criminal Division of the Court of Common Pleas. The Clerk signs and affixes the Seal of the Courts to all writs and processes, administers oaths and affirmations, and assumes custody of the seal and records of the Courts. The Clerk certifies and distributes orders of the Court. The Clerk also certifies and prepares bills of costs for the defendants and utilizes the computerized financial management system to disburse fines, costs and restitution.[5] For the Cameron County, Pennsylvania Clerk of Courts address see the Courthouse section on this page.

Prothonotary

The office of the Prothontary is the custodian of all civil matters in the county. This includes naturalization, immigration, equity actions, judgements, federal and local tax leins, city liens, family court, arbitrations, license suspension appeals, appeals to higher court, commercial code filings, applications for passports and divorce proceedings. See the Courthouse section on this page for the Cameron County, Pennsylvania Prothonotary office information.

Orphan's Court

See Vital Records
The Orphans' Court is responsible for a wide range of matters. The name of the Court is derived from the more general definition of "orphan," that being a person or thing that is without protective affiliation or sponsorship. This would include those not capable of handling their own affairs, minors, incapacitated persons, decedents estates, nonprofit corporations and trusts. It is the role of the Court to ensure that the best interests of the person or entity are not compromised.

It is believed the name of this court was borrowed from the Court of Orphans of the city of London, England which had the care and guardianship of children of deceased citizens, in their minority.[6]

For Cameron County, Pennsylvania Orphans' Court contact information see the Courthouse section on this page.

Finding Court Records at Other Repositories

Additional court records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cameron County, Pennsylvania Court Records in online catalogs like:

Emigration and Immigration

For information about emigration into Pennsylvania, see the Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration page.


Ethnic Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Published Histories

Land and Property

Land records in Cameron County began in 1860. These records are filed with the Prothonotary/Recorder of Deeds office in Emporium, Pennsylvania.

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts, indexes, mortgages, leases, grants, sheriff sales, land patents, and maps. Property records include liens as well as livestock brands and estray records.

The following are examples of available resources:

Land Records on Microfilm

Additional Resources

See Pennsylvania Land and Property for more information about using land records, especially about original land warrants, surveys, and patents filed at the state land office.

Additional resources can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cameron County Pennsylvania Land in online catalogs such as:

Maps

Migrations

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Naturalization records can contain information about immigration and nativity. Prior to 1906, it is rare to find the town of origin in naturalization records. See Pennsylvania Naturalization for more information about the types of records and availability.

Naturalizations granted at the county level were kept by the office of the Prothonotary. Naturalizations could also be granted on the Federal Court level.

Naturalization records available for Cameron County, Pennsylvania include the following:

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records


Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm

Finding Naturalization Indexes at Other Repositories

Additional naturalization indexes can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cameron County, Pennsylvania naturalization in online catalogs like:

Newspapers

Cameron County, Pennsylvania newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, historical/genealogical societies, college or university libraries, or state archives in the area where the newspaper was published.

For information on state-wide newspapers see Pennsylvania Newspapers

Newspapers of Cameron County

Online Newspapers

To learn if there are newspapers online for a specific town or city in Pennsylvania, see news.google.com/newspapers and search for the town or the name of a newspaper.

Online Newspaper Abstracts


Obituaries

Obituaries are generally found in local newspapers where the person died. However, sometimes an obituary is found in the location from which he or she originated. To find an obituary, see the information under the Newspaper heading


Online Obituary Abstracts

Online Obituary Abstracts

Occupations

Indentured Servants

Periodicals

Poorhouse, Almshouse

Probate Records

Probate matters in Cameron County, Pennsylvania are handled by the Orphans' Court and start when the county was created. To obtain original probate records, contact the Orphan's Court in the County Courthouse.

In addition to wills and administrations, the Orphans' Court also handles: audits of accounts of executors, administrators, trustees, and guardians; distribution of estates of decedents, incompetents, and minors; appointment and control of guardians; adoptions; appeals from the Register of Wills involving probate matters; inheritance tax appeals and various petitions and motions.

Online Probate Records

Original probate records for some Pennsylvania counties are available free online as digital images at FamilySearch.org. The dates vary significantly for each county and not all counties are listed. Some counties may only have probate indexes. This Pennsylvania collection of images may be browsed through the links listed below:

Complete Collection:

Cameron County Only:

Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

Additional probate indexes or abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cameron County, Pennsylvania probate wills in online catalogs like:

Repositories

Archives
  • The Pennsylvania Archives collection contains county archive records that can be searched onsite. Currently the Archives' staff cannot provide research or make copies of these records. Their collections include Almshouse Registers; Tax records; Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes and Records; Midwife records; African American records; Wills; Deeds; Naturalizations; Coroner's inquests; and Orphan's Court dockets. A list of the Archive's county holdings are on Microfilm or Manuscript form.
Courthouse

Cameron County Courthouse
20 E. Fifth St.
Emporium, PA 15834
Phone: (814) 486-3355

Orphans' Court
Phone: (814) 486-3355

Prothonotary
Phone: (814) 486-3349

Family History Centers

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Cameron County, Pennsylvania is the Cameron County Historical Society. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Libraries

The Barbara Moscato Brown Library
27 West 4th St., P.O. Box 430
Emporium, PA 15834-0430
Phone: (814) 486-8011
E-Mail: brocampl@zitomedia.net

Societies

Cameron County Historical Society
P. O. Box 433
Emporium, PA 15834
E-mail: Info@thelittlemuseum.org

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital records are handled by the County Orphans' Court. Between the years 1852-1855 Pennsylvania made a failed attempt to record birth, marriage and death events at the county level. While the records for that time period are available, there were few events recorded. County marriage records were kept in earnest in 1885. Births and deaths, at the county level, were begun in 1893 and kept through 1905. Abstracts and copies of vital records are available for some counties, but most are incomplete. For the most complete set of records, always contact the County Orphans' Court.

Births

Early births 1893–1905 are located at the County Orphans' Court. See the heading Court Records on this page for contact information.

Indexes for Pennsylvania birth records are available through the Department of of Health for 1906 and 1907. Once an individual is located in the index a non certified Birth certificate can be obtained by writing and sending $3.00 to:

Division of Vital Records
ATTN: Public Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103

Marriages

Pennsylvania marriages are located at the county level. Contact the Cameron County, Pennsylvania clerk's office for these records.

  • 1700-1821 - Pennsylvania Marriage Records Ancestry.com – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties.
  • 1725-1976 - Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940 - free index. Not complete for all years. This index is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  • Pre-1810 – Pennsylvania Marriages Ancestry.com – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties. Includes 35,000 marriage records from vol. VIII of of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives.
  • 1852-1854 - Pennsylvania Marriages Ancestry.com – ($) Index with images.
  • 1885-1950 - Pennsylvania County Marriage, 1885-1950 Extracted marriage records – free. This database is incomplete for all counties. May also contain marriage records earlier than 1885.
Divorce

Divorce records are available through the office of the Prothonotary. The office of the Prothonotary is located in the courthouse building.

Deaths

Early deaths 1893–1905 are located at the County Orphans' Court. See the heading Court Records on this page for contact information.

Indexes for Pennsylvania death records are available through the Department of Health for 1906 through 1962. Once an individual is located in the index a non certified death certificate can be obtained obtained by writing and sending $3.00 to:

Division of Vital Records
ATTN: Public Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cameron County, Pennsylvania Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Cameron County Pennsylvania Genealogy Websites

Cameron County Pennsylvania Places

Populated Places

Cameron County Pennsylvania Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Pennsylvania (accessed 17 July 2012).
  3. Pennsylvania line : a research guide to Pennsylvania genealogy and local history, 1990 ed. (Laughlintown, Pa.: Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, 1990), [FHL book 974.8 D27p 1990].
  4. The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/accesssed 10 July 2012.
  5. Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Clerk of Courts in http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ClerksOfCourts.htm (accessed 25 Aug 2012)
  6. The Philadelphia Courts at http://www.courts.phila.gov/common-pleas/orphans/ accessed 10 July 2012