Clinton County, Pennsylvania

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Contents

Historical Facts

Named for DeWitt Clinton, seventh Governor of New York.

Parent Counties

21 June 1839: Clinton County was created from Lycoming and Centre Counties. [1]

Boundary Changes [2]

  • 27 January 1750: When Cumberland County was formed, it included part of the southern portion of today's Clinton County. The rest of today's Clinton County were not included in any county until 1785
  • 14 October 1751: When Berks County was created, a portion of southwestern Clinton County was included in it.
  • 9 March 1771: Bedford County was created taking the portion of today's Clinton County that was in Cumberland County.
  • 21 March 1772: When Northumberland County was created, the southern portion of today's Clinton County which was formerly in Bedford and Berks Counties was included in Northumberland County.
  • 1785: The northern portion of today's Clinton County was annexed to Northumberland County; thus, all of the county was part of Northumberland County.
  • 19 September 1789: When Mifflin County was formed, southern part of today's Clinton County became part of it.; the remainder (approx. 80%) stayed in Northumberland County.
  • 13 April 1795: When Lycoming County was created, the portion that was in Northumberland County was absorbed into Lycoming County; the remainder stayed in Mifflin County.
  • 13 February 1800: Centre County was created, the northern portion remained in Lycoming County while the southern half became part of Centre County.
  • 29 March 1860: When Cameron County was formed, the boundaries of Clinton County became final.

Neighboring Counties

Cameron | Centre | Clearfield | Lycoming | Potter | Union

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, 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-transcriptions
USGenWeb-tombstone photos
Billion Graves
Pennsylvania Genealogy   Epodunk
Pennsylvania Gravestones  
Billion Graves  
Names in Stone    
Linkpendium    
Ancestry($)    
Access Genealogy    
See Pennsylvania Cemeteries for more information.


Census

For tips on accessing Clinton 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

Court Records

Court of Common Pleas
Clerk of the Court
Prothonotary
Orphan's Court (see Vital Records)

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Published Histories

Land and Property

Clinton County Register & Recorder
230 East Water Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: (570) 893-4010
E-mail: regrec@clintoncountypa.com

Due to the lack of vital records for Pennsylvania, land records are an important tool in early Pennsylvania research. Land records will list the sellor and purchaser of the property and may hide clues to family connections. Land records for Clinton are available from the Recorder of Deeds for 1839 to the present.


Maps

Ancestor Tracks has posted free downloadable images from the 1862 Map of Clinton County, Pennsylvania from Actual Surveys under the Direction of H.F. Walling drawn by F.W. Beers.  This wall map located in the Library of Congress shows major landowners and geographic sites at the date of publishing.  While the physical maps are in the public domain, the images we have taken of the maps belong to us and are not to be used commercially.  We hereby give permission to use them strictly for personal use; please attribute to Ancestor Tracks.

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupations

Indentured Servants

Periodicals

Poorhouse, Almshouse

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse

Clinton County Courthouse
Clinton County Register and Recorders Office
230 East Water Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
(570) 893-4010

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Clinton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 393
Lock Haven, PA 17745-0393

Clinton County Historical Society
362 East Water Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: (570) 748-7254

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.

Birth

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

  • 1852-1854 – Pennsylvania Births Ancestry.com – ($) Index with images.
Marriage

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

  • 1725-1976 - Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940 - free index. Not complete for all years.
  • 1700-1821 - Pennsylvania Marriage Records Ancestry.com – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties.
  • Pre-1810 – Pennsylvania Marriages Ancestry.com – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties. Includes 35,000 marriage records from vol. VIII of of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives.
Divorce

Divorce records are handled by the office of the Prothonotary. While no on-line indexes or records are available, records may be obtained by visiting or writing to the Prothonotary at:

Clinton County Prothonotary Office
230 East Water Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: (570) 893-4007
E-mail: mvilello@clintoncountypa.com

Death

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

  • 1852-1854 – Pennsylvania Deaths Ancestry.com – ($) Index with images.

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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

Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. 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].