Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Huntingdon County'''  
  
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]] County 20 September 1787.<br> <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;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 [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]] County 20 September 1787.<br> <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;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>  
 
*'''County Seat:''' Huntingdon<br>  
 
*'''County Seat:''' Huntingdon<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>[[Centre County, Pennsylvania|Centre]] (north){{•}}[[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania|Mifflin]] and [[Juniata County, Pennsylvania|Juniata]] (east){{•}}[[Blair County, Pennsylvania|Blair]] (west){{•}}[[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]] (southwest) {{•}} [[Fulton County, Pennsylvania|Fulton]] (south) {{•}} [[Franklin County, Pennsylvania|Franklin]] (southeast)
 
*'''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>[[Centre County, Pennsylvania|Centre]] (north){{•}}[[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania|Mifflin]] and [[Juniata County, Pennsylvania|Juniata]] (east){{•}}[[Blair County, Pennsylvania|Blair]] (west){{•}}[[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]] (southwest) {{•}} [[Fulton County, Pennsylvania|Fulton]] (south) {{•}} [[Franklin County, Pennsylvania|Franklin]] (southeast)
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*'''26 February 1846:''' Parts of Huntingdon and [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]] Counties were taken to create [[Blair County, Pennsylvania|Blair]] County.
 
*'''26 February 1846:''' Parts of Huntingdon and [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]] Counties were taken to create [[Blair County, Pennsylvania|Blair]] County.
  
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== Resources  ==
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/church/1834scpresbyterian.txt 1834 Membership of Presbyterian Church of Shavers Creek Manor], USGenWeb Archives<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/church/1834scpresbyterian.txt 1834 Membership of Presbyterian Church of Shavers Creek Manor], USGenWeb Archives<br>  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/church/baptism-1857-60.txt Selected Baptisms, 1857-1860, First Lutheran Congregation, Penn Township, Huntingdon County, PA], USGenWeb Archives<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/church/baptism-1857-60.txt Selected Baptisms, 1857-1860, First Lutheran Congregation, Penn Township, Huntingdon County, PA], USGenWeb Archives<br>  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/churches.htm ''Church Locations''], Huntingdon County PAGenWeb<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/churches.htm ''Church Locations''], Huntingdon County PAGenWeb<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/st-marys-cromwell.htm ''St. Mary's Catholic Church Shade Valley, Cromwell Township''], Huntingdon County PAGenWeb<br>
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/st-marys-cromwell.htm ''St. Mary's Catholic Church Shade Valley, Cromwell Township''], Huntingdon County PAGenWeb<br>
  
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====== Prothonotary  ======
 
====== Prothonotary  ======
  
The Office of Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts is divided into three primary areas of responsibility, those of Prothonotary, Quarter Sessions, and Clerk of Court.<br>
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The Office of Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts is divided into three primary areas of responsibility, those of Prothonotary, Quarter Sessions, and Clerk of Court.<br>  
  
 
Huntingdon County Office of Prothonotary<br>PO Box 39<br>Huntingdon, PA 16652  
 
Huntingdon County Office of Prothonotary<br>PO Box 39<br>Huntingdon, PA 16652  
  
(814) 643-1610 or (814) 643-5511<br>(814) 643-4271 - fax<br>email: kcoons@huntingdoncounty.net<br>
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(814) 643-1610 or (814) 643-5511<br>(814) 643-4271 - fax<br>email: kcoons@huntingdoncounty.net<br>  
  
 
===== Orphans' Court (see Vital Records)  =====
 
===== Orphans' Court (see Vital Records)  =====
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Register and Recorder<br>Courthouse - 223 Penn St.<br>Huntingdon, PA 16652  
 
Register and Recorder<br>Courthouse - 223 Penn St.<br>Huntingdon, PA 16652  
  
(814) 643-2740<br>(814) 643-6849 - fax<br>vcooper@huntingdoncounty.net<br>
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(814) 643-2740<br>(814) 643-6849 - fax<br>vcooper@huntingdoncounty.net<br>  
  
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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'''Land Records on Microfilm'''  
 
'''Land Records on Microfilm'''  
  
*'''1786–1972''' Deeds, 1786-1866; Index to Deeds, 1786-1972; Misc. Index to Deeds, 1790- 1877. {{FHL|229732|item|disp=FHL film 900605 (first of 47 films)}}<br>
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*'''1786–1972''' Deeds, 1786-1866; Index to Deeds, 1786-1972; Misc. Index to Deeds, 1790- 1877. {{FHL|229732|item|disp=FHL film 900605 (first of 47 films)}}<br>  
 
*'''1803–1969''' Mortgage Index {{FHL|408951|item|disp=FHL film 902449}}
 
*'''1803–1969''' Mortgage Index {{FHL|408951|item|disp=FHL film 902449}}
  
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Additional resources can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''Huntingdon County Pennsylvania Land''''' in online catalogs such as:  
 
Additional resources can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''Huntingdon County Pennsylvania Land''''' in online catalogs such as:  
  
*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Huntingdon+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>
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*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Huntingdon+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>  
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Huntingdon+county+pennsylvania+land WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].)<br>
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Huntingdon+county+pennsylvania+land WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].)<br>  
 
*{{FHL|376428|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (For instructions see [[Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search|FHL Catalog Place-name Search]].)
 
*{{FHL|376428|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (For instructions see [[Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search|FHL Catalog Place-name Search]].)
  
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
  
[http://huntingdoncounty.net/Pages/HuntingdonCountyHome.aspx Huntingdon County Courthouse]<br>Register and Recorder<br>Courthouse - 223 Penn St.<br>Huntingdon, PA 16652<br>(814) 643-2740<br>(814) 643-8152 - fax<br>
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[http://huntingdoncounty.net/Pages/HuntingdonCountyHome.aspx Huntingdon County Courthouse]<br>Register and Recorder<br>Courthouse - 223 Penn St.<br>Huntingdon, PA 16652<br>(814) 643-2740<br>(814) 643-8152 - fax<br>  
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
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===== Societies  =====
 
===== Societies  =====
  
[http://www.huntingdonhistory.org/ Huntingdon County Historical Society] <br>
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[http://www.huntingdonhistory.org/ Huntingdon County Historical Society] <br>  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*''Marriages and Deaths, 1852-1854, Births, 1852-1853'' –&nbsp; {{FHL|406043|item|disp=FHL film 900604}}
 
*''Marriages and Deaths, 1852-1854, Births, 1852-1853'' –&nbsp; {{FHL|406043|item|disp=FHL film 900604}}
  
Birth records for Huntingdon County began in 1894. The Huntingdon County [http://www.huntingdoncounty.net/Pages/RegisterandRecorder.aspx Clerk of the Orphans' Court] maintains the birth records from 1894–1905. To obtain a copy of birth record in the 1894–1905 time period you may contact the [http://www.huntingdoncounty.net/Pages/RegisterandRecorder.aspx Huntingdon County Register and Recorder].<br>
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Birth records for Huntingdon County began in 1894. The Huntingdon County [http://www.huntingdoncounty.net/Pages/RegisterandRecorder.aspx Clerk of the Orphans' Court] maintains the birth records from 1894–1905. To obtain a copy of birth record in the 1894–1905 time period you may contact the [http://www.huntingdoncounty.net/Pages/RegisterandRecorder.aspx Huntingdon County Register and Recorder].<br>  
  
 
The birth records for Huntingdon County were microfilmed by [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]. These microfilms may be ordered into a local [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] or [https://familysearch.org/locations authorized public library] for a small fee.  
 
The birth records for Huntingdon County were microfilmed by [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]. These microfilms may be ordered into a local [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] or [https://familysearch.org/locations authorized public library] for a small fee.  
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The cost for an non-certified birth certificate is $3.00.  
 
The cost for an non-certified birth certificate is $3.00.  
  
Some Huntingdon County births can be found online in [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681005 Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950].<br>
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Some Huntingdon County births can be found online in [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681005 Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950].<br>  
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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Huntingdon County marriages are maintained by the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntingdon_County,_Pennsylvania#Orphans.27_Court_.28see_Vital_Records.29 Register and Recorder of Huntingdon County.] The county began recording marriages in 1885. A few marriage records were created by the county in the 1853–1854 time period. To obtain a marriage record you may go to or contact the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntingdon_County,_Pennsylvania#Orphans.27_Court_.28see_Vital_Records.29 Register and Recorders office.]  
 
Huntingdon County marriages are maintained by the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntingdon_County,_Pennsylvania#Orphans.27_Court_.28see_Vital_Records.29 Register and Recorder of Huntingdon County.] The county began recording marriages in 1885. A few marriage records were created by the county in the 1853–1854 time period. To obtain a marriage record you may go to or contact the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntingdon_County,_Pennsylvania#Orphans.27_Court_.28see_Vital_Records.29 Register and Recorders office.]  
  
A free online index with images to some Huntingdon County marriages can be found in the [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] Records Collecton, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1589502 Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 – 1950]. Most of the records consist of marriage licenses, certificates, applications, docket books, and affidavits. These records have been microfilmed.<br>
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A free online index with images to some Huntingdon County marriages can be found in the [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] Records Collecton, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1589502 Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 – 1950]. Most of the records consist of marriage licenses, certificates, applications, docket books, and affidavits. These records have been microfilmed.<br>  
  
*''Marriages and Deaths, 1852-1854, Births, 1852-1853'' – {{FHL|40643|item|disp=FHL film 900604}}<br>
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*''Marriages and Deaths, 1852-1854, Births, 1852-1853'' – {{FHL|40643|item|disp=FHL film 900604}}<br>  
 
*''Marriage License Dockets, 1885-1907'' – {{FHL|403697|item|disp=films 900593–900603}}
 
*''Marriage License Dockets, 1885-1907'' – {{FHL|403697|item|disp=films 900593–900603}}
  
 
You may also check online fot these marriage listings:  
 
You may also check online fot these marriage listings:  
  
*1787-1823, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/africa_marriages.html Marriages by Rev. John Johnston 1787-1823], from J. Simpson Africa's ''History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties'', (1883), PAGenWeb<br>
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*1787-1823, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/africa_marriages.html Marriages by Rev. John Johnston 1787-1823], from J. Simpson Africa's ''History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties'', (1883), PAGenWeb<br>  
*1885-1887, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/1885marriage.htm Marriage Licences], contributed by Barbara Lautherboren, PAGenWeb<br>
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*1885-1887, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/1885marriage.htm Marriage Licences], contributed by Barbara Lautherboren, PAGenWeb<br>  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/marriage-cert.htm ''Huntingdon County Marriage Applications, Licenses &amp; Certificates''], Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/marriage-cert.htm ''Huntingdon County Marriage Applications, Licenses &amp; Certificates''], Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/marriage-notices.htm Huntingdon County Marriage Notices], Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives<br>
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/marriage-notices.htm Huntingdon County Marriage Notices], Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives<br>
  
 
===== Divorce  =====
 
===== Divorce  =====
  
Divorce records are available through the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntingdon_County,_Pennsylvania#Prothonotary office of the Prothonotary]. The office of the Prothonotary is located in the main [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntingdon_County,_Pennsylvania#Courthouse courthouse] building.<br>
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Divorce records are available through the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntingdon_County,_Pennsylvania#Prothonotary office of the Prothonotary]. The office of the Prothonotary is located in the main [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntingdon_County,_Pennsylvania#Courthouse courthouse] building.<br>  
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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The 1852-1854 county death records were microfilmed by [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.] They are available through [https://familysearch.org/locations/ Family History Centers] and at the [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/genealogy/3183/vital_statistics/387291 Pennsylvania State Archives.]  
 
The 1852-1854 county death records were microfilmed by [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.] They are available through [https://familysearch.org/locations/ Family History Centers] and at the [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/genealogy/3183/vital_statistics/387291 Pennsylvania State Archives.]  
  
*'''1807-1827''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/deaths-1807-27.htm Huntingdon County Deaths,1807-1827], PAGenWeb, extracted from J. Simpson Africa's ''History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania'', 1883. (Free)<br>
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*'''1807-1827''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/deaths-1807-27.htm Huntingdon County Deaths,1807-1827], PAGenWeb, extracted from J. Simpson Africa's ''History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania'', 1883. (Free)<br>  
 
*'''1836-1846''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/deaths-1836-46.htm Huntingdon County Deaths, 1836-1846], PAGenWeb, extracted from the ''Hollidaysburg Record,'' a weekly newspaper of Blair County. (Free)  
 
*'''1836-1846''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/deaths-1836-46.htm Huntingdon County Deaths, 1836-1846], PAGenWeb, extracted from the ''Hollidaysburg Record,'' a weekly newspaper of Blair County. (Free)  
*'''1852-1854''' – ''Pennsylvania Deaths'' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Ancestry.com] – $ Index with images<br>
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*'''1852-1854''' – ''Pennsylvania Deaths'' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Ancestry.com] – $ Index with images<br>  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/vitals/deaths/p-1894-96.txt ''Death Registers and Reports''], 1894–1896 Partial listing of P surnames – USGenWeb Archives  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/vitals/deaths/p-1894-96.txt ''Death Registers and Reports''], 1894–1896 Partial listing of P surnames – USGenWeb Archives  
 
*''Marriages and Deaths, 1852-1854, Births, 1852-1853'' – {{FHL|406043|item|FHL film 900604}}<br>
 
*''Marriages and Deaths, 1852-1854, Births, 1852-1853'' – {{FHL|406043|item|FHL film 900604}}<br>
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Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
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Location in the state of Pennsylvania
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Founded September 20, 1787
County Seat Huntingdon
Courthouse
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Courthouse.jpg
Address Huntingdon County Courthouse
223 Penn St.
Huntingdon, PA 16652
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Deeds
Probate
1893
1885
1893
1786
1787
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Bedford County 20 September 1787.
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  • County Seat: Huntingdon
  • Neighboring Counties: Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania residents may also have records in [2]Centre (north) • Mifflin and Juniata (east) • Blair (west) • Bedford (southwest)  • Fulton (south)  • Franklin (southeast)


Named for Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, who as one of benefactors of Rev. William Smith's in his exploration efforts. Rev. William Smith was responsible for laying out the town of Huntingdon in 1767.

Wikipedia


  • Almost everyone that lives in Huntingdon County speaks English as their first language. The dominant form of speech in Huntingdon County is the Central Pennsylvania accent, although some areas of the county, such as Kishacoquillas Valley, where many Amish and Mennonite people live, German is commonly spoken.


Boundary Changes

  • 26 March 1804: Cambria County was set off from one part of Huntingdon County along with other parts from Bedford and Somerset Counties.
  • 26 February 1846: Parts of Huntingdon and Bedford Counties were taken to create Blair County.


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 {{FHL|508688|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} Findagrave.com
Interment.net WorldCat Names in Stone
USGenWeb 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 Huntingdon 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

Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

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

County-wide Database - Multi-denominational
Catholic
  • "100 Years of the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese 1843–1943," Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 1. FHL Book 974.8 B2wg. Chronology, map, county-by-county information.

Court Records

Some of the Continuence Dockets and the Quarter Session Books are stored in the basement of the Huntingdon County Court House. The Continuence Dockets have been microfilmed and are at the Huntingdon County Pennsylvania Courthouse.

Court of Common Pleas
Clerk of the Court
Prothonotary

The Office of Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts is divided into three primary areas of responsibility, those of Prothonotary, Quarter Sessions, and Clerk of Court.

Huntingdon County Office of Prothonotary
PO Box 39
Huntingdon, PA 16652

(814) 643-1610 or (814) 643-5511
(814) 643-4271 - fax
email: kcoons@huntingdoncounty.net

Orphans' Court (see Vital Records)

The Huntingdon County Register & Recorders Office serves the public in three distinct areas: The Register of Wills; The Recorder of Deeds and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court.

Register and Recorder
Courthouse - 223 Penn St.
Huntingdon, PA 16652

(814) 643-2740
(814) 643-6849 - fax
vcooper@huntingdoncounty.net

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Published Histories

Land and Property

Land records in Huntingdon County began in 1803. These records are filed with the Register and Recorder office in Huntingdon, 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 Huntingdon County Pennsylvania Land in online catalogs such as:

Maps

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

NewspaperARCHIVE.com has the Huntingdon County News online.

The Pennsylvania State Library has a book entitled Huntingdon County Newspapers, Vol I that contains notices from the Huntingdon Gazette 1806-1811. This book is not indexed. It's call number is 929.37484 NW1001 and is found in Form Room 101.

The Blair County Genealogical Society and the State Library of Pennsylvania has the Huntingdon Gazette on microfilm.

The Blair County Genealogical Society has a copy of the book Huntingdon County Newspaper: A Finding List which was compiled by M. M. Faust and Nancy S. Shedd for the Huntingdon County Historical Society.

Obituaries

Occupations

Indentured Servants

Periodicals

Poorhouse, Almshouse

Probate Records

The Huntingdon County Historical Society has a wonderful every name indexed compilation by Linnaria B Wheland of Huntingdon County Will Abstracts from 1787-1846.

The original inventories for Huntington county are housed at the Huntington Historical Society.

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse

Huntingdon County Courthouse
Register and Recorder
Courthouse - 223 Penn St.
Huntingdon, PA 16652
(814) 643-2740
(814) 643-8152 - fax

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Huntingdon County Historical Society

Taxation

Many of the tax lists have been microfilmed, but no one repository has them all. The Huntingdon County Historical Society, State Library of Pennsylvania and the Family History Library each have collections. One can purchase a microfilm roll from the Huntingdon County Historical Society and the State Library of Pennsylvania.  The Family History Library will loan their films to their various centers for a small fee.

  • 1788 - Returns of Taxables for the Counties of Bedford (1773 to 1784), Huntingdon (1788), Westmoreland (1783, 1786), Fayette (1785, 1786), Allegheny (1791), Washington (1786) and Census of Bedford (1784) and Westmoreland (1783). (Pennsylvania Archives, Series 3, Vol. 22). Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Google Books - free.
  • 1798 - Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798 at Ancestry ($).

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

Some birth records exist for the 1852–1853 time period for Huntingdon County. Only a small percentage of births were recorded in this time period. These records are available at:

  • 1852-1854- Pennsylvania BirthsAncestry.com – $ Index with images
  • Marriages and Deaths, 1852-1854, Births, 1852-1853 –  FHL film 900604

Birth records for Huntingdon County began in 1894. The Huntingdon County Clerk of the Orphans' Court maintains the birth records from 1894–1905. To obtain a copy of birth record in the 1894–1905 time period you may contact the Huntingdon County Register and Recorder.

The birth records for Huntingdon County were microfilmed by FamilySearch. These microfilms may be ordered into a local FamilySearch Center or authorized public library for a small fee.

Beginning in 1906 Pennsylvania birth records are available through the Department of of Health. Birth records become public after 105 years. A statewide index is available. Once an individual is located in the index a certificate can be obtained by writing to:

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

The cost for an non-certified birth certificate is $3.00.

Some Huntingdon County births can be found online in Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950.

Marriage

Huntingdon County marriages are maintained by the Register and Recorder of Huntingdon County. The county began recording marriages in 1885. A few marriage records were created by the county in the 1853–1854 time period. To obtain a marriage record you may go to or contact the Register and Recorders office.

A free online index with images to some Huntingdon County marriages can be found in the FamilySearch Records Collecton, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 – 1950. Most of the records consist of marriage licenses, certificates, applications, docket books, and affidavits. These records have been microfilmed.

You may also check online fot these marriage listings:

Divorce

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

Death

Huntingdon County began recording deaths in 1893 although some were recorded from 1852–1854. These records are available in the County Courthouse in Huntingdon. You may request a death record from the Register and Recorder.

The 1852-1854 county death records were microfilmed by FamilySearch. They are available through Family History Centers and at the Pennsylvania State Archives.

Pennsylvania death certificates become public records after 50 years. An annual index is released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Records less than 50 years old are kept by the Division of Vital Records and are not public certificates. Only certain people can request a non-public death certificate. To order a non-public representative you must be:

  • Legal representative of decedent's estate
  • Immediate family member
  • Extended family member who indicates a direct relationship to the decedent
  • Power of Attorney (Please note that a Power of Attorney document is no longer valid upon the death of the individual)

See the Pennsylvania Department of Health website to obtain a copy of a non-public death certificate. The cost is $9.

The cost for a non-certified public death certificate is $3.00. Indexes for Pennsylvania public death records are available online through the Department of Health for 1906 through 1961. Once an individual is located in the index a certificate can be obtained by writing to:

Division of Vital Records
ATTN: Public Records
PO Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

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. Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Pennsylvania (accessed 17 July 2012).