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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Deeds
Probate
1893
1885
1893
1831
1831
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Mifflin County 2 March 1831. [1]
  • County Seat: Mifflintown
  • Neighboring Counties: Juniata County, Pennsylvania Genealogy residents may also have records in [2]Mifflin (north) • Perry (east) • Huntingdon (southwest) • Snyder (northeast)  • Franklin (south)


Named for Juniata River.


Boundary Changes

Resources

Bible Records

Cemeteries

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

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories
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<a href="http://www.interment.net/us/pa/juniata.htm">Interment.net</a> <a href="http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Pennsylvania+Juniata+County.&qt=hot_subject">WorldCat</a> <a href="http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx">Names in Stone</a>
<a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/juniata/cemet.htm">USGenWeb-transcripts</a>
<a href="http://usgwarchives.net/pa/juniata/tsimages.htm">USGenWeb-tombstone photos</a>
<a href="http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery">Billion Graves</a>
<a href="http://pennsylvania-genealogy.net/Juniata-County-Cemetery-Records.cfm">Pennsylvania Genealogy</a>   <a href="http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=14213&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=20&stateAbbv=&stateName=">Epodunk</a>
<a href="http://pennsylvaniagravestones.org/search.php?cid=34&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first=">Pennsylvania Gravestones</a>  
<a href="http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery">Billion Graves</a>  
<a href="http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results">Names in Stone</a>    
<a href="http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/pennsylvania/juniata_county.htm">Access Genealogy</a>    
<a href="http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Pennsylvania/Juniata/Default.aspx">Ancestry($)</a>    
   
See <a href="Pennsylvania Cemeteries">Pennsylvania Cemeteries</a> for more information.


Census

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Church Records

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County-wide Database – Multi-denominational

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Baptist

The Baptist church in Spruce Hill Township was established in 1794 in Milford Township.

Lutheran

The German Lutheran congregation of Tuscarora Valley built their first church in 1803, with an attending grave yard, called the Church Hill Cemetery. A new cemetery, opened in 1906 stands across the street.[3]

Methodist





Presbyterian

The earliest church in Juniata county was the Cedar Spring Presbyterian, built in 1763 in Walker Township. Other early Presbyterian churches included one in Lack Township (pre-1766) where the graveyard and stones were still standing in 1936.

The congregation at Academia, called the Lower Tuscarora, was established in 1766, with several different buildings housing the congregation. They joined with the Middle Tuscarora congregation in 1801. Port Royal was also part of this congregation. In 1850 they joined with the Lost Creek congregation from McAlisterville. Lost Creek was established in about 1799. The graveyard for this church holds many of the area's earlier settlers. In 1934 this congregation was still active.[4]





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

Land records in Juniata County began in 1831. These records are filed with the <a href="http://www.co.juniata.pa.us/recorder.php">Recorder of Deeds</a> office in Mifflintown, 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:

Online Land Records

Land Records on Microfilm

Additional Resources

Note that the "Maps" section below also includes maps related to land ownership.

See <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Pennsylvania Land and Property">Pennsylvania Land and Property</a> 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 Juniata County Pennsylvania Land in online catalogs such as:

Maps

<a href="http://ancestortracks.com/">Ancestor Tracks</a> has posted free downloadable images from the <a href="http://ancestortracks.com/Mifflin-Juniata_1877Atlas.html">Atlas of Perry, Juniata & Mifflin Counties, Pennsylvania, from Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of Beach Nichols, published by A. Pomeroy & Co., 1877</a>.  This atlas 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 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

<a href="http://www.co.juniata.pa.us/">Juniata County Courthouse</a>
Bridge and Main Streets
P. O. Box 68 – Mifflintown, PA 17059

Family History Centers
  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation







Vital Records

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Birth

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Marriage
Divorce
Death

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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. Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Pennsylvania (accessed 17 July 2012).
  3. National Historical Association ‘‘History of the Juniata Valley’' (Salt Lake City, Utah&amp;amp;nbsp;: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2009), 195–209. &amp;lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="25" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&amp;gt;; &amp;lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="24" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&amp;gt;
  4. National Historical Association ‘‘History of the Juniata Valley’' (Salt Lake City, Utah&amp;amp;nbsp;: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2009), 195–209. &amp;lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="22" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&amp;gt;; &amp;lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="21" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&amp;gt;

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