Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy

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== Historical Facts ==
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| county = Lycoming County
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| state = Pennsylvania
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| founded year = 1795
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| founded date = 13 April
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| seat wl = Williamsport
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| building address = Lycoming County Courthouse<br>48 West Third Street<br>Williamsport, PA 17701<br>[http://www.lyco.org/ Lycoming County Website]
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== Historical Facts ==
  
 
Lycoming County was originally named Jefferson County (not the current Jefferson County) in honor of Thomas Jefferson. This name proved to be unsatisfactory. The name change went through several steps. First a change to Lycoming County was rejected, next the name Susquehanna County (not the current Susquehanna County) was struck down as was Muncy County, before the legislature revisited and settled on Lycoming County for Lycoming Creek the stream that was the center of the pre-Revolutionary border dispute.  
 
Lycoming County was originally named Jefferson County (not the current Jefferson County) in honor of Thomas Jefferson. This name proved to be unsatisfactory. The name change went through several steps. First a change to Lycoming County was rejected, next the name Susquehanna County (not the current Susquehanna County) was struck down as was Muncy County, before the legislature revisited and settled on Lycoming County for Lycoming Creek the stream that was the center of the pre-Revolutionary border dispute.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
13 April 1795: Lycoming County was created from [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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13 April 1795: Lycoming County was created from [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]] County. <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;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
The county was divided several times into a large number of counties. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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The county was divided several times into a large number of counties. <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;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
*12 March 1800: [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]], [[Centre County, Pennsylvania|Centre]], [[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]], [[Warren County, Pennsylvania|Warren]]  
 
*12 March 1800: [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]], [[Centre County, Pennsylvania|Centre]], [[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]], [[Warren County, Pennsylvania|Warren]]  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Bible Records ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
 
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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| [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/lycomip.html USGenWeb-transcripts] <br> [http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lycoming/tsimages.htm USGenWeb-tombstone photos]  
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| [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/lycomip.html USGenWeb-transcripts] <br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lycoming/tsimages.htm USGenWeb-tombstone photos]  
 
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| [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
 
| [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
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==== History  ====
 
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===== Published Histories =====
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
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Additional resources can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''Lycoming County Pennsylvania Land''''' in online catalogs such as:  
 
Additional resources can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''Lycoming County Pennsylvania Land''''' in online catalogs such as:  
  
*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Lycoming+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>  
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*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Lycoming+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Lycoming+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=Lycoming+county+pennsylvania+land WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].)<br>
 
*{{FHL|377809|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (For instructions see [[Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search|FHL Catalog Place-name Search]].)
 
*{{FHL|377809|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (For instructions see [[Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search|FHL Catalog Place-name Search]].)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://ancestortracks.com/ Ancestor Tracks] has posted free downloadable images from the [http://ancestortracks.com/LycomingCountyAtlas,1873.html 1873 Atlas of Lycoming County Pennsylvania from Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of Beach Nichols], published by A. Poweroy &amp; Co. &nbsp;This atlas located in the Library of Congress shows major landowners and geographic sites at the date of publishing. &nbsp;While the physical maps are in the public domain, the images we have taken of the maps belong to us and are not be used commercially. &nbsp;We hereby give permission to use them strictly for personal use; please attribute to Ancestor Tracks.
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[http://ancestortracks.com/ Ancestor Tracks] has posted free downloadable images from the [http://ancestortracks.com/LycomingCountyAtlas,1873.html 1873 Atlas of Lycoming County Pennsylvania from Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of Beach Nichols], published by A. Poweroy &amp; Co. &nbsp;This atlas located in the Library of Congress shows major landowners and geographic sites at the date of publishing. &nbsp;While the physical maps are in the public domain, the images we have taken of the maps belong to us and are not be used commercially. &nbsp;We hereby give permission to use them strictly for personal use; please attribute to Ancestor Tracks.  
  
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==== Military  ====
 
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:*'''1807-1904''' - [http://jvbrown.edu/blog/genealogy.html Lycoming Newspaper Index 1807-1904] at James V. Brown Library - free. Includes marriages, obituaries, funerals, political activities, court cases, land sale notices, and news items.
 
:*'''1807-1904''' - [http://jvbrown.edu/blog/genealogy.html Lycoming Newspaper Index 1807-1904] at James V. Brown Library - free. Includes marriages, obituaries, funerals, political activities, court cases, land sale notices, and news items.
  
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
 
*[[Williamsport Pennsylvania Family History Center]] (Cogan Station)<br>
 
*[[Williamsport Pennsylvania Family History Center]] (Cogan Station)<br>
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
 
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*'''1852-1854''' – Pennsylvania Births [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2349 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
 
*'''1852-1854''' – Pennsylvania Births [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2349 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
 
*'''1709-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1681005|Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950}}
 
*'''1709-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1681005|Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950}}
  
 
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===== Marriage  =====
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{{PA death}}  
 
{{PA death}}  
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*'''1852-1854''' – Pennsylvania Deaths [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.
 
*'''1852-1854''' – Pennsylvania Deaths [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*{{FHL|Pennsylvania%2C+Lycoming|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
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Revision as of 17:35, 27 July 2012

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Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lycoming County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
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Location of Pennsylvania in the U.S.
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Founded 13 April, 1795
County Seat Williamsport
Courthouse
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Courthouse.jpg
Address Lycoming County Courthouse
48 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
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Contents

Historical Facts

Lycoming County was originally named Jefferson County (not the current Jefferson County) in honor of Thomas Jefferson. This name proved to be unsatisfactory. The name change went through several steps. First a change to Lycoming County was rejected, next the name Susquehanna County (not the current Susquehanna County) was struck down as was Muncy County, before the legislature revisited and settled on Lycoming County for Lycoming Creek the stream that was the center of the pre-Revolutionary border dispute.

Parent County

13 April 1795: Lycoming County was created from Northumberland County. [1]

Boundary Changes

The county was divided several times into a large number of counties. [1]

Neighboring Counties

Bradford | Clinton | Columbia | Montour | Northumberland | Potter | Sullivan | Tioga | 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-transcripts
USGenWeb-tombstone photos
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 Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy 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 Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Church Records  in online catalogs like:


Presbyterian

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 Lycoming County began in 1804. These records are filed with the Register and Recorders office in Williamsport, 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

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

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 Lycoming County Pennsylvania Land in online catalogs such as:

Maps

Ancestor Tracks has posted free downloadable images from the 1873 Atlas of Lycoming County Pennsylvania from Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of Beach Nichols, published by A. Poweroy & Co.  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 and are not 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

  • 1807-1904 - Lycoming Newspaper Index 1807-1904 at James V. Brown Library - free. Includes marriages, obituaries, funerals, political activities, court cases, land sale notices, and news items.
Obituaries

Occupations

Indentured Servants

Periodicals

Poorhouse, Almshouse

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

  • 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

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


Marriage

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

Divorce
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 Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy 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. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].