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== Pennsylvania Counties  ==
 
== Pennsylvania Counties  ==
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<br> '''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' '''[[New Netherland]]'''{{·}} '''[[New Sweden]]'''{{·}} [[Ontario County, Pennsylvania|Ontario]]  
 
<br> '''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' '''[[New Netherland]]'''{{·}} '''[[New Sweden]]'''{{·}} [[Ontario County, Pennsylvania|Ontario]]  
 
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[[Pennsylvania State Archives]]{{·}} [[State Library of Pennsylvania]]{{·}} [[Historical Society of Pennsylvania]]{{·}} [[Haverford College]]{{·}} [[Swarthmore College]]{{·}} [[Franklin & Marshall College]]{{·}} [[National Archives Mid Atlantic Region (Philadelphia)]]{{·}} [[New York Public Library]]{{·}} [[Library of Congress]]
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=== Migration routes  ===
 
=== Migration routes  ===
  
[[Beaver and Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Bethlehem Pike]]{{·}} [[Braddock's Road]]{{·}} [[Burd's Road]]{{·}} [[Canada Road]]{{·}} [[Centre Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Culbertson's Path]]{{·}} [[Delaware River]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road){{·}} [[Forbes Road]]{{·}} [[Gist's Trace]] (or Memacolinis Path){{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great Island Path]]{{·}} [[Great Shamokin Path]]{{·}} [[Great Trail]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]] (or Philadelphia Wagon Road){{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[Kittanning Path]]{{·}} [[Lake Erie]]{{·}} [[Lake Shore Path]] (or Lake Trail){{·}} [[Leheigh and Lackawanna Paths]]{{·}} [[Minsi Path]]{{·}} [[National Road]] (or Cumberland Road){{·}} [[Ohio River]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Road]]{{·}} [[Philadelphia Lancaster Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Railroad]]{{·}} [[Schuykill Canal]]{{·}} [[Tuscarora Path]]{{·}} [[Union Canal]]{{·}} [[Venango Path]]  
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[[Beaver and Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Bethlehem Pike]]{{·}} [[Braddock's Road]]{{·}} [[Burd's Road]]{{·}} [[Canada Road]]{{·}} [[Centre Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Culbertson's Path]]{{·}} [[Delaware River]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road){{·}} [[Forbes Road]]{{·}} [[Gist's Trace]] (or Memacolinis Path){{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great Island Path]]{{·}} [[Great Shamokin Path]]{{·}} [[Great Trail]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]] (or Philadelphia Wagon Road){{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[Kittanning Path]]{{·}} [[Lake Erie]]{{·}} [[Lake Shore Path]] (or Lake Trail){{·}} [[Lehigh and Lakawanna Paths]]{{·}} [[Minsi Path]]{{·}} [[National Road]] (or Cumberland Road){{·}} [[Ohio River]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Road]]{{·}} [[Philadelphia Lancaster Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Railroad]]{{·}} [[Schuykill Canal]]{{·}} [[Tuscarora Path]]{{·}} [[Union Canal]]{{·}} [[Venango Path]]  
  
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=== Resources<br>  ===
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*'''[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104187252975672672913 Pennsylvania Genealogy Network Community on Google+]'''
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-vital-records/ How to order Pennsylvania Vital Records]
 
*'''[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/pafiles.htm USGenWeb]''' Archives for Pennsylvania county-by-county.  
 
*'''[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/pafiles.htm USGenWeb]''' Archives for Pennsylvania county-by-county.  
 
*'''[http://www.pagenweb.org/ PAGenWeb]''' This non-profit orginization is the oldest free Pennsylvania genealogy federation of sites on the Internet. Their transcribed records are available to the public for free in every area of Pennsylvania genealogy and history.  
 
*'''[http://www.pagenweb.org/ PAGenWeb]''' This non-profit orginization is the oldest free Pennsylvania genealogy federation of sites on the Internet. Their transcribed records are available to the public for free in every area of Pennsylvania genealogy and history.  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/8210363481/ Pennsylvania Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-society-archive/ List of Pennsylvania Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*'''[http://www.deathindexes.com/pennsylvania/ Online Pennsylvania Death Records Indexes, Obituaries and Cemeteries]''' A list of online death records indexes for Pennsylvania, full state and by county.
 
*'''[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/ FamilyHart Pennsylvania Dutch Online Database] '''This online family database has the largest collection of Pennsylvania Dutch names on the Internet with free access. It currently has over 719,000 names online. It grows by 1,000 names per week, and is updated online quarterly.  
 
*'''[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/ FamilyHart Pennsylvania Dutch Online Database] '''This online family database has the largest collection of Pennsylvania Dutch names on the Internet with free access. It currently has over 719,000 names online. It grows by 1,000 names per week, and is updated online quarterly.  
*Come join our '''Pennsylvania Genealogy Group on [http://www.facebook.com/groups/116835171768097/ Facebook]'''
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ Rotating Formation Pennsylvania County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-counties/ History &amp; Facts of Pennsylvania Counties]  
 
*'''[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pa/PAArchives.html Pennsylvania Archives Volumes]''' from the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, First though Seventh Series.  
 
*'''[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pa/PAArchives.html Pennsylvania Archives Volumes]''' from the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, First though Seventh Series.  
 
*'''[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/pictures/HarrySenft/ Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures]''' This site has 100s of 1000s of headstone pictures from over 200 cemeteries in York, Adams, and Cumberland Counties. Indexing of these headstone pictures is currently taking place. Map links are also included for easy finding of these cemeteries.  
 
*'''[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/pictures/HarrySenft/ Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures]''' This site has 100s of 1000s of headstone pictures from over 200 cemeteries in York, Adams, and Cumberland Counties. Indexing of these headstone pictures is currently taking place. Map links are also included for easy finding of these cemeteries.  
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*Pennsylvania is the only Union state in the Civil War to have an existing file showing names of men who were conscientious objectors for religious reasons. The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania lists them in a free [http://www.genpa.org/CivilWarCO.html database].  
 
*Pennsylvania is the only Union state in the Civil War to have an existing file showing names of men who were conscientious objectors for religious reasons. The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania lists them in a free [http://www.genpa.org/CivilWarCO.html database].  
 
*The Israel Daniel Rupp Collection of 30,000 early Pennsylvania immigrants from 1727-1776 is digitized in PDF form. Get it at the {{FSbook|83383}} - free.  
 
*The Israel Daniel Rupp Collection of 30,000 early Pennsylvania immigrants from 1727-1776 is digitized in PDF form. Get it at the {{FSbook|83383}} - free.  
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/category/united-states/pennsylvania Pennsylvania Old Photos] contains over 10,000 old photographs of people and places in Pennsylvania, sorted by county, town, surname. Searchable.
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*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/category/united-states/pennsylvania-0 Pennsylvania Old Photos] contains over 10,000 old photographs of people and places in Pennsylvania, sorted by county, town, surname. Searchable.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-census-records/ Researching Pennsylvania Census Records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-government-records/ State of Pennsylvania County &amp; City Government Court records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-military-records/ Research in Pennsylvania Military Records]
  
 
=== Research tools  ===
 
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*Find other Pennsylvania genealogy websites at [http://www.cyndislist.com/pa.htm Cyndi's List - Pennsylvania].  
 
*Find other Pennsylvania genealogy websites at [http://www.cyndislist.com/pa.htm Cyndi's List - Pennsylvania].  
 
*Ancestor Tracks has posted [http://ancestortracks.com/ free, downloadable 19-century landowner maps] for approximately 85% of the counties of PA (scroll down to Pennsylvania map and hover over counties for contents)  
 
*Ancestor Tracks has posted [http://ancestortracks.com/ free, downloadable 19-century landowner maps] for approximately 85% of the counties of PA (scroll down to Pennsylvania map and hover over counties for contents)  
*[[Pennsylvania County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|County Creation Dates and Divisions]] showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties and the newer counties. Details will assist you in determining which county would have the records you are seeking. Pennsylvania currently has 67 counties.
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*[[Pennsylvania County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|County Creation Dates and Divisions]] showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties and the newer counties. Details will assist you in determining which county would have the records you are seeking. Pennsylvania currently has 67 counties.  
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*[http://familyhart.info FamilyHart Online Database] - Currently contains over 843,000 linked names online...The largest Pennsylvania Dutch Genealogy Database ONLINE
  
 
'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''  
 
'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''  
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*[[Pennsylvania Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Pennsylvania Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
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Welcome to Pennsylvania,
the Keystone State
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Most unique genealogical features:
  • PA's earliest 1638 European settlers of New Sweden were Swedes, Finns, and Germans.
  • William Penn's proprietor records are online.
  • Some early land records of S.W. PA are in VA.
  • Most county land records have weird indexes.
  • Use church records for missing vital records.
  • Surveyors Mason and Dixon settled a boundary dispute by a 1763-1767 survey of the PA/MD border, which became known as the Mason-Dixon Line.


   How to Find Information about Pennsylvania Genealogy Ancestors
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

Pennsylvania Counties

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Erie CountyCrawford CountyMercer CountyLawrence CountyBeaver CountyWashington CountyGreene CountyWarren CountyVenango CountyButler County, PennsylvaniaAllegheny CountyFayette CountyWestmoreland CountyIndiana CountyArmstrong CountyClarion CountyForest CountyMcKean County, PennsylvaniaElk CountyJefferson CountySomerset CountyCambria CountyClearfield CountyCameronPotter CountyTioga CountyBradford CountySusquehanna CountyWayne CountyLackawanna CountyWyoming CountySullivan CountyLycoming CountyClinton CountyCentre CountyBlair CountyBedford CountyFulton CountyFranklin CountyAdams CountyYork CountyLancaster CountyChester CountyHuntingdon CountyMifflin CountyJuniata CountyPerry CountyCumberlandDauphin CountyLebanon CountySnyder CountyUnion CountyNorthumberland CountyMontour CountyColumbia CountyLuzerne CountySchuylkill CountyBerks CountyDelaware CountyPhiladelphia CountyMontgomery CountyBucks CountyLehigh CountyNorthampton CountyCarbon CountyMonroe CountyPike CountyPennsylvania-county-map.gif


Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:  New Netherland · New Sweden · Ontario

Major repositories

Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records · Pennsylvania State Archives · State Library of Pennsylvania · Historical Society of Pennsylvania · Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania · German Society of Pennsylvania · Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh · Citizens Library · Erie County Library · Free Library of Philadelphia · Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania · Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia · Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society · Library Company of Philadelphia · Luzerne County Historical Society Bishop Library · Philadelphia City Archives · Temple University Urban Archives · University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center · American Swedish Historical Museum · Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (ERHS) · Franklin and Marshall College Library  · Haverford College Library · Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia · Presbyterian Historical Society · Swarthmore College Friends Historical Library · Handley Regional Library · National Archives at Philadelphia · New York Public Library · Library of Congress

Migration routes

Beaver and Erie Canal · Bethlehem Pike · Braddock's Road · Burd's Road · Canada Road · Centre Turnpike · Culbertson's Path · Delaware River · Fall Line Road (or Southern Road) · Forbes Road · Gist's Trace (or Memacolinis Path) · Great Indian Warpath · Great Island Path · Great Shamokin Path · Great Trail · Great Valley Road (or Philadelphia Wagon Road) · King's Highway · Kittanning Path · Lake Erie · Lake Shore Path (or Lake Trail) · Lehigh and Lakawanna Paths · Minsi Path · National Road (or Cumberland Road) · Ohio River · Pennsylvania Road · Philadelphia Lancaster Turnpike · Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road · Pennsylvania Railroad · Schuykill Canal · Tuscarora Path · Union Canal · Venango Path

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Resources

Research tools

  • FamilyHart Online Database - Currently contains over 843,000 linked names online...The largest Pennsylvania Dutch Genealogy Database ONLINE

A wiki article describing this collection is found at:

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