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"United States">United States</a><img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" _fck_mw_filename="Gotoarrow.png" alt="" /> <a href="Pennsylvania">Pennsylvania</a> <img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" _fck_mw_filename="Gotoarrow.png" alt="" /> '''Juniata County''' <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="36" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">
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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Juniata County''' {{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| county = Juniata County
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| county_map = Juniata County PA Map.png
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| state = Pennsylvania
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| founded year = 1831
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| founded date = March 2
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| seat wl = Mifflintown
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| building address = Juniata County Courthouse<br>Bridge and Main Streets<br>P.O. Box 68<br>Mifflintown, PA 17059<br>[http://www.co.juniata.pa.us/ Juniata County Website]
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| width="20%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1893</center>  
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| width="20%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1801</center>  
| width="20%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1831</center>
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania|Mifflin]] County 2 March 1831. <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;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 [[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania|Mifflin]] County 2 March 1831. <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;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:''' Mifflintown<br>  
 
*'''County Seat:''' Mifflintown<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>[[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania|Mifflin]] (north){{•}}[[Perry County, Pennsylvania|Perry]] (east){{•}}[[Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania|Huntingdon]] (southwest){{•}}[[Snyder County, Pennsylvania|Snyder]] (northeast) {{•}} [[Franklin County, Pennsylvania|Franklin]] (south)
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*'''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>[[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania|Mifflin]] (north){{•}}[[Perry County, Pennsylvania|Perry]] (east){{•}}[[Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania|Huntingdon]] (southwest){{•}}[[Snyder County, Pennsylvania|Snyder]] (northeast) {{•}} [[Franklin County, Pennsylvania|Franklin]] (south)  
  
<br> Named for Juniata River.
 
  
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Named for Juniata River.
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniata_County,_Pennsylvania Wikipedia]
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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| &lt;a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSfn=&amp;GSmn=&amp;GSln=&amp;GSbyrel=all&amp;GSby=&amp;GSdyrel=all&amp;GSdy=&amp;GScntry=4&amp;GSst=40&amp;GScnty=2274&amp;GSgrid=&amp;df=all&amp;GSob=n"&gt;Findagrave.com&lt;/a&gt;
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| [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=40&GScnty=2274&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=40&CScnty=2274 Findagrave.com]
 
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| &lt;a href="http://www.interment.net/us/pa/juniata.htm"&gt;Interment.net&lt;/a&gt;
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| [http://www.interment.net/us/pa/juniata.htm Interment.net]
| &lt;a href="http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Pennsylvania+Juniata+County.&amp;qt=hot_subject"&gt;WorldCat&lt;/a&gt;
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| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Pennsylvania+Juniata+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
| &lt;a href="http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx"&gt;Names in Stone&lt;/a&gt;
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| [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
 
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| &lt;a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/juniata/cemet.htm"&gt;USGenWeb-transcripts&lt;/a&gt; <br> &lt;a href="http://usgwarchives.net/pa/juniata/tsimages.htm"&gt;USGenWeb-tombstone photos&lt;/a&gt;
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| [http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/juniata/cemet.htm USGenWeb-transcripts] <br> [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/juniata/tsimages.htm USGenWeb-tombstone photos]
 
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| &lt;a href="http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery"&gt;Billion Graves&lt;/a&gt;
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| [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| &lt;a href="http://pennsylvania-genealogy.net/Juniata-County-Cemetery-Records.cfm"&gt;Pennsylvania Genealogy&lt;/a&gt;
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| [http://pennsylvania-genealogy.net/Juniata-County-Cemetery-Records.cfm Pennsylvania Genealogy]
 
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| &lt;a href="http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=14213&amp;locTGroup=Cemeteries&amp;direction=down&amp;sec=0&amp;qty=20&amp;stateAbbv=&amp;stateName="&gt;Epodunk&lt;/a&gt;
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| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=14213&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=20&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
 
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| &lt;a href="http://pennsylvaniagravestones.org/search.php?cid=34&amp;lm=s&amp;last=&amp;fm=s&amp;first="&gt;Pennsylvania Gravestones&lt;/a&gt;
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| [http://pennsylvaniagravestones.org/search.php?cid=34&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Pennsylvania Gravestones]
 
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| &lt;a href="http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery"&gt;Billion Graves&lt;/a&gt;
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| [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]
 
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| &lt;a href="http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/pennsylvania/juniata_county.htm"&gt;Access Genealogy&lt;/a&gt;
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| [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/pennsylvania/juniata_county.htm Access Genealogy]
 
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| &lt;a href="http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Pennsylvania/Juniata/Default.aspx"&gt;Ancestry($)&lt;/a&gt;
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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{{PAcensus}}
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
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{{PAChurch2}} <br><br>{{PAChurch1|Juniata|682970}}
  
 
===== County-wide Database – Multi-denominational  =====
 
===== County-wide Database – Multi-denominational  =====
  
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[[Image:Juniata county pennsylvania churches.png|thumb|right|400px|Juniata county pennsylvania churches.png]]
 
 
:*'''1708-1985''' - &lt;a href="http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/members-only-database"&gt;Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985&lt;/a&gt; at &lt;a href="http://hsp.org/"&gt;Historical Society of Pennsylvania&lt;/a&gt; – $, free to members of the society; Also available at &lt;a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451"&gt;Ancestry.com&lt;/a&gt;–$; 7,542,774 entries. ''This database is incomplete for all counties.''
 
  
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:*'''1708-1985''' - [http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/members-only-database Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985] at [http://hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania] – $, free to members of the society; Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 Ancestry.com]–$; 7,542,774 entries. ''This database is incomplete for all counties.''
 
 
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===== Lutheran  =====
 
===== 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.<ref>National Historical Association ‘‘History of the Juniata Valley’' (Salt Lake City, Utah&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2009), 195–209. &amp;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;amp;gt;; &amp;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;amp;gt;</ref>  
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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.<ref>National Historical Association ‘‘History of the Juniata Valley’' (Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2009), 195–209. {{WorldCat|197065}}; {{FHL|267165|item|disp=Free online digital copy courtesy of FamilySearch}}</ref>  
  
 
===== Methodist  =====
 
===== Methodist  =====
  
:*'''1863-1870''' - &lt;a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pajuniat/proymarj.htm"&gt;Port Royal Methodist Episcopal 1863-1870 Marriages&lt;/a&gt; at The USGenWeb Project - free, courtesy of USGenWeb.
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:*'''1863-1870''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pajuniat/proymarj.htm Port Royal Methodist Episcopal 1863-1870 Marriages] at The USGenWeb Project - free, courtesy of USGenWeb.
  
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:*'''1893-1901''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pajuniat/tommarju.htm Thompsontown Methodist Episcopal 1893-1901 Marriages] at The USGenWeb Project - free, courtesy of USGenWeb.
 
 
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:*'''1893-1901''' - &lt;a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pajuniat/tommarju.htm"&gt;Thompsontown Methodist Episcopal 1893-1901 Marriages&lt;/a&gt; at The USGenWeb Project - free, courtesy of USGenWeb.
 
 
 
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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 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.<ref>National Historical Association ‘‘History of the Juniata Valley’' (Salt Lake City, Utah&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2009), 195–209. &amp;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;amp;gt;; &amp;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;amp;gt;</ref>  
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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.<ref>National Historical Association ‘‘History of the Juniata Valley’' (Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2009), 195–209. {{WorldCat|197065}}; {{FHL|267165|item|disp=Free online digital copy courtesy of FamilySearch}}</ref>  
  
:*'''1806-1844''' - &lt;a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pajuniat/lostcrju.htm"&gt;Presbyterian Church of Mifflintown and Lost Creek 1806-1844 Marriages&lt;/a&gt; at The USGenWeb Project - free, courtesy of USGenWeb.
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:*'''1806-1844''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pajuniat/lostcrju.htm Presbyterian Church of Mifflintown and Lost Creek 1806-1844 Marriages] at The USGenWeb Project - free, courtesy of USGenWeb.
  
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:*'''1845-1871''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pajuniat/lostcrj2.htm Presbyterian Church of Mifflintown and Lost Creek 1845-1871 Marriages] at The USGenWeb Project - free, courtesy of USGenWeb.
 
 
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:*'''1845-1871''' - &lt;a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pajuniat/lostcrj2.htm"&gt;Presbyterian Church of Mifflintown and Lost Creek 1845-1871 Marriages&lt;/a&gt; at The USGenWeb Project - free, courtesy of USGenWeb.
 
 
 
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==== Court Records  ====
 
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
Land records in Juniata County began in 1831. These records are filed with the &lt;a href="http://www.co.juniata.pa.us/recorder.php"&gt;Recorder of Deeds&lt;/a&gt; office in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania.  
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Land records in Juniata County began in 1831. These records are filed with the [http://www.co.juniata.pa.us/recorder.php Recorder of Deeds] 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.  
 
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.  
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'''Online Land Records'''  
 
'''Online Land Records'''  
  
*Images are available online using the &lt;a href="http://www.infoconcountyaccess.com/"&gt;Infocon&lt;/a&gt; system. Fees apply.
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*Images are available online using the [http://www.infoconcountyaccess.com/ Infocon] system. Fees apply.
  
 
'''Land Records on Microfilm'''  
 
'''Land Records on Microfilm'''  
  
*'''1831–1973''' Deeds, 1831-1866; Index, 1833-1973; Miscellaneous Dockets, 1851-1867; Index, 1831-1967. &lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="19" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&gt;
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*'''1831–1973''' Deeds, 1831-1866; Index, 1833-1973; Miscellaneous Dockets, 1851-1867; Index, 1831-1967. {{FHL|229650|item|disp=FHL film 941736 (first of 21 films)}}
  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
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Note that the "Maps" section below also includes maps related to land ownership.  
 
Note that the "Maps" section below also includes maps related to land ownership.  
  
See &lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Pennsylvania Land and Property"&gt;Pennsylvania Land and Property&lt;/a&gt; for more information about using land records, especially about original land warrants, surveys, and patents filed at the state land office.  
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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 '''''Juniata County Pennsylvania Land''''' in online catalogs such as:  
 
Additional resources can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''Juniata County Pennsylvania Land''''' in online catalogs such as:  
  
*&lt;a href="http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Juniata+land&amp;type=AllFields&amp;submit=Find"&gt;Historical Society of Pennsylvania&lt;/a&gt;<br>  
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*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Juniata+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>  
*&lt;a href="http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&amp;q=Juniata+county+pennsylvania+land"&gt;WorldCat&lt;/a&gt; (For instructions see &lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="WorldCat Online Catalog"&gt;WorldCat Online Catalog&lt;/a&gt;.)<br>  
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Juniata+county+pennsylvania+land WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].)<br>  
*&lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="17" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&gt; (For instructions see &lt;a href="Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search"&gt;FHL Catalog Place-name Search&lt;/a&gt;.)
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*{{FHL|376409|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (For instructions see [[Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search|FHL Catalog Place-name Search]].)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
&lt;a href="http://ancestortracks.com/"&gt;Ancestor Tracks&lt;/a&gt; has posted free downloadable images from the &lt;a href="http://ancestortracks.com/Mifflin-Juniata_1877Atlas.html"&gt;Atlas of Perry, Juniata &amp; Mifflin Counties, Pennsylvania, from Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of Beach Nichols, published by A. Pomeroy &amp; Co., 1877&lt;/a&gt;. &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 are not to 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/Mifflin-Juniata_1877Atlas.html Atlas of Perry, Juniata &amp; Mifflin Counties, Pennsylvania, from Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of Beach Nichols, published by A. Pomeroy &amp; Co., 1877]. &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 are not to be used commercially. &nbsp;We hereby give permission to use them strictly for personal use; please attribute to Ancestor Tracks.  
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
*'''1820s-1840s''' - &lt;a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pajuniat/natural.htm"&gt;Juniata County, Pennsylvania Naturalization Records Book 1 and Book 2&lt;/a&gt; at The USGenWeb Project - free.
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*'''1820s-1840s''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pajuniat/natural.htm Juniata County, Pennsylvania Naturalization Records Book 1 and Book 2] at The USGenWeb Project - free.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
  
&lt;a href="http://www.co.juniata.pa.us/"&gt;Juniata County Courthouse&lt;/a&gt; <br> Bridge and Main Streets<br>P. O. Box 68 – Mifflintown, PA 17059<br>  
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Revision as of 17:42, 3 August 2012

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Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Juniata County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 2, 1831
County Seat Mifflintown
Courthouse
Address Juniata County Courthouse
Bridge and Main Streets
P.O. Box 68
Mifflintown, PA 17059
Juniata County Website
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Deeds
Probate
1893
1885
1893
1801
1800
  • 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.

Wikipedia


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
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 Juniata 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 Juniata County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Church Records  in online catalogs like:


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 Recorder of Deeds 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

  • Images are available online using the Infocon system. Fees apply.

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 Juniata County Pennsylvania Land in online catalogs such as:

Maps

Ancestor Tracks has posted free downloadable images from the Atlas of Perry, Juniata & Mifflin Counties, Pennsylvania, from Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of Beach Nichols, published by A. Pomeroy & Co., 1877.  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

Juniata County Courthouse
Bridge and Main Streets
P. O. Box 68 – Mifflintown, PA 17059

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

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
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



Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Juniata 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. 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 : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2009), 195–209. WorldCat 197065; Free online digital copy courtesy of FamilySearch
  4. National Historical Association ‘‘History of the Juniata Valley’' (Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2009), 195–209. WorldCat 197065; Free online digital copy courtesy of FamilySearch
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