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''[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Warren County'''
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'''Warren County, Pennsylvania''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
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Guide to '''Warren County, Pennsylvania ancestry, family history and genealogy''' in courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
  
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== Warren County Pennsylvania Historical Facts  ==
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=== Warren County Pennsylvania Historical Facts  ===
  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania|Allegheny]] and [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania|Lycoming]] Counties 12 March 1800. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''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 [[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Allegheny]] and [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lycoming]] Counties 12 March 1800. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref> <br>
*'''County Seat:''' Warren<br>
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'''County Seat:''' Warren  
[[Image:Pawarren.jpg|right|500px|Pawarren.jpg]]
 
  
*'''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>  
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'''Neighboring Counties''': Warren County '''residents''' may also have records in: <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Warren County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_County,_Pennsylvania.</ref>  
**[[Chautauqua County, New York|Chautauqua County, New York]] (north)
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**[[Forest County, Pennsylvania|Forest]] (south)
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*[[Chautauqua County, New York Genealogy|Chautauqua County, New York]]  
**[[Cattaraugus County, New York|Cattaraugus County, New York]] (northeast)
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*[[Forest County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Forest]]  
**[[Crawford County, Pennsylvania|Crawford]] (west)
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*[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy|Cattaraugus County, New York]]  
**[[McKean County, Pennsylvania|McKean]] (east)
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*[[Crawford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Crawford]]  
**[[Elk County, Pennsylvania|Elk]] (southeast)
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*[[McKean County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|McKean]]
**[[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]] (southwest)
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*[[Elk County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Elk]]
**[[Erie County, Pennsylvania|Erie]] (northwest)
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*[[Venango County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Venango]]  
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*[[Erie County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Erie]]
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==== Description ====
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It's county seat is Warren and was founded October 1, 1819.  It is located in the West-central tip of the state.
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<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_County,_Pennsylvania 2/12/2017</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*'''1784:'''&nbsp; The future Warren County was part of the huge area secured by the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, also known as the "Last Purchase," and much of the land was secured for speculation by the Holland Land Company
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*'''1784:'''&nbsp; The future Warren County was part of the huge area secured by the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, also known as the "Last Purchase," and much of the land was secured for speculation by the Holland Land Company
  
*'''1785-1788:&nbsp; '''The eastern part of the future Warren County was annexed to Northumberland County; the western portion was part of the Donation Lands
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*'''1785-1788:'''&nbsp; The eastern part of the future Warren County was annexed to Northumberland County; the western portion was part of the Donation Lands
  
 
*'''1788-1795:'''&nbsp; The eastern part of the future Warren County remained part of Northumberland County; the western portion became part of the newly created (1788) Allegheny County.
 
*'''1788-1795:'''&nbsp; The eastern part of the future Warren County remained part of Northumberland County; the western portion became part of the newly created (1788) Allegheny County.
  
*'''1795-1800:''' The eastern part of the future Warren County became part of newly created Lycoming County which was carved out of Northumberland County in 1795; the western portion remained part of Allegheny County.
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*'''1795-1800:'''&nbsp; The eastern part of the future Warren County became part of newly created Lycoming County which was carved out of Northumberland County in 1795; the western portion remained part of Allegheny County.
  
 
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<br> For animated maps illustrating Pennsylvania county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ "Rotating Formation Pennsylvania County Boundary Maps"] (1673-1878) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
For animated maps illustrating Pennsylvania county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ "Rotating Formation Pennsylvania County Boundary Maps"] (1673-1878) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
  
 
==== Records Loss  ====
 
==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
For a list of record loss in Pennsylvania counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-counties.html#courthouse Pennsylvania Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
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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=2302&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
 
 
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[http://www.interment.net/us/pa/warren.htm Interment.net]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Pennsylvania+Warren+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
 
 
 
| bgcolor="E9F1EA" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=40&GScnty=2302&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/warren/cemet.htm USGenWeb-transcripts] <br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/warren/tsimages.htm USGenWeb-tombstone photos]  
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| bgcolor="E9F1EA" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://pennsylvania.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,42123.cfm HomeTownLocator]  
[http://pennsylvania-genealogy.net/Warren-County-Cemetery-Records.cfm Pennsylvania Genealogy]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Pennsylvania+Warren+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Pennsylvania&county=Warren&cemetery_name=a#/ BillionGraves]
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| bgcolor="E9F1EA" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=15027&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=51&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/warren/cemet.htm PAGenWeb Archives]
[http://pennsylvaniagravestones.org/search.php?cid=62&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Pennsylvania Gravestones]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/warren-pa-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/warren/tsimages.htm Tombstone Photos]
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.pennsylvaniagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=62 PAGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.pagenweb.org/%7Ewarren/cemetery.html USGW Cemetery Project]  
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=15027&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=51&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Warren-County-Cemetery-Records.htm Pennsylvania Genealogy]
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/pennsylvania/warren_county.htm Access Genealogy]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/warren-county-pennsylvania-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Pennsylvania/Warren/Default.aspx Ancestry($)]  
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/ BillionGraves (name)]
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''Additional Cemetery Resources''
  
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*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/index.php?797 PA-Roots]
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*[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Pennsylvania/Warren/Default.aspx Ancestry($)]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
{{Template:PAChurch2}}[[Image:Warren county pennsylvania churches.png|thumb|right|400px|Warren county pennsylvania churches.png]]
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{{Template:PAChurch2}}[[Image:Warren county pennsylvania churches.png|thumb|300px|<center>Warren County Pennsylvania churches</center>]]
 
 
The Warren County Historical Society has some church history records. Visit or contact them for information on what is denominations and time periods are available.
 
 
 
Locating current and historical churches check [http://www.topozone.com/states/Pennsylvania.asp?county=Warren&feature=Church Topographic Map Church Features in Warren County, Pennsylvania] by TopoZone. This site gives a list of church by name, elevation, latitude and longitude. You may call or write them at<br>Warren County Historical Society<br>PO Box 427<br>Warren, PA 16365<br>814-723-1795.
 
 
 
There is a $35 fee for researches to investigate the records at their library. It will take up to four weeks to hear from the society.
 
  
Additional church records can be located at [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/PA/Warren/ch-rec/ Linkpendium] and by searching the Family History Library Catalog. The FHLC has a plethora of {{FHL|------|subject_id|disp=church records}}for Warren County, many are limited in the time frame they cover. When searching the FHL catalog, be sure to also search at the town and township level.  
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*[http://www.warrenhistory.org/ Warren County Historical Society]<br>210 Fourth Avenue<br>PO Box 427<br>Warren, PA 16365<br>814-723-1795<br>Email: [mailto:warrencountyhistory@aol.com warrencountyhistory@aol.com]
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:Society houses area church records.
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:Visit website for available hours, services and fees.
  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/warren-pa-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
 
{{PAChurch3|Warren}}  
 
{{PAChurch3|Warren}}  
  
[http://www.pagenweb.org/~warren/church.html#records Church History&nbsp;by township] in Warren County&nbsp;by USGenWeb  
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*[http://www.pagenweb.org/~warren/church.html#records Church History&nbsp;by township] in Warren County&nbsp;by USGenWeb  
  
 
===== County-wide Database - Multi-denominational  =====
 
===== County-wide Database - Multi-denominational  =====
  
:*'''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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*'''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.''<br>
 
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:Contains the church records of:  
::Contains the church records of:  
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:*Deerfield: Presbyterian Church in Deerfield
::*Deerfield: Presbyterian Church in Deerfield
 
  
 
===== Presbyterian  =====
 
===== Presbyterian  =====
  
:*'''1815-1862''' - Presbyterian Church, Lottsville, Baptism Index 1815-1862 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C524561}}.<ref name="vr1">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/20/Igipennsylvaniat.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1815-1862'''   Presbyterian Church, Lottsville, Baptism Index 1815-1862 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C524561}}.<ref name="vr1">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniat.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/20/Igipennsylvaniat.pdf]].</ref>
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters.  
 
The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters.  
  
The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. {{PAGENAME}} shares its judicial district with [[Forest County, Pennsylvania|Forest County]]. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.<ref>The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ accessed 10 July 2012.</ref>  
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The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. Warren County shares its judicial district with [[Forest County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Forest County]]. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.<ref>The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ accessed 10 July 2012.</ref>  
  
 
====== Clerk of the Courts  ======
 
====== Clerk of the Courts  ======
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===== Published Histories  =====
 
===== Published Histories  =====
  
*1887 [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwarrenc00sche History of Warren County, Pennsylvania with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers] edited by J. S. Schenck <br>
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*1887 [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwarrenc00sche History of Warren County, Pennsylvania with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers] edited by J. S. Schenck <br>
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
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*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Warren+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>  
 
*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Warren+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=warren+county+pennsylvania+land WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].)<br>  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=warren+county+pennsylvania+land WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].)<br>  
*{{FHL|375759|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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*{{FHL|375759|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} (For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search|FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]].)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
*[http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ Maps of Pennsylvania (1673-1878)]
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[[Image:Pawarren.jpg|thumb|200px|<center>Warren County</center>]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ Maps of Pennsylvania (1673-1878)]  
 
*[http://ancestortracks.com/ Ancestor Tracks] has posted free, downloadable images from the [http://ancestortracks.com/Warren_Co_resources.html 1878 Howden &amp; Odbert's Atlas of Warren County, Pennsylvania from Actual Surveys &amp; Records by &amp; under the Direction of J.A. Howden &amp; A. Odbert (Washington, PA: F.G. Longdon and Wilson Porter, 1878)]. This atlas on file 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 to be used commercially. &nbsp;We hereby give permission to use them strictly for personal use; please attribute to Ancestor Tracks.
 
*[http://ancestortracks.com/ Ancestor Tracks] has posted free, downloadable images from the [http://ancestortracks.com/Warren_Co_resources.html 1878 Howden &amp; Odbert's Atlas of Warren County, Pennsylvania from Actual Surveys &amp; Records by &amp; under the Direction of J.A. Howden &amp; A. Odbert (Washington, PA: F.G. Longdon and Wilson Porter, 1878)]. This atlas on file 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 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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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*'''World War I --''' Photographs of [http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/category/special-sections/warren-county-boys-over-there Warren County World War I Soldiers] from the book "Warren County Boys Over There," 1918.
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*'''World War I''' Photographs of [http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/category/special-sections/warren-county-boys-over-there Warren County World War I Soldiers] from the book "Warren County Boys Over There," 1918.
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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'''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records'''<br>  
 
'''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records'''<br>  
  
:*'''1820-1906''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1192 Index to Declarations and Petitions in the Western District of Pennsylvania, US Circuit and District Courts] located in ''US Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995'' database on [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), National Archives publication M1208<br>
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*'''1820-1906'''   [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1192 Index to Declarations and Petitions in the Western District of Pennsylvania, US Circuit and District Courts] located in ''US Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995'' database on [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), National Archives publication M1208<br>
  
:*'''1820-1930''' [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=119&title=naturalizations_pa_western%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537, incomplete for all counties<br>
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*'''1820-1930'''   [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=119&title=naturalizations_pa_western%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537, incomplete for all counties<br>
  
:*'''1820-1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1554 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] located in ''Selected US Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974'' database on [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537<br><br>
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*'''1820-1930'''   [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1554 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] located in ''Selected US Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974'' database on [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537<br><br>
  
 
'''Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm'''<br>  
 
'''Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm'''<br>  
  
*'''1847-1906''' - Alien dockets, 1847-1906, {{FHL|185375|item|disp=FHL film 1814241, (first of 3 films)}}
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*'''1847-1906''' Alien dockets, 1847-1906, {{FHL|185375|item|disp=FHL film 1814241, (first of 3 films)}}
  
 
{{PAnaturalization2|Warren|458292}}  
 
{{PAnaturalization2|Warren|458292}}  
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'''Newspapers of Warren County'''  
 
'''Newspapers of Warren County'''  
  
:*[http://www.usnpl.com/panews.php Pennsylvania Newspapers]  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/panews.php Pennsylvania Newspapers]  
:*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Pennsylvania&county=Warren&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America] US Newspaper Directory
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Pennsylvania&county=Warren&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America] US Newspaper Directory
  
 
'''Online Newspapers'''  
 
'''Online Newspapers'''  
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
 
'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
  
:*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?806 PA-Roots Newspaper Articles] for Warren County, Pennsylvania.  
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*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?806 PA-Roots Newspaper Articles] for Warren County, Pennsylvania.  
:*[http://www.pagenweb.org/~warren/NewspaperIndex.htm Warren County, Pennsylvania Newspapers] Part of the PAGenWeb Project including links to transcribed newspaper extractions of "birth and marriage announcements, land transactions, obituaries and gossip columns."
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*[http://www.pagenweb.org/~warren/newspapers.html Warren County, Pennsylvania Newspapers] Part of the PAGenWeb Project including links to transcribed newspaper extractions of "birth and marriage announcements, land transactions, obituaries and gossip columns."
  
 
===== Obituaries  =====
 
===== Obituaries  =====
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'''Online Obituary Abstracts'''  
 
'''Online Obituary Abstracts'''  
  
:*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?807 PA-Roots Obituaries] for Warren County, Pennsylvania.  
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*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?807 PA-Roots Obituaries] for Warren County, Pennsylvania.  
:*[http://www.pagenweb.org/~warren/obits/obituaries.html Warren County, Pennsylvania Obituaries] Part of the PAGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.pagenweb.org/~warren/obits/obituaries.html Warren County, Pennsylvania Obituaries] Part of the PAGenWeb Project
  
 
'''Obituary Excerpts and Abstracts'''  
 
'''Obituary Excerpts and Abstracts'''  
  
:*Compiled by Joan M. McRae, ''Marriage and Death Notices Extracted from Warren County, Pennsylvania Newspapers'' (Olmsted Falls, Ohio:J.M. McRae, c1982-1983) {{WorldCat|8975314|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|333072|item|disp=FHL book 974.867 V2m}}
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*Compiled by Joan M. McRae, ''Marriage and Death Notices Extracted from Warren County, Pennsylvania Newspapers'' (Olmsted Falls, Ohio:J.M. McRae, c1982-1983) {{WorldCat|8975314|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|333072|item|disp=FHL book 974.867 V2m}}
  
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
==== Occupations  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''<br> Original probate records for some Pennsylvania counties are available free online as digital images at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]. The dates vary significantly for each county and not all counties are listed. Some counties may only have probate indexes. This Pennsylvania collection of images may be browsed through the links listed below:<br> Complete Collection:<br>  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''<br> Original probate records for some Pennsylvania counties are available free online as digital images at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]. The dates vary significantly for each county and not all counties are listed. Some counties may only have probate indexes. This Pennsylvania collection of images may be browsed through the links listed below:<br> Complete Collection:<br>  
  
:*'''1683-1994''' {{RecordSearch|1999196|Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]<br>
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*'''1683-1993'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8802 Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records 1683-1993] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1683-1994''' {{RecordSearch|1999196|Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]<br>
  
 
Warren County Only:  
 
Warren County Only:  
  
:*'''1820–1918'''&nbsp;– [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM5Y-7VZ%3An66316996%3Fcc%3D1999196 Warren County Probate Records]<br> <br> '''Original Probate Records on Microfilm'''<br>
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*'''1820-1918''' [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=9PMF-T3F%3A268495601%3Fcc%3D1999196 Warren County Probate Records]<br>  
  
:*'''1820–1918''' Registers Docket, includes Index 1824–1971 {{FHL|398800|item|disp=FHL film 877991 (first of 16 films)}}<br>
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'''Original Probate Records on Microfilm'''
:*'''1875–1916''' Intestate Docket {{FHL|399493|item|disp=FHL film 1314327–1314329}}<br>
 
  
<br> {{PA probate FHLC and WorldCat|Warren|492899}}<br>  
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*'''1820-1918'''  Registers Docket, includes Index 1824–1971 {{FHL|398800|item|disp=FHL film 877991 (first of 16 films)}}<br>
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*'''1875-1916'''  Intestate Docket {{FHL|399493|item|disp=FHL film 1314327–1314329}}<br>
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{{PA probate FamilySearch Catalog and WorldCat|Warren|492899}}<br>
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-society-archive/ List of Pennsylvania Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-society-archive/ List of Pennsylvania Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
===== Archives  =====
 
===== Archives  =====
  
:*{{PA Archives}}
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*{{PA Archives}}
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*[http://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/ National Archives at Philadelphia]<br>14700 Townsend Road<br>Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096<br>Phone: (215) 305-2044<br>Fax (215) 305-2052<br>
  
 
===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
  
[http://www.warrenforestcourt.org Warren County Courthouse] <br>204 Fourth Avenue<br>Warren, PA 16365 <br>Hours: 8:30–4:30
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*[http://www.warrenforestcourt.org Warren County Courthouse] <br>204 Fourth Avenue<br>Warren, PA 16365 <br>  
 
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:Visit website for information and driving directions for a personal visit (click on the "Warren" tab).  
On the website, click the Warren County tab for driving directions and other information.
 
 
 
Parking is available to left and rear of the court house.  
 
  
 
*[http://www.warrencountypa.net/current/depts.php?name=Prothonotary Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts]<br>Phone: 814-728-3440<br>Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM<br>
 
*[http://www.warrencountypa.net/current/depts.php?name=Prothonotary Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts]<br>Phone: 814-728-3440<br>Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM<br>
  
*[http://www.warrencountypa.net/current/depts.php?name=Register%20-%20Recorder Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans' Court]<br>Phone: 814-728-3430<br>Fax: 814-728-3476
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*[http://www.warrencountypa.net/current/depts.php?name=Register%20-%20Recorder Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans' Court]<br>Phone: 814-728-3430<br>Fax: 814-728-3476<br>
  
 
===== Family History Center  =====
 
===== Family History Center  =====
  
{{PAfhc|Warren}}  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}{{PAfhc|Franklin}}
  
 
===== Libraries  =====
 
===== Libraries  =====
  
[http://www.warrenlibrary.org/county.php Warren County Library Association] consists of five public libraries in Warren County. Each library has access to genealogical databases - especially US Census indexes and newspapers. Many are accessible with your library card from home. A list of the libraries in this system and their website and contact information is found [http://www.warrenlibrary.org/county.php here].
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*[http://www.warrenlibrary.org/county.php Warren County Library Association] consists of five public libraries in Warren County. Each library has access to genealogical databases - especially US Census indexes and newspapers. Many are accessible with your library card from home. <br>
 
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:Visit website for list of the libraries in this system, contact information and websites.
[http://www.warrenlibrary.org/ Warren Public Library]205 Market St.<br>Warren PA 16365<br>Phone: 814-723-4650<br>Fax: 814-723-4521<br>E-mail: reference@warrenlibrary.org<br>Hours: Monday through Thursday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM<br>Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
 
 
 
:The Library has a large holding plus access to HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library Edition. These are explained in Genealogy Handbook. The handbook is able to printed.
 
 
 
[http://www.sgfreelibrary.org/index.html Sugar Grove Free Library]<br>22 Harmon St.<br>PO Box 313<br>Sugar Grove, PA 16350<br>Phone: 814-489-7872<br>Fax: 814-489-7826<br>E-mail: sgfreelibrary@gmail.com<br>
 
 
 
:The [http://www.sgfreelibrary.org/genealogy.html Genealogy] news is listed as they are digitizing the historical collection.
 
  
<br>  
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*[http://www.warrenlibrary.org/ Warren Public Library]205 Market St.<br>Warren,PA 16365<br>Phone: 814-723-4650<br>Fax: 814-723-4521<br>Email: [mailto:reference@warrenlibrary.org reference@warrenlibrary.org]<br>
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:The Library has a large holding plus access to HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library Edition.
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:Visit website for hours and services.
  
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*[http://www.sgfreelibrary.org/index.html Sugar Grove Free Library]<br>22 Harmon St.<br>PO Box 313<br>Sugar Grove, PA 16350<br>Phone: 814-489-7872<br>Fax: 814-489-7826<br>Email: [mailto:sgfreelibrary@gmail.com sgfreelibrary@gmail.com]<br>
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:Visit website for hours
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===== Museums  =====
 
===== Museums  =====
  
[http://www.warrenhistory.org/wilder_museum.htm Wilder Museum of Warren County History]<br>51 Erie Ave.<br>PO Box 144<br>Irvine, PA 16329<br>Phone: 814-563-7773 or 814-723-1795<br>E-mail: warrenhistory@kinzua.net<br>  
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*[http://www.warrenhistory.org/wilder_museum.htm Wilder Museum of Warren County History]<br>51 Erie Ave.<br>PO Box 144<br>Irvine, PA 16329<br>Phone: 814-563-7773 or 814-723-1795<br>Email: [mailto:warrenhistory@kinzua.net warrenhistory@kinzua.net]<br>  
 
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:The museum focuses on the Seneca Nation, local history, military actions, and more. <ref>From http://www.warrenhistory.org/edresources.htm</ref> The Warren County Historical Society is connected to the museum.
:The museum focuses on the Seneca Nation, local history, military actions, and more.<ref>Sentence from http://www.warrenhistory.org/edresources.htm</ref> The Warren County Historical Society is connected to the museum.
 
  
<br>
 
  
 
===== Societies  =====
 
===== Societies  =====
  
Rich in history, {{PAGENAME}} contains a number of societies dealing with the history of the area.
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*[http://www.warrenhistory.org Warren County Historical Society]<br>210 Fourth Avenue<br>PO Box 427<br>Warren, PA 16365<br>814-723-1795<br>Email: [mailto:warrencountyhistory@aol.com warrencountyhistory@aol.com]
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
*[http://www.warrenhistory.org Warren County Historical Society]<br>210 Fourth Avenue<br>PO Box 427<br>Warren, Pennsylvania 16365<br>814-723-1795<br>Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM<br>Saturday: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM<br>Researchers will look through the resourses for $35.00.
 
 
 
 
:They have a wide collection of genealogical material available for searching. They have a database indexes to Birth and Death records from 1893 to 1905. Some of the other records available include, cemetery records, military records, school records, and directories.
 
:They have a wide collection of genealogical material available for searching. They have a database indexes to Birth and Death records from 1893 to 1905. Some of the other records available include, cemetery records, military records, school records, and directories.
 
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:Visit website for available hours, services and fees.
<br>
 
  
 
*[http://www.wpgs.org Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society] (WPGS)<br>c/o PA Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh<br>4400 Forbes Avenue<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080<br>
 
*[http://www.wpgs.org Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society] (WPGS)<br>c/o PA Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh<br>4400 Forbes Avenue<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080<br>
 
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:The focus of the WPGS is the 26 counties west of Centre County, including Warren County. They are based out of Pittsburgh, PA in the [http://www.carnegielibrary.org/event/resources-genealogy-research-pennsylvania-department/ Pennnsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library.] <ref>http://www.wpgs.org/default.aspx</ref><br>  
:The focus of the WPGS 26 counties west of Centre County including Warren County. They are based out of Pittsburgh, PA in the [http://www.clpgh.org/research/genealogy// Pennnsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library.] <ref>http://www.wpgs.org/default.aspx</ref>  
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:Visit website for research services and fees. <ref name="WPGS">http://www.wpgs.org/default.aspx</ref>
:The [http://www.wpgs.org/research.htm Research Request] lists fees for research and look ups in indexes, naturalizations, WPA Home Survey, and more. <ref name="WPGS">http://www.wpgs.org/default.aspx</ref>
 
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{PA vitals}}  
 
{{PA vitals}}  
  
See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-vital-records/ How to order Pennsylvania Vital Records]
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-vital-records/ How to order Pennsylvania Vital Records]  
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''1815–1930''' {{RecordSearch|1681005|Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709–1950}} – free index. Not complete for all years. This index is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1930. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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*'''1815-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1681005|Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709–1950}} – free index. Not complete for all years. This index is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1930. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  
 
{{PA birth}}  
 
{{PA birth}}  
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{{PA marriage}}  
 
{{PA marriage}}  
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*'''1677-1950'''  {{RecordSearch|2466357|Pennsylvania Civil Marriages, 1677-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1700-1821'''  Pennsylvania Marriage Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2383 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties.
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*'''1725-1976'''  {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years.
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*'''Pre-1810'''  Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2098 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties. Includes 35,000 marriage records from vol. VIII of of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives.
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*'''1852-1976'''  {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years.
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*'''1852-1854'''  Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2486 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.
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*'''1885-1950'''  {{RecordSearch|1589502|Pennsylvania County Marriage, 1885-1950}} Extracted marriage records – free. Most of the records consist of marriage licenses, certificates, applications, docket books, and affidavits. This database is incomplete for all counties. May also contain marriage records earlier than 1885.
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*'''1947-2010'''  {{RecordSearch|2282148|Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
:*'''1700-1821''' - Pennsylvania Marriage Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2383 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties.
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*[http://www.warrencountypa.net/current/depts.php?name=Register%20-%20Recorder Register and Recorder's Office]<br>Warren County Courthouse<br>204 4th Avenue<br>Warren, PA 16365<br>Phone: 814-728-3430<br>Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
:*'''1725-1976''' - {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years.
 
:*'''Pre-1810''' – Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2098 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties. Includes 35,000 marriage records from vol. VIII of of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives.
 
:*'''1852-1976''' - {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years.
 
:*'''1852-1854''' - Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2486 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.
 
:*'''1885-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1589502|Pennsylvania County Marriage, 1885-1950}} Extracted marriage records – free. Most of the records consist of marriage licenses, certificates, applications, docket books, and affidavits. This database is incomplete for all counties. May also contain marriage records earlier than 1885.
 
 
 
[http://www.warrencountypa.net/current/depts.php?name=Register%20-%20Recorder Register and Recorder's Office]<br>Warren County Courthouse<br>204 4th Avenue<br>Warren, PA 16365<br>Phone: 814-728-3430<br>Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM  
 
  
 
===== Divorce  =====
 
===== Divorce  =====
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1852-1854''' Pennsylvania Deaths [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Ancestry.com] – $ Index with images.  
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*'''1852-1854'''   Pennsylvania Deaths [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Ancestry.com] – $ Index with images.  
:*'''1893-1906''' - Warren County Death Index 1893-1906 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr1" />
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*'''1893-1906'''   Warren County Death Index 1893-1906 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr1" />
  
{{PA death}}  
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{{PA death}}
  
 
== Warren County Pennsylvania Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Warren County Pennsylvania Genealogy Websites  ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/warren-county/ Warren County, PA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*USGenWeb project. [http://www.pagenweb.org/~warren/townships/Brokenstraw.html#churches Warren County]&nbsp;May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/warren-county/ Warren County, PA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
*{{FHL|Pennsylvania%2C+Warren|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.pagenweb.org/~warren PAGenWeb project]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/warren/ USGenWeb archives]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Warren-County.htm Warren County PA Genealogy]  
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*{{FHL|Pennsylvania%2C+Warren|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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== Warren County Pennsylvania Places  ==
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United States
Pennsylvania
Warren County

Guide to Warren County, Pennsylvania ancestry, family history and genealogy in courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


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Warren County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Warren County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 12, 1800
County Seat Warren
Courthouse
Warren County, Pennsylvania Courthouse.jpg
Address Warren County Courthouse
407 Market Street
Warren, PA 16365
Warren County Website
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Warren County Pennsylvania Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1893
1885
1893
1819
1820

Parent Counties: Formed from Allegheny and Lycoming Counties 12 March 1800. [1]

County Seat: Warren

Neighboring Counties: Warren County residents may also have records in: [2]

Description

It's county seat is Warren and was founded October 1, 1819. It is located in the West-central tip of the state. [3]

Boundary Changes

  • 1784:  The future Warren County was part of the huge area secured by the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, also known as the "Last Purchase," and much of the land was secured for speculation by the Holland Land Company
  • 1785-1788:  The eastern part of the future Warren County was annexed to Northumberland County; the western portion was part of the Donation Lands
  • 1788-1795:  The eastern part of the future Warren County remained part of Northumberland County; the western portion became part of the newly created (1788) Allegheny County.
  • 1795-1800:  The eastern part of the future Warren County became part of newly created Lycoming County which was carved out of Northumberland County in 1795; the western portion remained part of Allegheny County.


For animated maps illustrating Pennsylvania county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Pennsylvania County Boundary Maps" (1673-1878) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Bible Records

Cemeteries

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

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
HomeTownLocator WorldCat BillionGraves
PAGenWeb Archives Linkpendium
Tombstone Photos PAGravestones
USGW Cemetery Project Epodunk
Pennsylvania Genealogy Access Genealogy
BillionGraves (name) Interment
See Pennsylvania Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Resources

Census

For tips on accessing Warren 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.

Warren County Pennsylvania churches
Society houses area church records.
Visit website for available hours, services and fees.

Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

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


County-wide Database - Multi-denominational
Contains the church records of:
  • Deerfield: Presbyterian Church in Deerfield
Presbyterian

Court Records

Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy court records are housed at the Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Courthouse. For many counties copies of court records may be found at the Pennsylvania State Archives and in the FamilySearch collection. Note that within these collections some films may contain the same records, but have different titles. Other titles are not duplicates. See Finding Court Records at other repositories within this section for links to the online catalogs for these two collections. Films at the Pennsylvania State Archives are not available for inter-library loan. If court records are available FamilySearch films may be ordered at a local Family History Center.


Court of Common Pleas

The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters.

The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. Warren County shares its judicial district with Forest County. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.[5]

Clerk of the Courts

The Clerk of Courts prepares and maintains the records for the Criminal Division of the Court of Common Pleas. The Clerk signs and affixes the Seal of the Courts to all writs and processes, administers oaths and affirmations, and assumes custody of the seal and records of the Courts. The Clerk certifies and distributes orders of the Court. The Clerk also certifies and prepares bills of costs for the defendants and utilizes the computerized financial management system to disburse fines, costs and restitution.[6] For the Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Clerk of Courts address see the Courthouse section on this page.


Prothonotary

The office of the Prothonotary is the custodian of all civil matters in the county. This includes naturalization, immigration, equity actions, judgements, federal and local tax liens, city liens, family court, arbitrations, license suspension appeals, appeals to higher court, commercial code filings, applications for passports and divorce proceedings. See the Courthouse section on this page for the Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Prothonotary office information.


Orphan's Court

See Vital Records
The Orphans' Court is responsible for a wide range of matters. The name of the Court is derived from the more general definition of "orphan," that being a person or thing that is without protective affiliation or sponsorship. This would include those not capable of handling their own affairs, minors, incapacitated persons, decedents estates, nonprofit corporations and trusts. It is the role of the Court to ensure that the best interests of the person or entity are not compromised.

It is believed the name of this court was borrowed from the Court of Orphans of the city of London, England which had the care and guardianship of children of deceased citizens, in their minority.[7]

For Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Orphans' Court contact information see the Courthouse section on this page.


Finding Court Records at Other Repositories

Additional court records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Court Records in online catalogs like:


Emigration and Immigration

For information about emigration into Pennsylvania, see the Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration page.


Ethnic Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Published Histories

Land and Property

Land records in Warren County began in 1800. These records are filed with the Register-Recorder office in Warren, 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 Warren County Pennsylvania Land in online catalogs such as:

Maps

Warren County

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Naturalization records can contain information about immigration and nativity. Prior to 1906, it is rare to find the town of origin in naturalization records. See Pennsylvania Naturalization for more information about the types of records and availability.

Naturalizations granted at the county level were kept by the office of the Prothonotary. Naturalizations could also be granted on the Federal Court level.


Naturalization records available for Warren County, Pennsylvania include the following:

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm

Finding Naturalization Indexes at Other Repositories

Additional naturalization indexes can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy naturalization in online catalogs like:

Newspapers

Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, historical/genealogical societies, college or university libraries, or state archives in the area where the newspaper was published.

For information on state-wide newspapers see Pennsylvania Newspapers


Newspapers of Warren County

Online Newspapers

To learn if there are newspapers online for a specific town or city in Pennsylvania, see news.google.com/newspapers and search for the town or the name of a newspaper.

Online Newspaper Abstracts

Obituaries

Obituaries are generally found in local newspapers where the person died. However, sometimes an obituary is found in the location from which he or she originated. To find an obituary, see the information under the Newspaper heading


Online Obituary Abstracts

Obituary Excerpts and Abstracts

Occupations

Indentured Servants

Periodicals

Poorhouse, Almshouse

Probate Records

Probate matters in Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy are handled by the Orphans' Court and start when the county was created. To obtain original probate records, contact the Orphan's Court in the County Courthouse.

In addition to wills and administrations, the Orphans' Court also handles: audits of accounts of executors, administrators, trustees, and guardians; distribution of estates of decedents, incompetents, and minors; appointment and control of guardians; adoptions; appeals from the Register of Wills involving probate matters; inheritance tax appeals and various petitions and motions.


Online Probate Records
Original probate records for some Pennsylvania counties are available free online as digital images at FamilySearch.org. The dates vary significantly for each county and not all counties are listed. Some counties may only have probate indexes. This Pennsylvania collection of images may be browsed through the links listed below:
Complete Collection:

Warren County Only:

Original Probate Records on Microfilm

Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

Additional probate indexes or abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy probate wills in online catalogs like:


Repositories

Archives
  • The Pennsylvania Archives collection contains county archive records that can be searched onsite. Currently the Archives' staff cannot provide research or make copies of these records. Their collections include Almshouse Registers; Tax records; Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes and Records; Midwife records; African American records; Wills; Deeds; Naturalizations; Coroner's inquests; and Orphan's Court dockets. A list of the Archive's county holdings are on Microfilm or Manuscript form.


Courthouse
Visit website for information and driving directions for a personal visit (click on the "Warren" tab).
Family History Center

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy is the Franklin Pennsylvania Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.


Libraries
  • Warren County Library Association consists of five public libraries in Warren County. Each library has access to genealogical databases - especially US Census indexes and newspapers. Many are accessible with your library card from home.
Visit website for list of the libraries in this system, contact information and websites.
The Library has a large holding plus access to HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library Edition.
Visit website for hours and services.
Visit website for hours
Museums
The museum focuses on the Seneca Nation, local history, military actions, and more. [8] The Warren County Historical Society is connected to the museum.


Societies
They have a wide collection of genealogical material available for searching. They have a database indexes to Birth and Death records from 1893 to 1905. Some of the other records available include, cemetery records, military records, school records, and directories.
Visit website for available hours, services and fees.
The focus of the WPGS is the 26 counties west of Centre County, including Warren County. They are based out of Pittsburgh, PA in the Pennnsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library. [9]
Visit website for research services and fees. [10]

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.


See also How to order Pennsylvania Vital Records

Birth
  • 1815-1930 Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709–1950 – free index. Not complete for all years. This index is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1930. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

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 Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy clerk's office for these records.

Divorce

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

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


Warren County Pennsylvania Genealogy Websites

Warren County Pennsylvania Places

Populated Places

Warren County Pennsylvania Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Warren County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_County,_Pennsylvania.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_County,_Pennsylvania 2/12/2017
  4. 4.0 4.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/20/Igipennsylvaniat.pdf.
  5. The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ accessed 10 July 2012.
  6. Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Clerk of Courts in http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ClerksOfCourts.htm (accessed 25 Aug 2012)
  7. The Philadelphia Courts at http://www.courts.phila.gov/common-pleas/orphans/ accessed 10 July 2012
  8. From http://www.warrenhistory.org/edresources.htm
  9. http://www.wpgs.org/default.aspx
  10. http://www.wpgs.org/default.aspx