The county commissioners, the elected officers and the county court individually or jointly appoint a number of other county officials and employes needed to carry out county functions by law. Whereas the 11 elected county officials are enumerated in the Pennsylvania Constitution, their powers and duties are prescribed by statutes which are scattered throughout the county codes and general state laws.
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Consolidation of certain elected offices is provided by state law in the smaller class counties involving the offices of prothonotary, clerk of courts, register of wills, clerk of the orphans' court, and recorder of deeds. County records are grouped by office.
Accompanying these listings are statements of the date or dates of incorporation of each county, municipality, and school district. The records of an annexed municipality, with the exception of Allegheny City, are listed with those of the surviving jurisdiction. Information concerning the number of microfilm rolls in a records series is usually given after the series title and date. In cases where more than one series is filmed on a roll or group of rolls, the number of rolls involved is given following the last series title of the group.
Records actually filmed by the State Archives and projects involving film duplicated by the Archives, are followed by a local records project number. The designation LR is used to indicate the fact that the State Archives created or owns the master negatives. The designation LC is used to indicate that the Archives only has user copies of negatives produced by the local government or by another historical repository.
The designation LA is used to indicate that the Archives only has user copies of the negatives produced elsewhere but that it holds the original paper records. A majority of the microfilm rolls listed were generated by the Genealogical Society of Utah and are not coded. The following are microfilm copies of county records available at the State Archives. Archives staff cannot provide research in or copies of these records. See County Governments for additional records.
Created on January 22, , from a part of York County. The county seat is Gettysburg. Board of County Commissioners. Recorder of Deeds. Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court.
Created on September 24, , from parts of Westmoreland and Washington counties. The county seat is Pittsburgh. Created on March 12, , from parts of Allegheny, Lycoming and Westmoreland counties. The county seat is Kittanning. Created on March 12, , from parts of Allegheny and Washington counties. The county seat is Beaver.
Created on March 9, , from a part of Cumberland County. The county seat is Bedford. Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts.
Created on March 11, , from parts of Chester, Lancaster and Philadelphia counties. The county seat is Reading. Created on February 20, from parts of Huntingdon and Bedford Counties. The county seat is Hollidaysburg. Its name was changed to Bradford County on March 24, The county seat is Towanda.
One of the three original counties created by William Penn in The county seat is Doylestown. Created on March 12, , from a part of Allegheny County.
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The county seat is Butler. Created on March 26, , from parts of Huntingdon and Somerset counties. The county seat is Ebensburg. Created on March 13, , from parts of Northampton and Monroe counties. The county seat is Jim Thorpe.
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The county seat is West Chester. Created on March 11, , from parts of Venango and Armstrong Counties. The county seat is Clarion. Created on March 26, , from parts of Lycoming and Huntingdon Counties.
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Pike County was established from a portion of Wayne County in Any available information on individuals before that date would be found in Wayne County. We have the Wayne County census on microfilm from to except, of course, for as well as Northampton County for Census records before list only the head of the household by name, indicating the others in the household only by age and gender categories.
With a few exceptions, Pennsylvania births and deaths were not officially required to be recorded until Downloadable forms are available at. Marriage licenses were not required until From to the present the records are at the Wayne County courthouse in Honesdale. Records prior to the above-mentioned dates might be found among church documents.