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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania Facts

Bucks County

When was Bucks County, PA Created?
Bucks County was established on November 1682 as one of the three original Pennsylvania counties. The county was named for the The English county of Buckinghamshire.

What is the County Seat of Bucks County, PA?
The County Seat is located in Doylestown and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Bucks County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Lehigh County (northwest), Northampton County (north), Warren County, New Jersey (northeast), Hunterdon County, New Jersey (east), Mercer County, New Jersey (east), Burlington County, New Jersey (south), Philadelphia County (southwest), Montgomery County (west).

Bucks County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Bucks County, PA?
Municipalities located in Bucks County include Townships: Bedminster, Bensalem, Bridgeton, Bristol, Buckingham, Doylestown, Durham, East Rockhill, Falls, Haycock, Hilltown, Lower Makefield, Lower Southampton, Middletown, Milford, New Britain, Newtown, Nockamixon, Northampton, Plumstead, Richland, Solebury, Springfield, Tinicum, Upper Makefield, Upper Southampton, Warminster, Warrington, Warwick, West Rockhill, Wrightstown. Boroughs: Bristol, Chalfont, Doylestown, Dublin, Hulmeville, Ivyland, Langhorne, Langhorne Manor, Morrisville, New Britain, New Hope, Newtown, Penndel, Perkasie, Quakertown, Richlandtown, Riegelsville, Sellersville, Silverdale, Telford (lies partly in Montgomery County), Trumbauersville, Tullytown, Yardley. See also Bucks County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.

Bucks County, PA Vital Records

Where can find Bucks County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bucks County vital records can be found at the Pennsylvania Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records since 1906 and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Pennsylvania for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Bucks County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Pennsylvania  Birth CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail. Walk-in service is available at any of these six public offices: Erie, Harrisburg, New Castle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Scranton.

Bucks County, PA Census Records

What Bucks County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bucks County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bucks Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bucks Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bucks Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Pennsylvania Census Records Research Guide

Bucks County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Bucks County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Bucks County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Bucks County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Pennsylvania Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Bucks County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bucks County, PA?
A list of Bucks County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Pennsylvania Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Bucks County, PA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Bucks County, PA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bucks County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is basically a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Bucks Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bucks Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bucks Co. PA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Bucks Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bucks Co. PA General and History Websites

Bucks Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Bucks Co. PA Military Records

Bucks Co. PA Schools & Directories

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