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Indiana County, Pennsylvania Facts

Indiana County

When was Indiana County, PA Created?
Indiana County was established on March 30, 1803 from Lycoming County and Westmoreland County. The county was named for the Native Americans.

What is the County Seat of Indiana County, PA?
The County Seat is located in Indiana and in addition the county government website is www.countyofindiana.org

What counties are adjacent to Indiana County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Jefferson County (north), Clearfield County (east), Cambria County (southeast), Westmoreland County (south), Armstrong County (west).

Indiana County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Indiana County, PA?
Municipalities located in Indiana County include Townships: Armstrong, Banks, Black Lick, Brush Valley, Buffington, Burrell, Canoe, Center, Cherryhill, Conemaugh, East Mahoning, East Wheatfield, Grant, Green, Montgomery, North Mahoning, Pine, Rayne Township (includes the village of Home), South Mahoning, Washington, West Mahoning, West Wheatfield, White, Young. Boroughs: Armagh, Blairsville, Cherry Tree, Clymer, Creekside, Ernest, Glen Campbell, Homer City, Indiana, Marion Center, Plumville, Saltsburg, Shelocta, Smicksburg. See also Indiana County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.


Indiana County, PA Vital Records

Where can find Indiana County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Indiana 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 Indiana 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.


Indiana County, PA Census Records

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

Indiana Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Indiana Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Indiana 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


Indiana County, PA Courthouse and Government Records


Indiana County Courthouse

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

  • Indiana County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 825 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701
    • Phone: (724) 465-3855
  • Indiana County Recorder of Deeds is responsible for recording documents related to property. Documents recorded consist of, but are not limited to, deeds, mortgages, restrictions, notaries, public and elected county officers. Other documents, such as Military Service Discharges, foreign birth certificates, as well as obscure documents like cattle brands, are also recorded here.
    • Phone: (724) 465-3860
    • Land Records: 1806
  • Indiana County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has been the clerk of court of common pleas since 1707. Court records here include divorces, naturalizations, peddlers' licenses, registration of attorneys, oaths of county officers, equity, sheriff's sales, juror lists, some tax records, and some civil court records.Other court records are with the clerk of courts.
    • Phone: (724) 465-3855
    • Court & Divorce Records:1806
  • Indiana County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk are often the same person, sometimes sharing the responsibility of the recorder of deeds and clerk of courts as well. The Register of Wills' principal duties include probating wills and accepting for filing all documents necessary to complete the administration of a decedent's estate. The Clerk of Orphans' Court, our office serves as the filing office and custodian of records for matters involving adoptions, guardianships and estate litigation. The office also issues all marriage licenses. Since 1885 the clerk of the orphans' court in each county has had the responsibility of recording marriages
    • Phone: (724) 465-3860
    • Marriage & Probate Records: 1803
    • Birth & Death Records: before Jan 1906
  • Indiana County Tax Assessor Office has tax records but may also be in the county commissioners' office or with the prothonotary.
  • Early Pennsylvania Land Records  
  • BLM Land Records

Indiana County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Indiana County, PA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Indiana 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.

Indiana Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Indiana Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Indiana Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Indiana Co. PA General and History Websites

Indiana Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Indiana Co. PA Military Records

Indiana Co. PA Schools & Directories

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