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When was Luzerne County, PA Created?
Luzerne County was established on September 25, 1786 from Northumberland County. The county was named in honor of Anne-César, Chevalier de la Luzerne, French ambassador to the U.S. who aided republican causes .
What counties are adjacent to Luzerne County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Wyoming County (north), Lackawanna County (northeast), Monroe County (east), Carbon County (southeast), Schuylkill County (south), Columbia County (west), Sullivan County (northwest).
What cities and towns are in Luzerne County, PA?
Municipalities located in Luzerne County include Townships: Bear Creek, Black Creek, Buck, Butler, Conyngham, Dallas, Dennison, Dorrance, Exeter, Fairmount, Fairview, Foster, Franklin, Hanover, Hazle, Hollenback, Hunlock, Huntington, Jackson, Jenkins, Kingston, Lake, Lehman, Nescopeck, Newport, Pittston, Plains, Plymouth, Rice, Ross, Salem, Slocum, Sugarloaf, Union, Wilkes-Barre, Wright. Boroughs: Ashley, Avoca, Bear Creek Village, Conyngham, Courtdale, Dallas, Dupont, Duryea, Edwardsville, Exeter, Forty Fort, Freeland, Harveys Lake, Hughestown, Jeddo, Kingston, Laflin, Larksville, Laurel Run, Luzerne, Nescopeck, New Columbus, Nuangola, Penn Lake Park, Plymouth, Pringle, Shickshinny, Sugar Notch, Swoyersville, Warrior Run, West Hazleton, West Pittston, West Wyoming, White Haven, Wyoming, Yatesville. Cities & Towns: Hazleton, Nanticoke, Pittston, Wilkes-Barre. See also Luzerne County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
Where can find Luzerne County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Luzerne 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 Luzerne County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Pennsylvania Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail. Walk-in service is available at any of these six public offices: Erie, Harrisburg, New Castle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Scranton.
What Luzerne County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Luzerne 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.
Luzerne Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Luzerne Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Luzerne Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help with your research.
What genealogical records can I find in the Luzerne County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Luzerne County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Pennsylvania Corthouse Records Research Guide
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Luzerne County, PA?
A list of Luzerne County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Pennsylvania Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Luzerne County, PA Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Luzerne County, PA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Luzerne 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.