State of Pennsylvania
County & City Government Records

Pennsylvania Court records cover a wide range of genealogy topics that can help you in your research, including land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalizations. Since Pennsylvania court records cover such a wide variety of subjects, they can help you in many different ways. For example, they may help you locate ancestors' residences, determine occupations, find financial information, establish citizenship status, or clarify relationships between people. It all depends on the type of court records that your ancestors" names appear in. For Definitions of all court trems see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

County records vary widely from county to county in both quality and quantity. There are four types of court records that are most likely to have information relevant to your genealogical research.

There are 67 counties that exist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each county serves as the local level of government within its borders. The main political unit in each Pennsylvania county is the township. Townships may include cities, boroughs, and incorporated towns. Each of those would then have their own forms of government on the local level.

This list of county and city government links is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Pennsylvania county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please send us an email so we may edit our database. Pennsylvania State Government is located in Harrisburg.

County Government County Seat Government County Government County Seat Government
Adams Gettysburg Juniata Mifflintown
Allegheny Pittsburgh Lackawanna Scranton
Armstrong Kittanning Lancaster Lancaster
Beaver Beaver Lawrence New Castle
Bedford Bedford Lebanon Lebanon
Berks Reading Lehigh Allentown
Blair Hollidaysburg Luzerne Wilkes-Barre
Bradford Towanda Lycoming Williamsport
Bucks Doylestown McKean Smethport
Butler Butler Mercer Mercer
Cambria Ebensburg Mifflin Lewistown
Cameron Emporium Monroe Stroudsburg
Carbon Jim Thorpe Montgomery Norristown
Centre Bellefonte Montour Danville
Chester West Chester Northampton Easton
Clarion Clarion Northumberland Sunbury
Clearfield Clearfield Perry New Bloomfield
Clinton Lock Haven Philadelphia Philadelphia
Columbia Bloomsburg Pike Milford
Crawford Meadville Potter Coudersport
Cumberland Carlisle Schuylkill Pottsville
Dauphin Harrisburg Snyder Middleburg
Delaware Media Somerset Somerset
Elk Ridgway Sullivan Laporte
Erie Erie Susquehanna Montrose
Fayette Uniontown Tioga Wellsboro
Forest Tionesta Union Lewisburg
Franklin Chambersburg Venango Franklin
Fulton McConnellsburg Warren Warren
Greene Waynesburg Washington Washington
Huntingdon Huntingdon Wayne Honesdale
Indiana Indiana Westmoreland Greensburg
Jefferson Brookville Wyoming Tunkhannock
York York
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