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Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
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Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania Facts

Susquehanna County

When was Susquehanna County, PA Created?
Susquehanna County was established on February 21, 1810 from Luzerne County. The county was named for the Susquehanna River, itself named after an Algonquin word for "muddy current".

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

What counties are adjacent to Susquehanna County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Broome County, New York (north), Wayne County (east), Lackawanna County (southeast), Wyoming County (southwest), Bradford County (west), Tioga County, New York (northwest).

Susquehanna County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Susquehanna County, PA?
Municipalities located in Susquehanna County include Townships: Apolacon, Ararat, Auburn, Bridgewater, Brooklyn, Choconut, Clifford, Dimock, Forest Lake, Franklin, Gibson, Great Bend, Harford, Harmony, Herrick, Jackson, Jessup, Lathrop, Lenox, Liberty, Middletown, New Milford, Oakland, Rush, Silver Lake, Springville, Thompson. Boroughs: Forest City, Friendsville, Great Bend, Hallstead, Hop Bottom, Lanesboro, Little Meadows, Montrose, New Milford, Oakland, Susquehanna Depot, Thompson, Union Dale. Cities & Towns: ?. See also Susquehanna County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.

Susquehanna County, PA Vital Records

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

Susquehanna County, PA Census Records

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

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

Susquehanna County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Susquehanna County Courthouse

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

  • Susquehanna County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 105 Maple Street , PO Box 218, Montrose, PA 18801
    • Phone: (570) 278-4600
  • Susquehanna 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: (570) 278-4600
    • Land Records: 1812
  • Susquehanna 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: (570) 278-4600
    • Court & Divorce Records: 1812
  • Susquehanna 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: (570) 278-4600
    • Marriage & Probate Records: 1812
    • Birth & Death Records: before Jan 1906
  • Susquehanna County Tax Assessor Office has tax records but may also be in the county commissioners' office or with the prothonotary.
  • Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993
  • Susquehanna County, Silver Lake Township, Pennsylvania, 1878 -79 tax rolls
  • Early Pennsylvania Land Records  
  • BLM Land Records

Susquehanna County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Susquehanna Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Susquehanna Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Susquehanna Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Susquehanna Co. PA General and History Websites

Susquehanna Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Susquehanna Co. PA Military Records

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