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Bradford County, Pennsylvania
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Bradford County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Bradford County, PA Created?
Bradford County was established on February 21, 1810 from Luzerene County and Lycoming County (originally named Ontario County; renamed and formally organized in 1812).

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

What counties are adjacent to Bradford County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Chemung County, New York, Tioga County, New York, Susquehanna CountyWyoming CountySullivan CountyLycoming CountyTioga County.

Bradford County, PA Vital Records

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

Bradford County, PA Census Records

What Bradford County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bradford County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

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

Bradford County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Bradford County Courthouse

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

Bradford County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Bradford Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bradford Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Bradford Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bradford Co. PA General and History Websites

Bradford Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Bradford Co. PA Military Records