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Butler County, Pennsylvania
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Butler County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Butler County, PA Created?
Butler County was established on March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Butler County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Venango CountyClarion CountyArmstrong CountyWestmoreland CountyAllegheny CountyBeaver CountyLawrence CountyMercer County.

Butler County, PA Vital Records

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

Butler County, PA Census Records

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

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

Butler County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Butler County Courthouse

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

Butler County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Butler Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Butler Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Butler Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Butler Co. PA General and History Websites

Butler Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Butler Co. PA Military Records

Butler Co. PA Schools & Directories