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Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Carbon County, Pennsylvania Facts
When was Carbon County, PA Created?
Carbon County was established on March 13, 1843 from parts of Monroe County and Northampton County.
What is the County Seat of Carbon County, PA?
The County Seat is located in Jim Thorpe and in addition the county government website is www.carboncounty.com
What counties are adjacent to Carbon County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Luzerne County, Monroe County, Northampton County, Lehigh County, Schuylkill County.
Carbon County, PA Vital Records
Where can find Carbon County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Carbon 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 Carbon 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- USGenweb Archives Pennsylvania Marriage Project
- Pennsylvania Vital Records, Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III
- Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950
- Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940
- Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885 – 1950
- Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915
Carbon County, PA Census Records
What Carbon County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Carbon County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Carbon Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Carbon Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Carbon 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
Carbon County, PA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Carbon County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Carbon County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Pennsylvania Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Carbon County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 200 South Center Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931
- Phone: (570) 325-2261
- Carbon County Recorder of Deeds
- Phone: 570-325-2651
- Land Records: 1843
- Carbon County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts
- Phone: 570-325-3637
- Court & Divorce Records: 1843
- Carbon County Register of Wills/ Orphan’s Court Clerk
- Phone: (570) 325-2261
- Marriage & Probate Records: 1843
- Birth & Death Records: before Jan 1906
- Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993
- Early Pennsylvania Land Records
- BLM Land Records
Carbon County, PA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Carbon County, PA?
A list of Carbon County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Pennsylvania Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Pennsylvania Archives – Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (fold3.com)
- Mauch Chunk Historical Society, P.O. Box 273, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229; (570) 325-4439
- The Pennsylvania Archives Online
- Pennsylvania State Archives, 350 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120; Phone:(717) 783-3281
- Genealogical Society Of Pennsylvania, 2207 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103; (215) 545-0391
- Historical Society Of Pennsylvania. 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-732-6200
- State Library of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street, P.O. Box 1601, Harrisburg, PA 17105-1601
Where can I connect with other Carbon County, PA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Pennsylvania Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of Pennsylvania Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Carbon County, Pennsylvania Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Carbon County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Carbon County, PA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Carbon 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.
Carbon Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Pennsylvania Links and Information
- Carbon Co. D.O.T. Map
- Map of Carbon County, PA with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).
- 1895 Carbon County Map (livgenmi.com)
Carbon Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Pennsylvania Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Pennsylvania historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 – 1997) (genealogybank.com) Quickly find names and keywords in over 450 million articles, obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements and other items published in over 2,800 historical U.S. newspapers. New content added monthly!
- Carbon County, Pennsylvania Books (amazon.com)
- Search Pennsylvania Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Carbon County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Carbon Co. PA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Pennsylvania Cemetery Records Research Guide
- Carbon Co., Pennsylvania Graves (findagrave.com)
- Carbon County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Carbon Co., Pennsylvania Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Carbon Co., Pennsylvania Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Pennsylvania Church Records Research Guide
- Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (search.ancestry.com)
- Carbon County, Pennsylvania Church Books (amazon.com)
Carbon Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Carbon Co., PA GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine (search.ancestry.com)
Carbon Co. PA General and History Websites
- Carbon County, Pennsylvania Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- History of the counties of Lehigh and Carbon, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (search.ancestry.com)
- History of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon and Schuylkill counties : containing a brief history of the first settlers, topo (search.ancestry.com)
- History of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (search.ancestry.com)
- Carbon County, Pennsylvania Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Carbon Co. PA Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Carbon County, Pennsylvania (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Pennsylvania – Counties – Carbon (cyndislist.com)
- Carbon County Pennsylvania (genealogytrails.com)
- Carbon Co. PAGenweb (pagenweb.org)
- Carbon County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Carbon County, Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives (usgwarchives.net)
- Carbon Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Carbon Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization
- Pennsylvania, Naturalizations, 1794-1908 (search.ancestry.com)
Carbon Co. PA Military Records
- Pennsylvania Military Records Research Guide
- Pennsylvania Military Records (fold3.com) offers access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Pennsylvania both males and females who served. Excellent for Carbon County genealogists, researchers, historians and a lot more.