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Carbon County, Pennsylvania
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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

What counties are adjacent to Carbon County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Luzerne CountyMonroe CountyNorthampton CountyLehigh CountySchuylkill 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 CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

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 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Carbon County Courthouse

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, 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.

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

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

Carbon Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Carbon Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Carbon Co. PA General and History Websites

Carbon Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Carbon Co. PA Military Records