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Centre County, Pennsylvania
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Centre County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Centre County, PA Created?
Centre County was established on February 13, 1800, from parts of Lycoming CountyMifflin CountyHuntingdon County and Northampton County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Centre County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Clinton CountyUnion CountyMifflin CountyHuntingdon CountyBlair CountyClearfield CountyCambria County.

Centre County, PA Vital Records

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

Centre County, PA Census Records

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

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

Centre County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Centre County Courthouse

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

Centre County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Centre Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Centre Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Centre Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Centre Co. PA General and History Websites

Centre Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Centre Co. PA Military Records