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Columbia County, Pennsylvania
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Columbia County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Columbia County, PA Created?
Columbia County was established on March 22, 1813 from part of Northumberland County and Luzerne County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Columbia County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Sullivan CountyLuzerne CountySchuylkill CountyNorthumberland CountyMontour CountyLycoming County.

Columbia County, PA Vital Records

Where can find Columbia County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Columbia 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 Columbia 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. Walk-in service is available at any of these six public offices: ErieHarrisburgNew CastlePhiladelphiaPittsburgh or Scranton.

Columbia County, PA Census Records

What Columbia County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Columbia County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Columbia County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Columbia County Courthouse

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

Columbia County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Columbia Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Columbia Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Columbia Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Columbia Co. PA General and History Websites

Columbia Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Columbia Co. PA Military Records