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Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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Delaware County, Pennsylvania Facts

aware County was established on September 6, 1789 from Chester County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Delaware County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Montgomery CountyPhiladelphia CountyGloucester County, New Jersey, New Castle County DE, Chester County.

Delaware County, PA Vital Records

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

Delaware County, PA Census Records

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

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

Delaware County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Delaware County Courthouse

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

Delaware County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Delaware Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Delaware Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Delaware Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Delaware Co. PA General and History Websites

Delaware Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Delaware Co. PA Military Records

Delaware Co. PA Schools & Directories