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Erie County, Pennsylvania
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Erie County, Pennsylvania Facts

Erie County

When was Erie County, PA Created?
Erie County was established on March 12, 1800, from part of Allegheny County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Erie County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Ontario, Canada, Chautauqua County, New York, Warren County, Crawford County, Ashtabula County, Ohio.

Erie County, PA Vital Records

Where can find Erie County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Erie 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 Erie 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: Erie, Harrisburg, New Castle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Scranton.

Erie County, PA Census Records

What Erie County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Erie County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Erie County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Erie County Courthouse

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

Erie County was attached to Crawford County until 1803. A courthouse fire destroyed pre-1823 records.

Erie County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Erie Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Erie Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Erie Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Erie Co. PA General and History Websites

Erie Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Erie Co. PA Military Records

Erie Co. PA Schools & Directories

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