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Forest County, Pennsylvania
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Forest County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Forest County, PA Created?
Forest County was established on April 1, 1848 from Jefferson County (part of Venango County was added on October 31, 1866).

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

What counties are adjacent to Forest County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Warren CountyMcKean CountyElk CountyJefferson CountyClarion CountyVenango County.

Forest County, PA Vital Records

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

Forest County, PA Census Records

What Forest County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Forest County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Forest County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Forest County Courthouse

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

Forest County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Forest Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Forest Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Forest Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Forest Co. PA General and History Websites

Forest Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Forest Co. PA Military Records