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Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
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Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Jefferson County, PA Created?
Jefferson County was established on March 26, 1804 from Lycoming County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Jefferson County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Forest CountyElk CountyClearfield CountyIndiana CountyArmstrong CountyClarion County.

Jefferson County, PA Vital Records

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

Jefferson County, PA Census Records

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

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

Jefferson County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Jefferson County Courthouse

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

Jefferson County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Jefferson Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jefferson Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Jefferson Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jefferson Co. PA General and History Websites

Jefferson Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Jefferson Co. PA Military Records