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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Lackawanna County, PA Created?
Lackawanna County was established on August 13, 1878 from Luzerne County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lackawanna County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Susquehanna CountyWayne CountyMonroe CountyLuzerne CountyWyoming County.

Lackawanna County, PA Vital Records

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

Lackawanna County, PA Census Records

What Lackawanna County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lackawanna County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Lackawanna Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Lackawanna Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Lackawanna 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

Lackawanna County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Lackawanna County Courthouse

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

Lackawanna County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lackawanna Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lackawanna Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Lackawanna Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lackawanna Co. PA General and History Websites

Lackawanna Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Lackawanna Co. PA Military Records

Lackawanna Co. PA Schools & Directories