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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Lawrence County, PA Created?
Lawrence County was established on March 20, 1849 from Beaver County and Mercer County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lawrence County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Mercer CountyButler CountyBeaver CountyColumbiana County, Ohio, Mahoning County, Ohio.

Lawrence County, PA Vital Records

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

Lawrence County, PA Census Records

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

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

Lawrence County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Lawrence County Courthouse

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

Lawrence County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lawrence Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lawrence Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Lawrence Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lawrence Co. PA General and History Websites

Lawrence Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Lawrence Co. PA Military Records