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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Lehigh County, PA Created?
Lehigh County was established on March 6, 1812 from Northampton County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lehigh County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Carbon CountyNorthampton CountyBucks CountyMontgomery CountyBerks CountySchuylkill County.

Lehigh County, PA Vital Records

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

Lehigh County, PA Census Records

What Lehigh County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lehigh County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Lehigh County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Lehigh County Courthouse

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

Lehigh County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lehigh Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lehigh Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Lehigh Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lehigh Co. PA General and History Websites

Lehigh Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Lehigh Co. PA Military Records

Lehigh Co. PA Schools & Directories