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McKean County, Pennsylvania
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McKean County, Pennsylvania Facts

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

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

What counties are adjacent to McKean County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Cattaraugus County, New York, Allegany County, New York, Potter CountyCameron CountyElk CountyForest CountyWarren County.

McKean County, PA Vital Records

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

McKean County, PA Census Records

What McKean County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for McKean County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

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

McKean County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

McKean County Courthouse

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

McKean County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

McKean Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

McKean Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

McKean Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

McKean Co. PA General and History Websites

McKean Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

McKean Co. PA Military Records

McKean Co. PA Schools & Directories