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Monroe County, Pennsylvania
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Monroe County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Monroe County, PA Created?
Monroe County was established on April 1, 1836 from Pike County and Northampton County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Monroe County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Wayne CountyPike CountySussex County, New Jersey, Warren County, New Jersey, Northampton CountyCarbon CountyLuzerne CountyLackawanna County.

Monroe County, PA Vital Records

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

Monroe County, PA Census Records

What Monroe County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Monroe County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Monroe County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Monroe County Courthouse

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

Monroe County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Monroe Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Monroe Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Monroe Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Monroe Co. PA General and History Websites

Monroe Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Monroe Co. PA Military Records