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Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
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Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Montgomery County, PA Created?
Montgomery County was established on September 10, 1784 from Philadelphia County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Montgomery County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Lehigh CountyBucks CountyPhiladelphia CountyDelaware CountyChester CountyBerks County.

Montgomery County, PA Vital Records

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

Montgomery County, PA Census Records

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

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

Montgomery County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Montgomery County Courthouse

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

Montgomery County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Montgomery Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montgomery Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Montgomery Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montgomery Co. PA General and History Websites

Montgomery Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Montgomery Co. PA Military Records

Montgomery Co. PA Schools & Directories