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Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
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Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Northumberland County, PA Created?
Northumberland County was established on March 21, 1772, from parts of Berks CountyBedford CountyCumberland CountyLancaster County and Northampton County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Northumberland County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Lycoming CountyMontour CountyColumbia CountySchuylkill CountyDauphin CountyPerry CountyJuniata CountySnyder CountyUnion County.

Northumberland County, PA Vital Records

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

Northumberland County, PA Census Records

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

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

Northumberland County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Northumberland County Courthouse

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

Northumberland County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Northumberland Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Northumberland Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Northumberland Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Northumberland Co. PA General and History Websites

Northumberland Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Northumberland Co. PA Military Records