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Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
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Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Schuylkill County, PA Created?
Schuylkill County was established on March 1, 1811 from parts of Berks County and Northhampton County (Parts of Columbia County and Luzerne County was added on March 3, 1818).

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

What counties are adjacent to Schuylkill County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Luzerne CountyCarbon CountyLehigh CountyBerks CountyLebanon CountyDauphin CountyNorthumberland CountyColumbia County.

Schuylkill County, PA Vital Records

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

Schuylkill County, PA Census Records

What Schuylkill County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Schuylkill County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Schuylkill County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Schuylkill County Courthouse

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

Schuylkill County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Schuylkill Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Schuylkill Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Schuylkill Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Schuylkill Co. PA General and History Websites

Schuylkill Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Schuylkill Co. PA Military Records

Schuylkill Co. PA Schools & Directories