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Washington County, Pennsylvania
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Washington County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Washington County, PA Created?
Washington County was established on March 28, 1781 from Westmoreland County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Washington County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Beaver CountyAllegheny CountyWestmoreland CountyFayette CountyGreene CountyMarshall County, West Virginia, Ohio County, West Virginia, Brooke County, West Virginia, Hancock County, West Virginia.

Washington County, PA Vital Records

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

Washington County, PA Census Records

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

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

Washington County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Washington County Courthouse

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

Washington County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Washington Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Washington Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Washington Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Washington Co. PA General and History Websites

Washington Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Washington Co. PA Military Records

Washington Co. PA Schools & Directories