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Wayne County, Pennsylvania
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Wayne County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Wayne County, PA Created?
Wayne County was established on March 21, 1798 from Northampton County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Wayne County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Broome County, New York, Delaware County, New York, Sullivan County, New York, Pike CountyMonroe CountyLackawanna CountySusquehanna County.

Wayne County, PA Vital Records

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

Wayne County, PA Census Records

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

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

Wayne County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Wayne County Courthouse

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

Wayne County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Wayne Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wayne Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Wayne Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wayne Co. PA General and History Websites

Wayne Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Wayne Co. PA Military Records