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Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
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Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Westmoreland County, PA Created?
Westmoreland County was established on February 26, 1773, from Bedford County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Westmoreland County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Armstrong CountyIndiana CountyCambria CountySomerset CountyFayette CountyWashington CountyAllegheny CountyButler County.

Westmoreland County, PA Vital Records

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

Westmoreland County, PA Census Records

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

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

Westmoreland County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Westmoreland County Courthouse

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

Westmoreland County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Westmoreland Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Westmoreland Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Westmoreland Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Westmoreland Co. PA General and History Websites

Westmoreland Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Westmoreland Co. PA Military Records