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Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
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 www.co.westmoreland.pa.us
What counties are adjacent to Westmoreland County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Armstrong County, Indiana County, Cambria County, Somerset County, Fayette County, Washington County, Allegheny County, Butler 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 Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
- Births, baptisms (3683) of the First Lutheran Church, Westmoreland County, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 1792-1853
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- USGenweb Archives Pennsylvania Marriage Project
- Pennsylvania Vital Records, Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III
- Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950
- Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940
- Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885 – 1950
- Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915
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 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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
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 Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 2 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
- Phone: (724) 830-3000
- Westmoreland County Recorder of Deeds
- Phone: 724.830.3518
- Land Records: 1773
- Westmoreland County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts
- Phone: 724.830.3734
- Court & Divorce Records: 1773
- Westmoreland County Register of Wills/ Orphan’s Court Clerk
- Phone: 724.830.3177
- Marriage & Probate Records: 1773
- Birth & Death Records: before Jan 1906
- Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993
- Abstracts of wills, Bible records
- Wills & letters of administrations of Westmoreland County Court House, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
- Early Pennsylvania Land Records
- BLM Land Records
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.
- Pennsylvania Archives – Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (fold3.com)
- Westmoreland County Historical Society , 951 Old Salem Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601; (412) 836-1800
- The Pennsylvania Archives Online
- Pennsylvania State Archives, 350 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120; Phone:(717) 783-3281
- Genealogical Society Of Pennsylvania, 2207 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103; (215) 545-0391
- Historical Society Of Pennsylvania. 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-732-6200
- State Library of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street, P.O. Box 1601, Harrisburg, PA 17105-1601
Where can I connect with other Westmoreland County, PA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Pennsylvania Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of Pennsylvania Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
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
- See Also Map of Pennsylvania Links and Information
- Westmoreland Co. D.O.T. Map
- Map of Westmoreland County, PA with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).
- 1895 Westmoreland County Map (livgenmi.com)
Westmoreland Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Pennsylvania Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Pennsylvania historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 – 1997) (genealogybank.com)
- The Valley Independent (Monessen, Pennsylvania) (search.ancestry.com)
- The Monessen Daily Independent (Monessen, Pennsylvania) (search.ancestry.com)
- Daily Independent (Monessen, Pennsylvania) (search.ancestry.com)
- Mon Valley Report (Monessen, Pennsylvania) (search.ancestry.com)
- Mon Valley Advertiser (Monessen, Pennsylvania) (search.ancestry.com)
- Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Books (amazon.com)
- Search Pennsylvania Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Westmoreland County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Westmoreland Co. PA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Pennsylvania Cemetery Records Research Guide
- Tombstone inscriptions of cemeteries in Cook, Donegal, East Huntington, Hempfield, Mount Pleasant, and Unity Townships (search.ancestry.com)
- Inscriptions of the Unity Presbyterian Church cemetery, Unity Township, Westmoreland County, Pa. (search.ancestry.com)
- Tombstone inscriptions, cemeteries, Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (search.ancestry.com)
- West Newton Cemetery, Westmoreland Co., Pa. (search.ancestry.com)
- Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania Graves (findagrave.com)
- Westmoreland County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Pennsylvania Church Records Research Guide
- Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (search.ancestry.com)
- Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Church Books (amazon.com)
Westmoreland Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Westmoreland Co., PA GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine (search.ancestry.com)
Westmoreland Co. PA General and History Websites
- Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (search.ancestry.com)
- History of the county of Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (search.ancestry.com)
- Fort Ligonier and its times : a history of the first English fort west of the Allegheny Mountains, and an account of many thril (search.ancestry.com)
- Memoirs of the bench and bar of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (search.ancestry.com)
- History of Greensburg (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania) and Greensburg schools (search.ancestry.com)
- A bibliography of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania : from its erection in 1773 to 1949 (search.ancestry.com)
- Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Westmoreland Co. PA Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Pennsylvania – Counties – Westmoreland (cyndislist.com)
- Westmoreland County Pennsylvania (genealogytrails.com)
- Westmoreland Co. PAGenweb (pagenweb.org)
- Westmoreland County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives (usgwarchives.net)
- Westmoreland Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Westmoreland Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization
- Pennsylvania, Naturalizations, 1794-1908 (search.ancestry.com)
Westmoreland Co. PA Military Records
- Pennsylvania Military Records Research Guide
- Pennsylvania Military Records (fold3.com) offers access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Pennsylvania both males and females who served. Excellent for Westmoreland County genealogists, researchers, historians and a lot more.