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Pennsylvania Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that Pennsylvania court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Pennsylvania Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.

Pennsylvania Court Records

Pennsylvania Land Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research

Pennsylvania Probate Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Probate Records Research

Pennsylvania Tax Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research

Pennsylvania Immigration & Naturalization Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Immigration Records Research

Pennsylvania County & City Government Links

Pennsylvania contains 67 counties that exist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. The main political unit in each Pennsylvania county is the township. Townships may include cities, boroughs, and incorporated towns. Each of those would then have their own forms of government on the local level.

The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Pennsylvania county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. Pennsylvania State Government is located in Harrisburg.

County Seat
County Seat
Adams Gettysburg Juniata Mifflintown
Allegheny Pittsburgh Lackawanna Scranton
Armstrong Kittanning Lancaster Lancaster
Beaver Beaver Lawrence New Castle
Bedford Bedford Lebanon Lebanon
Berks Reading Lehigh Allentown
Blair Hollidaysburg Luzerne Wilkes-Barre
Bradford Towanda Lycoming Williamsport
Bucks Doylestown McKean Smethport
Butler Butler Mercer Mercer
Cambria Ebensburg Mifflin Lewistown
Cameron Emporium Monroe Stroudsburg
Carbon Jim Thorpe Montgomery Norristown
Centre Bellefonte Montour Danville
Chester West Chester Northampton Easton
Clarion Clarion Northumberland Sunbury
Clearfield Clearfield Perry New Bloomfield
Clinton Lock Haven Philadelphia Philadelphia
Columbia Bloomsburg Pike Milford
Crawford Meadville Potter Coudersport
Cumberland Carlisle Schuylkill Pottsville
Dauphin Harrisburg Snyder Middleburg
Delaware Media Somerset Somerset
Elk Ridgway Sullivan Laporte
Erie Erie Susquehanna Montrose
Fayette Uniontown Tioga Wellsboro
Forest Tionesta Union Lewisburg
Franklin Chambersburg Venango Franklin
Fulton McConnellsburg Warren Warren
Greene Waynesburg Washington Washington
Huntingdon Huntingdon Wayne Honesdale
Indiana Indiana Westmoreland Greensburg
Jefferson Brookville Wyoming Tunkhannock
York York