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 Court Record Books (amazon.com)
Pennsylvania Land Records
See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research
Pennsylvania Probate Records
- Pennsylvania Probate Record Books (amazon.com)
Pennsylvania Tax Records
See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research
- Pennsylvania Tax Record Books (amazon.com)
Pennsylvania Immigration & Naturalization Records
- Pennsylvania Immigration Record Books (amazon.com)
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.