Columbia County, Pennsylvania Records
Columbia County, Pennsylvania (Map It) was created on March 22, 1813 from part of Northumberland County and Luzerne County. The county was named for Columbia, the first popular and poetic name for the United States.
Columbia County is bordered by Sullivan County (north), Luzerne County (east), Schuylkill County (south), Northumberland County (southwest), Montour County (west), Lycoming County (northwest). A Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Columbia County Townships include Beaver, Benton, Briar Creek, Catawissa, Cleveland, Conyngham, Fishing Creek, Franklin, Greenwood, Hemlock, Jackson, Locust, Madison, Main, Mifflin, Montour, Mount Pleasant, North Centre, Orange, Pine, Roaring Creek, Scott, South Centre, Sugarloaf.
Columbia County Boroughs include Ashland (partial), Benton, Berwick, Briar Creek, Catawissa, Centralia, Millville, Orangeville, Stillwater. See also Columbia County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
Columbia County, Pennsylvania Courthouse Records
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Columbia county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Columbia County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1813.
- Columbia County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1813.
- Columbia County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1813 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- Columbia County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
Columbia County, Pennsylvania Census Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Columbia County, Pennsylvania Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: 1906 to present.
- Marriage Records: does not have marriage records. The marriage records should be available in the County Court House.
- Divorce Records: does not have marriage records. The marriage records should be available in the County Court House.
- Locations: Pennsylvania Office of Vital Statistics, Pennsylvania State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Division of Vital Records, 101 South Mercer Street, Central Building, Room 401, New Castle, PA 16103; PH (724) 656-3100
Columbia County, Pennsylvania Resources
- Pennsylvania Archives - Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission series contains records of pennsylvania, from 1664 to 1780, and includes military, marriage, tax and land records. This is a Free Database.
- Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society
- Columbia County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
Columbia County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Historical Maps of Columbia County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- Columbia County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- Marriage records of Columbia & Montour Counties
- Columbia Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- Historical and biographical annals of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania
- History and topography of Northumberland, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Centre, Union, Columbia, Juniata and Clinton Counties, Pa.
- Columbia County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- Columbia Co. PAGenweb
- Columbia Co. Data Collections
- Columbia County, Pennsylvania Military Records