Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Guide2016-06-02T16:28:00+00:00

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Records

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (Map It) was created in 1682 as one of three original counties. The county was named for the "Brotherly love" from Greek philos ("love") and adelphos ("brother").

Philadelphia County is bordered by Montgomery County (north), Bucks County (northeast), Burlington County, New Jersey (east), Camden County, New Jersey (southeast), Gloucester County, New Jersey (south), Delaware County (west).

Philadelphia County Districts, Townships and Boroughs of the County of Philadelphia Before 1854 include Aramingo Borough, Belmont District, Blockley, Bridesburg Borough, Bristol, Byberry, Delaware, Frankford Borough, Germantown Borough, Germantown, Kensington District, Kingsessing, Lower Dublin, Manayunk Borough, Moreland, Moyamensing District, Northern Liberties District, Northern Liberties, Oxford, Passyunk, Penn District, Penn, Philadelphia City, Roxborough, Richmond District, Southwark District, Spring Garden District, West Philadelphia Borough, Whitehall Borough. See also Philadelphia County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Courthouse Records

Philadelphia County Townships Map
Philadelphia County Townships Map

Philadelphia County, PA Courthouse

The Philadelphia County Courthouse is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city and county of Philadelphia were combined in 1854 and city and county offices merged in 1952. Learn More About State of Pennsylvania Court, Tax, Land and Probate 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 Philadelphia 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.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Census Records

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Vital Records

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Resources

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