Cambria County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Guide2016-06-02T13:35:21+00:00

Cambria County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Guide

Cambria County, Pennsylvania (Map It) was created on March 26, 1804 from Somerset County, Huntingdon County, Bedford County. The county was named for Cambria, the traditional name for Wales. Learn More About State of Pennsylvania History

Cambria County is bordered by Clearfield County (north), Centre County (northeast), Blair County (east), Bedford County (southeast), Somerset County (south), Westmoreland County (southwest), Indiana County (west). A Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Cambria County Townships include  Adamllegheny, Barr, Blacklick, Cambria, Chest, Clearfield, Conemaugh, Cresson, Croyle, Dean, East Carroll, East Taylor, Elder, Gallitzin, Jackson, Lower Yoder, Middle Taylor, Munster, Portage, Reade, Richland, Stonycreek, Summerhill, Susquehanna, Upper Yoder, Washington, West Carroll, West Taylor, White.

Cambria County Boroughs include  Ashville, Brownstown, Carrolltown, Cassandra, Chest Springs, Cresson, Daisytown, Dale, East Conemaugh, Ebensburg, Ehrenfeld, Ferndale, Franklin, Gallitzin, Geistown, Hastings, Lilly, Lorain, Loretto, Nanty-Glo, Northern Cambria, Patton, Portage, Sankertown, Scalp Level, South Fork, Southmont, Summerhill, Tunnelhill, Vintondale, Westmont, Wilmore.

Cambria County Cities & Towns include Johnstown. See also Cambria County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.

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Cambria County Townships Map
Cambria County Townships Map


Cambria County, PA Courthouse

The Cambria County Courthouse is located in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. Cambria was attached to Somerset County until 1807. Learn More About State of Pennsylvania Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  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 Cambria county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Cambria County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1846. The County Recorder of Deeds is responsible for recording documents related to property. Documents recorded consist of, but are not limited to, deeds, mortgages, restrictions, notaries, public and elected county officers. Other documents, such as Military Service Discharges, foreign birth certificates, as well as obscure documents like cattle brands, are also recorded here.
  • Cambria County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1819. The Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has been the clerk of court of common pleas since 1707. Court records here include divorces, naturalizations, peddlers' licenses, registration of attorneys, oaths of county officers, equity, sheriff's sales, juror lists, some tax records, and some civil court records.Other court records are with the clerk of courts.
  • Cambria County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1819 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906. The Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk are often the same person, sometimes sharing the responsibility of the recorder of deeds and clerk of courts as well. The Register of Wills' principal duties include probating wills and accepting for filing all documents necessary to complete the administration of a decedent's estate. The Clerk of Orphans' Court, our office serves as the filing office and custodian of records for matters involving adoptions, guardianships and estate litigation. The office also issues all marriage licenses. Since 1885 the clerk of the orphans' court in each county has had the responsibility of recording marriages.
  • Cambria County Tax Assessor Office has tax records but may also be in the county commissioners' office or with the prothonotary.

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