Forest County, Pennsylvania Records
Forest County is bordered by Warren County (north), McKean County (northeast), Elk County (east), Jefferson County (south), Clarion County (south), Venango County (west). A Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Forest County Townships include Barnett, Green, Harmony, Hickory, Howe, Jenks, Kingsley, Tionesta.
Forest County Boroughs include Tionesta. See also Forest County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
Forest County, Pennsylvania Courthouse Records
The Forest County Courthouse is located in Tionesta, Pennsylvania. Forest County was attached to Jefferson County until 1857. 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 Forest 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.
- Forest County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1857.
- Forest County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1855.
- Forest County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1855 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- Forest County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
Forest County, Pennsylvania Census Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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
Forest 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
Forest 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.
- Forest County History Center
- Forest County Historical Society
- Forest County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
Forest County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Historical Maps of Forest County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- Forest County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- Forest Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- History of the counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania
- Forest County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- Forest Co. PAGenweb
- Forest Co. Data Collections
- Forest County, Pennsylvania Military Records