Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Records
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania (Map It) was created on September 25, 1786 from Northumberland County. The county was named in honor of Anne-César, Chevalier de la Luzerne, French ambassador to the U.S. who aided republican causes .
Luzerne County is bordered by Wyoming County (north), Lackawanna County (northeast), Monroe County (east), Carbon County (southeast), Schuylkill County (south), Columbia County (west), Sullivan County (northwest). A Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Luzerne County Townships include Bear Creek, Black Creek, Buck, Butler, Conyngham, Dallas, Dennison, Dorrance, Exeter, Fairmount, Fairview, Foster, Franklin, Hanover, Hazle, Hollenback, Hunlock, Huntington, Jackson, Jenkins, Kingston, Lake, Lehman, Nescopeck, Newport, Pittston, Plains, Plymouth, Rice, Ross, Salem, Slocum, Sugarloaf, Union, Wilkes-Barre, Wright.
Luzerne County Boroughs include Ashlevoca, Bear Creek Village, Conyngham, Courtdale, Dallas, Dupont, Duryea, Edwardsville, Exeter, Forty Fort, Freeland, Harveys Lake, Hughestown, Jeddo, Kingston, Laflin, Larksville, Laurel Run, Luzerne, Nescopeck, New Columbus, Nuangola, Penn Lake Park, Plymouth, Pringle, Shickshinny, Sugar Notch, Swoyersville, Warrior Run, West Hazleton, West Pittston, West Wyoming, White Haven, Wyoming, Yatesville.
Luzerne County Cities & Towns include Hazleton, Nanticoke, Pittston, Wilkes-Barre. See also Luzerne County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
Luzerne 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 Luzerne 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.
- Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1787.
- Luzerne County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1787.
- Luzerne County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1786 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- Luzerne County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Census Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790, 1800, 1810, 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
Luzerne 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
Luzerne 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.
- Luzerne County Historical Society
- Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Historical Maps of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- Ohio and her Western Reserve. See also Luzerne County Certified Townships
- Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- Luzerne Co. PAGenweb
- Luzerne Co. Data Collections
- Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Directories, 1889-1892
- Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Military Records