Berks County, Pennsylvania Records
Berks County is bordered by Schuykill County (north), Lehigh County (northeast), Montgomery County (southeast), Chester County (south), Lancaster County (southwest), Lebanon County (west). A Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Berks County Townships include Albanlsacmity, Bern, Bethel, Brecknock, Caernarvon, Centre, Colebrookdale, Cumru, District, Douglass, Earl, Exeter, Greenwich, Heidelberg, Hereford, Jefferson, Longswamp, Lowlsace, Lower Heidelberg, Maidencreek, Marion, Maxatawny, Muhlenberg, North Heidelberg, Oley, Ontelaunee, Penn, Perry, Pike, Richmond, Robeson, Rockland, Ruscombmanor, South Heidelberg, Spring, Tilden, Tulpehocken, Union, Upper Bern, Upper Tulpehocken, Washington, Windsor.
Berks County Boroughs include Adamstown, Bally, Bechtelsville, Bernville, Birdsboro, Boyertown, Centerport, Fleetwood, Hamburg, Kenhorst, Kutztown, Laureldale, Leesport, Lenhartsville, Lyons, Mohnton, Mount Penn, New Morgan, Robesonia, St. Lawrence, Shillington, Shoemakersville, Sinking Spring, Strausstown, Topton, Wernersville, West Reading, Womelsdorf, Wyomissing.
Berks County Cities & Towns include Reading. See also Berks County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
MapGeeks.org has is a collection of old Pennsylvania maps.
Berks 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 Berks 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.
- Berks County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1752.
- Berks County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1752.
- Berks County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1752 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- Berks County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
Berks 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
Berks 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
Berks 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.
- Berks County Historical Society
- Berks County Genealogical Society
- Berks County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
Berks County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Pennsylvania Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Maps of Berks County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- Newspapers of Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1789-1900
- Berks County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- Berks County, Pennsylvania Marriages, 1885-1929
- Reading, Pennsylvania Births, 1876-1905
- Reading, Pennsylvania Deaths, 1873-1905
- Berks County, Pennsylvania Births, 1876-1906
- Berks County, Pennsylvania Deaths, 1852-55, 1894-1906
- Reading, Pennsylvania Marriages, 1876-84
- Berks County, Pennsylvania Delayed Births
- Berks County, Pennsylvania Estate Records, 1752-1914
- Index of Berks County, Pennsylvania, wills and administration records, 1752-1850
- A directory of burials on Salem Belleman's graveyard, 1746-1972
- Berks Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- Pennsylvania Church Recordsdams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881
- Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1745-1805: Cacusi or Hain's Reformed Church
- Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1762-1810: Longswamp Reformed Church records
- Book of biographies, this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Berks County, Pa.
- Historical and biographical annals of Berks County, Pennsylvania
- Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania, a history
- Transactions of the Historical Society of Berks County
- History of the counties of Berks and Lebanon
- Berks County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- Berks Co. PAGenweb
- Berks Co. Data Collections
- Reading, Pennsylvania Directories, 1887-90
- Rhode's Berks County Grange directory
- Berks County, Pennsylvania Service Roster, 1917-18
- Durell's Battery in the Civil War
- Company 6-F, Berks County Pennsylvania State Guard Reserve of Rehrersburg, Pa.
- Officers of Berks County, for each year, from 1752 to 1860, also the vote of the county at the presidential & governors' elect
- Berks County, Pennsylvania Military Records