Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Records
Dauphin County is bordered by Northumberland County (north), Schuylkill County (northeast), Lebanon County (east), Lancaster County (south), York County (southwest), Cumberland County (west), Perry County (west). A Map of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Dauphin County Townships include Conewago, Derry, East Hanover, Halifax, Jackson, Jefferson, Londonderry, Lower Paxton, Lower Swatara, Lykens, Middle Paxton, Mifflin, Reed, Rush, South Hanover, Susquehanna, Swatara, Upper Paxton, Washington, Wayne, West Hanover, Wiconisco, Williams.
Dauphin County Boroughs include Berrysburg, Dauphin, Elizabethville, Gratz, Halifax, Highspire, Hummelstown, Lykens, Middletown, Millersburg, Paxtang, Penbrook, Pillow, Royalton, Steelton, Williamstown.
Dauphin County Cities & Towns include Harrisburg. See also Dauphin County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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.
- Dauphin County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1785.
- Dauphin County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1785.
- Dauphin County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1785 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- Dauphin County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
Dauphin 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
Dauphin 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
Dauphin 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.
- Historical Society of Dauphin County
- Capitrea Genealogical Society
- Camp Curtin Historical Society
- Lower Paxton Historical Society, 429 Prince Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109
- West Hanover Township Historical Society
- National Historical Society
- Historic Harrisbussociation
- Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Historical Maps of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 1800-55: Hoffman Reformed Church
- Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Church Records
- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, St. Paul's United Methodist Church Records
- Records of the Hill Lutheran Church in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
- Commemorative biographical encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
- History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, with genealogical memoirs
- History of the counties of Dauphin and Lebanon in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, biographical and genealogical
- The history and topography of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedfordams, Perry, Somerset, Cambria & Indiana counties
- Centennial memorial, English Presbyterian congregation, Harrisburg, Pa.
- Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- Dauphin Co. PAGenweb
- Dauphin Co. Data Collections
- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Directories, 1887-90
- Military milestones of old Paxton Township, 1715-1946 ...
- Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Military Records