Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Records
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (Map It) was created on August 13, 1878 from Luzerne County. The county was named for the Lackawanna River, itself named for the Lenape word meaning "stream that forks".
Lackawanna County is bordered by Susquehanna County (north), Wayne County (east), Monroe County (southeast), Luzerne County (southwest), Wyoming County (west). A Map of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Lackawanna County Townships include Abington, Benton, Carbondale, Clifton, Covington, Elmhurst, Fell, Glenburn, Greenfield, Jefferson, La Plume, Madison, Newton, Norbington, Ransom, Roaring Brook, Scott, Soubington, Spring Brook, Thornhurst, Webington.
Lackawanna County Boroughs include Archbald, Blakely, Clarks Green, Clarks Summit, Dalton, Dickson City, Dunmore, Jermyn, Jessup, Mayfield, Moosic, Moscow, Old Forge, Olyphant, Taylor, Throop, Vandling. See also Lackawanna County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
Lackawanna 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 Lackawanna 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.
- Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1878.
- Lackawanna County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1878.
- Lackawanna County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1878 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- Lackawanna County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Census Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Lackawanna 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
Lackawanna 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.
- Lackawanna Historical Society
- Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Historical Maps of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- Lackawanna Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- Lackawanna Co. PAGenweb
- Lackawanna Co. Data Collections
- Scranton, Pennsylvania Directories, 1890-92
- Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Military Records