McKean County, Pennsylvania Records
McKean County is bordered by Cattaraugus County, New York (north), Allegany County, New York (northeast), Potter County (east), Cameron County (southeast), Elk County (south), Forest County (southwest), Warren County (west). A Map of McKean County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
McKean County Townships include Annin, Bradford, Ceres, Corydon, Eldred, Foster, Hamilton, Hamlin, Keating, Lafayette, Liberty, Norwich, Otto, Sergeant, Wetmore.
McKean County Boroughs include Eldred, Kane, Lewis Run, Mount Jewett, Pollegany, Smethport.
McKean County Cities & Towns include Bradford. See also McKean County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
McKean County, Pennsylvania Courthouse Records
The McKean County Courthouse is located in Smethport, Pennsylvania. McKean County was attached to Centre County until 1814 and to Lycoming County for judicial and elective purposes, McKean County was not fully organized until 1826. 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 McKean 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.
- McKean County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1827.
- McKean County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1827.
- McKean County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1827 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- McKean County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
McKean County, Pennsylvania Census Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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
McKean 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
McKean 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.
- McKean County Genealogical Society, Box 207A Derrick City, PA 16727
- McKean County Historical Society
- Painted Hills Genealogy Society
- McKean County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
McKean County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Historical Maps of McKean County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- McKean County Miner (Smethport, Pennsylvania)
- McKean County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- McKean Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- History of the counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
- History of the counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania
- McKean County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- McKean Co. PAGenweb
- McKean Co. Data Collections
- Bradford, Pennsylvania Directories, 1887-93
- McKean County, Pennsylvania Military Records