Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Records
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (Map It) was created on September 10, 1784 from Philadelphia County. The county was named for the historic Welsh county of Montgomeryshire or Richard Montgomery, a general killed in the 1775 Battle of Quebec.
Montgomery County is bordered by Lehigh County (north), Bucks County (northeast), Philadelphia County (southeast), Delaware County (southwest), Chester County (west), Berks County (northwest). A Map of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Montgomery County Townships include Abington, Cheltenham, Douglass, East Norriton, Franconia, Hatfield, Horsham, Limerick, Lower Frederick, Lower Gwynedd, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Lower Pottsgrove, Lower Providence, Lower Salford, Marlborough, Montgomery, New Hanover, Perkiomen, Plymouth, Salford, Skippack, Springfield, Towamencin, Upper Dublin, Upper Frederick, Upper Gwynedd, Upper Hanover, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Pottsgrove, Upper Providence, Upper Salford, West Norriton, West Pottsgrove, Whitemarsh, Whitpain, Worcester.
Montgomery County Boroughs include Ambler, Bridgeport, Brthyn, Collegeville, Conshohocken, East Greenville, Green Lane, Hatboro, Hatfield, Jenkintown, Lansdale, Narberth, Norristown, North Wales, Pennsburg, Pottstown, Red Hill, Rockledge, Royersford, Schwenksville, Souderton, Telford (lies partly in Bucks County, Trappe, West Conshohocken. See also Montgomery County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.
- Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1784 (Some early deed books are in the county archives (see below) and the county historical society).
- Montgomery County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1784.
- Montgomery County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1784 (Most records through the mid-1980s are in the Montgomery Counry Achives Center, 1880 Markley St., Norristown 19401) and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- Montgomery County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
Montgomery 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
Montgomery 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
Montgomery 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 Montgomery County
- Skippack Historical Society
- Montgomery Counry Achives
- Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Historical Maps of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- North Hills News Record (North Hills, Pennsylvania)
- Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Pennsylvania)
- Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- Index of wills & estate settlements, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1784-1850
- Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1748-1854: Falckner Swamp Reformed Congregation
- Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1753-1851: Indian Creek Reformed Church
- Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1770-1865: Trinity Reformed Church of Pottstown
- Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1787-1856: St. Peter's Yellow Church
- Biographical and portrait cyclopedia of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
- Biographical annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
- Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a history
- Lives of the eminent dead and biographical notices of prominent living citizens of Montgomery County, Pa.
- A history of the Lutheran Church in New Hanover, Montgomery County, Penna.
- History of Lower Salford Township, in sketches, commencing with a history of Harleysville
- Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- Montgomery Co. PAGenweb
- Montgomery Co. Data Collections
- Norristown, Pennsylvania Directories, 1888-1893
- Biographical catalog of the matriculates of Haverford College
- Directory of Montgomery County, Penna. 1900-1902
- Farm and business directory of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, with a complete roadmap of the county
- Bala-Cynwyd directory, 1912-1913
- Directory, First Cheltenham Methodist Episcopal Church, Cheltenham, Pa. ... February, 1920
- Directory, Boehm's Reformed Church ... Blue Bell Montgomery County, Pa., founded 1740 ...
- Directory, St. Paul's Memorial Church ... Oaks, Pa. ... Lent, 1926
- Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Military Records