Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Records
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (Map It) was created on March 1, 1811 from parts of Berks County and Northhampton County (Parts of Columbia County and Luzerne County was added on March 3, 1818). The county was named for the Schuylkill River, itself a Dutch corruption of a Lenape word possibly meaning "hidden river".
Schuylkill County is bordered by Luzerne County (north), Carbon County (northeast), Lehigh County (southeast), Berks County (south), Lebanon County (southwest), Dauphin County (southwest), Northumberland County (northwest), Columbia County (northwest). A Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Schuylkill County Townships include Barry, Blythe, Branch, Butler, Cass, Delano, East Brunswick, East Norwegian, East Union, Eldred, Foster, Frailey, Hegins, Hubley, Kline, Mahanoy, New Castle, North Manheim, North Union, Norwegian, Pine Grove, Porter, Reilly, Rush, Ryan, Schuylkill, South Manheim, Tremont, Union, Upper Mahantongo, Walker, Washington, Wayne, West Brunswick, West Mahanoy, West Penn.
Schuylkill County Boroughs include Ashlanuburn, Coaldale, Cressona, Deer Lake, Frackville, Gilberton, Girardville, Gordon, Landingville, Mahanoy City, McAdoo, Mechanicsville, Middleport, Minersville, Mount Carbon, New Philadelphia, New Ringgold, Orwigsburg, Palto, Pine Grove, Port Carbon, Port Clinton, Ringtown, Schuylkill Haven, Shenandoah, St. Clair, Tamaqua, Tower City, Tremont. See also Schuylkill County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
MapGeeks.org has is a collection of old Pennsylvania maps.
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Courthouse Records
The Schuylkill County Courthouse is located in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. 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 Schuylkill 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.
- Schuylkill County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1811.
- Schuylkill County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1811.
- Schuylkill County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1811 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- Schuylkill County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Census Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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
Schuylkill 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
Schuylkill 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.
- Schuylkill County Archives
- Schuylkill County Historical Society
- The Historical Societies of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
- Schuylkill Haven Historical Society, The Lessig House, 13 St. John St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.
- Ashland Historical Society
- Pinegrove Historical Society
- Tamaqua Historical Society, 118 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, PA 18252-1917, 570-668-5722
- Orwigsburg Historical Society
- Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Pennsylvania Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Maps of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- History of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon and Schuylkill counties
- Blue book of Schuylkill County
- Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- Schuylkill Co. PAGenweb
- Schuylkill Co. Data Collections
- A Directory of the eleventh census of the population of Schuylkill County
- Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Military Records