Pennsylvania, United States Genealogy

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Pennsylvania Information

Pennsylvania is a state located in the northern part of the United States. The capital is Harrisburg and it is divided into 67 counties. Pennsylvania was the 2nd state to ratify the Constitution on 12 Dec 1787. It was taken from the Province of Pennsylvania, then the Sovereign State in Confederation. [1]

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Getting Started with Pennsylvania Research

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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Erie CountyCrawford CountyMercer CountyLawrence CountyBeaver CountyWashington CountyGreene CountyWarren CountyVenango CountyButler County, PennsylvaniaAllegheny CountyFayette CountyWestmoreland CountyIndiana CountyArmstrong CountyClarion CountyForest CountyMcKean County, PennsylvaniaElk CountyJefferson CountySomerset CountyCambria CountyClearfield CountyCameronPotter CountyTioga CountyBradford CountySusquehanna CountyWayne CountyLackawanna CountyWyoming CountySullivan CountyLycoming CountyClinton CountyCentre CountyBlair CountyBedford CountyFulton CountyFranklin CountyAdams CountyYork CountyLancaster CountyChester CountyHuntingdon CountyMifflin CountyJuniata CountyPerry CountyCumberlandDauphin CountyLebanon CountySnyder CountyUnion CountyNorthumberland CountyMontour CountyColumbia CountyLuzerne CountySchuylkill CountyBerks CountyDelaware CountyPhiladelphia CountyMontgomery CountyBucks CountyLehigh CountyNorthampton CountyCarbon CountyMonroe CountyPike CountyPennsylvania-county-map.gif


Extinct or Renamed Counties: New Netherland · New Sweden · Ontario

Pennsylvania Migration Routes

Beaver and Erie Canal · Bethlehem Pike · Braddock's Road · Burd's Road · Canada Road · Centre Turnpike · Culbertson's Path · Cumberland Road · Delaware River · Fall Line Road  · Forbes Road · Gist's Trace · Great Indian Warpath · Great Island Path · Great Shamokin Path · Great Trail · Great Valley Road  · King's Highway · Kittanning Path · Lake Erie · Lake Shore Path · Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths · Memacolinis Path · Minsi Path · National Road  · Ohio River · Pennsylvania Road · Philadelphia Lancaster Turnpike · Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road · Philadelphia Wagon Road · Pennsylvania Railroad · Schuylkill Canal · Southern Road · Tuscarora Path · Union Canal · Venango Path

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 31 Oct 2016.