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''[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Clarion County'''
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'''Clarion County, Pennsylvania''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
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Guide to '''Clarion County, Pennsylvania ancestry, family history and genealogy''' in courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Clarion County
 
| county = Clarion County
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| founded year = 1839
 
| founded year = 1839
 
| founded date = March 11
 
| founded date = March 11
| seat wl = Clarion
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| seat = Clarion
 
| building image = Clarion County Pennsylvania Courthouse.jpg
 
| building image = Clarion County Pennsylvania Courthouse.jpg
| building address = Clarion County Courthouse<br>Main Street<br>Clarion, PA 16214<br>[http://www.co.clarion.pa.us/ Clarion County Website]
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| building address = Clarion County Courthouse<br>421 Main Street<br>Clarion, PA 16214<br>[http://www.co.clarion.pa.us/ Clarion County Website]
 
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== Clarion County Pennsylvania Historical Facts  ==
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=== Clarion County Pennsylvania Historical Facts  ===
  
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| width="20%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Clarion County, Pennsylvania#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]] and [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]] Counties 11 March 1839.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Venango County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Venango]] and [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Armstrong]] Counties 11 March 1839.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
*'''County Seat:''' Clarion<br>
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Pennsylvania (accessed 17 July 2012).</ref>[[Forest County, Pennsylvania|Forest]] (north){{•}}[[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]] (northwest){{•}}[[Butler County, Pennsylvania|Butler]] (west){{•}}[[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]] (south){{•}}[[Jefferson County, Pennsylvania|Jefferson]] (south)
 
  
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'''County Seat:''' Clarion
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''Neighboring Counties''': Clarion County '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clarion County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarion_County,_Pennsylvania.</ref>
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*'''Before 1795:''' The area of future Clarion County was part of [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]] County.
 
*'''13 April 1795:''' When [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania|Lycoming]] County was created from [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]] County, future Clarion County went with [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania|Lycoming]] County.
 
*'''12 March 1800:''' When [[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]] and [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]] Counties were formed from [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania|Lycoming]] County, about 1/3 of Clarion County went with [[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]] County and 2/3 went with [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]] County.<ref name="PaLine">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/21353742 ''Pennsylvania Line: A Research Guide to Pennsylvania Genealogy and Local History, 1990 ed.''] (Laughlintown, Pa.: Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, 1990). {{FHL|576588|item|disp=FHL Book 974.8 D27p 1990}}.</ref>
 
  
== Clarion County Pennsylvania Genealogy Resources ==
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*[[Forest County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Forest]]
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*[[Venango County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Venango]]  
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*[[Butler County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Butler]]
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*[[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Armstrong]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Jefferson]]
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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=== Description ===
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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It's county seat is Clarion. It was organized March 11, 1839. It is located in the West central section of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarion_County,_Pennsylvania accessed 2/1/2017</ref>
  
Charles Reeves has created a map of Clarion County cemeteries that corresponds to, and enhances, the transcription project underway by the Clarion County Historical Society. The map is available at [http://www.reevesmaps.com/ Mr. Reeves' Web site].
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
A listing of identified cemeteries and several tombstone transcriptions are available at the [http://clarioncounty.info/ Clarion County Genealogy &amp;&nbsp;History Web site].  
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*'''Before 1795:''' The area of future Clarion County was part of [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Northumberland]] County.
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*'''13 April 1795:''' When [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lycoming]] County was created from [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Northumberland]] County, future Clarion County went with [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lycoming]] County.
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*'''12 March 1800:''' When [[Venango County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Venango]] and [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Armstrong]] Counties were formed from [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lycoming]] County, about 1/3 of Clarion County went with [[Venango County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Venango]] County and 2/3 went with [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Armstrong]] County.<ref name="PaLine">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/21353742 ''Pennsylvania Line: A Research Guide to Pennsylvania Genealogy and Local History, 1990 ed.''] (Laughlintown, Pa.: Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, 1990). {{FHL|576588|item|disp=FHL Book 974.8 D27p 1990}}.</ref>
  
[http://eccles-lesher.org/Cemetery/records.php The Eccles-Lesher Memorial Library] is a small hometown library located in the rural community of Rimersburg. "A Wealth of Information at Your Fingertips" is their motto.  
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For animated maps illustrating Pennsylvania county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ "Rotating Formation Pennsylvania County Boundary Maps"] (1673-1878) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
Their library web site includes a burial database with a wealth of cemetery and burial records for Clarion county. <br>  
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==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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Search features include the singular options (no wildcard required) for:
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== Clarion County Pennsylvania Genealogy Resources  ==
  
#First Name
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==== Bible Records  ====
#Last Name
 
#Birthplace
 
#Year of Death
 
#Place of Death (hint, due to the listing of specific names of hospitals, enter "hospital")
 
#Cause of Death
 
#Name of Cemetery
 
#Name of Undertaker
 
#Name of Survivor(s) (hint, use last name of survivors)
 
  
Rich info source... often gives parents names, spouse name, sometimes even marriage information. [http://eccles-lesher.org/Cemetery/?what=help Link to instructions] is on site.
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==== Cemeteries  ==== 
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=40&GScnty=2256&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=40&GScnty=2256&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|524019|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=40&CScnty=2256 Findagrave.com]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|524019|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
 
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=40&CScnty=2256 Findagrave.com]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://pennsylvania.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,42031.cfm PA Cemeteries]  
[http://www.interment.net/us/pa/clarion.htm Interment.net]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Pennsylvania+Clarion+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Pennsylvania&county=Clarion&cemetery_name=a#/ BillionGraves]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Pennsylvania+Clarion+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]  
 
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/clarion/cemet.htm PAGenWeb Archives]
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/clarion/cemet.htm USGenWeb-transcriptions]<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/clarion/tsimages/misc-tsimages.htm USGenWeb-tombstone photos]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/clarion-pa-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/clarion/tsimages/misc-tsimages.htm Tombstone Photos]
[http://pennsylvania-genealogy.net/Clarion-County-Cemetery-Records.cfm Pennsylvania Genealogy]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.pennsylvaniagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=16 PAGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=13740&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=43&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?236 PA-Roots]  
[http://pennsylvaniagravestones.org/search.php?cid=16&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Pennsylvania Gravestones]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=13740&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=43&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/ BillionGraves (name)]
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Pennsylvania Cemeteries|Pennsylvania Cemeteries]] for more information.
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]
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''Additional Cemetery Resources''
  
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*Charles Reeves has created a map of Clarion County cemeteries that corresponds to, and enhances, the transcription project underway by the Clarion County Historical Society. The map is available at [http://www.reevesmaps.com/ Mr. Reeves' Web site].
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[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/pennsylvania/cameron_county.htm Access Genealogy]  
 
  
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*A listing of identified cemeteries and several tombstone transcriptions are available at the [http://clarioncounty.info/ Clarion County Genealogy &amp;&nbsp;History Web site].  
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[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Pennsylvania/Clarion/Default.aspx Ancestry($)]
 
  
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*[http://eccles-lesher.org/Cemetery/records.php The Eccles-Lesher Memorial Library] is a small hometown library located in the rural community of Rimersburg. "A Wealth of Information at Your Fingertips" is their motto. Their library web site includes a burial database with a wealth of cemetery and burial records for Clarion county. <br>Rich info source... often gives parents names, spouse name, sometimes even marriage information. [http://eccles-lesher.org/Cemetery/?what=help Link to instructions] is on site.
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Clarion-County-Cemetery-Records.htm Pennsylvania Genealogy]
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*[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Pennsylvania/Clarion/Default.aspx Ancestry($)]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
[[Image:Clarion county pennsylvania churches.png|thumb|right|400px]] <br>  
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[[Image:Clarion county pennsylvania churches.png|thumb|right|300px|Clarion county pennsylvania churches.png]] <br>  
  
 
{{PAChurch3|Clarion}}  
 
{{PAChurch3|Clarion}}  
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===== County-wide Database - Multi-denominational  =====
 
===== County-wide Database - Multi-denominational  =====
  
:*'''1708-1985''' - [http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/members-only-database Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985] at [http://hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania] – $, free to members of the society; Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 Ancestry.com] – $; 7,542,774 entries. ''This database is incomplete for all counties.''
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*'''1708-1985''' - [http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/members-only-database Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985] at [http://hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania] – $, free to members of the society; Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 Ancestry.com] – $; 7,542,774 entries. ''This database is incomplete for all counties.''
  
 
::Contains church records of the First United Methodist Church (New Bethlehem, Pa.).
 
::Contains church records of the First United Methodist Church (New Bethlehem, Pa.).
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'''Foxburg Presbyterian Church'''  
 
'''Foxburg Presbyterian Church'''  
  
:*'''1878-1879''' - Foxburg Presbyterian Church Baptism Index 1878-1879 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C530871}}.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/23/Igipennsylvaniac.pdf.</ref>  
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*'''1878-1879''' - Foxburg Presbyterian Church Baptism Index 1878-1879 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C530871}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniac.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/23/Igipennsylvaniac.pdf]].</ref>  
:*'''1879-1880''' - Foxburg Presbyterian Church Marriage Index 1879-1880 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M530871}}.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1879-1880''' - Foxburg Presbyterian Church Marriage Index 1879-1880 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M530871}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniac.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/23/Igipennsylvaniac.pdf]].</ref>
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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===== Court of Common Pleas  =====
 
===== Court of Common Pleas  =====
  
The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters. The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. {{PAGENAME}} has its own judicial district. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.<ref>The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ accessed 10 July 2012.</ref>  
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The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters. The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. Clarion County has its own judicial district. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.<ref>The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ accessed 10 July 2012.</ref>  
  
 
===== Clerk of the Court  =====
 
===== Clerk of the Court  =====
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'''Additional Resources'''  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
 
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[[Image:Paclarion.jpg|thumb|220px|<center>Clarion County</center>]]
 
Note that the "Maps" section below includes maps related to land ownership.  
 
Note that the "Maps" section below includes maps related to land ownership.  
  
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*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Clarion+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>  
 
*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Clarion+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Clarion+county+pennsylvania+land WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].)<br>  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Clarion+county+pennsylvania+land WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].)<br>  
*{{FHL|467614|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (For instructions see [[Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search|FHL Catalog Place-name Search]].)
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*{{FHL|467614|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} (For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search|FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]].)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
{{PAclarionmap}}  
 
{{PAclarionmap}}  
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*[http://ancestortracks.com/ Ancestor Tracks] has posted '''free''', downloadable images from [http://ancestortracks.com/Clarion_Co_Atlas,Caldwell,1877.html Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion County, 1877]. &nbsp;This atlas located in the Library of Congress shows major landowners and geographic sites at the date of publishing. &nbsp;While the physical maps are in the public domain, the images we have taken of the maps belong to us and are not to be used commercially. &nbsp;We hereby give permission to use them strictly for personal use; please attribute to Ancestor Tracks.  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ Maps of Pennsylvania (1673-1878)]
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*[http://ancestortracks.com/ Ancestor Tracks] has posted '''free''', downloadable images from [http://ancestortracks.com/Clarion_Co_Atlas,Caldwell,1877.html Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion County, 1877]. This atlas located in the Library of Congress shows major landowners and geographic sites at the date of publishing. While the physical maps are in the public domain, the images we have taken of the maps belong to us and are not to be used commercially. We hereby give permission to use them strictly for personal use; please attribute to Ancestor Tracks.  
 
*Charles Reeves has created a number of customized maps of Clarion County for the [http://clarioncounty.info/ Clarion County Genealogy &amp;&nbsp;History Web site].&nbsp; Copies are available at [http://www.reevesmaps.com/ Mr. Reeves' Web site].  
 
*Charles Reeves has created a number of customized maps of Clarion County for the [http://clarioncounty.info/ Clarion County Genealogy &amp;&nbsp;History Web site].&nbsp; Copies are available at [http://www.reevesmaps.com/ Mr. Reeves' Web site].  
 
*Charles Reeves has also prepared the most-complete version available today of ''Caldwell's 1877 Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion County'', using pages from an original atlas and supplementing those with images from the Library of Congress. These high-resolution images are available on CD from [http://www.reevesmaps.com/ Mr. Reeves' Web site].<br>
 
*Charles Reeves has also prepared the most-complete version available today of ''Caldwell's 1877 Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion County'', using pages from an original atlas and supplementing those with images from the Library of Congress. These high-resolution images are available on CD from [http://www.reevesmaps.com/ Mr. Reeves' Web site].<br>
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'''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records'''<br>  
 
'''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records'''<br>  
  
:*'''1820-1906''' – [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1192 Index to Declarations and Petitions in the Western District of Pennsylvania, US Circuit and District Courts] located in ''US Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995'' database on [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), National Archives publication M1208<br>  
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*'''1820-1906''' – [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1192 Index to Declarations and Petitions in the Western District of Pennsylvania, US Circuit and District Courts] located in ''US Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995'' database on [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), National Archives publication M1208<br>  
:*'''1820-1930''' – [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=119&title=naturalizations_pa_western%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537, incomplete for all counties<br>  
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*'''1820-1930''' – [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=119&title=naturalizations_pa_western%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537, incomplete for all counties<br>  
:*'''1820-1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1554 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] located in ''Selected US Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974'' database on [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537<br>
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*'''1820-1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1554 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] located in ''Selected US Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974'' database on [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537<br>
  
 
'''Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm'''<br>  
 
'''Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm'''<br>  
  
:*'''1849-1906''' Declarations of Intention {{FHL|213665|item|disp=FHL film 1317056 items 1-2}}  
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*'''1849-1906''' Declarations of Intention {{FHL|213665|item|disp=FHL film 1317056 items 1-2}}  
:*'''1841-1906''' Naturalization Docket {{FHL|404977|item|disp=FHL film 1317056 item 3}}
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*'''1841-1906''' Naturalization Docket {{FHL|404977|item|disp=FHL film 1317056 item 3}}
  
 
{{PANaturalization3|Clarion|467616}}  
 
{{PANaturalization3|Clarion|467616}}  
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'''Newspapers of Clarion County'''  
 
'''Newspapers of Clarion County'''  
  
:*[http://www.usnpl.com/panews.php Pennsylvania Newspapers]  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/panews.php Pennsylvania Newspapers]  
:*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Pennsylvania&county=Clarion&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America] US Newspaper Directory
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Pennsylvania&county=Clarion&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America] US Newspaper Directory
  
 
'''Online Newspapers'''  
 
'''Online Newspapers'''  
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
 
'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
  
:*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?242 PA-Roots Newspaper Articles] for Clarion County.
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*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?242 PA-Roots Newspaper Articles] for Clarion County.
  
 
===== Obituaries  =====
 
===== Obituaries  =====
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'''Online Obituary Abstracts'''  
 
'''Online Obituary Abstracts'''  
  
:*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?243 PA-Roots Obituaries] for Clarion County.  
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*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?243 PA-Roots Obituaries] for Clarion County.  
:*[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/clarion/obits.htm Clarion County Archives Obits] at [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/clarion/ Clarion County, Pennsvylvania USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/clarion/obits.htm Clarion County Archives Obits] at [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/clarion/ Clarion County, Pennsvylvania USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
'''Obituary Excerpts and Abstracts'''  
 
'''Obituary Excerpts and Abstracts'''  
  
:*Starr, Charles Howard, ''Recent Deaths, Clarion County, Pennsylvania'' (Pennsylvania:s.n., 2003?) {{FHL|1135016|item|disp=FHL book 974.869 V42s Volumes 1-4}} Digitized version available through FamilySearch catalog entry. Contents include 1946-1949 deaths and obituaries for 1923 from the ''Clarion Republic,'' ''New Bethleham Leader Vindicator'' and ''The Clarion Democrat.''  
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*Starr, Charles Howard, ''Recent Deaths, Clarion County, Pennsylvania'' (Pennsylvania:s.n., 2003?) {{FHL|1135016|item|disp=FHL book 974.869 V42s Volumes 1-4}} Digitized version available through FamilySearch catalog entry. Contents include 1946-1949 deaths and obituaries for 1923 from the ''Clarion Republic,'' ''New Bethleham Leader Vindicator'' and ''The Clarion Democrat.''  
:*Leader Vindicator (New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) and Josephine Y. Baggs, ''Obituaries, ca. 1988'' (SLC, Utah, 1991) {{FHL|465129|item|disp=FHL film 1697507 item 7}} Obituaries collected by Josephine Y. Baggs in 1989 of people who lived in Armstrong or Jefferson Counties. Arranged alphabetically.  
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*Leader Vindicator (New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) and Josephine Y. Baggs, ''Obituaries, ca. 1988'' (SLC, Utah, 1991) {{FHL|465129|item|disp=FHL film 1697507 item 7}} Obituaries collected by Josephine Y. Baggs in 1989 of people who lived in Armstrong or Jefferson Counties. Arranged alphabetically.  
:*Reed, Sally Jordan, Clarion Democrat, Clarion Jacksonian, Clarion Republican, Republican Gazette, ''Obituaries from the Clarion Democrat'' (Shippenville, Pennsylvania:S.J. Reed, c2000-2002) {{WorldCat|47854218|disp=In various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|960079|item|disp=FHL book 974.869/C2 V4r 1901-1920}}
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*Reed, Sally Jordan, Clarion Democrat, Clarion Jacksonian, Clarion Republican, Republican Gazette, ''Obituaries from the Clarion Democrat'' (Shippenville, Pennsylvania:S.J. Reed, c2000-2002) {{WorldCat|47854218|disp=In various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|960079|item|disp=FHL book 974.869/C2 V4r 1901-1920}}
  
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
==== Occupations  ====
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Complete Collection:<br>  
 
Complete Collection:<br>  
  
:*'''1683-1994'''-{{RecordSearch|1999196|Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
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*'''1683-1994'''-{{RecordSearch|1999196|Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
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'''Online Probate Indexes'''
  
Clarion County Only:<br>
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*'''1683 - 1993''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8802 Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records 1683-1993] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
:*'''1700-1924'''-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM5Y-7N1%3A173541244%3Fcc%3D1999196 Clarion County Probate Records]<br>
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*'''1683 - 1994''' {{RecordSearch|1999196|Pennsylvania Probate Records 1683-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
'''Original Probate Records on Microfilm'''<br>  
 
'''Original Probate Records on Microfilm'''<br>  
  
:*'''1841-1917''' Will Dockets {{FHL|405634|item|disp=FHL film 1315276 item 2 (first of 7 films)}} - Index included 1840-1981<br>
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*'''1841-1917''' Will Dockets {{FHL|405634|item|disp=FHL film 1315276 item 2 (first of 7 films)}} - Index included 1840-1981<br>
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives  =====
 
===== Archives  =====
  
:*{{PA Archives}}
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*{{PA Archives}}
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*[http://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/ National Archives at Philadelphia]<br>14700 Townsend Road<br>Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096<br>Phone: 215-305-2044<br>Fax: 215-305-2052<br>
  
 
===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
  
[http://www.co.clarion.pa.us/ Clarion County Courthouse] <br>421 Main St <br>Clarion, PA 16214 <br>Phone: 814.226.4000 <br>Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm M-F
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*[http://www.co.clarion.pa.us/ Clarion County Courthouse] <br>421 Main Street <br>Clarion, PA 16214 <br>Phone: 814-226-4000 <br>
  
The [http://www.co.clarion.pa.us/government/register-and-recorders-office.html Register and Recorder's Office] holds birth and death records (1893-1906), marriage licenses (1885-present), register of wills (1840-present), and deeds (1839-present).  
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*[http://www.co.clarion.pa.us/government/register-and-recorders-office.html Register and Recorder's Office] holds birth and death records (1893-1906), marriage licenses (1885-present), register of wills (1840-present), and deeds (1839-present).  
  
[http://www.co.clarion.pa.us/government/offices-and-departments.html Prothonotary]<br>Courthouse 421 Main Street<br>1st floor Ste. 25<br>Phone: 814-226-4000
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*[http://www.co.clarion.pa.us/government/offices-and-departments.html Prothonotary]<br>421 Main Street,Suite 25<br>Clarion, PA 16214<br>Phone: 814-226-4000
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*[http://www.co.clarion.pa.us/government/register-and-recorders-office.html Register of Wills/Orphans' Court] <br>421 Main Street, Suite 24 <br>Clarion, PA 16214 <br>Phone: 814-226-400, ext 2500
  
[http://www.co.clarion.pa.us/government/register-and-recorders-office.html Register of Wills/Orphans' Court] <br>421 Main Street <br>Suite 24 <br>Clarion, PA 16214 <br>Phone: 814.226.400 ext 2500
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
===== Family History Centers =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
{{PAfhc|Brookville}}  
 
{{PAfhc|Brookville}}  
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===== Societies  =====
 
===== Societies  =====
  
Rich in history, {{PAGENAME}} contains a number of societies dealing with the history of the area.
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*[http://www.orgsites.com/pa/clarioncountyhistoricalsociety/ Clarion County Historical Society] <br>17 S 5th Avenue <br>Clarion, PA 16214 <br>Phone: 814-226-4450
 
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<br>Email: [mailto:clarionhistory@comcast.net clarionhistory@comcast.net] <br>
[http://www.orgsites.com/pa/clarioncountyhistoricalsociety/ Clarion County Historical Society <br>17 S 5th Avenue <br>Clarion, PA 16214 <br>Phone: 814.226.4450 <br>-mail: [mailto:clarionhistory@comcast.net clarionhistory@comcast.net] <br>Hours: 10 am - 4 pm, M-F, weekends and evenings by appointment <br>
 
 
 
Membership costs $15 (individual) or $25 (family) and comes with a subscription to the newsletter as well as free use of the Ralph J. and Virginia A. Fulton and Archives. The Historical Society's Genealogy Roundtable is held the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM.
 
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{PA vitals}}  
 
{{PA vitals}}  
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-vital-records/ How to order Pennsylvania Vital Records]
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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{{PA birth}}  
 
{{PA birth}}  
  
:*'''1852-1854''' Pennsylvania Births [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2349 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
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*'''1852-1854''' - Pennsylvania Births [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2349 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
:*'''1886-1887''' - Clarion County Birth Index 1886-1887 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C544151}}.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/23/Igipennsylvaniac.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1886-1887''' - Clarion County Birth Index 1886-1887 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C544151}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/23/Igipennsylvaniac.pdf.</ref>
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
 
{{PA marriage}}  
 
{{PA marriage}}  
 
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*'''1677–1950''' - {{RecordSearch|2466357|Pennsylvania Civil Marriages, 1677-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
:*'''1700-1821''' - Pennsylvania Marriage Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2383 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties.  
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*'''1700-1821''' - Pennsylvania Marriage Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2383 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties.  
:*'''1725-1976''' - {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years. This index is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
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*'''1725-1976''' - {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years. This index is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
:*'''Pre-1810''' – Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2098 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties. Includes 35,000 marriage records from vol. VIII of of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives.  
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*'''Pre-1810''' – Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2098 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties. Includes 35,000 marriage records from vol. VIII of of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives.  
:*'''1852-1854''' - Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2486 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
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*'''1852-1854''' - Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2486 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
:*'''1873''' - Clarion County Marriage Index 1873 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M544157}}.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1873''' - Clarion County Marriage Index 1873 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M544157}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniac.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/23/Igipennsylvaniac.pdf]].</ref>  
:*'''1885-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1589502|Pennsylvania County Marriage, 1885-1950}} Extracted marriage records – free. This database is incomplete for all counties. May also contain marriage records earlier than 1885.<br>.
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*'''1885-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1589502|Pennsylvania County Marriage, 1885-1950}} Extracted marriage records – free. This database is incomplete for all counties. May also contain marriage records earlier than 1885.<br>
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*'''1947-2010''' - {{RecordSearch|2282148|Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== Divorce  =====
 
===== Divorce  =====
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{{PA death}}  
 
{{PA death}}  
  
:*'''1852-1854''' Pennsylvania Deaths [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
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*'''1852-1854''' - Pennsylvania Deaths [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
:*'''1885-1906''' - Clarion County Death Index 1885-1906 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1885-1906''' - Clarion County Death Index 1885-1906 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniac.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/23/Igipennsylvaniac.pdf]].</ref>  
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*'''1947-2010''' - {{RecordSearch|2282148|Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
{{Template:PA vitals repositories|Clarion|507855}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-society-archive/ List of Pennsylvania Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
== Clarion County Pennsylvania Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Clarion County Pennsylvania Genealogy Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/clarion-county/ Clarion County, PA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://clarioncounty.info/ Clarion County Genealogy &amp;&nbsp;History Web Site] (since 1996; USGenWeb)<br>  
 
*[http://clarioncounty.info/ Clarion County Genealogy &amp;&nbsp;History Web Site] (since 1996; USGenWeb)<br>  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Clarion-County.htm Clarion County PA Genealogy]
 
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/pa/counties/Clarion+Co+PA Clarion County Old Photos] - over 1000 old photos of people and places in Clarion County.  
 
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/pa/counties/Clarion+Co+PA Clarion County Old Photos] - over 1000 old photos of people and places in Clarion County.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/PA/Clarion/ Linkpendium - Clarion County]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/PA/Clarion/ Linkpendium - Clarion County]  
*{{FHL|Pennsylvania%2C+Clarion|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Pennsylvania%2C+Clarion|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== Clarion County Pennsylvania Places  ==
 
== Clarion County Pennsylvania Places  ==
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*[http://www.pa-roots.com/highland/ Highland Township] - a website with transcriptions of the existing cemeteries and transcriptions of the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census records and other resource aids for the township.  
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.com/highland/ Highland Township] - a website with transcriptions of the existing cemeteries and transcriptions of the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census records and other resource aids for the township.  
*[http://www.pa-roots.com/millcreek/ Mill Creek Township] - a website with transcriptions of the exisiting cemeteries and other resource aids for the township.  
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*[http://www.pa-roots.com/millcreek/ Mill Creek Township] - a website with transcriptions of the existing cemeteries and other resource aids for the township.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pacpiney/ Piney Township] -- a website with photos, history, obituaries, and other resource aids for the township.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pacpiney/ Piney Township] -- a website with photos, history, obituaries, and other resource aids for the township.
  
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United States
Pennsylvania
Clairon County

Guide to Clarion County, Pennsylvania ancestry, family history and genealogy in courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


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Clarion County, Pennsylvania
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Location in the state of Pennsylvania
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Facts
Founded March 11, 1839
County Seat Clarion
Courthouse
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Address Clarion County Courthouse
421 Main Street
Clarion, PA 16214
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Clarion County Pennsylvania Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1893
1885
1893
1840
1840

Parent Counties: Formed from Venango and Armstrong Counties 11 March 1839.[1]

County Seat: Clarion

Neighboring Counties: Clarion County residents may also have records in [2]

Description

It's county seat is Clarion. It was organized March 11, 1839. It is located in the West central section of the state.[3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Pennsylvania county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Pennsylvania County Boundary Maps" (1673-1878) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Clarion County Pennsylvania Genealogy Resources

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
PA Cemeteries WorldCat BillionGraves
PAGenWeb Archives Linkpendium
Tombstone Photos PAGravestones
PA-Roots Epodunk
BillionGraves (name)
See Pennsylvania Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Resources

Census

For tips on accessing Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Federal (or United States) census records online, see: Pennsylvania Census.

There are no county or state census records available for Pennsylvania. County and city tax records can be used as a substitute when census records are not available.

Church Records

Clarion county pennsylvania churches.png

Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Church Records  in online catalogs like:


County-wide Database - Multi-denominational
Contains church records of the First United Methodist Church (New Bethlehem, Pa.).

Many church histories, record transcriptions, photos, and related resources are online at the Clarion County Genealogy & History Web site.

Catholic
Presbyterian

Foxburg Presbyterian Church

Court Records

Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy court records are housed at the Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Courthouse. For many counties copies of court records may be found at the Pennsylvania State Archives and in the FamilySearch collection. Note that within these collections some films may contain the same records, but have different titles. Other titles are not duplicates. See Finding Court Records at other repositories within this section for links to the online catalogs for these two collections. Films at the Pennsylvania State Archives are not available for inter-library loan. If court records are available FamilySearch films may be available at a local Family History Center. Call ahead for availability.


Court of Common Pleas

The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters. The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. Clarion County has its own judicial district. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.[7]

Clerk of the Court

The Clerk of Courts prepares and maintains the records for the Criminal Division of the Court of Common Pleas. The Clerk signs and affixes the Seal of the Courts to all writs and processes, administers oaths and affirmations, and assumes custody of the seal and records of the Courts. The Clerk certifies and distributes orders of the Court. The Clerk also certifies and prepares bills of costs for the defendants and utilizes the computerized financial management system to disburse fines, costs and restitution.[8] For the Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Clerk of Courts address see the Courthouse section on this page.


Prothonotary

The office of the Prothonotary is the custodian of all civil matters in the county. This includes naturalization, immigration, equity actions, judgements, federal and local tax liens, city liens, family court, arbitrations, license suspension appeals, appeals to higher court, commercial code filings, applications for passports and divorce proceedings. See the Courthouse section on this page for the Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Prothonotary office information.


Orphans' Court

See Vital Records
The Orphans' Court is responsible for a wide range of matters. The name of the Court is derived from the more general definition of "orphan," that being a person or thing that is without protective affiliation or sponsorship. This would include those not capable of handling their own affairs, minors, incapacitated persons, decedents estates, nonprofit corporations and trusts. It is the role of the Court to ensure that the best interests of the person or entity are not compromised.

It is believed the name of this court was borrowed from the Court of Orphans of the city of London, England which had the care and guardianship of children of deceased citizens, in their minority.[9]

For Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Orphans' Court contact information see the Courthouse section on this page.


Finding Court Records at Other Repositories

Additional court records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Court Records in online catalogs like:

Emigration and Immigration

For information about emigration into Pennsylvania, see the Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration page.


Ethnic Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Published Histories

Land and Property

Land records in Clarion County began in 1839. These records are filed with the Register and Recorder's office in Clarion, Pennsylvania.

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts, indexes, mortgages, leases, grants, sheriff sales, land patents, and maps. Property records include liens as well as livestock brands and estray records.

The following are examples of available resources:

Land Records on Microfilm

Additional Resources

Clarion County

Note that the "Maps" section below includes maps related to land ownership.

See Pennsylvania Land and Property for more information about using land records, especially about original land warrants, surveys, and patents filed at the state land office.

Additional resources can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clarion County Pennsylvania Land in online catalogs such as:

Maps

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Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Naturalization records can contain information about immigration and nativity. Prior to 1906, it is rare to find the town of origin in naturalization records. See Pennsylvania Naturalization for more information about the types of records and availability.

Naturalizations granted at the county level were kept by the office of the Prothonotary. Naturalizations could also be granted on the Federal Court level.


Naturalization records available for Clarion County, Pennsylvania include the following:

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm

Finding Naturalization Indexes at Other Repositories

Additional naturalization indexes can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy naturalization  in online catalogs like:


Newspapers

Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, historical/genealogical societies, college or university libraries, or state archives in the area where the newspaper was published.

For information on state-wide newspapers see Pennsylvania Newspapers


Newspapers of Clarion County

Online Newspapers

To learn if there are newspapers online for a specific town or city in Pennsylvania, see news.google.com/newspapers and search for the town or the name of a newspaper.

Online Newspaper Abstracts

Obituaries

Obituaries are generally found in local newspapers where the person died. However, sometimes an obituary is found in the location from which he or she originated. To find an obituary, see the information under the Newspaper heading


Online Obituary Abstracts

Obituary Excerpts and Abstracts

Occupations

Indentured Servants

Periodicals

Poorhouse, Almshouse

Probate Records

Probate matters in Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy are handled by the Orphans' Court and start when the county was created. To obtain original probate records, contact the Orphan's Court in the County Courthouse.

In addition to wills and administrations, the Orphans' Court also handles: audits of accounts of executors, administrators, trustees, and guardians; distribution of estates of decedents, incompetents, and minors; appointment and control of guardians; adoptions; appeals from the Register of Wills involving probate matters; inheritance tax appeals and various petitions and motions.


Online Probate Records

Original probate records for some Pennsylvania counties are available free online as digital images at FamilySearch.org. The dates vary significantly for each county and not all counties are listed. Some counties may only have probate indexes. This Pennsylvania collection of images may be browsed through the links listed below:

Complete Collection:

Online Probate Indexes

Original Probate Records on Microfilm

Repositories

Archives


Courthouse
Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy is the Brookville Pennsylvania Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.


Libraries
Museums
Societies


Email: clarionhistory@comcast.net

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital records are handled by the County Orphans' Court. Between the years 1852-1855 Pennsylvania made a failed attempt to record birth, marriage and death events at the county level. While the records for that time period are available, there were few events recorded. County marriage records were kept in earnest in 1885. Births and deaths, at the county level, were begun in 1893 and kept through 1905. Abstracts and copies of vital records are available for some counties, but most are incomplete. For the most complete set of records, always contact the County Orphans' Court.


See also How to order Pennsylvania Vital Records

Birth

Early births 1893–1905 are located at the County Orphans' Court. See the heading Court Records on this page for contact information.

Indexes for Pennsylvania birth records are available through the Department of of Health for 1906 and 1907. Once an individual is located in the index a non certified Birth certificate can be obtained by writing and sending $3.00 to:

Division of Vital Records
ATTN: Public Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103


Marriage

Pennsylvania marriages are located at the county level. Contact the Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy clerk's office for these records.

Divorce

Divorce records are available through the office of the Prothonotary. The office of the Prothonotary is located in the courthouse building.

Death

Early deaths 1893–1905 are located at the County Orphans' Court. See the heading Court Records on this page for contact information.

Indexes for Pennsylvania death records are available through the Department of Health for 1906 through 1962. Once an individual is located in the index a non certified death certificate can be obtained obtained by writing and sending $3.00 to:

Division of Vital Records
ATTN: Public Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103


Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Clarion County Pennsylvania Genealogy Websites

Clarion County Pennsylvania Places

Populated Places

Clarion County Pennsylvania Genealogy References

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