Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy

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Template:Pennsylvania-stubUnited States  > Pennsylvania > Westmoreland County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

26 February 1773: Westmoreland County was created from Bedford County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Several counties were set off over the years. [1]

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Allegheny | Armstong | Butler | Cambria | Fayette | Indiana | Somerset | Washington

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1783 Transcription and Index

Church

Court

Land

  • Early Landowners of Pennsylvania: Atlas of Township Patent Maps of Westmoreland County by Sharon and Angus MacInnes contains all of the Township Patent Maps drafted by Office of Deeds of Westmoreland County.  Information included for each tract includes: names of warrantees and patentees; size and name of each tract; warrant, survey and patent dates; patent book and page number where the land was recorded; survey book and page number; and atlas coordinates within which the tract is located.  A companion CD contains the original tracts showing metes and bounds, with current road maps superimposed over them.  Extensive footnotes correct or supplement information on the original patent maps.


Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog
  • An early history of the county published in 1906 and biographical sketches of early residents can be found in this transcription project: Westmoreland County History.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].