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The office of the Prothonotary is the custodian of all civil matters in {{{1}}} County. This includes naturalization, immigration, passport applications, equity actions, judgments, liens, family court, divorces, and more.
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For information about records kept in the Orphan's court, Prothonotary Court, Court of Common Pleas, and other courts in counties of Pennsylvania, visit the [[Pennsylvania Court Records|Pennsylvania Court Records]] Wiki page.<noinclude>[[Category:Templates for PA pages]]</noinclude>
 
 
 
 
{{{1}}} County court records are housed at the [[{{{1}}} County, Pennsylvania Genealogy#Courthouse|{{{1}}} Courthouse]]. Copies of court records may be found at the [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/rg47m.htm Pennsylvania State Archives] and in the FamilySearch collection. See [[Pennsylvania Court Records]] for more information.
 
 
 
<ref>Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Clerk of Courts in http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ClerksOfCourts.htm (accessed 25 Aug 2012)</ref>
 
 
 
 
 
[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|See Vital Records]] <br> 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.<ref>The Philadelphia Courts at http://www.courts.phila.gov/common-pleas/orphans/ accessed 10 July 2012</ref>
 
 
 
For {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;Orphans' Court contact information see the&nbsp;[[{{PAGENAME}}#Courthouse|Courthouse]] section on this page.
 
 
 
'''Finding Court Records at Other Repositories'''
 
 
 
Additional court records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''{{PAGENAME}} Court Records''''' in online catalogs like:
 
 
 
*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor={{{1}}}+county+court+records&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q={{{1}}}+county+Pennsylvania+court+records&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
 
*Do a {{PAGENAME}} Place-name search for these and other records in the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog]&nbsp;(For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search|FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]]).
 
 
 
'''Finding Court Records at Other Repositories'''
 
 
 
Additional court records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''{{PAGENAME}} Court Records''''' in online catalogs like:
 
 
 
*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor={{{1}}}+county+court+records&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q={{{1}}}+county+Pennsylvania+court+records&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
 
*{{FHL|{{{2}}}|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} (For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search|FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]]).
 
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For information about records kept in the Orphan's court, Prothonotary Court, Court of Common Pleas, and other courts in counties of Pennsylvania, visit the Pennsylvania Court Records Wiki page.