Template:PA Court Intro

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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.

The Orphans' Court ensures the best interests of those not capable of handling their own affairs: minors, incapacitated persons, decedents estates, and more.[1]

{{{1}}} County court records are housed at the [[{{{1}}} County, Pennsylvania Genealogy#Courthouse|{{{1}}} Courthouse]]. Copies of court records may be found at the Pennsylvania State Archives and in the FamilySearch collection. See Pennsylvania Court Records for more information.[2]

  1. The Philadelphia Courts at http://www.courts.phila.gov/common-pleas/orphans/ accessed 10 July 2012
  2. Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Clerk of Courts in http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ClerksOfCourts.htm (accessed 25 Aug 2012)