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Guide to '''Union 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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Guide to '''Union County, Pennsylvania ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Union County
 
| county_map = Union County PA Map.png
 
| state = Pennsylvania
 
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| founded year = 1813
 
| founded date = March 22
 
| seat wl = Lewisburg
 
| building image = Union County, Pennsylvania Courthouse.jpg
 
| building address = Union County Courthouse<br>103 South Second Street<br>Lewisburg, PA 17837<br>[http://www.unioncountypa.org/ Union County Website]
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption PARoots
 
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=== Union County Pennsylvania Historical Facts  ===
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= March 22, 1813
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|county seat= Lewisburg
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|parent county= [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Northumberland]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pennsylvania.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lycoming]]
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|county2= [[Snyder County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Snyder]]
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|county3= [[Clinton County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Clinton]]
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|county4= [[Centre County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Centre]]
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|county5= [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Northumberland]]
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|county6= [[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Mifflin]]</br><center>[[Union County, Pennsylvania Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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The county seat is located in the Mid-central area of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_County,_Pennsylvania 2/12/2017</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{PA Courthouse Intro|Union}}
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'''Union County Courthouse'''<br>103 South Second Street<br>Lewisburg, PA 17837<br>Phone: 570-524-8641<br>Fax: 570-524-8644<br>[http://www.unioncountypa.org/departments/prothonotary-and-clerk-of-courts/prothonotary-and-clerk-of-courts/page.aspx?id=1299 Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts]: 570-524-8751<br>[http://www.unioncountypa.org/departments/register-of-wills/register-of-wills/page.aspx?id=1407 Register of Wills]: 570-524-8762<br>[http://www.unioncountypa.org/ Union County Website]<br><br>
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Prothonotary office has birth records from 1893-1905, marriage records from 1885, death records from 1898, divorce and court records from 1813<br>
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Registrar and recorder has probate and land records from 1813<ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 592.</ref>
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=== Union County, Pennsylvania Record Dates  ===
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{{PA Record Dates Intro|Union}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pennsylvania.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, Pennsylvania Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, Pennsylvania Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, Pennsylvania Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1885
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1906. General compliance by 1915. </center>
 
| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1906. General compliance by 1915. </center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Northumberland]] County 22 March 1813. <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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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{PA Boundary Changes Intro|Union}}
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*'''22 March 1813''' Formed from [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Northumberland]] County<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pennsylvania.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*'''2 March 1855:''' [[Snyder County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Snyder]] County was set off.
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*'''County seat:''' Lewisburg<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pennsylvania.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
  
'''County Seat:''' Lewisburg<br>
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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.
  
'''Neighboring Counties''': Union County '''residents''' may also have records in:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Union County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_County,_Pennsylvania.</ref>
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*[[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lycoming]]
 
*[[Snyder County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Snyder]]
 
*[[Clinton County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Clinton]] 
 
*[[Centre County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Centre]]
 
*[[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Northumberland]]
 
*[[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Mifflin]]
 
 
 
The name is an allusion to the federal union.
 
  
==== Description ====
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=== Populated Places ===
  
The county is located in the Mid-central area of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_County,_Pennsylvania 2/12/2017</ref>
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://pennsylvania.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,119,c,union.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Union County, Pennsylvania," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_County,_Pennsylvania, accessed 3 February 2020.</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allenwood,_Pennsylvania Allenwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurelton,_Pennsylvania Laurelton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linntown,_Pennsylvania Linntown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Columbia,_Pennsylvania New Columbia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicksburg,_Union_County,_Pennsylvania Vicksburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Milton,_Pennsylvania West Milton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winfield,_Pennsylvania Winfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Township,_Union_County,_Pennsylvania Buffalo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Buffalo_Township,_Union_County,_Pennsylvania East Buffalo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregg_Township,_Union_County,_Pennsylvania Gregg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartley_Township,_Union_County,_Pennsylvania Hartley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Township,_Union_County,_Pennsylvania Kelly]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Township,_Union_County,_Pennsylvania Lewis]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limestone_Township,_Union_County,_Pennsylvania Limestone]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Township,_Union_County,_Pennsylvania Union]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Buffalo_Township,_Union_County,_Pennsylvania West Buffalo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Deer_Township,_Union_County,_Pennsylvania White Deer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartleton,_Pennsylvania Hartleton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisburg,_Pennsylvania Lewisburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mifflinburg,_Pennsylvania Mifflinburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Berlin,_Pennsylvania New Berlin]
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'''2 March 1855:''' [[Snyder County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Snyder]] County was set off. <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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=== History Timeline ===
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{{PA Historical Timeline Intro|Union}}
  
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.
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== Resources ==
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{{PA Resources Intro|Union}}
  
==== Records Loss  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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{{PA Bible Intro|Union}}
  
==== Bible Records ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{PA Biographies Intro|Union}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{PA Business Records Intro|Union}}
  
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{PA Cemeteries Intro|Union}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|482506|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Pennsylvania/Union-County?id=county_2300 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://pennsylvania.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,42119.cfm HomeTownLocator]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Pennsylvania+Union+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery BillionGraves]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/union/cemet.html PAGenWeb Archives]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Union County, Pennsylvania''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/union-pa-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/pa/union.htm Interment]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.pennsylvaniagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=60 PAGravestones]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://pennsylvania.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,42119.cfm HomeTownLocator]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/union/cemet.html PAGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/pa/union.htm Interment]
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* [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~paunion/cem.html PAGenWeb]
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* [http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Union-County-Cemetery-Records.htm Pennsylvania Genealogy]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# BillionGraves (name)]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~paunion/cem.html PAGenWeb]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=14985&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=11&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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* {{FHL|482506|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Pennsylvania+Union+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Union-County-Cemetery-Records.htm Pennsylvania Genealogy]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/union-county-pennsylvania-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Pennsylvania/Union-County?id=county_2300 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery BillionGraves]
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* [http://www.linkpendium.com/union-pa-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
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* [http://www.pennsylvaniagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=60 PAGravestones]
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* [https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/union-county-pennsylvania-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# BillionGraves (name)]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Pennsylvania Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
''Additional Cemetery Resources''
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''Additional Cemetery Resources''<br>
 
 
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/index.php?771 PA-Roots]
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/index.php?771 PA-Roots]
*[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]  
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*[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Pennsylvania/Union/Default.aspx Ancestry($)]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Pennsylvania/Union/Default.aspx Ancestry($)]
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{PA Census Intro|Union}}
  
{{PAcensus}}  
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=== Church Records ===
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{{PA Church Intro|Union}}
  
==== Church Records  ====
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[[Image:Union county pennsylvania churches.png|thumb|right|300px|Union County Pennsylvania religious denominations]]
  
{{Template:PAChurch2}}[[Image:Union county pennsylvania churches.png|thumb|right|300px|Union County Pennsylvania religious denominations]]
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~paunion/church.html Addresses for Union County Churches] by USGenWeb
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~paunion/church.html Addresses for Union County Churches] by USGenWeb  
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/union-pa-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/union-pa-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
{{Template:PAChurch1|Union|362329}}
 
  
===== County-wide Database - Multi-denominational =====
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'''''County-wide Database - Multi-denominational'''''<br>
 
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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 ($)], free to members of the society. Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 Ancestry ($)].
*'''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.''<br>
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:Contains the church records of:
:Contains the church records of:  
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:*Lewisburg: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church; St. John's United Church of Christ; United Methodist Church
:*Lewisburg: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church; St. John's United Church of Christ; United Methodist Church  
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:*Mifflinburg: St. John's United Church of Christ; United Methodist Church
:*Mifflinburg: St. John's United Church of Christ; United Methodist Church  
 
 
:*New Berlin: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church; United Brethren in Christ
 
:*New Berlin: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church; United Brethren in Christ
  
===== Lutheran and Reformed  =====
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'''''Lutheran and Reformed'''''<br>
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*'''1772-1775, 1791-1794, 1805-1825''' Dreisbachs Lutheran and Reformed Church, Buffalo Valley, Baptism Index 1772-1775, 1791-1794, 1805-1825 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch. Batch {{IGI|C507211}}
  
*'''1772-1775, 1791-1794, 1805-1825'''  Dreisbachs Lutheran and Reformed Church, Buffalo Valley, Baptism Index 1772-1775, 1791-1794, 1805-1825 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C507211}}.<ref name="vr1">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniat.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/2/20/Igipennsylvaniat.pdf]].</ref>
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'''''Presbyterian'''''<br>
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*'''1841-1875'''  First Presbyterian Church, New Berlin, Baptism Index 1841-1875 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C507211}}.<ref name="vr1">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniat.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/2/20/Igipennsylvaniat.pdf]].</ref>
  
===== Presbyterian  =====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{PA Court Intro|Union}}
  
*'''1841-1875'''  First Presbyterian Church, New Berlin, Baptism Index 1841-1875 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C535191}}.<ref name="vr1" />
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=== Directories ===
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{{PA Directories Intro|Union}}
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{PA Emigration Intro|Union}}
  
{{PA court1}}  
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{PA Ethnic Groups Intro|Union}}
  
===== Court of Common Pleas =====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{PA Funeral Homes Intro|Union}}
  
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.
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{PA Genealogies Intro|Union}}
  
The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. Union County shares its judicial district with [[Snyder County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Snyder County]]. 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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=== Guardianship ===
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{{PA Guardianship Intro|Union}}
  
====== Clerk of the Courts  ======
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{PA Land Intro|Union}}
  
{{PA court2}}
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Land records in Union County began in 1813. These records are filed with the [http://www.unioncountypa.org/residents/government/public_records/recorder/ Recorder of Deeds] office in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
  
====== Prothonotary  ======
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'''Online Land Indexes and Records'''<br>
 
 
{{PA court3}}
 
 
 
===== Orphan's Court  =====
 
 
 
{{PA court4}}
 
 
 
{{PA court5|Union}}
 
 
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
 
 
{{PA emigration}}<br>
 
 
 
==== Ethnic Groups  ====
 
 
 
===== Germans  =====
 
 
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
 
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
 
 
==== History  ====
 
 
 
===== Published Histories  =====
 
 
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
 
 
Land records in Union County began in 1813. These records are filed with the [http://www.unioncountypa.org/residents/government/public_records/recorder/ Recorder of Deeds] office in Lewisburg, 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:
 
 
 
'''Online Land Records'''  
 
  
 
*'''1962 - present''' The [http://www.unioncountypa.org/residents/government/public_records/recorder/ Recorder of Deeds] offers records since 1962 online. The index is free to view, but there is a charge to view the actual image.
 
*'''1962 - present''' The [http://www.unioncountypa.org/residents/government/public_records/recorder/ Recorder of Deeds] offers records since 1962 online. The index is free to view, but there is a charge to view the actual image.
  
'''Additional Resources'''
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{PA Histories Intro|Union}}
  
Note that the "Maps" section below also includes maps related to land ownership.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
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{{PA Maps Intro|Union}}{{CO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{PA Union County}}}}
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.
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'''''Maps'''''<br>
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ Maps of Pennsylvania (1673-1878)]
Additional resources can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''Union County Pennsylvania Land''''' in online catalogs such as:
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*[http://ancestortracks.com/ Ancestor Tracks] has posted free downloadable images from the [http://ancestortracks.com/Union_Co_resources.html Pomeroy &amp; Beers 1868 Atlas of Union &amp; Snyder Counties, Pennsylvania]. 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.
 
 
*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Union+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=union+county+pennsylvania+land WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].)<br>  
 
*{{FHL|565959|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} (For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search|FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]].)
 
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
 
[[Image:Paunion.jpg|thumb|200px|<center>Union County</center>]]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ Maps of Pennsylvania (1673-1878)]  
 
*[http://ancestortracks.com/ Ancestor Tracks] has posted free downloadable images from the [http://ancestortracks.com/Union_Co_resources.html Pomeroy &amp; Beers 1868 Atlas of Union &amp; Snyder Counties, Pennsylvania]. 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. &nbsp;
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/union/land.html Land Owners from 1868 Atlas] courtesy [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/union/ USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/union/land.html Land Owners from 1868 Atlas] courtesy [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/union/ USGenWeb Archives]
  
==== Migration ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{PA Migration Intro|Union}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{PA Military Intro|Union}}
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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'''''Revolutionary War'''''<br>
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Men from what is now Union County (then Northumberland County) served in the [[1st Pennsylvania Regiment (Revolutionary War)|1st Pennsylvania Regiment]].<ref>John B.B. Trussell and Charles C. Dallas, ''The Pennsylvania Line; Regimental Organization and Operations, 1776-1783'' (Harrisburg, Pa.: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1977). Digital version at {{FHL|387401|item|disp=Family History Archive}}.</ref>
  
Men from what is now Union County (then Northumberland County) served in the [[1st Pennsylvania Regiment (Revolutionary War)|1st Pennsylvania Regiment]].<ref>John B.B. Trussell and Charles C. Dallas, ''The Pennsylvania Line; Regimental Organization and Operations, 1776-1783'' (Harrisburg, Pa.: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1977). Digital version at {{FHL|387401|item|disp=Family History Archive}}.</ref>
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'''''Civil War'''''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|3048335|Pennsylvania, Register of Military Volunteers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{PA Naturalization Intro|Union}}
  
{{PANaturalization}}
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'''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records'''<br>
  
''Naturalization records available for Union County, Pennsylvania include the following:''<br>
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*'''1901-1930'''  [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=118&title=naturalizations_pa_middle%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930; and 1901-1906] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1622, Middle District court was created in 1901, for earlier dates try the Eastern and Western District court records.
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*'''1901-1930'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1193 Middle District, US Circuit and District Courts: Naturalization petitions, 1906-1930] located in ''U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972 (World Archives Project)'' database on [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] $
  
'''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records'''<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{PA Newspapers Intro|Union}}
  
*'''1901-1930''' [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=118&title=naturalizations_pa_middle%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930; and 1901-1906] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1622, Middle District court was created in 1901, for earlier dates try the Eastern and Western District court records.<br>
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'''Newspapers of Union County'''<br>
  
*'''1901-1930'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1193 Middle District, US Circuit and District Courts: Naturalization petitions, 1906-1930] located in ''U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972 (World Archives Project)'' database on [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1622, Middle District court was created in 1901, for earlier dates try the Eastern and Western District court records.<br>
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*'''1947-2010'''  {{RecordSearch|2282148|Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
{{PANaturalization3|Union}}
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/panews.php Pennsylvania Newspapers]
 
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Pennsylvania&county=Union&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America] US Newspaper Directory
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
 
{{PAnewspapers}}
 
 
 
'''Newspapers of Union County'''
 
 
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/panews.php Pennsylvania Newspapers]  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Pennsylvania&county=Union&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America] US Newspaper Directory  
 
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~paunion/church.html Newspapers of Union County] A PAGenWeb Project
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~paunion/church.html Newspapers of Union County] A PAGenWeb Project
  
'''Online Newspapers'''  
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'''Online Newspapers'''<br>
  
To learn if there are newspapers online for a specific town or city in Pennsylvania, see [http://news.google.com/newspapers news.google.com/newspapers] and search for the town or the name of a newspaper.  
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To learn if there are newspapers online for a specific town or city in Pennsylvania, see [http://news.google.com/newspapers news.google.com/newspapers] and search for the town or the name of a newspaper.
  
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86083440/ Lewisburg Chronicle and West Branch Farmer (Lewisburg, PA)] 1850  
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86083440/ Lewisburg Chronicle and West Branch Farmer (Lewisburg, PA)] 1850
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85038443/ Union County Star and Lewisburg Chronicle (Lewisburg, PA)] 1859-1864
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85038443/ Union County Star and Lewisburg Chronicle (Lewisburg, PA)] 1859-1864
  
'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br>
  
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?780 PA-Roots Newspaper Articles] for Union County, Pennsylvania.
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?780 PA-Roots Newspaper Articles] for Union County, Pennsylvania.
  
'''Newspaper and Obituary Excerpts and Abstracts'''  
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'''Newspaper and Obituary Excerpts and Abstracts'''<br>
 
 
*Lontz, Mary Belle, ''Central Pennsylvania Deaths and Marriages, 1771-1882&nbsp;: Abstracts from Various Newspapers, Publications and Court Records Throughout the Area'' (Hollidaysburg, PA:Hoenstine Rental Library, 1987?) {{FHL|970488|item|disp=FHL book 974.8 V28L}}
 
 
 
===== 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 [[Union County, Pennsylvania#Newspapers|Newspaper heading]]
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*Lontz, Mary Belle, ''Central Pennsylvania Deaths and Marriages, 1771-1882 Abstracts from Various Newspapers, Publications and Court Records Throughout the Area'' (Hollidaysburg, PA:Hoenstine Rental Library, 1987?) {{FHL|970488|item|disp=FHL book 974.8 V28L}}
  
{{Tip|Sometimes the fastest way of finding obituaries is to call or email the local [http://www.publiclibraries.com/ public library] in the area where the person died. If the library does not have newspapers, a librarian often will know where they are kept. If a death date is known, and the newspapers are at the library, someone on staff will usually make a search for a small fee, or will indicate someone who will do the search.}}<br>
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{PA Obituaries Intro|Union}}
  
'''Online Obituary Abstracts'''  
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'''Online Obituary Abstracts'''<br>
  
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?781 PA-roots Obituaries] for Union County, Pennsylvania.
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?781 PA-roots Obituaries] for Union County, Pennsylvania.
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*'''1947-2010'''  {{RecordSearch|2282148|Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947-2010}} at
  
==== Occupations  ====
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=== Other Records ===
 
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{{PA Other Records Intro|Union}}
===== Indentured Servants  =====
 
  
==== Periodicals ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{PA Periodicals Intro|Union}}
  
==== Poorhouse, Almshouse  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{PA Probate Intro|Union}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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'''Online Probate Indexes and Records'''<br>
  
{{PA Probate Intro|Union}}<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] $
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*'''1683 -1994''' {{RecordSearch|1999196|Pennsylvania Probate Records 1683-1994}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]
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*Fisher, Charles A. ''Wills and Administrations of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Including Wills and Administrations of Union, Mifflin and Indiana Counties.'' 1950. Digital version at {{FSbook|104572}}. Abstracts and index.
  
'''Online Probate Indexes'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{PA Schools Intro|Union}}
  
*Fisher, Charles A. ''Wills and Administrations of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Including Wills and Administrations of Union, Mifflin and Indiana Counties.'' 1950. Digital version at {{FSbook|104572}} - free. Abstracts and index.
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{PA Tax Intro|Union}}
  
*'''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 $
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{PA Vital Intro|Union}}
  
*'''1683 - 1994''' {{RecordSearch|1999196|Pennsylvania Probate Records 1683-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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==== Birth ====
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{{PA Birth Intro|Union}}
  
{{PA probate FamilySearch Catalog and WorldCat|Union|476841}}<br>
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==== Marriage ====
 +
{{PA Marriage Intro|Union}}
  
==== Repositories ====
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*'''1626-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=pennsylvania%2cpa Pennsylvania, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast]
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*'''1677-1950'''  {{RecordSearch|2466357|Pennsylvania Civil Marriages, 1677-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1700-1821'''  Pennsylvania Marriage Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2383 Ancestry] $
 +
*'''1725-1976'''  {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} index. Not complete for all years. This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the International Genealogical Index (IGI) along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as: Family Records, Church Records, Civil Registration. It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by FamilySearch.
 +
*'''Pre-1810'''  Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2098 Ancestry] $
 +
*'''1852-1854'''  Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2486 Ancestry] $
 +
*'''1852-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} index. Not complete for all years.
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-society-archive/ List of Pennsylvania Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Death ====
 +
{{PA Death Intro|Union}}
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*'''1720-1999'''  {{RecordSearch|3535178|Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, some images
 +
*'''1852-1854'''  Pennsylvania Deaths [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Ancestry] $
  
===== Archives  =====
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{PA Divorce Intro|Union}}
  
*{{PA Archives}}
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Divorce records are available through the office of the Prothonotary which is located in the Union County Courthouse building [http://www.unioncountypa.org/departments/prothonotary-and-clerk-of-courts/prothonotary-and-clerk-of-courts/page.aspx?id=1299 at 103 S. Second St, Lewisburg, PA] .
*[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  =====
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{PA Research Facilities Intro|Union}}
  
*[http://www.unioncountypa.org/residents/government/courts/default.asp Union County Courthouse] <br>103 South Second Street <br>Lewisburg, PA 17837 <br>Phone: 570-524-8751 (Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts)<br>Phone: 570-524-8761 (Register of Wills)<br>Fax: 570-524-8628 <br>Hours 8:30–4:30 <br>
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=== Archives ===
:Prothonotary office is on the first floor. [http://unioncountypa.org/residents/government/courts/prothonotary/default.asp Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts Office]
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{{PA Archives Intro|Union}}
:The Prothonotary is the Clerk for the Orphan's Court and the office archives all marriage and death certificates.
 
:Register of Wills office has all estates from 1813 on microfilm.<br>
 
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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*'''National Archives at Philadelphia'''<br>14700 Townsend Road<br>Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096<br>Phone: (215) 305-2044<br>Fax (215) 305-2052<br>[http://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/ Website]
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
{{PAfhc|Sunbury}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Sunbury_Pennsylvania_Family_History_Center Sunbury Pennsylvania Family History Center]
  
===== Libraries =====
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{PA Libraries Intro|Union}}
  
*[http://unioncountylibraries.org/ Union County Library System] consists of three public libraries in Union County.<br>
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*[http://unioncountylibraries.org/ Union County Library System] consists of three public libraries in Union County. See website for libraries and locations in this system.
:See website for libraries and locations in this system.  
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*'''Herr Memorial Library'''<br>500 Market Street<br>Mifflinburg, PA 17844<br>Phone: 570-966-0831<br>[http://www.herrlibrary.org/ Website]<br>Email: [mailto:herr@herrlibrary.org  herr@herrlibrary.org]
:*[http://www.herrlibrary.org/ Herr Memorial Library]<br>500 Market Street<br>Mifflinburg, PA 17844<br>Phone: 570-966-0831<br>Email: [mailto:herr@herrlibrary.org  herr@herrlibrary.org]<br>
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:The Herr Memorial Library's Robert K. Strunk Room houses the library’s “Pennsylvania Collection", which includes material about Union County families, churches, school and histories on old family names.
::The Herr Memorial Library's Robert K. Strunk Room houses the library’s “Pennsylvania Collection", which includes material about Union County families, churches, school and histories on old family names.<br>
 
  
===== Museums =====
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=== Museums ===
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{{PA Museums Intro|Union}}
  
*New Berlin Heritage Association<br>400 Market Street<br>PO Box 223<br>New Berlin, PA 17855<br>Phone: 570-966-1783<br>Email: [mailto:diane45@dejazzd.com diane45@dejazzd.com]<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Berlin-Heritage-Association/254084324607914 Facebook]
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== Societies ==
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{{PA Societies Intro|Union}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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*'''New Berlin Heritage Association'''<br>400 Market Street<br>PO Box 223<br>New Berlin, PA 17855<br>Phone: 570-966-1783<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Berlin-Heritage-Association/254084324607914 Association Facebook]<br>Email: [mailto:diane45@dejazzd.com diane45@dejazzd.com]
  
*[http://www.unioncountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Union County Historical Society] (UCHS)<br>Union County Court House<br>South Second &amp; St. Louis Streets<br>Lewisburg, PA 17837<br>Phone: 570-524-8666<br>Fax: 570-524-8743<br>Email: [mailto:hstoricl@ptd.net hstoricl@ptd.net]<br>Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM; 1:00 PM-4:30 PM <br>
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*'''Union County Historical Society'''<br>Union County Court House<br>South Second & St. Louis Streets<br>Lewisburg, PA 17837<br>Phone: 570-524-8666<br>Fax: 570-524-8743<br>Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM; 1:00 PM-4:30 PM<br>[http://www.unioncountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br>Email: [mailto:hstoricl@ptd.net hstoricl@ptd.net]
:The UCHS has a library holding a wide variety of research material including historical research items; a large collection of newspapers dating from 1834; tax, census, marriage, cemetery records. The library is also in close proximity to the courthouse records.<br>
 
:[http://www.unioncountypa.org/departments/historical-society/genealogy/page.aspx?id=1759 Services and fees]  
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
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:The UCHS has a library holding a wide variety of research material including historical research items; a large collection of newspapers dating from 1834; tax, census, marriage, cemetery records. The library is also in close proximity to the courthouse records.
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Websites ==
 +
{{PA Websites Intro|Union}}
  
{{PA vitals}}
 
 
See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-vital-records/ How to order Pennsylvania Vital Records]
 
 
===== Birth  =====
 
 
{{PA birth}}
 
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
 
{{PA marriage}}
 
 
*'''1626-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=pennsylvania%2cpa Pennsylvania, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''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.
 
*'''1725-1976'''  {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years. This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the International Genealogical Index (IGI) along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as: Family Records, Church Records, Civil Registration. It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the FamilySearch.
 
*'''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.
 
*'''1852-1976'''  {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years.
 
*'''1947-2010'''  {{RecordSearch|2282148|Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[http://unioncountypa.org/residents/government/courts/prothonotary/default.asp Clerk of Courts]<br>Union County Courthouse<br>103 South Second Street<br>First Floor<br>Lewisburg, PA 17837<br>Phone: 570-524-8751<br>Fax: 570-524-8628
 
 
===== Divorce  =====
 
 
Divorce records are available through the office of the Prothonotary. The office of the Prothonotary is located in the [[Union County, Pennsylvania Genealogy#Courthouse|courthouse]] building.
 
 
===== Death  =====
 
 
*'''1852-1854'''  Pennsylvania Deaths [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Ancestry.com] – $ Index with images.
 
*'''1947-2010'''  {{RecordSearch|2282148|Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
 
{{PA death}}
 
 
== Union County Pennsylvania Genealogy Websites  ==
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/union-county/ Union County, PA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/union/ USGenWeb archives], for Union County
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/union/ USGenWeb archives], for Union County
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Union-County.htm Union County PA Genealogy]  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Union-County.htm Union County PA Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Pennsylvania%2C+Union|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|188576|Pennsylvania|Union}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
 
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== Research Guides ==
== Union County Pennsylvania Places  ==
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{{PA Research Guides Intro|Union}}
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
== Union County Pennsylvania Genealogy References  ==
 
 
 
<references />
 
  
{{Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Templates_for_PA_pages]] [[Category:Union_County,_Pennsylvania]]
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{{Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania}}
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Revision as of 11:25, 11 March 2020

Guide to Union County, Pennsylvania ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Lewisburg
Organized: March 22, 1813
Parent County(s): Northumberland[1]
Neighboring Counties
Lycoming  • Snyder  • Clinton  • Centre  • Northumberland  • Mifflin
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county seat is located in the Mid-central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Union County Courthouse
103 South Second Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Phone: 570-524-8641
Fax: 570-524-8644
Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts: 570-524-8751
Register of Wills: 570-524-8762
Union County Website

Prothonotary office has birth records from 1893-1905, marriage records from 1885, death records from 1898, divorce and court records from 1813
Registrar and recorder has probate and land records from 1813[3]

Union County, Pennsylvania Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1893 1885 1893 1813 1813 1813 1790
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1906. General compliance by 1915.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Boroughs
Census-designated places
Townships


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Union County, Pennsylvania online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Pennsylvania Cemeteries for more information

 

  • Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Additional Cemetery Resources

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For links and tips on using Federal (or United States) census records online for Union County, see: Pennsylvania Census.


Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. For members, they may contain: age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage date and maiden name; death/burial date. For general information about Pennsylvania denominations, see Pennsylvania Church Records.

Union County Pennsylvania religious denominations

County-wide Database - Multi-denominational

Contains the church records of:
  • Lewisburg: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church; St. John's United Church of Christ; United Methodist Church
  • Mifflinburg: St. John's United Church of Christ; United Methodist Church
  • New Berlin: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church; United Brethren in Christ

Lutheran and Reformed

  • 1772-1775, 1791-1794, 1805-1825 Dreisbachs Lutheran and Reformed Church, Buffalo Valley, Baptism Index 1772-1775, 1791-1794, 1805-1825 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch. Batch C507211

Presbyterian

Court Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

For online resources, passenger lists, and specific groups coming to Pennsylvania, see Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration.

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

For groups that came, see People section of the Pennsylvania Emigration page.

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

The Orphan's Court ensures the best interests of those not capable of handling their own affairs: minors, incapacitated persons, decedents' estates, and more.[9]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a specific location and reveal family relationships. Records include: deeds, abstracts, indexes, mortgages, leases, grants, sheriff sales, land patents, maps and more. For more information, see Pennsylvania Land and Property.

Land records in Union County began in 1813. These records are filed with the Recorder of Deeds office in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Online Land Indexes and Records

  • 1962 - present The Recorder of Deeds offers records since 1962 online. The index is free to view, but there is a charge to view the actual image.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Lycoming CountyClinton CountyCentre CountyMifflin CountySnyder CountyNorthumberland CountyPA UNION.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Maps

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War
Men from what is now Union County (then Northumberland County) served in the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment.[10]

Civil War

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

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

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Newspapers may contain obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings. Newspapers are often found in local or university libraries, historical or genealogical societies, or state archives in the area where the newspaper was published. See Pennsylvania Newspapers for more information.

Newspapers of Union 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

Newspaper and Obituary Excerpts and Abstracts

  • Lontz, Mary Belle, Central Pennsylvania Deaths and Marriages, 1771-1882 Abstracts from Various Newspapers, Publications and Court Records Throughout the Area (Hollidaysburg, PA:Hoenstine Rental Library, 1987?) FHL book 974.8 V28L

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Obituaries are generally found in local newspapers where the person died or where family members lived. Local libraries or societies may have indexes or other sources.

Online Obituary Abstracts

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate matters in Union County are handled by the Orphans' Court and start when the county was created.

In addition to wills and administrations, the Orphans' Court also handles: audits of accounts of executors, administrators, trustees, and guardians; distribution of estates; appointments of guardians; adoptions; appeals from the Register of Wills; inheritance tax appeals, and various petitions and motions.

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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. County marriage records were kept in earnest in 1885. Births and deaths, at the county level, were begun in 1893 and kept through 1905. For the most complete set of records, contact the County Orphans' Court.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Early births 1893–1905 are located at the County Orphans' Court. For more information, see Pennsylvania Vital Records.

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Pennsylvania marriages were created by county officials. Contact Union County Courthouse


Death[edit | edit source]

Early deaths 1893–1905 are located at the County Orphans' Court. For indexes and records, 1906 and later, see Pennsylvania Vital Records.

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Divorce records are available through the office of the Prothonotary which is located in the Union County Courthouse building at 103 S. Second St, Lewisburg, PA .

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

  • National Archives at Philadelphia
    14700 Townsend Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096
    Phone: (215) 305-2044
    Fax (215) 305-2052
    Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

The Herr Memorial Library's Robert K. Strunk Room houses the library’s “Pennsylvania Collection", which includes material about Union County families, churches, school and histories on old family names.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Union County Historical Society
    Union County Court House
    South Second & St. Louis Streets
    Lewisburg, PA 17837
    Phone: 570-524-8666
    Fax: 570-524-8743
    Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM; 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
    Website
    Email: hstoricl@ptd.net
The UCHS has a library holding a wide variety of research material including historical research items; a large collection of newspapers dating from 1834; tax, census, marriage, cemetery records. The library is also in close proximity to the courthouse records.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pennsylvania.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_County,_Pennsylvania 2/12/2017
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 592.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pennsylvania.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pennsylvania.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pennsylvania.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Union County, Pennsylvania," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_County,_Pennsylvania, accessed 3 February 2020.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/2/20/Igipennsylvaniat.pdf.
  9. The Philadelphia Courts at Common Pleas accessed 10 July 2012
  10. John B.B. Trussell and Charles C. Dallas, The Pennsylvania Line; Regimental Organization and Operations, 1776-1783 (Harrisburg, Pa.: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1977). Digital version at Family History Archive.