Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Clarion County Courthouse
Clarion, PA 16214
History[edit | edit source]
Parent Counties[edit | edit source]
Boundary Changes [edit | edit source]
- Before 1795: The area of future Clarion County was part of Northumberland County.
- 13 April 1795: When Lycoming County was created from Northumberland County, future Clarion County went with Lycoming County.
- 12 March 1800: When Venango and Armstrong Counties were formed from Lycoming County, about 1/3 of Clarion County went with Venango County and 2/3 went with Armstrong County.
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Places/Localities[edit | edit source]
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]
Resources[edit | edit source]
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
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 Mr. Reeves' Web site.
A listing of identified cemeteries and several tombstone transcriptions are available at the Clarion County Genealogy & History Web site.
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.
Search features include the singular options (no wildcard required) for:
- First Name
- Last Name
- 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. Link to instructions is on site.
Church[edit | edit source]
Quite a few church histories, record transcriptions, photos, and related resources are on-line at the Clarion County Genealogy & History Web site.
Court[edit | edit source]
Land[edit | edit source]
Local Histories[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
- Ancestor Tracks has posted free, downloadable images from Caldwell's 1877 Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion County
Military[edit | edit source]
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Probate[edit | edit source]
Taxation[edit | edit source]
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]
Web Sites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
- Pennsylvania line : a research guide to Pennsylvania genealogy and local history, 1990 ed. (Laughlintown, Pa.: Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, 1990), [FHL book 974.8 D27p 1990].