ALL Material on the USGenWeb Project and RootsWeb is FREE Ancestry.com is a subscription site

Lackawanna County
PAGenWeb Resources
USGenWeb Logo

Also - Try the Site Search Engine

| Libraries | Historical Societies | Genealogical Societies | Newspapers | Fraternal Organizations | Other Sites | Misc |

Where to Look for Records
Any Records
Before 1878
See Luzerne County Vital Records
Any Records Any Date or Country Family Search The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)
Most Records Lackawanna County Lackawanna County Public Access - software download is not always required
Birth (excluding city of Scranton) prior to 1906
Death prior to 1906
Inheritance Tax Dockets
Marriage Index 1885-1995
Orphans' Court Index 1901-95
Reg. of Wills Index 1878-1995
Birth Records
Born in City of Scranton 1878-1905
Scranton Public Library
Albright Memorial Library
500 Vine Street
Scranton, PA 18503
570-348-3000 [or GRSNP]
Birth Records
Outside Scranton 

(but Lack. Co.)
1893-1905
Register of Wills
Scranton Electric Building
507 Linden St # 400
Scranton, PA 18503
570-963-6702
Death Records
Died in Scranton 1878-1905
Scranton Public Library
Albright Memorial Library
500 Vine Street
Scranton, PA 18503
570-348-3000 [or GRSNP]
Death Records
Outside Scranton 

(but Lack. Co.)
1893-1905
Register of Wills
Scranton Electric Building
507 Linden St # 400
Scranton, PA 18503
570-963-6702
Social Security
Death Index
1937 to present Master by birth date - free; Master by name - free: Both with SS number
LDS SS seach - Location of death, but no SS #
Marriage Licenses
Anywhere in Lackawanna Co. Oct. 1885-Present
Marriage License Bureau
Scranton Electric Building
507 Linden St # 400

Scranton, PA 18503
570-963-6708
Marriage Licenses October 1885 to 1914 Lackawanna County Marriage License Index
  • Divorce Records &
  • Civil Suits
  • 1878-Present Same as Naturalization Records
    Wills
    Anywhere in Lackawanna Co. 1878-Present
    Register of Wills
    Scranton Electric Building
    507 Linden St # 400

    Scranton, PA 18503
    570-963-6702
    Deeds & Wills Before 1878 Luzerne County Court House
    Deeds
    Anywhere in Lackawanna Co. 1878-Present
    Some current records are on the site
    Recorder of Deeds
    Scranton Electric Building
    507 Linden St # 800

    Scranton, PA 18503
    570-963-6775
    US Census 1790-1920 Local Counties
  • Reference Dept. (2nd Floor)
  •     Scranton Public Library
  • Family History Center
  • Naturalization Records
    If became a citizen anywhere in Lackawanna Co 1854-1905
    Clerk of Judicial Records
    Lackawanna County Courthouse
    200 N Washington Ave
    Scranton, PA 18503
    570-963-6723
    Naturalization Records After 1906
    If became a citizen anywhere in Lackawanna Co After 1906
    US District Court (1st Floor)
    Post Office Bldg. (Federal Courthouse)
    235 N. Washington Ave.
    Scranton, PA 18503
    570-347-0205
    All Types All Pennsylvania PA Vital Records or Vital Records (vitalrec.com) or VitalChek Express
    All Types Genealogy Records: Military, Immigration and Naturalization, Prison, Census, Land, etc. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Bureau of Archives and History Pennsylvania State Archives or Pennsylvania Public Records Search after 1906
    All Types Archives Records Information Access System - Images ARIAS
    All Types Lackawanna County Vital Records or VitalChek Express
    All Types
    Anywhere in Lackawanna County (Including Scranton) after 1906
    Printable Mail and Fax Forms + Information
    PA Dept. of Health Division of Vital Records
    101 South Mercer St.
    PO Box 1528
    New Castle, PA 16103-1528
    724-656-3100
    All Types All States One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse. Search functions for many online databases, including Elllis Island, immigration, census, vital records, calendars, soundex, foreign alphabets, Jewish and Holocaust.
    Newspapers Scranton Times, etc., from 1890/1900 to Present
    Reference Dept. (2nd Floor)
    Scranton Public Library
    Albright Memorial Library
    City Directories 1861-Present
    Reference Dept. (2nd Floor)
    Scranton Public Library
    Mine Records Accidents by Year (call ahead) Anthracite Museum
    McDade Park
    Scranton, PA 18503
    570-963-4804
    | Records | Historical Societies | Genealogical Societies | Newspapers | Fraternal Organizations | Other Sites | Misc  |
    Libraries
    Scans of Books are on the internet. Search on http://www.archive.org/ for better quality than on Google.
    Scranton Public Library
    Albright Memorial Library
    500 Vine Street
    Scranton, PA 18509
    570-348-3000
    University of Scranton
    Weinberg Memorial Library 
    Abington Community Library 
    1200 West Grove Street
    Clarks Summit, PA 18411
    570-587-3440
    Carbondale Public Library 
    24 6th Ave. 
    Carbondale, PA 18407-2319 
    570-282-4281 
    Dalton Community Library 
    113 E Main St. 
    Dalton, PA 18414-8414 
    570-563-2014 
    Interboro United Districts Library 
    802 Main St. 
    Peckville, PA 18452-2320 
    717-489-1765 
    North Pocono Public Library 
    113 Van Brunt St. 
    Moscow, PA 18444-9254 
    570-842-4700 
    Taylor Public Library 
    200 Union St. 
    Taylor, PA  18517-1774 
    570-562-3180 
    Osterhout Free Library
    S. Franklin Street
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
    570-823-0156
    Steamtown National Park Library
    150 S. Washington Ave.
    Scranton, PA 18509
    570-961-2033 
    Anthracite Heritage Museum Library
    RD 1 Bald Mountain Road
    Scranton, PA 18504 | 570-963-4804
    LDS Research Outline includes a guide to microfilm sources, plus tips specific to states. Use the search.
    Historical Societies
    Lackawanna Historical Society
    232 Monroe Ave.
    Scranton, PA 18510
    570-344-3841 (& Library)
    Carbondale Historical Society
    1 North Main St. (3rd Floor)
    Carbondale, PA 18407-2356
    570-282-0385
    Wyoming Historical and Geological Society
    69 S. Franklin Street
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
    570-823-6244
    Wyoming County Historical Society
    Harrison Street (PO Box 309)
    Tunkhannock, PA 18657
    570-836-5303
    Luzerne County Historical Society. Bishop Memorial Library, 49 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. 570-823-6244 National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Dunmore Historical Society  
    | Records | Libraries | Historical Societies | Newspapers | Fraternal Organizations | Other Sites | Misc  |
    Genealogical Societies
    Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania
    113 Lackawanna Ave.
    P.O. Box 1
    Olyphant, PA 18447-0001
    570-383-7661; Fax 570-383-7466
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Center
    Leach Hill Road
    Clarks Summit, PA 18411
    Microfilm, etc.
    570-587-5123
    Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 1776
    Shavertown PA 18708-0776
    Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution
    Pennsylvania Volunteers of the Civil War: Comprehensive  
    Newspapers
    Scranton Times-Tribune
    Penn Ave. And Spruce Street, Scranton, PA 18509. Phone 570-348-9100
    Old Lackawanna Newspaper Availability on microfilm and/or in Libraries
    Newspaper Archive: Searchable plus digital images and it's free Library of Congress Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (including the Scranton Tribune). Search Scanned Images.
    Fraternal Organizations
    Ukrainian Fraternal Association
    440 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, PA 18503. Phone 570-342-0937
    Other sites of interest in Lackawanna County
    Pennsylvania State Site Lackawanna County Government Site
    Genealogy Research Request
    The Register of Wills Office, Clerk of Orphans’ Court and Marriage License Bureau
    Northeastern Pennsylvania Genealogical Data Northeastern Pennsylvania Photo Collection, including documents
    Scranton Tomorrow Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
    Surf Scranton: Alphabetical List Surf Scranton: Category List
    Lackawanna Records by Alaine Keisling Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Rail Historical Society
    The Erie Railroad - Employee Records and More Rail History Guide to Scranton
    Eastern Slovakia, Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy research PA Soldiers' Orphan Schools 1902
    The Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy Web Site Newton Township Genealogy Homepage
    Everhart Museum, Scranton Genealogy Trails Lackawanna Section
    Dunmore by Colleen Scott History of Old Forge Coal Mines
    North East PA Historical Markers Genealogy, Inc. - links to sources

    | Records | Libraries | Historical Societies | Genealogical Societies | Newspapers | Fraternal Organizations | Other Sites |

    Other Lackawanna PAGenWeb Pages



    Contact PAGenWeb for info on how to sponsor a county page
    Last updated Sunday, 03-Feb-2013 11:23:09 MST
    1996-2013, Lackawanna County, PAGenWeb Project
    Return to the Lackawanna County PAGenWeb Home Page

    This document and information is made available free to the public for non-commercial purposes by the Lackawanna County, PAGenWeb Project.