The Official Historical Society of Schuylkill County

Library

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The Society’s library has a great deal of records on genealogy and the history of Schuylkill County. The Society makes this data available to members, people who are interested in genealogical research, and those who have questions about the history of the county.

  • Church and Cemetery Records
  • Newspaper Abstracts of Deaths/Marriages
  • Census, newspaper, court record microfilm
  • Historical Society Publications
  • Schuylkill Cty Town and Township Histories
  • Biographies
  • Canals
  • Church Histories
  • Civil War
  • City Directories
  • Fiction
  • Family Histories
  • General Genealogical Resources
  • General Military and WWI/II and other Wars
  • Histories/Biographies other Counties
  • Indians
  • Mining
  • Molly Maguires
  • Pennsylvania Archives
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Yearbooks
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs
  • Tax records for Pottsville, Palo Alto, Port Carbon, Branch Township and Mount Carbon for the years 1895 to 1945

Schuylkill County Civil Court Records

  • Marriage Records 1885 – 1950 (reels 1 – 48)
  • Wills 1811 – 1917 (reels 74 – 81)
  • Death Register 1852 – 1854 (reel 48 – see Schuylkill Vital Records, Vol I for Birth Register 1852 – 1854)
  • Delayed Birth Records 1870 – 1910 (reels 48 – 52, 85)
  • Orphans Court Records 1811 – 1915 (reels 53 – 63)
  • Orphans Court Minute Books 1857 – 1922 (reels 63 – 66)
  • Letters of Administration 1811 – 1918 (reels 66 – 74)
  • Indices of delayed births, death register, estate records reel 81
  • Index of Orphans court records reel 82
  • Index of Wills reel 83, 74
  • Indices of General Dockets reel 84
  • Coroner’s Records 1811 – 1941 (reel 86)
  • Naturalization RecordsDeclaration of intentions 1906 – 1927 (reels 86 – 91)
  • Petition Index 1811 – 1890 (reel 92)
  • Naturalization papers 1811 – 1946 (reel 93)
  • Estate Files 1811 – 1881

Microfilm Records

Newspapers

Federal Census Records

  • 1790, 1800, 1810 Berks Co. Census (includes townships which became Schuylkill Co.)
  • 1820-1880, 1900-1930 Schuylkill Co.

Miscellaneous

  • Records of the Department of Mines and Mineral Industries, Anthracite Division
  • List of accidents (fatal and non), 1869-1972
  • Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving in New York; March 9, 1853 – September 19, 1854

Radio Event

Stu Richards will be joining Executive Director, Tom Drogalis on WPPA, Tuesday, August 8th at 10AM…topic for this show…Schuylkill County Baseball History.

New Exhibit

Come visit our new exhibit, “World War I, Schuylkill County’s Service.”

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