Vital Statistics

Clinton County Register and Recorders Office
230 East Water Street
Lock Haven, PA 177745
(570) 893-4010

Clinton County Historical Society
362 East Water Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
(717) 748-7254

Although we do not do extensive searches, we will gladly furnish any information available in our office. Many times wills or estate files will reveal family information that will lead to a completion of your search. Contact the Register & Recorders Office for fee information.

Clinton County was created on June 21, 1839. Until this date Centre and Lycoming were the counties that occupied the land that became Clinton County. Our office maintains land and estate records from 1839 until the present time.

Our Marriage records start with October 1885 and continue to the present. Since we do not have a general index for the marriages, it is necessary that an approximate date of marriage be known to assist in finding the record of the marriage. We have found some records that were never completed. This does not necessarily mean that a marriage never took place, many times the person conducting the ceremony neglected to return the duplicate marriage record, thereby making our records incomplete.

We have Birth and Death records that cover the years from 1893 through 1905. Prior to these dates there were no public records kept. Since 1905 all birth and death records are kept in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

Record Dates
Birth & Death 1893 to 1905
Marriage Oct 1885 to present.

Vital Records, Pennsylvania P.O. Box 1528
101 South Mercer Street
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 656-3100
Fax: (724) 652-8951

Newspapers of the Region

Year(s) Publication Name
August 1838WeeklyThe Eagle
1840WeeklyThe Clintonian
Same paper as The Eagle, changed name to conform with the name of the new country.
Until 1847WeeklyThe Clinton County Whig
Clintonian revived after brief suspension.
1849WeeklyThe Clinton Tribune
1854 - 1861WeeklyThe American Watchman
The Clinton Tribune under a different name.
1840 (Suspended)
1843 (Revived)
WeeklyClinton County Democrat
1845 (Merged)
WeeklyThe Clinton Democrat
Merged with Clinton County Democrat
1845 - 1921WeeklyThe Clinton Democrat
Merged with the two papers above.
1853WeeklyThe Logansville Democrat
German language, published in Logansville (now Loganton).
1861WeeklyThe Lockhaven News
1861WeeklyThe Lockhaven Press
Same paper as The Lockhaven News.
1863 - 1921WeeklyThe Clinton Republican
1873WeeklyThe Enterprise
1869DailyThe Independent
1869DailyQuid Nunc
Same paper as The Independent.
1877 - 1883DailyThe Daily Journal
Published from The Enterprise office.
Later Daily
The Renovo Record
1879WeeklyThe Weekly Journal
1882DailyThe Evening Express
1886WeeklyThe County Journal
Established in Loganton
1884 - 1917WeeklyThe Sugar Valley Journal
Continuation of The County Journal. Published until WWI.
???WeeklyThe Valley Chief
Continuation of The Sugar Valley Journal
1897???The Mill Hall Times
1914 - 1917DailyThe Clinton Dispatch
March 1, 1882 (Claim) - 1917DailyThe Lock Haven Express
Merger of The Clinton Dispatch, The Evening Express, and The Weekly Express.
1895WeeklyThe Clinton County Times
Ca. 1913WeeklyThe Avis Advance