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Elk County Genealogy Resources

Census, Wills,Photos,Resources, etc

Elk County Courthouse, Ridgway
Elk County Courthouse, Ridgway

250 Main Street, P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853
Register & Recorder (of Deeds/ Wills/Orphans Court))
(814) 776-5349
Prothonotary (814) 776-5344

Elk County Historical Society - [map]

Elk County Historical Society

109 Center Street, Ridgway, PA

(Check out their genealogy research section)


( births, obits, wills, etc)

In addition to these three main pages of information there is a whole lot of genealogy info below which continues to grow:

Family Group Project-Elk PAGenWeb

Census Records

Elk County Census

1790 Pennsylvania Census
USGenWeb Pennsylvania Census Project
USGenWeb Census Project
USGenWeb Archives-Elk County


NEW--Elk County Photos
More Old Elk County Photos
NorthCentral Pennsylvania Photos
Western Pennsylvania Old Photos of North Central Penn- Elk County

Special Records

Pennsylvania Vital Records (birth/ death certificates, etc)
****NEW*****Special Elk County Bible Records
Elk County Wills
More Elk County Wills
Elk County Deeds
Elk County PA Data boards-RootsWeb

The PA State Archives (The following and much more)

New Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
PA State Archives- LOTS OF INFO
Sample Reuben Winslow Land Survey from PA State Archives
Land Records from PA State Achrives
Warrant Registry Images from PA State Archives
Example of Warrantee Township Map: Benezette
SEE MORE Elk Township Maps--Warrantee Township Maps -PA State Archives

Elk Specials

Elk County wikipedia
Linkpendium-Elk County
A Special--Fox Township by Sherry Jesberger
(It would be great to have other volunteers for a Elk township)

And The National Archives and Federal Records

NARA Resources for Genealogists and Family Historians
Bureau of Land Management Records Site
Library of Congress-Memory Lane- Elk Co, PA

Genealogy Resources

Elk County PA Resources on Roots Web
PA Resources on Roots Web
LDS FAMILY SEARCH(a very good genealogy source)
LDS Elk County Pa Microfilm Files
LDS Research OutLine- Pennsylvania (a subscription service that is available sometimes on a brief trial basis or sometimes at your local library)
Cyndi's List- Elk County
Cyndi's List- Pennsylvania

Genealogy Societies

Elk County Genealogical Society, PO Box 142, Johnsonburg,PA 15845

Western Pennsylvania Genealogy Society

The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

The National Genealogical Society

Misc Links

USGenWeb Help for Genealogy Researchers
Pennsylvania Genealogy Guide
Ellis Island Info

Misc Links

Research Aids for the Family Historian
RootsWeb Guide to Tracing Family Histories
Genealogy Learning Center
Family History Made Easy
Old Disease Terms
Old Handwriting


How DNA Profiling Works
How Genealogy Works
HowStuffWorks-Genealogy Websites

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