Luzerne County PAGenWeb

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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania was formed in 1786 from Northumberland County.
The county seat is Wilkes Barre.
Township Map of Luzerne County, 1893


Luzerne County Coordinator
Mary Ann Lubinsky


Please note: I do not live in Luzerne County and cannot provide lookup or research assistance.


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Luzerne USGenWeb Archives Contribute your files and read what has already been submitted


The Wapwallopen Mills

Atlas and Maps:

1873 Luzerne County Atlas


Mine Accidents and Other Information

Pennsylvania Bureau of Mine Safety


History of Luzerne County Bios

Nationality Info:

Irish Surnames & Origins
Jewish Genealogical Research
Immigrants from Hesse Germany
Tyroleans of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Births and Deaths:

Birth Certificates 1906-1910 and Death Certificates from 1906-1965

Free PA State Archives Records on for PA Residents

C Surname delayed Births

Newspaper Articles:

Pay Roll Dates Are Announced By Firms
Genealogy Columns Archived

Newspaper Extracts

Cemeteries and Cemetery Records


View Old Obits

Census Orphans:

W-B Home for Friendless Children
Orphans Court and Church Record (Naugle Family)

Church Histories


Luzerne County Photos
Old Photos (Submitted)

Church Records  

County Resources:

Court House, Libraries and Genealogical Societies

Physicians, Medical Society:

Extracts from Medical Society Register

County, State, Private Links (offsite):

Luzerne Co. Visitor's Guide
Scranton Board of Trade Journal

Pa State Archives


History and directory of Newton and Ransom townships, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania including a history of the Wyoming Valley and a brief history of Pennsylvania and Lackawanna County : also many biographical sketches : 1754-1912


History of Hanover Township and Wyoming Valley by Henry Blackman Plumb


Mud Run Train Accident
Early Railroads of Newport Township
Employees of LVRR
U.S. Railroad Retirement Board

Court Records:

Court records



Families of Luzerne County:

Early Hazleton Residents
Early Families
Grandmother Seeley's Autograph Book
First White Settlement in Valley
Recollection of Wyom. Valley in Pioneer Days
Sarah Kennedy
Kidnapping of Ann Dodson

Goughs/Houlihans/Related Familes

Research Aids:

LDS Microfilm - Order at your local Family History Center (offsite)
Kinship Chart
Old & New German Months

Family Ties


Old Schools


1916 Senior Class, St. John's High School, Pittston

Fraternal Organizations:

Knights of Columbus 1916


Ship Lists and Ship Info:

British King Passenger List
Ship Scythia

Thomas Roberts Declaration



Pa Governors from 1790-1866

Surname Registry


The Courthouse Gang (Yahoo)

Luzerne Connections (Yahoo)


Tax Records



H. C. Bradsby's History of Luzerne County, 1893

Historical Markers, Cornerstones and Keystones of NEPA

Tombstone Project


Deed Extracts
Sheriff Sales
Public Sale of seated and unseated Lands
US Land & Property research (offsite)


Links to Other Luzerne County Sites (offsite):
Eastern PA

Duryea PA

Plymouth Historical Society

Linkpendium for Luzerne


Lookups:  The Courthouse Gang Yahoo Group's Wilkes-Barre Almanacs

Luzerne County Lookup Volunteers  
Lookup Volunteers Needed  

Mailing List:

Luzerne (RootsWeb)

Plymouth Historical Society Yahoo Group (you must join Yahoo)


Towns & Boros:

Place Names & Postoffices
Towns & Boro Formation
History of Lackawanna Valley Index Names
Towns & Township Histories
Luzerne Co Place Names
Place-Name Interpretations
Town Histories
City Directories



Marriage Docket


Wilkes-Barre Record Almanacs, 1885-1960's

Message Boards:

GenForum - Luzerne County


Old Family Wills
Will book 1 Index

Additions and Corrections to Wills Index

Memoirs and Diaries:

Diary of Mary Everard
The Memories of Bob Howells
Edward Williams Speaking of Warrior Run August 1925
Observations by a Stranger (1810)
Julia Blackman Plumb, memoirs, written in 1888, Hanover Twp., of early 1800's



Military Records:

Pittston Gazette Centennial Handbook
War Pages
Those drafted into the Union Army 9 June, 1864
Wyoming Massacre information
Battle of Wyoming
Wyoming/Connecticut Controversy
Soldiers Letter Home
Sugar Loaf Massacre

Joseph Melvin Leonard Camp No.168 "New York Camp" Sons of Spanish American War Veterans

 The massacre of Wyoming (Internetarchive website)

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Luzerne County Coordinator
Mary Ann Lubinsky


1997-2023  Mary Ann Lubinsky for the PAGenWeb Project, and by Individual Contributors