Erie County (PA) Genealogy  
County Courthouse & Vital Records Information

This is a special page of links for Erie County, Pennsylvania, to provide County Courthouse information and information about Vital Records in Erie County (PA). We would like this page to be a one stop site for everything about this subject.

Erie County government had done an excellent job in the past of putting together various web site pages about the operation of the courthouse. Unfortunately, the links have been changed around several times and navigation was sometimes difficult. The present Website is vastly improved, and it is once again fairly easy to navigate. There is an excellent page with a summary on how to obtain vital records (see link below).

Where appropriate, other web sites on the subject will also be linked. If you know of site that should be here, please contact Bill Klauk and provide the URL and a description of the site that you would like to see linked.

Erie County Courthouse - Note: 6/17/04 - I have updated the links as appropriate. The Erie County government has made many improvements to their Website. If anyone is having difficulty with the links as shown below, please go directly to the Erie County Government homepage. Bill Klauk

Erie County Elected Officials - Information on the present elected officials of the county.

Erie County Departments and Offices - Once here, click on the Alphabetical Department Listing.

Erie County Clerk of Records - The Clerk of Records Offices include the Recorder of Deeds, Register of Wills, Prothonotary, and Clerk of Courts. They are responsible for all civil, criminal, real estate, wills, adoptions, and marriage records.

Erie County Vital Records

Erie County Register of Wills - contains an excellent summary chart on how and where to obtain various vital records - birth, death, marriage, probate.

Information on ordering birth and death certificates from VitalChek Network, Inc. - A service agency. See also VitalChek Network home page.

User submitted information not covered by links - Currently contains procedures for Naturalization Records 1825-1940.

Erie City Vital Records

The City of Erie has sent their birth and death records from 1875 to 1905 to the Erie County Historical Society & Museums. However, no public access is allowed. The Erie Society for Genealogical Research (ESGR) is authorized to search the Erie City vital records. Information on what is available and how to request a search is found at [off site link - added 12/12/02]


Other Vital Record Information

Pennsylvania General Vital Record Information from - Access to any state and county from this site. For Erie County, links lead to above listed sites.

Direct link to the Pennsylvania Department of Health Vital Records Information page containing information on how to obtain more modern birth and death certificates.

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This page was last updated on  Thursday, June 17, 2004 .

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