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General Holdings List

 Office  Records Available
 Years Available, Etc.
 Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans Court
 Birth and Death Records
 1852-1855, 1893-1906
   Marriage Records  1852-1855, 1885-1930
   Wills and Administrations  1714-1923
   Orphans' Court Minors
 & Decedents Papers
 1714-1923
 
 Recorder of Deeds
 Deed Books  1688-1918 
(A vol. 1 through Z-14 vol. 347)
   Miscellaneous 
 Deed Books
 1821-1891 (nos. 1-23)
   Mortgage Books  1774-1948
(A vol. 1 through Z-14 vol. 349)
   Letters of Attorney  1774-1972 (A-1 through F-4)
   Corporation Books  1841-1973 (nos. 1-17)
 
 Clerk of Courts
 Early Court  1681-1710
   Court of Quarter Sessions  1710-1900 (criminal court)

 Road and Bridge Papers  1692-1995
   Tavern License Petitions  1700-1923
   Township, School and Election Districts  1720-1921
 
 Prothonotary  Court of Common Pleas  1714-1900 (civil court)
   Naturalizations  1798-1989
   Sheriff's Deed Books  1773-1904 (nos. 1-14)
 
 Commissioners  Taxes  1715-1939
   Minutes  1740-1994
   Board of Relief  1861-1865
   Civil War Bounty Records  1864-1865
   Militia Fines and Exonerations  1847-1863
 
 Other Offices
 Coroners' Records
 1720-1957
   Directors of the Poor  1798-1937
   Veterans' Burial Record  1885-1979
   Chester County War Aid Association  1917-1921
 
Pennsylvania Dept. of Health
Division of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA
724-656-3100
 Birth & Death Records  1906-Present


Chester County