Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Genealogy, History & Facts
Bucks County, Pennsylvania Facts
When was Bucks County, PA Created?
Bucks County was established on November 1682 as one of the three original Pennsylvania counties.
What counties are adjacent to Bucks County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Lehigh County, Northampton County, Warren County, New Jersey, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, Mercer County, New Jersey, Burlington County, New Jersey, Philadelphia County, Montgomery County.
Bucks County, PA Vital Records
Where can find Bucks County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bucks County vital records can be found at the Pennsylvania Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records since 1906 and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Pennsylvania for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.
You can search online for Bucks County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Pennsylvania Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- USGenweb Archives Pennsylvania Marriage Project
- Pennsylvania Vital Records, Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III
- Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950
- Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940
- Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885 – 1950
- Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915
Bucks County, PA Census Records
What Bucks County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bucks County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Bucks Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bucks Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bucks Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Pennsylvania Census Records Research Guide
Bucks County, PA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Bucks County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Bucks County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Pennsylvania Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Bucks County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 55 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
- Phone: (215) 348-6271
- Bucks County Recorder of Deeds
- Land Records: 1684
- Bucks County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts
- Court & Divorce Records: 1683
- Bucks County Register of Wills/ Orphan’s Court Clerk
- Marriage & Probate Records: 1683
- Birth & Death Records: before Jan 1906
- Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993
- Bucks County directory, 1902 : containing the names of all men of the county over 21 years of age
- Records of the Courts of Quarter Sessions and Common Pleas of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1684-1700
- Index of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, wills and administration records, 1684 to 1850
- State of the accounts of the collector of excise for Bucks County
- A state of the accounts of John Gill, Esquire, late sub-lieutenant of Bucks County
- State of the accounts of Joseph Kirkbride, Esquire, lieutenant of Bucks County
- State of the accounts of Andrew Kachline, Esq., late sub-lieutenant of Bucks County, deceased
- State of the accounts of Andrew Kachline, Esq., sub-lieutenant of Bucks County : from April 1777 to March 1780
- State of the accounts of John Lacey, Junior, and George Wall, Esquires, late sub-lieutenants of the County of Bucks
- State of the accounts of Gerardus Wynkoop, Esq., collector of excise for Bucks County
- State of the accounts of Joseph Hart, Esq., late lieutenant of Bucks County
- State of the account of Gerardus Wyncoop, Esq., late collector of excise, Bucks County
- State of the accounts of William M’Henry, Esq., late sub-lieutentant of Bucks County
- Early Pennsylvania Land Records
- BLM Land Records
Bucks County, PA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bucks County, PA?
A list of Bucks County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Pennsylvania Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Pennsylvania Archives – Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (fold3.com)
- Bucks County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1092, Doylestown 18901
- Bucks County Historical Society, 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown 18901-4999
- The Pennsylvania Archives Online
- Pennsylvania State Archives, 350 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120; Phone:(717) 783-3281
- Genealogical Society Of Pennsylvania, 2207 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103; (215) 545-0391
- Historical Society Of Pennsylvania. 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-732-6200
- State Library of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street, P.O. Box 1601, Harrisburg, PA 17105-1601
Where can I connect with other Bucks County, PA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Pennsylvania Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of Pennsylvania Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Bucks County, Pennsylvania Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Bucks County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Bucks County, PA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bucks County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is basically a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.