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  • Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Luzerne County.
    Established:  13-Aug-1878
    County Seat:  Scranton, Pennsylvania

    County history - Lackawanna County is named for the Lackawanna River, from a Lenape word meaning "stream that forks".

    Lackawanna Courthouse
    1. Lackawanna County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Lackawanna County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lackawanna County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Lackawanna Historical Society (Scranton, PA)
    4. Lackawanna County - US/PAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Lackawanna County - US/PAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Lackawanna County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lackawanna County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lackawanna County Vital Records - The Scranton Electric Building, 4th floor, Suite 400.


  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Chester County.
    Established:  10-May-1729
    County Seat:  Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    County history - Lancaster County is named for Lancashire, England.

    Lancaster Courthouse
    1. Lancaster County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Lancaster County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lancaster County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Lancaster County Historical Society (Lancaster, PA)
    4. Lancaster County - US/PAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Lancaster County - US/PAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Lancaster County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lancaster County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lancaster County Vital Records - County Clerk of Courts, 50 North Duke Street, P.O. Box 83480, Lancaster, PA 17608-3480.

    9. Lancaster County - 1923 Yearbook, West Lampeter Vocational School, West Lampeter
    10. Lancaster County - US/PAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    11. GenExchange - Lancaster County Genealogy and History
    12. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society - Mennonite & Amish history, genealogy, theology, and culture
    13. Lancaster County - Slave Records 1780-1984


  • Lebanon County, Pennsylvania —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Dauphin and Lancaster Counties.
    Established:  16-Feb-1813
    County Seat:  Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    County history - Lebanon County is named for a Lebanon Township (Lebanon is a Biblical term meaning White Mountain).

    Lebanon Courthouse
    1. Lebanon County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Lebanon County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lebanon County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Lebanon County Historical Society (Lebanon, PA)
    4. Lebanon County - US/PAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Lebanon County - US/PAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Lebanon County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lebanon County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lebanon County Vital Records - Lebanon County Courthouse, 400 South Eighth Street, Lebanon, PA 17042-6794.


  • Lehigh County, Pennsylvania —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Northampton County.
    Established:  06-Mar-1812
    County Seat:  Allentown, Pennsylvania

    County history - Lehigh County is named after the Lehigh River, whose name is derived from the Delaware Indian term Lechauweki or Lechauwekink, meaning "where there are forks".

    Lehigh Courthouse
    1. Lehigh County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Lehigh County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lehigh County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Lehigh County Historical Society (Allentown, PA)
    4. Lehigh County - US/PAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Lehigh County - US/PAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Lehigh County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lehigh County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lehigh County Vital Records - You must order vital records from the State Department of Health.

    9. Lehigh and Northampton Counties - Sketch of Old Saucon Township
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Museum of Indian Culture [Lenape (Delaware)] (Allentown, PA)


  • Luzerne County, Pennsylvania —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Northumberland County.
    Established:  25-Sep-1786
    County Seat:  Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

    County history - Luzerne County is named in honor of the Chevalier de la Luzerne, second French minister to the United States.

    Luzerne Courthouse
    1. Luzerne County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Luzerne County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Luzerne County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Luzerne County Historical Society (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
    4. Luzerne County - US/PAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Luzerne County - US/PAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Luzerne County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Luzerne County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Luzerne County Vital Records - Luzerne County Courthouse, 200 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-2685.

    9. Luzerne County - 1919 Yearbook Wyoming Seminary, Kingston
    10. Luzerne County - Shickshinny area


  • Lycoming County, Pennsylvania —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 6, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Northumberland County.
    Established:  13-Apr-1795
    County Seat:  Williamsport, Pennsylvania

    County history - Lycoming County is named in honor of Lycoming Creek, a tributary of the West Branch Susquehanna River located in Tioga and Lycoming Counties.

    Lycoming Courthouse
    1. Lycoming County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Lycoming County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lycoming County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Lycoming County Historical Soc.& Museum (Williamsport, PA)
    4. Lycoming County - US/PAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Lycoming County - US/PAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Lycoming County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lycoming County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lycoming County Vital Records - Lycoming County Courthouse, 48 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701-6519.


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