Bucks County Pennsylvania Genealogy

Bucks County Pennsylvania Genealogy contains information and records for Bucks County Pennsylvania ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Specifically, it provides sources for birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, tax records, court records, and military records. It also provides some historical details about different times and people in Bucks County Pennsylvania history.

Bucks County is one of the three counties into which Pennsylvania was divided by William Penn in 1682. He named Bucks for the county in England, as he did Bristol, the county seat. Penn established a home in the Manor of Pennsbury, this county, the manor being surveyed in 1683, and consisted of 8,431 acres. In 1703 the manor house was settled upon the elder branch of the family and remained in possession of Penn’s heirs until 1792. Penn himself resided there about two years, 1700-01. The first county seat was at Morrisville, or ‘‘Falls of the Delaware,” in 1682, where the first court house was built, and served until the seat of justice was removed to Bristol in 1705; here it remained until 1724, when it was established at Newtown, and in 1812 it was removed to Doylestown, which borough has since enjoyed that honor.

The area is 608 square miles, the Delaware River forming the eastern and southern boundary, and the fertile lands are drained by its tributary streams, of which there are many.

See further: Organization of Counties in Pennsylvania

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Townships of Bucks County Pennsylvania

There are twenty-three boroughs and thirty-one townships.

Boroughs of Bucks County Pennsylvania

In the U.S. commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a borough (sometimes spelled boro) is a self-governing municipal entity, best thought of as a town, usually smaller than a city, but with a similar population density in its residential areas. Sometimes thought of as “junior cities”, boroughs generally have fewer powers and responsibilities than full-fledged cities.

Bristol
Chalfont
Doylestown (county seat)
Dublin
Hulmeville
Ivyland
Langhorne
Langhorne Manor

Morrisville
New Britain
New Hope
Newtown
Penndel
Perkasie
Quakertown
Richlandtown

Riegelsville
Sellersville
Silverdale
Telford (lies partly in Montgomery County)
Trumbauersville
Tullytown
Yardley

Townships of Bucks County Pennsylvania

Bedminster
Bensalem
Bridgeton
Bristol
Buckingham
Doylestown
Durham
East Rockhill
Falls
Haycock
Hilltown

Lower Makefield
Lower Southampton
Middletown
Milford
New Britain
Newtown
Nockamixon
Northampton
Plumstead
Richland

Solebury
Springfield
Tinicum
Upper Makefield
Upper Southampton
Warminster
Warrington
Warwick
West Rockhill
Wrightstown

Biographies of Bucks County Pennsylvania

Black Genealogy in Bucks County Pennsylvania

Specific databases, records, and manuscripts which provide information on blacks during the slavery period. After the slavery period, all records for blacks can be found in the general record sections.

Cemeteries of Bucks County Pennsylvania

  • Bucks County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records – AccessGenealogy
  • Bucks County PAGenWeb Project
  • Bucks County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives
  • Bucks County Pennsylvania Tombstone Transcription Project
  • Pennsylvania Gravestones
  • Allegheny River Family Archives
  • Interment
  • Pennsylvania Find a Grave
  • St. Mary’s Lithuanian Nation Catholic Cemetery
  • Bucks County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Inscriptions §
    Contents: Bryan private burying ground in Haycock Twp. — Deep Run Presbyterian Church in Bedminster Twp. — Dyre private burying ground in Southampton Twp. — Red Hill Presbyterian Church in Tinicum Twp. — Gallows Hill cemetery near Stony Point in Nockamixon Twp. — Hillpot graveyard in Tinicum, with article by Allen L. Fisher requesting contributions for the upkeep of the Colonial graveyard (Hillpot) at Lower Tinicum — Upper Tinicum Union Church in Tinicum Twp.
  • Deaths and cemetery inscriptions, 1775-1925 §
    Microreproduction of original at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Includes index.
  • Tohickon Luther[a]n and Reformed graveyard, Bucks County, Pa
    Compiled by Gene Wierbach. Laguna Beach, CA : G. Wierbach, [19–]. 44 leaves ; 29 cm.
  • Sundry tombstone inscriptions in Bucks County §
    By Smith, C. Arthur. Microreproduction of typescript located in the Bucks County Historical Society Library, Doylestown, Pa. Includes surname index.
  • Tombstone inscriptions in Bucks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties §
    Microfilm of the original records from the Historical Society of the Reformed Church at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. Includes: Bucks County: Pursell private cemetery, Bridgeton township; Bryan Cemetery, Haycock township; Deep Run Irish Cemetery; Dyre private cemetery, Southampton township; Erwin private cemetery, Tinicum township; Gallows Hill Cemetery, Nockamixon township; Red Hill Presbyterian Church graveyard, Tinicum township; Hillpot Cemetery, Tinicum township; Lower Tinicum Cemetery; Marshall-Cooper Cemetery, Tinicum township; Red Hill Presbyterian Church, Ottsville; Upper Tinicum Union Church Cemetery, Tinicum. Northampton County: Altona cemetery; Apples Church, Lower Saucon township; Cemetery in Raubsville; Easton Cemetery, Easton; Freemansburg Cemetery; Old Williams Church, Williams township; Stone Church, Upper Mt. Bethel township; Stouts private cemetery, Williams township. Lehigh County: Nisky Hill, Bethlehem; Friedensville; Cemetery in New Williams township; Cemetery in Shoenersville.
  • Tombstone inscriptions in Bucks, Montgomery, Lancaster, Berks, Luzerne, Monroe counties §
    Contents: New Britain Baptist graveyard, New Britain, Pa. — Southampton Baptist churchyard, Southampton, Pa. — Rue and Bispham burial ground, Bristol Twp., Bucks Co., Pa. — Old Abington Presbyterian church burial grounds, Abington, Pa. — Old graveyard at Chestnut Level, Lancaster Co., Pa. — Old Mennonite cemetery at Bally, Pa. — Burial grounds of the Nescopak Valley congregation, Sugarloaf Twp., Luzerne Co., Pa. — Augustus Lutheran Church burial grounds, Trappe, Pa., — Lower Mt. Bethel Presbyterian churchyard, Martin’s Creek, Pa. Doylestown, Pa. : [s.n.], 1937. 176 p.
  • Pennsylvania church records and tombstone inscriptions §
    Bucks, Juniata, Montgomery, Northampton counties. Contents: Bucks Co., Blooming Glen Mennonite, Craven Graveyard, Deep Run Mennonite, Doylestown Mennonite, Feasterville graveyard, Hilltown Baptist, Indian Creek Church, Line Lexington Mennonite, Tohickon Lutheran and Reformed, Warminster Friends cemeteries, and Marriages by Isaac Hicks — Northampton Co., Dryland Lutheran Church — Montgomery Co., Fricks Mennonite, Norriton Dunkard, Norriton Presbyterian, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Upper Dublin Lutheran Church cemeteries — Juniata Co., Thompson graveyard. Microreproduction of original published: [S.l. : s.n., 19–?]. 290 p.
  • The Pemberton family cemetery
    by John Witthoft. Includes cemetery list from family monument, and genealogical data from graves at the Pemberton-Harrison family cemetery, Falls Township, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. “Reprinted from Pennsylvania Archaeologist Bulletin, Jan.-June 1951, Vol. XXI, nos. 1-2.”
  • Churches and cemeteries of Durham and Reigelsville, 1800-1929 §
    and soldiers from Bucks County, and vicinity in Civil War and War of 1812.

Bible Records for Bucks County Pennsylvania

Census and Tax Records for Bucks County Pennsylvania

Tax Records for Bucks County Pennsylvania

Church Records for Bucks County Pennsylvania

  • Marriages authorized by the Falls Monthly Meeting of Friends, 1700-1800
    In: Record of Pennsylvania marriages, prior to 1810 which is in Pennsylvania archives. Second series, v. 9, p. 235-251.
  • Marriages authorized by the Buckingham Monthly Meeting of Friends, 1730-1810
    In: Record of Pennsylvania marriages, prior to 1810 which is in Pennsylvania archives. Second series, v. 9, p. 253-272.
  • Private records of Rev. A. W. Warfel, 1873-1929
    A record of service in Mt. Nebo Circuit, Terre Hill, Harrisburg Mission, Adamstown & Mohnsville, Lehigh Circuit, Allentown, Lititz, Shamokin, Reading, Perkasie, Quakertown, Fleetwood, Emerald, Catasauqua, Wiconisco, and Oley. Contains records of converts, marriages, baptisms, funerals, places served, camp meetings attended, sermons preached, miles traveled, other miscellaneous records.
  • St John The Baptist RC Church, Haycock Township, Bucks County, PA 1803-1916
    The church records start in 1803 (see Most Blessed Sacrament, Bally, PA before this date). The names are spelled as found in the record. Marriages from St John The Baptist RC Church starting in 1803. Priests came from different churches to take care of the needs at St Johns so many marriages are recorded at other places. Some of the marriage entries give parents names, ages or/ place of birth.
  • John Humphrey Collection of Pennsylvania Birth Records $
    The John Humphrey collection of Pennsylvania birth records were extracted from early Pennsylvania church records by the late noted Pennsylvania genealogist John Humphrey. Mr. Humphrey left the rights to his collections to the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. There are a total of 16 books representing 15 counties in the collection.
    • Bucks County Births – 1682-1800
  • Records of the Springfield Reformed Church, Springfield Township, 1760-1829 $
  • Falls Monthly Meeting of Friends, Certificates of removal, 1682-1689 §
    Certificates of removal, 1682-1689, also records of births, deaths, and marriages (1680-1689), from the Falls Monthly Meeting of Friends. Microreproduction of manuscript located in the Bucks County Historical Society Library, Doylestown, Pa. Includes index.
  • Christ Union Church, Lower Saucon Township, records of the Lutheran congregation §
    Microfilm of typescript (6 leaves) at the Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Contents of miscellaneous typescript material: Church accounts (Lower Saucon Church), 5 leaves — Content page of volume 2, Tohicken records, 1 leaf — Pastors of the Nockamixon congregation, 1 leaf — St. Peter’s Tohickon Union Church, Rockhill Township, Bucks County (paper read before the Buckwampun Hist. Assoc. June 9, 1894, by Asa Frankenfield, 2 leaves — History of the Tohickon Reformed congregation, Rockhill Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania by Prof. William J. Hinke…, 4 leaves — Reformed churches and pastors in Bucks County: Tohickon, Indian Creek, Lower Saucon, Springfield, 1 leaf — Pastors of the Springfield Lutheran Church, 1 leaf — Pastors of the Tohickon Reformed Church, 1 leaf. Lower Saucon Lutheran records include accounts, list of pastors. Christ Lutheran also known as Lower Saucon Lutheran and is located 2 miles east of Hellertown. Filmed with: Church records of the Lower Saucon Reformed Church in Lower Saucon Township… / Wm. J. Hinke; Lerch family genealogy.
  • Middletown Monthly Meeting, Church records, 1683-1904 §
    Microfilm of original records in the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and Department of Friends Records in Philadelphia. Meeting was established in 1680; in 1683 it was called the Neshaminy Monthly Meeting; in 1706 the name changed to Middletown Monthly Meeting. At the Separation in 1827, the early records remained with the Hicksite branch.
  • Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Confirmation Registers, 1911-1950 §
    Microfilm of original records at the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Confirmations come from all parishes in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. The parishes may be alphabetical under each locality and each locality may or may not be in alphabetical order within each year. The Diocese in 1927 included the counties of Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks.
  • Extracts from Reformed Church records of Pennsylvania and Maryland, Vol. I. §
    Contents: Records of Allegeny and Alsace in Berks Co. Microfilm of manuscript material at the Franklin and Marshall College Library, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 360 p.
    • Indian Creek, Bucks Co., 1753-1857
    • Tohickon Church, Bucks Co., 1746-1784
  • Makefield Monthly Meeting, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1797-1946 §
    Includes men’s minutes, 1819-1847; births & deaths, 1797-1928; marriages, 1820-1946; removals, 1820-1926. Microfilm of the original records from the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
  • Our parish record of the Zionsville Charge of the Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pa. §
    Devoted to the interests of the following congregations: St. Paul’s, Trexlertown; Zion’s, Zionsville; Chestnut Hill; St. Peter’s. Also includes Zion Hill of Bucks County. Contains history, baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations and miscellaneous information. Microfilm of original published: Emaus, Pa. : [s.n.], 1897-1900. 6 v.
    • Zion Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • William Trautman Gerhard Pastor’s record, 1844-1886 §
    W. T. Gerhard served Bern (3 congregations) in Berks County 1835-1839; Northampton County (5 congregations, moved to Cherryville) 1838-1844; Bucks County (Nockamixon, Durham, Tinicum, Redhill, and Williams) 1844-1859; Lancaster County (Cocalico in Ephrata Township 1859-1870, Zion or White Oaks in Elizabeth Township 1844-1886, Petersburg, New Haven, Brickersville; moved to Lancaster City) 1859-1870; St. John’s of Lancaster 1870-1875 (?); Zwingli Church in Harrisburg 1875-1877(?). Includes baptisms 1859-1886; marriages 1844-1886; deaths 1844-1886; sermons; communicants and confirmations (numbers only); collections. Includes a 21-page typescript index by Mr. and Mrs. M. Luther Heisey, made in 1959. Microfilm of original records at the Evangelical and Reformed Archives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  • Simon Kuhntz Gross Pastor’s records, 1855-1892
    Rev. Gross served Ridge Valley Reformed Church at Argus in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, from 1855-1892; Ridge Road (Almont) Reformed Church, West Rockhill Township, Bucks County; [Schlichter’s, Jerusalem] from 1856-1892; Dublin 1876-1879; Kellers 1889-1890. Contains records for Ridge Valley at Argus: Baptisms 1859-1890; Funerals 1860-1890; Marriages (at several churches) 1855-1892 — Ridge Road at Almont (Schlichter’s; West Rockhill Township): Baptisms 1857-1892; Funerals 1856-1892 — Dublin: Baptisms 1876-1879; Funerals 1879 — Kellers: Baptisms 1889-1890; Funerals 1889. Microfilm of original records at the Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  • John O. Lindaman Pastor’s register, 1886-1924 §
    In Pennsylvania, J. O. Lindaman served Bath, 1886-1897, Hilltown Charge near Perkasie in Bucks Co., 1897-1917, Heidelberg congregation at Hatfield, 1897-1910, Keller’s Church, 1917-1925. Includes baptisms, 1886-1924; marriages, 1886-1914; funerals, 1886-1918; register of sermons, miscellaneous addresses, communicants received, annual summary. Microreproduction of original ms. at the Evangelical and Reformed Archives.
  • Records of the Redstone Baptist Church §
    Being an account of the gathering, settling, order, & continuance of the church of baptized believers inhabiting in the counties of Philadelphia & Bucks, in the province of Pennsylvania & in the town & county of Burlington in the province of New Jersey. Microfilm of the original record from the American Baptist Historical Society, Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • Records of the Rev. John Christopher Gobrecht containing his accounts as schoolmaster & preacher, 1763-1773 §
    Financial accounts includes names. Also a few vital records interspersed. He served in Bucks and Lancaster counties at this time. Text in German and English. Microfilm of manuscript (7 p. typescript, 8 p. photocopy of original record) at the Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Penn.
  • Records, baptisms, marriages, deaths in Germantown, Carversville, and Plumsteadville, Pa., Lafayette, N. J., 1858-1909 §
    Includes index. Microreproduction of original at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
  • Wrightstown Monthly Meeting, Bucks County, Pennsylvania §
    Includes births & deaths, 1716-1901; list of members, 1827; burials, 1845-1887; marriages, 1730-1760, 1827-1916; removals, 1786-1836. Includes index. Microfilm of the original records from the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
  • Churches and cemeteries of Durham and Reigelsville, 1800-1929 §
    and soldiers from Bucks County, and vicinity in Civil War and War of 1812

Bible Records for Bucks County Pennsylvania

Court Records for Bucks County Pennsylvania

Probate, Estate, Guardianship and Wills of Bucks County Pennsylvania

Genealogy of Bucks County Pennsylvania

  • Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks
    With some account of their descendants, historical and genealogical information about the early settlers in upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania by Clarence V. Roberts ; assisted by Warren S. Ely. Includes the families of Adamson, Ashton, Ball, Blackledge, Burson, Carr, Custard, Dennis, Edwards, Hough Foulke’s ancestors, Foulke, Green, Griffith, Hallowell, Heacock, Hicks, Iden, Jamison, Johnson, Kinsey, Lancaster, Lester, Levick, Bullock, Lewis, Lott, McCarty, Miller, John Morgan, Morgan Morgan, Morris Morris, Nixon, Penrose, Phillips, Rawlings, Edward Roberts, Thomas Roberts, William Roberts, Shaw, Strawn, Thomas, Thomson, Walton, Zorns, Chapman, Clothier, Cadwallader Foulke. Includes index. x, 680 p., [23] leaves of plates : ill., ports. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : C.V. Roberts, c1925.
  • Miscellaneous records relating to Bucks County, Penna §
    Includes genealogical information on the families of Robert Turner and his wives, Elizabeth Ruddock and Martha Fisher (married in 1665); Francis Richardson; Nathaniel Allen; Mordecai Lewis and Hannah Saunders; William and Sarah Buckman; Bersted Wiggins and Rachel Hayhurst; A map of the meetings within the limits of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends by Benj. Ferris; Isaac Tyson and Esther Shoemaker; Kite family; Parker family; Samuel and Jane Zilpin and various other Quaker families. Microfilm of manuscripts (1 v. : ill., maps) at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
  • The old York Road and its early associations of history and biography, 1670-1870
    by Anne De Benneville Mears. Philadelphia : Harper, 1890. 111 p.
  • The York Road, old and new
    Includes also “Fox Chase and vicinity,” pp. 393-430, and “Bustleton and vicinity,” pp. 433-516. By Hotchkin, S. F. (Samuel Fitch), Philadelphia: Binder & Kelly, 1892.
  • Diary of George W. Bruton and Anna Thackary Booz Bruton, Penns Manor, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1854-1909
    George W. Bruton was born in 1847, son of Thomas Bruton and Amelia White. He married Anna Thackary Booze in 1878. Some descendants live in Pennsylvania. Includes many anecdotes of local residents, including mention of births, marriages, and deaths. Includes index.
  • History of the Hart family, of Warminster, Bucks county, Pennsylvania
    To which is added the genealogy of the family, from its first settlement in America. [Doylestown, Pa.] : Print. priv. [W.W.H. Davis, printer], 1867.
  • The Lancaster family
    A history of Thomas and Phebe Lancaster, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and their descendants, from 1711 to 1902. Also a sketch on the origin of the name and family in England. Huntington, Ind.: A.J. Hoover printing co., 1902.
  • The family of William Penn
    Biographical information of William Penn, son of Sir William Penn and Margaret Jasper, founder of Pennsylvania. Focuses on his marriage to Gulielma Maria Springett and includes information about their children covering 2 generations from 1644-1746.
  • Francis Proctor descendants: Bucks county, PA
    Francis Proctor, was born 1705 in Longford County, Ireland, and died March 12, 1792. He married Betsey 1738.
  • Descendants of Evan Stephens
    Evan Stephens was born Abt. 1692 in Wales, and died 1770 in New Britain, Bucks, Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth.She was born Abt. 1694 in Wales.
  • Family of Jacobus Van Sant 1685-1745
    Jacobus Vansant was the fifth child of Garret Stoffeles and Lysbeth [Gerretts] Vanzandt. He was baptized on February 15, 1685 at Flatbush, Long Island and he died in December of 1744 at Southampton, Bucks co., pa. His will was dated 12th of December 1744 and proved on the 9th of January 1745 at the first Presbyterian church in Philadelphia., pa. Jacobus married Rebecca Barentjie (Verkirk) Van Der Grift in 1708.
  • The Thomas Family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Bucks County Pennsylvania Genealogical Societies

Historical Newspapers in Bucks County Pennsylvania

Newspapers can be used to find valuable genealogical information about historical events in the lives of our ancestors. They supply all sorts of clues about vital statistics (birth, marriage, and death announcements), obituaries, local news, biographical sketches, legal notices, immigration, migration, and shipping information and other historical items that place our ancestors in the context of the society in which they lived.

Obituaries of Bucks County Pennsylvania

History of Bucks County Pennsylvania

  • History of Bucks county, Pennsylvania
    From the discovery of the Delaware to the present time. Doylestown, Pennsylvania : Democrat Book and Job Office Print, 1876.
  • History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania
    An account of its original exploration; its relation to the settlements of New Jersey and Delaware … and biographies of many of its representative citizens. Philadelphia : A. Warner, c1887. 1176 p. : ill., map, ports.
  • History of Bucks county, Pennsylvania
    From the discovery of the Delaware to the present time. 2nd ed. New York; Chicago: The Lewis Pub. Co. 1905.
    • Volume 1
    • Volume 2
      Volume indicates it includes both volumes 1 and 2, it does not. It starts with volume 2, chapter 1, Tinicum.
    • Volume 3
  • Mathew’s history of seven central Bucks County townships §
    The author traces farm ownership from proprietary times down to the opening years of the twentieth century. Local history and genealogical notes on many families are presented in considerable detail. v. 1. New Britain Township — v. 2. Doylestown Township, Warwick Township — v. 3. Hilltown Township, Plumstead Township, Buckingham Township, Warrington Township, miscellaneous and extralimital. Doylestown, Pennsylvania : Bucks County Historical Society, 1946. 3 v.
  • The Bucks County scrapbook of old roads and towns
    by Charlotte Stryker Pervy. [S.l. : s.n.], c1948. 64 p.; ill., map.
  • Place names in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
    Alphabetically arranged in an historical narrative, by George MacReynolds. Doylestown, Pennsylvania : Bucks County Historical Society, c1955, 454 p. 2nd ed.
  • Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Treasurer’s Accounts 1747-1796
    Microfilm of original records filmed at the Pennsylvania Historical and Musuem Commission. Record shows where the money came from (mainly taxes) and how it was paid out. Item 4 on microfilm.
  • The Bristol Pike
    A volume of local history running from Frankford to Morrisville, including Tacony, Homesburg, Torresdale, Andalusia, Penn’s Manor, Bristol and Cold Spring. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : George W. Jacobs & Co., 1893
  • A history of Bristol borough in the county of Bucks, state of Pennsylvania
    Anciently known as “Buckingham”; being the third oldest town and second chartered borough in Pennsylvania, from its earliest times to the present year 1911. by Doron Green, Camden, N.J., Printed by C.S. Magrath, 1911.
  • Early settlers of Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pa.
    Compiled from Deeds, Wills and the Records of Friends’ Meetings, by Eastburn Reeder, 2nd ed. ” … published in pamphlet form by the Intelligencer Company in a very limited edition in 1900,” p.[iv]. Includes index. Bucks County Historical Society, 1971. 89 p.
  • Dutch settlement in Bucks County §
    By Warren S. Ely. Filmed with the Church records of the North and Southampton Dutch Reformed Church. [S.l. : s.n., 1917?]. 10 p.
  • Record of indentures 1810-1893; accounts of the Directors of the Poor and the House of Employment 1809-1822
    Information on Indentures include names, to whom bound out, residence, time when bound, term of service.
    • Indentures 1810-1818, 1821, 1824-1826
    • Indentures 1824-1828
    • Indentures 1829-1854, 1859-1887, 1892-1893
    • Inventory of goods at Alms House 1817
    • Statement of accounts of Director of the Poor and of the House of Employment 1809-1818
    • Statement of accounts of Director of Poor 1818-1822
  • Admissions and discharges of alms house, 1810-1906
    Microfilm of original records filmed at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
    • List of paupers entering almshouse, 1810-1833 (indexed) [For 1810-1821 includes name, where from, date entered and what clothes, etc. brought with them, date given for death, when left alms house or bound out. For 1822-1833, the names are entered chronologically in separate lists for men, women, children, black men, black women, black children. The only other information includes if died, ran away, returned, discharged, etc.]
    • Poor house register, 1810-1838 (unindexed) [information may include name, age, date entered, township from, death, birth, bound out, etc.]
    • Register of pauper admissions and discharges, 1843-49, 1889-1895, 1906 (unindexed) [For 1843-1849: separate lists for men, women, children, black men, black women, black children. Information includes date entered, name, age, date discharged. For 1889-1895 lists are chronological giving date admitted, name, age, where from, if “colored”. Separate list for discharges within same year gives date, name, date for discharge, death, etc. For 1906 there are 5 entries in May-June; information includes date entered, name, age, where from]
    • Inmates of alms house and hospital, 1872-1874, 1882 [some names, mainly numbers], 1883-1885, 1874, 1885-1889, 1872-1873 Information may contain lists of men, women, etc. giving name, age, etc.
  • Minutes and records of Board of Relief, 1863-1865
    The Board of Relief gave aid to families of enlisted men during the Civil War. Information includes applications for relief, recipients, money allowed per week, relationship to member in service, name of serviceman, residence. Microfilm of original records filmed at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
  • Minutes of the Board of Directors of the Poor and House of Employment, 1865-1892
    Included with the minutes are contracts with doctors to serve certain areas and with townships to care for their poor, expenses from the Alms House, etc.
  • Petitions for roads and township boundaries, 1703-1801 §
    Includes index of townships. Microfilm of original records in the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
  • Petitions for roads, 1721-1801 §
    Includes index. Microreproduction of ms. at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bucks County Pennsylvania Historical Societies

Bucks County Pennsylvania Diaries and Journals

Bucks County Pennsylvania Journal Articles

Immigration, Emigration, and Naturalization Records for Bucks County Pennsylvania

Land Records for Bucks County Pennsylvania

  • Walter Wharton’s land survey register, 1675-1679
    West side Delaware River, from Newcastle County, Delaware into Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A transcript from a photostat of the original register in the Public Records State Library, Harrisburg, Pa. Includes index. Edited by Albert Cook Meyers. Wilmington, Delaware : Historical Society of Delaware, c1955. 112 p. : ill., facsims., ports. The first of Walter Wharton’s surveys, dated May 27, 1675, was for Mrs. Anna Wale, and comprised some three hundred acres, called Chelsey, on the south side of St. George’s Creek (now in New Castle County). The next day an adjoining survey was made for Thomas Spry for one hundred sixty acres, which he appropriately called “Doctors Common.” Some other interesting names which appear in these records are: Ollie Paulson, Arent Johnson, John Moll, Peter, Lawrence, Erick and Otto Ernest Cock, Lawrentius Carolus, and Ollie Stillie. The land of Gasper “ffish” was called Pimmee-pahka (Pennypack), on the lower side of the creek bearing this name. Another tract for 570 acres was “nigh unto the upper end of Bread and Cheese Island,” in New Castle County, and was surveyed in 1675 for W[al]ven (Walraven) Johnson (Jansen) de fox (Vos) and Charles Rumsey. De fox (Vos) is listed under Johnson de Fox in Frank L. Batton’s excellent index, an oversight not made by Dr. Myers in Records of the Court of New Castle on Delaware, 1681-1691 (p. 18), though Dr. Myers erroneously makes Blackbird Creek a tributary of Duck Creek.
  • Deeds, 1684-1866; Index, 1684-1919
    Microfilm of original records in the Bucks County courthouse, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The grantee-grantor indexes are arranged under each alphabet letter by l-m-n-r-t; vowels and other consonants are not used. Further indexing in each section is by first or given name. Therefore, the surnames “Attwood” and “Abbott” could be listed together under the first name of “Jack”, etc. Please read the instructions at the front of each section.
  • Miscellaneous records, 1786-1868
    Microfilm of the original records at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Includes an index at the beginning of most volumes. Contains wills, bills of sale, recording of deeds, quitclaim deeds, gifts, manumissions of slaves, etc.
  • Mortgages, 1782-1821; index, 1684-1919
    Microfilm of original records in the Bucks County Courthouse, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
  • Bucks County, Pennsylvania, marriage license bonds, 1772-1782 : with miscellaneous documents and letters §
    Microreproduction of records located in the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Includes surname index. Miscellaneous records include documents of land transactions; certain court records; and personal correspondence.

Maps, Atlases and Gazetteers of Bucks County Pennsylvania

Military Records of Bucks County Pennsylvania

  • Bucks County militia, 1780-1822 §
    Includes a list of exempt men from Bensalem, 1781, and Capt. Dugan’s Co., 1780; list of notes drawn (names of men) from various townships, 1783; uncollected nonattendants fines, 1781, 1783; muster roll of 1st Co. of 2nd Batt. of Philadelphia County; names of deliquents or those who were absent from muster, 1782-1784; exempt men, 1801-1802; absentees, 1789; records, 1822, of 4th Co. of 2nd Batt. of 98th Regiment commanded by Capt. John Earley, including absentees.

Revolutionary War Records

War of 1812 Records

Civil War Records

World War 1 Records

World War 2 Records

  • Pennsylvania World War 2 Casualties
    This collection lists War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated.

Korean War Records

  • Korean War Casualty List
    The National Archives and Records Administration prepared these Korean War casualty lists by creating extracts from the military casualty data files in the Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Record Group 330). The lists are based on the “home of record – state” data provided by the serviceman or woman upon last entrance into military service. “Home of record” does not necessarily refer to the place of birth, residence of next of kin, place of longest residence, or other common uses of the term “hometown.”

Vietnam War Records

  • Vietnam War Casualty List
    The National Archives and Records Administration prepared these Vietnam War casualty lists by creating extracts from the military casualty data files in the Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Record Group 330). The lists are based on the “home of record – state” data provided by the serviceman or woman upon last entrance into military service. “Home of record” does not necessarily refer to the place of birth, residence of next of kin, place of longest residence, or other common uses of the term “hometown.”

Vital Records for Bucks County Pennsylvania

Bucks County Pennsylvania Birth Records

  • Register of births, 1852-1854, marriages and index, 1852-1869 ; Indexes to births, 1852
    Microfilm of the original records at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
  • Register of births, 1893-1907
    Microfilm of the original records at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
  • Delayed special registration of births filed 1941-1972
    Some volumes have an index, but most are alphabetical within the year.
  • John Humphrey Collection of Pennsylvania Birth Records $
    The John Humphrey collection of Pennsylvania birth records were extracted from early Pennsylvania church records by the late noted Pennsylvania genealogist John Humphrey. Mr. Humphrey left the rights to his collections to the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. There are a total of 16 books representing 15 counties in the collection.
    • Bucks County Births – 1682-1800
  • Falls Monthly Meeting of Friends, Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1680-1689 §
    Falls Monthly Meeting of Friends Certificates of removal, 1682-1689, also records of births, deaths, and marriages (1680-1689), from the Falls Monthly Meeting of Friends. Microreproduction of manuscript located in the Bucks County Historical Society Library, Doylestown, Pa. Includes index.
  • Makefield Monthly Meeting, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1797-1946 §
    Includes men’s minutes, 1819-1847; births & deaths, 1797-1928; marriages, 1820-1946; removals, 1820-1926. Microfilm of the original records from the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
  • Marriage, birth and death records §
    From the dockets of John Chapman, John Wilson, John Pugh, Josiah Y. Shaw and William Fenton: from the diaries of William Fenton and George M. Childs; and from manuscripts in the collections of the Bucks County Historical Society. John Chapman, John Wilson, John Pugh, Josiah Y. Shaw, and William Fenton, were Justices of the Peace in Bucks County. Includes index. Microreproduction of typescript prepared by the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1940.

Bucks County Pennsylvania Death Records

Bucks County Pennsylvania Marriage Records

Bucks County Pennsylvania Divorce Records

Yearbooks in Bucks County Pennsylvania

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