Links

Some helpful links to other sites to assist you in your research. Come back often. More to come...If you'd like to suggest a favorite link, please contact the webmaster.

Montour County
Nearby Counties
Birth & Death records
Cemeteries
Maps
Military
Newspapers
Pennsylvania Links
Queries
Reference
RootsWeb Home Page
Search Helps
Surnames
Visitors Information

Montour County Links

Montour County Biographies (from "History of Columbia & Montour Counties" by Battle, 1887) Transcribed directly from Battle's book.
Montour County GenForum Message forum for Montour County information.
Montour County US GenWeb
Montour County, Pennsylvania, Home Page Sponsored by the Montour Co. Commissioners, this site has a map, county government telephone numbers, some good links and other helpful information. The will index is now online at this site. Click here for will index.

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Nearby County Links

Bear in mind that Montour County was once part of Northumberland County and also Columbia County. These might be helpful.
Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society Information about resources in Columbia County.
Nescopeck Area Historical & Genealogical Society
Northumberland County GenWeb

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Birth/Death Records

Pennsylvania Department of Health: How to obtain birth, death, marriage and divorce records in Pennsylvania. New requirements to apply for a certified birth or death record in PA went into effect February 1, 2003. Downloadable request forms available.
Pennsylvania birth/death record indices. Death records older than 50 years and birth records older than 105 years are now public records under PA law. Use this link to access the indices (each year is separately searchable) and to download forms to request a non-certified copy of the birth/death certificate. Note: the certificate number is required on the form so you MUST search the indices first.
If you live in the state of Pennsylvania, the images of the records are available via the Commonwealth link.

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Newspapers

The Daily Item Provides information about the events and organizations in Montour County.
Press Enterprise (Bloomsburg, PA)

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Cemetery Links

Findagrave.com. Contains photos and lists of many Montour County cemeteries, as well as numerous other. You can search for a specific name or cemetery. See cemetery tab for specific Montour County cemeteries at this site. More coming...
Interment.net. Another good place to search for cemeteries or ancestors. Links on cemetery page to specific Montour Co. Cemeteries.
BillionGraves.

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Map Links

1895 Atlas Front Page (Off-site link)

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Military Links

DAR Website (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution) Here you can find information on membership, photocopy service, search service, and request for application paper copies, including printable forms.
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission ARIAS- Pennsylvania's online digital state archives. Record series currently online or in the process of being digitized are:
PA National Guard Veteran's Card File, 1867-1921
Civil War Veterans' Card File
Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File
World War I Service Medal Application Cards
Spanish American War Veterans' Card File of United States Volunteers
Mexican Border Campaign Veterans' Card File
Militia Officers Index Cards, 1775-1800
Currently, about 1,500,000 records are accessible on the website, and the State Archives plans to make additional records available in the near future.
Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System A computerized database project of the National Park Service and other partners containing information about both Union & Confederate soldiers of the Civil War.

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Reference

Pennsylvania Census Finder: Over 1300 links to free Pennsylvania census records and genealogy resources categorized by county.
Census Online: Links to online census records, by state and county. Also has tools such as a soundex converter, birth year calculator and a calendar tool which tells what day of the week your ancestor was born on, as well as census forms for the 1790 through 1930 census.
Making of America: Cornell University Library's digital library of scanned images of actual pages of 19th century texts. Use the search feature to find fascinating articles about the Beaver stove, Catawissa Railroad and other local features, Civil War documents, directories, just about anything you could wish for.

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Search Links

LDS FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Services. Search the resources of the LDS Family History Library.
Searches at RootsWeb

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Visitors Information

Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau Contains calendar of events, attractions, visitors guide for those traveling to the area - lodging and dining information.
Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce: Lists events, food and lodging, organizations, government officials, other information about the Danville area.

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