Geneology

Although we do not do extensive searches, we will gladly furnish any information available in our office. Many times wills or estate files will reveal family information that will lead to a completion of your search. Contact the Register & Recorders Office for fee information.

Clinton County was created on June 21, 1839. Until this date Centre and Lycoming were the counties that occupied the land that became Clinton County. Our office maintains land and estate records from 1839 until the present time.

Our Marriage records start with October 1885 and continue to the present. Since we do not have a general index for the marriages, it is necessary that an approximate date of marriage be known to assist in finding the record of the marriage. We have found some records that were never completed. This does not necessarily mean that a marriage never took place, many times the person conducting the ceremony neglected to return the duplicate marriage record, thereby making our records incomplete.

We have Birth and Death records that cover the years from 1893 through 1905. Prior to these dates there were no public records kept. Since 1905 all birth and death records are kept in New Castle, Pennsylvania and can be obtained by contacting:

Department for Health
Division of Vital Statistics

PO Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103
(724) 656-3100

In doing your search do not forget to check in old books, Family Bibles, and Church Records. You may want to check the following places for additional information:

Heisey Museum, 362 East Water Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745, Phone: 570-748-7254
Ross Library, 232 West Main Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745, Phone: 570-748-3321


History of Deserted Villages

(the following information was compiled by Karen Lightner from the Register & Recorder's Office)

ABDERA - in Porter Township - on the Jacksonville road about three miles below Lamar. There was a post office in Abdera that at one time was Knect's Grist Mill.

A horse and buggy brought mail from Mill Hall to Parvin and Abdera.

EAGLETON, PEACOCK & ROCK CABIN - all located along the Renovo Road in the area of Tangasootac.

HALLTOWN - one mile south of Swissdale crossroads - later became part of Swissdale.

MONSEYTOWN FLATS - in Woodward Township at Upper Lockport. Was a Monsey Indian Village.

PARVIN - in Porter Township - from Lamar take Ridge Road toward Jacksonville Road about 1/4 mile to the crossroads - this is Parvin. The only building remaining is a "falling down" structure that was the "Parvin Post Office". Before being a Post Office the building was a Blacksmith Shop.

PATTERSON - in Wayne Township - a Shawanee Chief ruled the town. Parts of this town at the mouth of Chatham Run are now part of Dunnstable Township.

REVELTON - originally Revelsville

ROUND ISLAND, WISTAR & NASBY - in East Keating Township

TUCQUAMINGY - in Wayne Township

WHETHAM - in Grugan Township


Village Name Changes

(the following information was also compiled by Karen Lightner of the Register & Recorder's Office)

AVIS - was known as OAK GROVE

BEECH CREEK - was known as QUIGLEY'S MILLS

BELLEFONTE AVENUE (in Lock Haven) - was known as CLINTON AVENUE

DROCTON (in Chapman Township) - in now RENOVO BOROUGH

DUNNSTOWN - was DUNNSBURG (named for William Dunn)

GREEN-BURR - was GREENVILLE

HYNER - was spelled HINER by the Post Office Department, however, the Railroad Company spelled it HYNER

LAMAR - was BELLE SPRINGS then became YANKEETOWN

LOCK PORT - was LOVELAND then became LOCKPORT. The word was later split into two words. Loveland had its own post office.

LOGANTON - was LOGANSVILLE

LOVE'S RUN - in Wayne Township - now part of PINE STATION

MACKEYVILLE - was HAMBURG

McELHATTAN - was WAYNE STATION

NORTH BEND - was YOUNGWOMANSTOWN then became NORTH POINT. YOUNGWOMANSTOWN (chinis-quay-ka-non) was the oldest name in the history of the West Branch Valley.

Part of LOCK HAVEN and part of ALLISON TOWNSHIP - was called OLD TOWN

QUEEN'S RUN - was QUINN'S RUN

RAUCHTOWN - was RAUCH'S GAP

RENOVO AREA'S first Post Office was in DRURY'S RUN

ROTE - was FLAT ROCK

SALONA - was MUDTOWN then became McGHEE'S TOWN then MECHANICSBURG, Before becoming Salona

SWISSDALE - was PLEASANT VALLEY then CHURCHVILLE then GERMAN SETTLEMENT and part of it was then HALLTOWN

WESTPORT - in Noyes Township was KETTLE CREEK

WOOLRICH was RICHVILLE