Welcome to the online Orphans' Court record search. This feature permits free access to public Orphans' Court index and case docketing dating back to 1800. Available records include formal and informal accounts, trusts, small estate settlements, and marriage applications. Adoptions, gestational births, and termination of parental rights are NOT public record and therefore are not included online. Birth and death records after 1905 are recorded at Vital Records in New Castle, PA
and are not on file at the courthouse.
Please visit www.familysearch.org
and click search for the following case information.
Marriage Dockets 1885 - 1950
Orphans' Court Docket 1800 - 1853
general index to Orphans' Court records
Please visit www.ancestry.com
for marriages prior to 1973. Pennsylvania residence may search for free using this link only. Otherwise you must create and pay for an account.
Marriage Dockets 1852 - 1945
Birth Records 1852 - 1854
Death Records 1852 - 1854
Marriage and Orphans' 1978 - present
The Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission has digitized most of the physical case records from Adams County Clerk of Courts and made them available online. Click here to view those records.
DEPARTMENT OF VITAL RECORDS
PO BOX 1528
NEW CASTLE, PA 16103
You may also complete the Written Request for Access to Case Records and send it to our office with the appropriate fee and a self addressed stamped envelope.