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Welcome to Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Trails!

This county is hosted by: Courtney Birkes

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Lackawanna County was created on August 13, 1878 from part of Luzerne County making it the last new county to be created in the state. It was named for the Lackawanna River. Its county seat is Scranton.

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Recent Website Updates:

FEBRUARY 2018: Updated Disasters Page; added Powder Mill Explosions

Nov 2017:Added Obituaries: Benjamin Jenkins, Caroline Jenkins; Community News; Crime News
July 2017: Added Obituary: Dorothy Mack
May 2017: Added Cemetery List Military Dead 1903
Feb 2017: Added Obits- Martha Costlett; Jane Morgan
Nov 2016: Added Obits- Ann Evans Jenkins (1890); Ann Willams Jenkins; Ann Evans Jenkins (1911); Annie Jenkins; Anna Llewellyn Jenkins; Anna Evans Jenkins (1916)
Jul 2016: Added Obits- George Allaspaugh, Barbara Knott, Joseph Knott, Joseph F Knott, Margaret Knott
Apr 2016: Added Obits- Anna Evans, Hannah Decker, George Allen; Death Notice - Mrs. Ann (D.S.) Evans; News Accidents - Lillie Davis breaks ankle, Mrs. D.S. Evans catches fire
Mar 2016: Added Obit- John Handley[Transcribed by: R. Ramos] Jan 2016: Added Burial Records - St Luke's Episcopal Church, 1902

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