To search all our name databases for a surname, we suggest you spell out the name as far as you can go to limit the results. The more letters you enter, the fewer results will be returned. If it is a common surname, add a comma and begin spelling the first name to further limit results. Select one of the databases from the drop-down menu (Births and Baptisms, Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Death Notices, Land Records (Deeds and Drafts), WWI Draft Registrations, Marriages, or Naturalizations). Your search results will be the records in the selected database where that surname appears. Buttons to each of the other databases with the corresponding number of returned records appear at the top of the results page. Clicking on one of the buttons opens that database and its records containing the surname that was entered. Under the Search by Name field is an additional field labeled Table Search. Entering a first name in this field will further filter your results. The asterisk wildcard is operational in the Name Search field.
To assist you in your name research we are providing links to three other websites with searchable databases containing Columbia County names: the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America, Bloomsburg University’s Historic Bloomsburg Local Newspapers Digital Project, and 1915-1976 Bloomsburg Town Council Meeting Minutes.