Search by Name

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.

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Births and Baptisms Back to top

Name Date Source Page Notes

Birth Certificates Back to top

Name Date of Birth Mother's Residence Source Year

Death Certificates Back to top

Name Residence Age Date of Death Cause Source

Death Notices Back to top

Name Maiden Name Survivor Residence Age Notice Date Source Notes

Land Records Back to top

Identifier Grantor Name Grantee Name Type Township/Burough Date Notes

Marriages Back to top

Groom Name Groom's Residence Bride Name Bride's Residence Wedding Date Announcement Date Notes Source

Naturalizations Back to top

Name Alternate Last Name Photo Country of Origin Date of Birth Declaration Number Petition Number Book Number Microfilm Reel Number Notes Page Number

WWI Draft Registrations Back to top

Name Residence Year of Birth Roll Number Target Number Source