The Orphans Court is one of the most misunderstood parts of the county courthouse in Pennsylvania. Many people think the court focused on child orphans and adoptions. Not true! This court had a variety of functions related to probate, estates, marriages, as well as guardianships (not just for child orphans!).
You will learn:
- The types of records made by the Orphans Court
- How marriage licenses were filed at the Orphans Court
- How to search through Orphans Court records
- How to get copies of documents for your genealogy research