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Register of Wills



Judy F. Moon welcomes you to the office of the Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphan's Court of Carbon County.

Judy Moon has served this office as Clerk and Chief Deputy from 1981 until 1994, and was elected Register of Wills in 1995. The office is located on the first floor of the Carbon County Court House

1 Hazard Square
P.O. Box 286
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania 18229.

Phone: (570) 325-2261
Fax: (570) 325-5098


Staff consists of:


Deborah Gigliotti, First Deputy

Barbara Miller, Second Deputy

Kathie Paul, Coordinator of Records/Genealogy and Ancestry Researcher


Among the office's principal duties are:


·         Probating wills and appointing fiduciaries to administer decedents' estates


·         Filing and processing petitions for adoption and for termination of parental rights


·         Filing and processing petitions for adjudication of incapacity


·         Issuing marriage licenses


·         Processing matters involving non-profit corporations


·         Acts as agent for Inheritance Taxes due the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Orphan's Court Fee Schedule




            The following graphic will be of help if you are searching for your ancestors:



Birth Records

1892 through 1905

Archives Department


Marriage Records

1885 through 1967

Archives Department

1968 to date

Register of Wills Office


Estate Records

1843 through 1990

Archives Department

1991 to date

Register of Wills Office



The ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT is located at 44 Susquehanna St., Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. Phone (570) 325-5713. In a joint effort with our office, the above records have been indexed and microfilmed and are available for public viewing and copying in the Archives Department.




Marriage License Information


The Marriage License Bureau is part of the Clerk of the Orhpans Court. The following are the legal requirements for obtaining a marriage license in Carbon County: