Pennsylvania Birth & Death Vital Records

Pennsylvania birth death recordsState Bird: Ruffed Grouse
State Flower: Mountain Laurel
State Name Language of Origin: Welsh and Latin
State Name Meaning: Penn's woods, after Admiral William Penn
Admission to Union: December 12, 1787
Source: Wikipedia

Pennsylvania birth records are available to individuals, legal representatives, spouses, certain family members, and legal representatives by written request, for a fee, and with proper identification, starting in 1906 from the Division of Vital Records. Birth certificates prior to 1906 can be accessed through the courthouse in the county where the person was born. Pennsylvania death records are available to legal representatives, immediate family members, extended family members with a direct relationship to the decedent, and those with powers of attorney, by written request, for a fee, and with proper identification, starting in 1906 from the Division of Vital Records. Death certificates prior to 1906 can be accessed through the courthouse in the county where the person was born. All requests for Pennsylvania vital records must be submitted along with an application form, including the signature of individual requesting the certificate, a legible copy of his/her valid government-issued photo ID, and an application form.

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Pennsylvania Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
PA Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
PO Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16101-1528
Phone: 724-656-3100
Fax: 724-652-8951
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM
Record Access Requirements: Records are only released to person of record, legal representative, or immediate family. If subject is deceased, death certificate must be submitted by family. The web pages gives full instructions.
Search Note: Must include daytime phone number and valid government ID of requester. Records may be requested online via a vendor, but are not returned online. The web gives details or see expedited services.

Records Available: Death Records
Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
PO Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16101-1528
Phone: 724-656-3100
Fax: 724-652-8951
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Record Access Requirements: Requester must be at least 18 years of age. An application form may be downloaded from the web.
Note: SSN helpful, if known. Include daytime phone number. Records may be requested online via a vendor, but are not returned online. The web gives details or see expedited services.

Records Available: State Archives
PA Historical & Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives & History
350 North St
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-783-3281
Fax: 717-787-4822
Website

Business Hours: 9AM-4PM T-F

Pennsylvania County Birth & Death Vital Records


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