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Pennsylvania Vital Records Research

A Genealogy Guide to Birth, Adoption, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records from the Colonial Era to Today

Learn how to find every created vital record on your Pennsylvania ancestors from 1682 to today.

This genealogy research guide gives the history, state laws, and processes for birth certificates, marriage licenses, death certificates, county vital record registrations, adoptions, and divorce - plus how to include DNA results in your research.

Be confident you have every possible vital record. This guide will explain what was created and where to find it.

Includes: Research Checklists, Pennsylvania Archives and Repositories, Common Vital Records Terms, and Pennsylvania State Laws

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Archives of Pennsylvania

A Genealogy Research Guide to Records in Archives, Libraries, Colleges, Courthouses, Genealogical Societies, Historic Sites, Historical Societies, and Museums

Genealogists researching in Pennsylvania face challenges finding their family history. Pennsylvania's historical records are scattered across over 800 different archives. Millions of records are stored at historical sites, museums, libraries, government buildings, universities, historical societies, and genealogical societies.

Inside this book, you will discover:
• How to search archive catalogs and finding aids
• What kinds of records are stored in each type of archive
• How to work with archive staff and volunteers on your research
• What to bring on a research trip to an archive
• How to hire a researcher to search for you

Archives of Pennsylvania will turn any frustration with genealogy research into joy. You'll feel the pride of finding your ancestors and experience the thrill of original historical documents. Get ready to connect with your ancestors and make new discoveries for your family history!

Includes Bonus Downloads: Research Focus template, Ancestor Profile Template, and Common Terms Used in Archives

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Future books in the PA Ancestors Genealogy Guides series:

Pennsylvania County Courthouse Research

Pennsylvania Religious Records Research

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