Birth Certificates Issued by PA

Birth Certificates Issued by PA

Not many Pennsylvania birth certificates are publicly accessible, but those that are, help genealogists greatly. Pennsylvania began issuing birth certificates at the state-level in January 1906. A doctor or mid-wife initiate a birth certificate when a child is born. A...
Death Certificates Issued by PA

Death Certificates Issued by PA

When researching ancestors in Pennsylvania, the state-issued Death Certificates are a good place to begin. The state of PA first issued death certificates in January 1906. The process begins with a doctor or coroner noting the date and time of death, place, and...
Podcast Episode 47: Free Digital Records from the PA State Archive

Podcast Episode 42: Researching Siblings for Clues

John Curry died suddenly at age 33 leaving little information about his life. Can researching his children and his siblings provide some clues to his life? Is it worth the time to do all this extra research? Let’s find out! Watch on YouTube Listen to the Audio...
Most Popular PA Records on Ancestry

Most Popular PA Records on Ancestry

Ancestry hosts millions of digital images of original Pennsylvania records. These genealogy records collections are the ones I use most often on Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania Marriages, 1852-1968 While not every ancestor marries, most did, and this database of marriages...