State Resources Pennsylvania
State office has birth and death records since January 1906. For earlier
records, write to Register of Wills, Orphans Court, in county seat of
county where event occurred. Persons born in Pittsburgh from 1870 to 1905
or in Allegheny City, now part of Pittsburgh, from 1882 to 1905 should
write to Office of Biostatistics, Pittsburgh Health Department, City--County
Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. For events occurring in City of Philadelphia
from 1860 to 1915, write to Vital Statistics, Philadelphia Department
of Public Health, 401 North Broad Street, Room 942, Philadelphia, PA 19108.
Marriage and divorce records are not available from the state office
and must be obtained from the county (see notes below).
Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records
Archives and Libraries
They currently have federal census records, court cases, wills, deeds,
state land records, military records, Supreme Court records from 1794-1868,
photo collections, federal census records from 1790-1910, maps, church
records, and newspapers.
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Pennsylvania State Archives
350 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090
Telephone: (717) 783-3281
Web site: http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/overview.htm
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-4:00, closed Sunday and Monday.
Local Genealogical Societies
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
215 S. Broad St., 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5325
Telephone: (215) 545-0391
Web site: http://www.libertynet.org/gspa/
Library and galleries: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00-5:00,
Wednesday 1:00-9:00, closed Saturday-Monday.
||Publications: Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Penn in Hand