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Birth

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Birth - Where can I find birth records?

Start here:

• 1700s-1950s: Pennsylvania Birth Collections at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906



If the birth record was not found, try this next:

• 1874-1910: Pennsylvania Birth Records at Ancestry ($)




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Marriage

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Marriage - Where can I find marriage records?

Start here:

• 1670s-2000s: Pennsylvania Marriage Collections at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951
Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950
Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976
Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940
Pennsylvania Civil Marriages, 1677-1950
Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947-2010



If the marriage record was not found, try this next:

• 1626-2016: Pennsylvania, United States Marriages at FindMyPast ($)




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Death

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Death - Where can I find death records?

Start here:

• 1906-1967: Pennsylvania Death Indexes at the Pennsylvania State Archives



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