Ancestry.com Adds Additional Pennsylvania Death Records

Ancestry.com announced the expansion of its Pennsylvania Death Records database to include death certificates and indexes through 1963.

Just after midnight today, Ancestry.com released additional records as part of its Pennsylvania Death Records collection. The database – Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1963, had previously contained records only through 1944.

About the Pennsylvania Death Certificates Database

With provided by Ancestry.com, here is additional information about this record set:

  • The collection consists of ALL publicly available death records from the Pennsylvania State Archives.
  • The collection was launched in three parts starting April 4, 2014:
    First – 2,477,238
    Second – 2,374,698
    Third – 2,199,145
    Total: 7,051,081
    Year Range: 1906-1963
  • Previously a closed record state, recent Pennsylvania legislation has opened death records for those occurring after 50 years with a birth after 105 years.
  • Collection has received 12 million page views since first part went live on April 4, 2014.

Additional Pennsylvania Records

Ancestry.com currently has 3,099,615 records from the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg – these do not include the death records described above. In addition, since marriage records are held at the county level, they are not included with the Pennsylvania State Archive records.

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Genealogy Blogging Events – Week of 24-31 October 2014

Get the latest news on genealogy blogging events for the week of 24-31 October 2014, right here at GeneaBloggers.
Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

Daze of the Week!

Here are some upcoming dates to look out for so you can plan your genealogy and family history blog posts for next week:

  • 24 October: First Barrel Jump Over Niagara Falls – Anniversary, Food Day, Belva Lockwood’s Birthday – Anniversary and United Nations Day.
  • 25 October: International Magic Week begins, Make A Difference Day, National Forgiveness Day, and World Pasta Day.
  • 26 October: Erie Canal Opens – Anniversary, Daylight Savings Time Ends – European Union, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral – Anniversary, Mahalia Jackson’s Birthday – Anniversary, Mother-In-Law Day and Reformation Sunday.
  • 27 October: James Cook’s Birthday – Anniversary, Navy Day, New York City Subway – Anniversary, Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthday – Anniversary, and “Walt Disney” Television Debut – 60th Anniversary.
  • 28 October: Donner Party Famine – Anniversary, Harvard University Founded – Anniversary, Feast of St. Jude, and Statue of Liberty Dedication – Anniversary.
  • 29 October: Internet Created – 45th Anniversary, National Cat Day, and Stock Market Crash of 1929 – 8th Anniversary.
  • 30 October: John Adams’ Birthday – Anniversary, Checklist Day, Create a Great Funeral Day, Devil’s Night and War of the Worlds Broadcast – 75th Anniversary.
  • 31 October: Car Talk Radio Show Premiere – Anniversary, Frankenstein Friday, Halloween, Mount Rushmore Completed – Anniversary, and Admission Day – Nevada.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 24 October 2014

Oct 24, 1830. Belva Lockwood, an educator, lawyer and advocate for women’s rights, was born at Royalton, NY. In 1879 she was admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court— the first woman to do so. While practicing law at Washington, DC, she secured equal property rights for women. By adding amendments to statehood bills, Lockwood helped to provide voting rights for women in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona. In 1884 she was the first woman formally nominated for the US presidency. Died May 19, 1917, at Washington, DC.
Today is Friday, 24 October 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: First Barrel Jump Over Niagara Falls – Anniversary, Food Day, Belva Lockwood’s Birthday – Anniversary and United Nations Day.

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