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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.

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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