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
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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