Pennsylvania Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Pennsylvania death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Pennsylvania death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Pennsylvania death certificates is available below.

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Pennsylvania death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Pennsylvania death records, Pennsylvania death ceritificates, Pennsylvania death notices, Pennsylvania death indexes, and other related Pennsylvania genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Pennsylvania. We also suggest searching for "Pennsylvania death records" using, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Pennsylvania Death Certificates

Pennsylvania began statewide registration of vital records in January 1906. The repositories for these records, however, are not centralized in one location.

For All Areas Except Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie and Scranton, for birth and death records from January 1906, write:

State Department of Health
Division of Vital Statistics
101 S. Mercer Street
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103
Tel: 724-656-3100

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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