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Genealogy at the State Library of Pennsylvania

A guide to resources available to genealogy and family history researchers through the State Library of Pennsylvania.

Vital Records in Pennsylvania

Vital records are civil records issued by government agencies. They include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses and adoption records. Vital records can be used to find genealogical information such as birth and death dates, names of parents or other family members, and the burial location of a person.

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