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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.

Adoption Records

Adoption presents a challenge to genealogical research. By law, Pennsylvania adoption records are confidential. The Pennsylvania Adoption Information Registry is a medical and social history database maintained by the Department of Human Services for adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth relatives who would like to share or obtain medical or social history about themselves or their birth relatives.

For more information about adoption information in Pennsylvania, please refer to the links below.