Pennsylvania Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(created sortable table, internal links)
(Fixed Page)
(13 intermediate revisions by 9 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{Record_Search_article
 
{{Record_Search_article
 
|CID=CID1681005
 
|CID=CID1681005
|title=Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1726-1930
+
|title=Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950
 
|location=United States}}<br>  
 
|location=United States}}<br>  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the International Genealogical Index ([[International Genealogical Index|IGI]]) along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
+
This index is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1930. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  
*Family Records
+
=== Coverage Table  ===
*Church Records
+
*Civil Registration
+
  
It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
+
A Coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
+
== Record Content and Use  ==
  
*"Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
+
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
*"Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
+
*A county or state vital record registration
+
 
+
These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
+
 
+
*They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
+
*They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
+
 
+
The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
+
 
+
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout Pennsylvania. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.&nbsp;
+
 
+
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.&nbsp;
+
 
+
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Pennsylvania.&nbsp; This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
+
 
+
== Citation for This Collection  ==
+
 
+
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
+
 
+
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings. &nbsp;Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
+
 
+
This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.&nbsp;
+
 
+
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
+
 
+
=== Record Content  ===
+
 
+
The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:
+
 
+
*Name of the child
+
*Gender
+
*Names of the parents
+
*Birth date
+
*Birthplace
+
*Christening date (if the source is a church record)  
+
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
+
 
+
The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
+
 
+
*Name of the bride and groom
+
*Names of the parents
+
*Marriage date
+
*Marriage place
+
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
+
 
+
The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:
+
 
+
*Name of the deceased
+
*Gender
+
*Names of the parents
+
*Name of the spouse (if married)
+
*Death or burial date
+
*Death or burial place
+
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
+
 
+
== Coverage Table  ==
+
 
+
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
+
 
+
Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.
+
 
+
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br><br>
+
 
+
{| border="3" class="wikitable sortable"
+
|-
+
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Locality'''
+
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Births and Christenings, 1726-1930'''
+
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Marriages, 1725-1976'''
+
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1759-1921'''
+
|-
+
| [[Adams County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Adams]]  
+
| 3,160
+
| 5,121
+
| 1,908
+
|-
+
| [[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Allegheny]]
+
| 21,637
+
| 192,934
+
| 280,520
+
|-
+
| [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Armstrong]]
+
| 1,678
+
| 6,283
+
| 0
+
|-
+
| [[Beaver County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Beaver]]
+
| 0
+
| 9,820
+
| 2,712
+
|-
+
| [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Bedford]]
+
| 0
+
| 5,696
+
| 2,982
+
|-
+
| [[Berks County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Berks]]
+
| 25,960
+
| 27,975
+
| 49,555
+
|-
+
| [[Blair County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Blair]]
+
| 151
+
| 3,064
+
| 0
+
|-
+
| [[Bradford County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Bradford]]
+
| 0
+
| 5,393
+
| 0
+
|-
+
| [[Bucks County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Bucks]]
+
| 1,912
+
| 3,732
+
| 3,373
+
|-
+
| [[Butler County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Butler]]
+
| 0
+
| 6,279
+
| 1,236
+
|-
+
| [[Cambria County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Cambria]]
+
| 0
+
| 0
+
| 7,321
+
|-
+
| [[Cameron County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Cameron]]
+
| 0
+
| 776
+
| 0
+
|-
+
| [[Carbon County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Carbon]]
+
| 690
+
| 0
+
| 1,642
+
|-
+
| [[Centre County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Centre]]
+
| 1,925
+
| 364
+
| 842
+
|-
+
| [[Chester County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Chester]]
+
| 6,715
+
| 14,939
+
| 3,195
+
|-
+
| [[Clarion County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Clarion]]
+
| 0
+
| 7,261
+
| 1,460
+
|-
+
| [[Clearfield County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Clearfield]]
+
| 348
+
| 5,373
+
| 1,950
+
|-
+
| [[Clinton County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Clinton]]
+
| 0
+
| 4,899
+
| 1,343
+
|-
+
| [[Columbia County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Columbia]]
+
| 0
+
| 7,211
+
| 1,403
+
|-
+
| [[Crawford County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Crawford]]
+
| 1,222
+
| 6,427
+
| 5,993
+
|-
+
| [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Cumberland]]
+
| 0
+
| 8,285
+
| 1,894
+
|-
+
| [[Dauphin County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Dauphin]]
+
| 2,813
+
| 29,960
+
| 10,761
+
|-
+
| [[Delaware County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Delaware]]
+
| 637
+
| 8,002
+
| 639
+
|-
+
| [[Elk County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Elk]]
+
| 0
+
| 256
+
| 889
+
|-
+
| [[Erie County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Erie]]
+
| 0
+
| 2,840
+
| 3,447
+
|-
+
| [[Fayette County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Fayette]]
+
| 0
+
| 4,445
+
| 3,923
+
|-
+
| [[Forest County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Forest]]
+
| 0
+
| 0
+
| 149
+
|-
+
| [[Franklin County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Franklin]]
+
| 103
+
| 9,105
+
| 3,291
+
|-
+
| [[Fulton County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Fulton]]
+
| 0
+
| 1,206
+
| 389
+
|-
+
| [[Greene County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Greene]]
+
| 183
+
| 4,890
+
| 291
+
|-
+
| [[Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Huntingdon]]
+
| 560
+
| 5,653
+
| 0
+
|-
+
| [[Indiana County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Indiana]]
+
| 2,288
+
| 11,572
+
| 696
+
|-
+
| [[Jefferson County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Jefferson]]
+
| 469
+
| 8,489
+
| 2,447
+
|-
+
| [[Juniata County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Juniata]]
+
| 0
+
| 1,886
+
| 226
+
|-
+
| [[Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Lackawanna]]
+
| 1,732
+
| 0
+
| 63,525
+
|-
+
| [[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Lancaster]]
+
| 4,383
+
| 21,872
+
| 14,837
+
|-
+
| [[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Lawrence]]
+
| 0
+
| 3,789
+
| 995
+
|-
+
| [[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Lebanon]]
+
| 720
+
| 10,426
+
| 3,445
+
|-
+
| [[Lehigh County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Lehigh]]
+
| 7,124
+
| 34,031
+
| 2,946
+
|-
+
| [[Luzerne County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Luzerne]]
+
| 0
+
| 33,894
+
| 18,305
+
|-
+
| [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Lycoming]]
+
| 769
+
| 0
+
| 0
+
|-
+
| [[McKean County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|McKean]]
+
| 0
+
| 3,883
+
| 3,251
+
|-
+
| [[Mercer County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Mercer]]
+
| 128
+
| 8,870
+
| 7,329
+
|-
+
| [[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Mifflin]]
+
| 359
+
| 0
+
| 1,736
+
|-
+
| [[Monroe County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Monroe]]
+
| 0
+
| 320
+
| 0
+
|-
+
| [[Montgomery County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Montgomery]]
+
| 1,584
+
| 7,716
+
| 0
+
|-
+
| [[Montour County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Montour]]
+
| 0
+
| 0
+
| 805
+
|-
+
| [[Northampton County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Northampton]]
+
| 12,621
+
| 13,196
+
| 17,040
+
|-
+
| [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Northumberland]]
+
| 0
+
| 11,799
+
| 6,427
+
|-
+
| [[Pennsylvania Vital Records|Pennsylvania]]
+
| 3,914,099
+
| 687,050
+
| 384,598
+
|-
+
| [[Perry County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Perry]]
+
| 0
+
| 4,590
+
| 1,876
+
|-
+
| [[Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Philadelphia]]
+
| 448,839
+
| 285,316
+
| 329,518
+
|-
+
| [[Potter County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Potter]]
+
| 921
+
| 967
+
| 169
+
|-
+
| [[Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Schuylkill]]
+
| 1,437
+
| 288
+
| 13,723
+
|-
+
| [[Snyder County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Snyder]]
+
| 0
+
| 2,363
+
| 0
+
|-
+
| [[Somerset County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Somerset]]
+
| 229
+
| 12,497
+
| 2,865
+
|-
+
| [[Sullivan County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Sullivan]]
+
| 0
+
| 767
+
| 113
+
|-
+
| [[Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Susquehanna]]
+
| 0
+
| 5,333
+
| 0
+
|-
+
| [[Tioga County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Tioga]]
+
| 367
+
| 209
+
| 2,308
+
|-
+
| [[Union County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Union]]
+
| 0
+
| 428
+
| 0
+
|-
+
| [[Venango County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Venango]]
+
| 1,701
+
| 6,451
+
| 6,896
+
|-
+
| [[Warren County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Warren]]
+
| 0
+
| 5,782
+
| 1,384
+
|-
+
| [[Washington County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Washington]]
+
| 0
+
| 2,362
+
| 3,567
+
|-
+
| [[Wayne County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Wayne]]
+
| 0
+
| 3,493
+
| 816
+
|-
+
| [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Westmoreland]]
+
| 156
+
| 2,327
+
| 5,250
+
|-
+
| [[Wyoming County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|Wyoming]]
+
| 125
+
| 2,055
+
| 749
+
|-
+
| [[York County, Pennsylvania#Vital Records|York]]
+
| 104
+
| 11,303
+
| 24,893
+
|-
+
| Total
+
| 4,469,849
+
| 1,593,513
+
| 1,315,843
+
|}
+
 
+
== How to Use the Record  ==
+
 
+
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
+
 
+
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
+
 
+
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
+
 
+
*[[IGI]]
+
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
+
*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
+
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
Line 447: Line 22:
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
{{Incomplete Section}}
+
[http://www.archives.com/GA.aspx?_act=BirthRecords&klp=GA96001&CAM=340&KW2=Pennsylvania&Location=PA&gclid=CKvK0f7WirICFSXhQgodbUwAXw Pennsylvania Birth Records]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]]
+
*[[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]]  
 
*[[Pennsylvania Vital Records]]
 
*[[Pennsylvania Vital Records]]
  
Line 464: Line 39:
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
+
=== Citation for This Collection ===
  
“Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1726-1930” &nbsp;database, ''FamilySearch ''([https://familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]: accessed 4 March 2011), Samuel Roberts, &nbsp;7 Dec 1870; FHL microfilm 1,289,313; Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.  
+
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
  
 +
{{Collection citation | text= "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
  
 
[[Category:Pennsylvania|Vital]]
 
[[Category:Pennsylvania|Vital]]

Revision as of 18:22, 21 November 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This index is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1930. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Coverage Table

A Coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Pennsylvania Birth Records

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.