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== Collection Time Period  ==
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*[[Pennsylvania Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
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*[[Pennsylvania Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
This index covers events from 1726 through 1976.
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*[[Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
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== Record Description  ==
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This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
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*Family Records  
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*Church Records  
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*Civil Registration
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It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
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There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
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*"Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
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*"Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
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*A county or state vital record registration
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These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
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*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.
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*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.
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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.
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
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=== 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"
 
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Locality'''
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Births and Christenings, 1726-1930'''
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1725-1976'''
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1759-1921'''
 
|-
 
| Adams
 
| 3,160
 
| 5,121
 
| 1,908
 
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| Allegheny
 
| 21,637
 
| 192,934
 
| 280,520
 
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| Armstrong
 
| 1,678
 
| 6,283
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Beaver
 
| 0
 
| 9,820
 
| 2,712
 
|-
 
| Bedford
 
| 0
 
| 5,696
 
| 2,982
 
|-
 
| Berks
 
| 25,960
 
| 27,975
 
| 49,555
 
|-
 
| Blair
 
| 151
 
| 3,064
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Bradford
 
| 0
 
| 5,393
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Bucks
 
| 1,912
 
| 3,732
 
| 3,373
 
|-
 
| Butler
 
| 0
 
| 6,279
 
| 1,236
 
|-
 
| Cambria
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 7,321
 
|-
 
| Cameron
 
| 0
 
| 776
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Carbon
 
| 690
 
| 0
 
| 1,642
 
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| Centre
 
| 1,925
 
| 364
 
| 842
 
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| Chester
 
| 6,715
 
| 14,939
 
| 3,195
 
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| Clarion
 
| 0
 
| 7,261
 
| 1,460
 
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| Clearfield
 
| 348
 
| 5,373
 
| 1,950
 
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| Clinton
 
| 0
 
| 4,899
 
| 1,343
 
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| Columbia
 
| 0
 
| 7,211
 
| 1,403
 
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| Crawford
 
| 1,222
 
| 6,427
 
| 5,993
 
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| Cumberland
 
| 0
 
| 8,285
 
| 1,894
 
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| Dauphin
 
| 2,813
 
| 29,960
 
| 10,761
 
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| Delaware
 
| 637
 
| 8,002
 
| 639
 
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| Elk
 
| 0
 
| 256
 
| 889
 
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| Erie
 
| 0
 
| 2,840
 
| 3,447
 
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| Fayette
 
| 0
 
| 4,445
 
| 3,923
 
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| Forest
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 149
 
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| Franklin
 
| 103
 
| 9,105
 
| 3,291
 
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| Fulton
 
| 0
 
| 1,206
 
| 389
 
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| Greene
 
| 183
 
| 4,890
 
| 291
 
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| Huntingdon
 
| 560
 
| 5,653
 
| 0
 
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| Indiana
 
| 2,288
 
| 11,572
 
| 696
 
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| Jefferson
 
| 469
 
| 8,489
 
| 2,447
 
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| Juniata
 
| 0
 
| 1,886
 
| 226
 
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| Lackawanna
 
| 1,732
 
| 0
 
| 63,525
 
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| Lancaster
 
| 4,383
 
| 21,872
 
| 14,837
 
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| Lawrence
 
| 0
 
| 3,789
 
| 995
 
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| Lebanon
 
| 720
 
| 10,426
 
| 3,445
 
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| Lehigh
 
| 7,124
 
| 34,031
 
| 2,946
 
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| Luzerne
 
| 0
 
| 33,894
 
| 18,305
 
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| Lycoming
 
| 769
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
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| McKean
 
| 0
 
| 3,883
 
| 3,251
 
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| Mercer
 
| 128
 
| 8,870
 
| 7,329
 
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| Mifflin
 
| 359
 
| 0
 
| 1,736
 
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| Monroe
 
| 0
 
| 320
 
| 0
 
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| Montgomery
 
| 1,584
 
| 7,716
 
| 0
 
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| Montour
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 805
 
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| Northampton
 
| 12,621
 
| 13,196
 
| 17,040
 
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| Northumberland
 
| 0
 
| 11,799
 
| 6,427
 
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| Pennsylvania
 
| 3,914,099
 
| 687,050
 
| 384,598
 
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| Perry
 
| 0
 
| 4,590
 
| 1,876
 
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| Philadelphia
 
| 448,839
 
| 285,316
 
| 329,518
 
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| Potter
 
| 921
 
| 967
 
| 169
 
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| Schuylkill
 
| 1,437
 
| 288
 
| 13,723
 
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| Snyder
 
| 0
 
| 2,363
 
| 0
 
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| Somerset
 
| 229
 
| 12,497
 
| 2,865
 
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| Sullivan
 
| 0
 
| 767
 
| 113
 
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| Susquehanna
 
| 0
 
| 5,333
 
| 0
 
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| Tioga
 
| 367
 
| 209
 
| 2,308
 
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| Union
 
| 0
 
| 428
 
| 0
 
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| Venango
 
| 1,701
 
| 6,451
 
| 6,896
 
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| Warren
 
| 0
 
| 5,782
 
| 1,384
 
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| Washington
 
| 0
 
| 2,362
 
| 3,567
 
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| Wayne
 
| 0
 
| 3,493
 
| 816
 
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| Westmoreland
 
| 156
 
| 2,327
 
| 5,250
 
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| Wyoming
 
| 125
 
| 2,055
 
| 749
 
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| York
 
| 104
 
| 11,303
 
| 24,893
 
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| 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]]
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
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.
 
 
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
 
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
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.
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Pennsylvania_Vital_Records Pennsylvania Vital Records]
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
 
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