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Vital records are handled by the County Orphan's Court. Between the years 1852-1855 Pennsylvania made a failed attempt to record birth, marriage and death events at the county level. While the records for that time period are available, there were few events recorded. County marriage records were kept in ernest in 1885. Births and deaths, at the county level, were begun in 1893 and kept through 1905.

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Birth

Indexes for Pennsylvania birth records are available through the Department of of Health for 1906 only. Once an individual is located in the index a certificate can be obtained by writing to:

Division of Vital Records
ATTN: Public Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103

The cost for an un-certified birth certificate is $3.00.

Marriage
Divorce

Divorce records are available through the office of the Prothonotary.

Death

Indexes for Pennsylvania death records are available through the Department of Health for 1906 through 1961. Once an individual is located in the index a certificate can be obtained by writing to:

Division of Vital Records
ATTN: Public Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103

The cost for an un-certified death certificate is $3.00.