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| FS_URL_02 = [[Pennsylvania Vital Records]] 
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://pagenweb.org/ Pennsylvania GenWeb]
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| RW_URL_03 = [https://genpa.org/ Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania]
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
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This collection is an electronic index of births and christenings for the years 1709 to 1950 comprised of the following:
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 +
*Indexed church records
 +
*Civil registrations
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*The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church
  
== Record Description  ==
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Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.
  
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.  
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This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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==What Can these Records Tell Me?==
  
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.
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The records in this collection usually include the following information:
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*Name
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*Gender
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*Birth date and place
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*Christening date and place
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*Names of parents
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  
{{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-->}}
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The records may also include the following information:
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*Race
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*Parents' place of birth
  
== Record Content and Use ==
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Coverage Table  ===
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A Coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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)]].
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*At least one other piece of information
  
== Coverage Table  ==
 
  
The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681005 Collection Page].  
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Locality'''
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Births and Christenings, 1726-1930'''
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1725-1976'''
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1759-1921'''
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
| [[Adams County, Pennsylvania#Vital_Records|Adams]]
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. 
| 3,160
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| 5,121
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'''Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection'''
| 1,908
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Remember this is only an index, not the original records. 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:
|-
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| [[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania#Vital_Records|Allegheny]]
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*[[IGI]]  
| 21,637
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*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]  
| 192,934
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*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
| 280,520
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|-
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If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number FamilySearch Catalog].
| [[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
 
|}
 
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Pennsylvania Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
== Related Websites  ==
+
*Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 +
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 +
*The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 +
*The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 +
*Use the information to find additional family members and other records such as death records.
 +
*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
 +
*[[Pennsylvania Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
[http://www.archives.com/GA.aspx?_act=BirthRecords&klp=GA96001&CAM=340&KW2=Pennsylvania&Location=PA&gclid=CKvK0f7WirICFSXhQgodbUwAXw Pennsylvania Birth Records]  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
 +
*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
 +
*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
 +
*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
 +
*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name.
 +
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Pennsylvania, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=345&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Pennsylvania%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Avital FamilySearch Catalog]
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
*[[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]]  
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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Pennsylvania-Births-and-Christenings-1709-1950-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Pennsylvania-Births-and-Christenings-1709-1950-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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.
  
{{Contributor invite}}
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==Citing this Collection==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
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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.
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[[Pennsylvania_Births_and_Christenings_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Births and Christenings Index
Collection years 1709-1950
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in the Collection?

This collection is an electronic index of births and christenings for the years 1709 to 1950 comprised of the following:

  • Indexed church records
  • Civil registrations
  • The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The records in this collection usually include the following information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Birth date and place
  • Christening date and place
  • Names of parents
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The records may also include the following information:

  • Race
  • Parents' place of birth

Collection Content

Coverage Table

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • At least one other piece of information


Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection Remember this is only an index, not the original records. 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:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the FamilySearch Catalog.


I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Use the information to find additional family members and other records such as death records.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Pennsylvania, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Catalog

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 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.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950.


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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.