Monday, April 21, 2014

PA Death Certificates 1906-1924 are on!

It's finally here! Pennsylvania Death Certificates from 1906 to 1924 are now available on Actually, they became available on April 17th but I was on vacation so I'm only just now getting around to searching the collection. They are adding to the collection in batches so the later years, I think up to about 1962, will be added later in the year.

I stayed up late last night searching the records and one thing I noticed is that the scans of the documents are much better quality and easier to read than the photocopies I had previously ordered. I can finally confirm that one of my ancestor's mother's name was Kate or Catherine, which was illegible on the photocopy.

What have you discovered from this new collection so far?


  1. Thank you for sharing that the quality of the scans are much better than the photocopies we had previously obtained from the PA Dept of Health. I wasn't even going to look those up, but I'm glad I did. I will have to methodically look for those 25 or so images that I previously bought.

    I did find a new death certificate for a great aunt of my husband's - the first person I've found in my tree who died in the flu epidemic in 1918! See

    1. A poignant find, thanks for sharing!

  2. Finally got back to my Philadelphia research and happy to know likewise that they updated the images.