Monday, April 21, 2014

PA Death Certificates 1906-1924 are on Ancestry.com!

It's finally here! Pennsylvania Death Certificates from 1906 to 1924 are now available on Ancestry.com. 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?

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  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 http://jewishgenealogyjourney.blogspot.com/2014/04/levitt-in-pennsylvania-death.html.

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    1. A poignant find, thanks for sharing!

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