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Index to registration of deaths, city of Philadelphia, 1803-1860

Pennsylvania Historical Survey, Work Projects Administration
Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
English
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Philadelphia. Department of Records, 1962
15 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

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Microfilm of typescript (made ca.1938) at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

"Grateful acknowledgments are made to Mr. Charles R. Barker, Lansdowne, Pa., for the information...."

"This is a transcription of the index prepared by Project #11791 Work Projects Administration. The original records are deposited with the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, having been transferred from the Philadelphia Health Department under ordinance of Councils, dated April 26, 1934. The subsequent records, from 1860 to June 30, 1915, are held by the Philadelphia Health Department, Room 524, City Hall. The records from July 1, 1915 to date are filed with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Vital Statistics."

"These records, so far as yet available, are divided into three groups: 1. The returns made to the Board by sextons of churches, superintendents of cemeteries, etc., together with certificates of physicians, which accompanied them. These are the original papers, covering the period 1825-32, inclusive; but with 1827 and 1830 missing. 2. Register of Deaths, but without the names of places of burial. This is a book, covering the period 1833-37, inclusive. 3. Register of Deaths, giving places of burial. These books cover the period 1838-60, inclusive...."

Records are alphabetically arranged and contain names, cemetery, date of death, cause of death, age, doctor.

Philadelphia city archives: 225.34

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