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Registration of deaths, 1803-1903; arranged by year and cemetery

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
English
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1991-1997
on 1071microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

Notes

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates are available online, click here.

Microfilm of original records in the City Archives, Philadelphia.

Includes index.

Information is taken from the following cemeteries: Abington (Out of city), Adath Jershurum, African, All Saints, Almshouse, Anshy Emeth, Arabella Hebrew, Arch St., Arlington, Asbury, Axes, Baptist, Baptist Ground, Bellevue, Bethel, Bethleham, Bible Christian, Bicker Chalom, Blockley (& Blockley Baptist Church), Bnai Israel, Branchtown Private Ground, Bridesburg, Bustleton M.E. Church, Buttonwood St., Byberry, Cathedral, Catholic, Catholic Nicetown, Cedar Hills, Chebrah Bikar Cholim, Cheltenham M.E. Church, Chestnut Hill, Christ Church, City Public (& Potters' Field), Cohocksink Ground, Collegeville (Out of city), Colored Church, Concord, Cumberland, Darby (Out of city), DeBenneville Family, Douglas Private Ground, Dunkard, Dutch Reformed, East Cedar Hills, Ebenezer, Emanuel, Emanuel Bridesburg, Epiphany, Episcopal, Episcopal Ground, Episcopal Homesburg, Fairhill, Fernwood, First M.E. Church, First Presbyterian, First Reformed, Forrest Home, Fourth Presbyterian, Frankford, Frankford (North Street), Franklin, Free Quakers, Friends, Friends Byberry, Friends Eastern, Friends Frankford, Friends Germantown, Friends Southwestern, Friends Western, Friends Orthodox, German Baptist, German Bridesburg, German Evangelical Lutheran, German Hospital, German Lutheran, German M.E., German RG (?), German Reformed, Germantown, Germantown Lutheran, Glenwood, Gloria Dei, Grace P.E., Greenmount, Greenwood, Haddington, Hagy Church, Haines M.E., Hahneman, Hanover Wesleyan (Union), Harmonial, Harmony, Harrowgate, Harrisburg Hill, Hebrew, Hedgeab (?), Holmesburg, Holmesburg Baptist, Holmesburg M.E., Holy Trinity, Homeopathic College, Hood, House of Correction, Huntington, Island M.E., Ivy Hill, Jefferson College, Jewish Burial Ground, Jewish Burial Ground (11th & Federal), Kinsessing, Kensington M.E., Lafayette, Laurel Hill, Leach, Lebanon, Leverington, Lower Burial Ground in Germantown, Lower Dublin, Lower Lutheran, Lower Marion (Out of city), Lutheran,...

Information taken from (continued): Macpelah, Magdalen Home, Manayunk P.E., Mariners M.E., Market Square Ground, Mechanics (American Mechanics), Medico-Chirurgical College, Medical College, Memorial, Mennonite, Mennonite Germantown, Metcalf Ground (Bible), Methodist, M.E. Bustleton, M.E. Chestnut Hill, M.E. Frankford, M.E. Holmesburg, M.E. Milestown, M.E. Church (Somerton), M.E. Union, Mikveh Israel, Milestown, Milestown Baptist, Monument, Mount Moriah, Mount Peace, Mount Sinai, Mount Vernon, Mount Zion, Municipal Hospital, Mutual, Mutual Family, New Cathedral, New Philadelphia, Nicetown, North Cedar Hill, North Street Frankford, North Water Meeting House, Northwood, Oak Hills, Odd Fellows, Old Oak, Old Pine, Olive, Olney, Orthodox, Oxford, Palmer, Pennypack, Penn Station, Penn School Anatomical and Penn Dental College (University of Pennsylvania), Philadelphia-Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia Cemetery (Ronaldson's), Philadelphia Hospital, Philanthropic, Poor House, Presbyterian, Presbyterian Bridesburg, Presbyterian Buttonwood, Presbyterian Frankford, Presbyterian Milestown, Pine Street, Prison Garden, Public, Quaker, Reformed, Riddy's Baptist (Ridley?), Rising Sun, Rose Ground, Rosine Association, Roxborough, Roxborough Baptist, Roxborough Presbyterian, Salem, Schaffer Ground, Second Baptist, Second Presbyterian, Second Convent, Somerton, South Laurel Hill, St. Andrews, St. Ann's, St. Augustine, St. Charles, St. David's, St. Dennis, St. Dominic's, St. George's, St. James, St. Joachim's, St. John's, St. Joseph's, St. Luke's, St. Mary's, St. Michael's, St. Paul's, St. Peter's, St. Stephen's, St. Thomas, St. Timothy, St. Vincent, Sternback Collge, Swedes (Swedesborough?), Tacony, Tenth Presbyterian, Third Baptist, Third Presbyterian, Torresdale (Magnolia), Township Ground, Trinity, Trinity Lutheran (Queen St., Germantown), Trinity P.E., Union, Union Chestnut Hill, Union Harmony, Union of Kensington, ...

Information taken from (continued): University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Unknown, Upper Darby (Out of city), Upper Germantown, Upper Lutheran, West Laurel Hill, West Street, Wharton, William Penn, Woman's College, Woodland, Zion, Zoar.

The cemetery return for each cemetery usually contains a list of those buried at a certain time followed by the death record for each burial. Information in the earlier years is not as complete as later, but generally the returns give the name of the deceased, date and cause of death, age, physician (signs the document), place of burial. Returns are arranged by burial date, not death date.

The cemeteries are arranged alphabetically within each year (1803-1824), quarterly, etc. within each year (1825-1847), and weekly (1848-1890). Only those cemeteries with burials within a time period are given. There may be a file "Out of City" wherein are given cemeteries outside the Philadelphia city limits and which continued to be used even after the city and county united in 1854. This file is generally listed alphabetically in the "O"s.

Philadelphia city archives: 37.19; 76.22; 76.23

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