Attention: This site does not support the current version of your web browser. To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or install another browser

Skip main navigation

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915


This collection has several types of records: 1) Death certificate 2) Death register 3) Return of Death with a hospital certificate, physician’s certificate, and an undertaker’s certificate, and 4) Transit Permit with the permit to move a body and an undertaker’s certificate concerning the move. The records give the name of the deceased plus the date and place of death and/or burial. The records may also give the date and place of birth, names of parents and spouse, cause of death, and other information.

How to Use this Collection »

View Images in this Collection

Browse through 1864418 images

Citing this Collection

"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915." Database with images. FamilySearch. : 19 April 2021. Philadelphia City Archives and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Change Language


Feedback was sent.

Can't send feedback. Retry in 5 seconds.