Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Board of Health Birth Return Records(FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Board of Health Birth Return Records, 1908-1911
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Birth records
Collection years 1908-1911
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Philadelphia City Department of Records


What is in This Collection?

Birth return records for the years 1908 & 1911, filed by the attending physician, midwife, or hospital for the city of Philadelphia.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Birth date and place
  • Parents names, age, birth place and occupation
  • Residence
  • Possible number of siblings

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  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of birth

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

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  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Collection Citation
"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Board of Health Birth Return Records, 1908-1911." Database. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 28 December 2018. City of Philadelphia Records Department, Pennsylvania.
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