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Birth

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• 1700s-1950s: Pennsylvania Birth Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950
Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Board of Health Birth Return Records, 1908-1911
Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Delayed Birth Records, 1800-1935



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• 1906-1910: Pennsylvania, Birth Certificates at Ancestry ($)



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Marriage

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• 1670s-2000s: Pennsylvania Marriage Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951
Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950
Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976
Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940
Pennsylvania Civil Marriages, 1677-1950
Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947-2010
Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Cemetery Records, 1845 - 1960



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• 1720s-2015: United States Marriages, Pennsylvania at FindMyPast ($)



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• 1906-1966: Pennsylvania, Death Certificates at Ancestry ($)



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• 1906-1967: Pennsylvania Death Indexes at the Pennsylvania State Archives



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