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Pennsylvania Death Records

Death is never an easy topic and quite often it is a sensitive one. When it comes to genealogical researchers, death records are one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Death certificates can greatly help in the making of a family tree as it provides names, dates, locations and possible information on additional relatives. There are different laws that will govern your search for death records. In Pennsylvania, death records are kept by the Division of Vital Records. This office has records dating back to 1906, but older records are available on the county level and/or through the Pennsylvania State Archives. Many investigators realize that the information superhighway of the internet contains many record-finding-websites dedicated to this form of information expedition. Not only do you save time and money as you are not required to travel to various institutes all over the state, the search method itself is greatly expedited.

 
State of Pennsylvania Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
12,279,448

 
Under 18:
2,719,786

 
Over 65:
1,660,889

 
Employed:
7,987,295

 
Land in Square Miles:
44,816.61

 
Acres of Farms:
7,336,745

 
Births:
145,383

 
Deaths:
129,532

 
Infant Deaths:
977

 
 
Murder:
701

 
Forcible Rape:
3,478

 
Robbery:
18,837

 
Assault:
27,984

 
Total Violent Crime:
51,782

 
Burglary:
58,620

 
Larceny \ Theft:
218,941

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
22,471

 
Total Property Crime:
300,032

 
Pennsylvania Death Records Locations
Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
PO Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16101-1528
Fax:
724-652-8951