Source Information Pennsylvania, U.S., Births, 1852-1854 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:

Secretary of the Commonwealth. Series 26.28, Record and Indexes of Births, Deaths, and Marriages. Microfilm, rolls 668-673. Records of the Department of State, Record Group 26. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

About Pennsylvania, U.S., Births, 1852-1854

This database contains copies of indexes and birth records for 39 counties in Pennsylvania for the years 1852-1854. According to the Pennsylvania State Archives, these records are duplicate copies “sent by the Registers of Wills from many of the county seats to the Department of State.” They include records from the following counties:

Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Carbon, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Huntingdon, Indiana, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Somerset, Susquehanna, Tioga, Venango, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, York

What You Can Find in the Records

The birth records can include the following details:

  • name
  • sex
  • color/race
  • birthplace
  • birth date
  • father’s name and occupation
  • mother’s maiden name
  • name of other issue living
  • residence
  • date of certificate
  • name of physician who signed certificate
  • date and county of registration