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.
This database contains copies of indexes and death records for 49 counties in Pennsylvania for the years 1852-1854 (Adams County records go through 1905). 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, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Franklin, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Somerset, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, York
What You Can Find in the Records
The death records can include the following details:
- birth date
- spouse’s name
- names of living children
- father’s name
- mother’s name
- death date
- cause of death
- place of death
- burial location
- certificate date
26 Aug 2020: Added new records from Adams County.