How to Obtain Pennsylvania Vital Records

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How to Obtain Pennsylvania Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of Pennsylvania birth certificates, Pennsylvania marriage licenses, Pennsylvania divorce decrees and Pennsylvania death records. There are also useful links to past Pennsylvania Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on the Vital Records Index Page

Pennsylvania birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

Division of Vital Records
101 South Mercer Street
PO Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16101

Pennsylvania birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records be contacted by phone on (724) 656-3100, 1-877-PA-HEALTH or online at

State office has records since January 1906

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Birth, Marriage and Death Historical Record Collections at
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Vitalcheck Express Certificate Service
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Vital Records Search at
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