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Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976
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Pennsylvania, 
United States
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Location of Pennsylvania
Record Description
Record Type Delayed Births
Collection years 1941-1976
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Various County Orphans' Court Clerks & Register of Wills, Pennsylvannia


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

County Orphan's Court delayed birth records which were mostly filed between 1941-1976 of individuals who were born before the beginning of civil registration. Counties included in this publication:

  • Allegheny
  • Blair
  • Cameron
  • Centre
  • Clarion
  • Clearfield
  • Columbia
  • Crawford
  • Cumberland
  • Dauphin
  • Delaware
  • Elk
  • Erie
  • Forest
  • Franklin
  • Indiana
  • Jefferson
  • Juniata
  • Lancaster
  • Lebanon
  • Lycoming
  • McKean
  • Mercer
  • Montgomery
  • Northampton
  • Northumberland
  • Perry
  • Potter
  • Schuylkill
  • Scranton
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Westmoreland
  • York

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Parent's name
  • Parent's age at time of this birth
  • Parent's birthplace
  • Parent's occupation
  • Parent's residence
  • Names and relationship of affiants
  • Date of Filing
  • Date Issued

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add the new information to your records
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

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