Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976
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|Location of Pennsylvania|
|Record Type||Delayed Births|
|Various County Orphans' Court Clerks & Register of Wills, Pennsylvannia|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
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:
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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
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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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]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
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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]
- Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
- Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Pennsylvania.
- Pennsylvania Guided Research
- Pennsylvania Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- How to Find Pennsylvania Birth Records
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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