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Pennsylvania Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Pennsylvania, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Mortality schedules
Record Group RG 29: Records of the Bureau of the Census.
Collection years 1850-1880
Microfilm Publication M1838. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Pennsylvania, 1850-1880: Mortality.. 11 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 56348655634802
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection comprises a name index and images of mortality schedules from the state of Pennsylvania,1850-1880. Mortality Schedules were created in conjunction with the United States Federal Census and list persons who died in the year preceding the census and is from National Archives microfilm publication M1838 Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Pennsylvania, 1850-1880: Mortality part of Record Group 29 Records of the Bureau of the of the Census.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Color
  • Marital status
  • Birthplace
  • Birth month
  • Birthplace of mother and father
  • Profession
  • Cause of death
  • Duration of illness
  • Township and county of death

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

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

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

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

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the information to locate the actual death certificate
  • Use the information to find other vital records such as birth and marriage
  • Use the information to find additional family members in census records
  • Search for land and probate records
  • Search for church records

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

  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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