PAALLEGH-L ArchivesArchiver > PAALLEGH > 1997-08 > 0871047918
Subject: Re: [PAALLEGH-L] ALLEGHENY COUNTY COURT
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 1997 09:45:18 -0400
New Castle is NOT the central depository or holding place for all the
birth and death records in Pennsylvania.
New Castle only has records for after January 1906.
Records prior to 1906 were kept (by the register of wills)
in individual counties or cities, some as early as 1852.
Source: The HANDYBOOK for GENEALOGISTS, eight edition.
ROBERT SEEBERGER wrote:
> Let's clear up the New Castle thing.
> New Castle is the central depository or holding place for all the birth and
> death records in Pennsylvania.
> Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, and Scranton are branch offices that a
> citizen can walk into and get a birth or death certificate, IF THE DATE OF
> THE BIRTH OR DEATH WAS AFTER 1927.
> SOB :o)