Category Archives: Pennsylvania Research

Another Year, Another Set of Pennsylvania Vital Records!

They’re here! Another year of vital records! A few years ago, the Pennsylvania legislature voted to allow public access to Pennsylvania’s birth and death records which had previously been closely held by the state. Voting for a privacy period of … Continue reading

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In Their Words: New Jersey Research

Do you have New Jersey ancestors? If so, mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 8 at noon eastern, when registration opens for the first-ever week-long course on genealogical research in New Jersey. The course “Gateway to the Garden State: Sources … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania 1911 Birth and 1966 Death Records Released to Public

New Year, New Records! Today the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania released the 1911 births (105 years old) and 1966 death records (50 years old) which makes birth records publicly accessible from 1906 through 1911, and deaths 1906 through 1966. But just … Continue reading

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GRIP Registration Status Report

Last week GRIP enjoyed its smoothest registration ever. The Countdown Timer (which has now been reset for the March 2 registration for July courses) helped to release the registration website at the same time for all participants who then proceeded to claim their … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Birth Certificates Now Online

This week was a popular week for online vital records to be released to the public for both Pennsylvania and Michigan. The State of Michigan Archives has copies of Michigan death certificates from 1897 to 1939 online for free at www.SeekingMichigan.org, having just … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Death Records – Next Batch Accessible

(See bottom of this post for information on this year and next at GRIP!) As promised, Ancestry.com has posted the next installment of Pennsylvania death certificates for 1924-1944, making the entire collection now available from the beginning of state death … Continue reading

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