The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of
Vital Records maintains birth and death events that
occured in Pennsylvania from 1906 to the present.
Marriage and divorce certificates filed in
Pennsylvania are not available from the Division of
Vital Records. These certificates are usually
obtained from the courthouse in the county where the
marriage license was issued or divorce decree was
The Division of Vital Records began collecting birth
and death certificates in 1906. Contact the
appropriate Pennsylvania County Courthouse for
births and deaths that occurred prior to 1906.
County vital records such as birth records,
divorce decrees, marriage certificates and death records are
required to be filed in the USA. Genealogists use this information
regularly to learn more about family history.
across the United States saw an opportunity with the Internet. They
created online databases for marriage records and other information
that allows genealogists to search for these county vital records
from their home or office computer.
Many counties, still
have not computerized their records. Many people just wanting to
trace one record are not aware of even how to begin a search. Online
records databases are a way to help anyone trying to find a marriage
record. Online search companies compile these county vital
statistics in one place. These databases have several advantages:
You can search for the marriage record discreetly.
Online databases contain records from all 50 states.
If you don’t know where the marriage record was filed, you
don’t want to waste you time calling from Florida to Alaska.
The information is at you fingertips when you use an online
database search company to help you find the marriage
These searches are inexpensive. Most
searches cost less than $50—even if you need unlimited
access to county vital records. If you are searching for
just one marriage record, you could spend as little as $10.
This saves time and money for anyone needing to find out
where a record is fast.
If you know just a little bit of information, you
can find a marriage record easily. Just type in the correct
information in the lines provided and you will see a list of records