At 11:30 p.m.30 Jun 2014, The Pennsylvania State Archives Portal is OPEN for Pennsylvania residents.
You have to sign into your ancestry.com account or your FREE account in one tab, then in another tab go to: http://phmc.info/ancestrypa
The current SEARCH feature on the Pennsylvania State Archives page on ancestry.com Pennsylvania does NOT work.
SORRY: "OUT OF ORDER"
Please click on the collection title you wish to search.
Step 1: Be sure you are signed into ancestry.com with your Guest User ID (for non-subscriber's)
Step 2: Go to http://phmc.info/ancestrypa
Step 3: Type in your VALID Pennsylvania State Zip Codehttp://collections.ancestry.com/search/PA/StateArchives?o_xi...
Included data collections:
Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1967
Pennsylvania, Births, 1852-1854 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2349
Pennsylvania, Land Warrants and Applications, 1733-1952 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2350
Pennsylvania, Oyer and Terminer Court Papers, 1757-1787 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2385
Pennsylvania, Spanish War Compensation, 1898-1934 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2392
Pennsylvania, Naturalizations, 1794-1908 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2393
Pennsylvania, War of 1812 Pensions, 1866-1879 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2394
Pennsylvania, Land Warrants, 1733-1987 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2409
Pennsylvania, Civil War Border Claims, 1868-1879 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2485
Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1854 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2486
Pennsylvania, Deaths, 1852-1854 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487
Pennsylvania, Records of Marriages, 1885-1889 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2489
Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2497
Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2702
Pennsylvania, WPA Church Archives, 1937-1940 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2795
Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3147
Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1944http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5164
If all else fails, you can read this: http://alleghenyancestryandgenealogytrails.blogspot.com/2014...
The Pennsylvania Death Certificates are now online! They are available via the ancestry.com main website if you are a current subscriber. There is still intermittent access via ancestry.com Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania State Archives portal via http://phmc.info/ancestrypa
FYI: Pennsylvania Death Certificates 1925-1944
20th century death records from the Keystone State
Pennsylvania’s Department of Health began keeping birth and death records on a statewide basis on January 1, 1906. This collection includes death records beginning on that date through 1944. Later records will eventually be added to this collection.
IT'S FREE FOR PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS!
The Pennsylvania Death Certificates 1906-1944 are also available to paid subscribers of ancestry.com
"The Pennsylvania State Archives has a partnership with Ancestry.com to digitize family history records in the State Archives and make them available online. The list of records available is located in the bottom left corner of the Ancestry.com Pennsylvania web page.
How do I obtain access to PA State Archives records on Ancestry.com?
Free access to Ancestry.com Pennsylvania is available to Pennsylvania State residents. This access requires a free Ancestry.com Pennsylvania account. To begin, enter your zip code in the form at the bottom of this page, and you will receive a link to the Ancestry.com Pennsylvania search page.
Follow these steps to create your free account:
•Enter your search parameters (name, birth year and location, etc.) on the initial search page. The results will display entries found in the Pennsylvania State Archives records.
•Click on any of the documents in the list of results, and you will be prompted to "Create a Free Account."
•Enter your name and email address. You may opt out of receiving additional communication (such as email promotions) by checking the appropriate box. Ancestry.com will send you a user name and password.
•View any records available through the Ancestry.com Pennsylvania page at any time by signing in to your free account.
•Remember, you will have free access only to the records available through Ancestry.com Pennsylvania, not to the entire Ancestry database.
What if I already have an Ancestry.com account?
All the records made available through the Ancestry.com Pennsylvania partnership are included in your Ancestry.com subscription. Your search results will include all of the records available on Ancestry.com.
Access Ancestry.com Pennsylvania:
1906 - 1944 Pennsylvania Death Certificateshttp://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5164
About Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1944
Death certificates recorded the following details:
•name and residence of the decedent
•city and county of death
•gender and race
•age and date of birth
•place of birth
•parents' names and birthplaces
•date of death
•dates attended by physician
•cause of death
•attending physician and address
•length of stay in hospital or institution or length of residency for transients or recent arrivals
•place of burial or removal
•date of burial
•undertaker name and address
•name and address of informant
Records of stillbirths were required to be filed as both a birth and death record, so you may find records of stillborn children in this collection.
Thank you for keeping us informed, we are tracking the availability of access via the Pennsylvania State Archives portal which is FREE for Pennsylvania state residents at ancestry.com Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania State Archives portal via http://phmc.info/ancestrypa
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FYI: for Pennsylvania residents who are having trouble accessing through the Pennsylvania State Archives portal which is FREE for Pennsylvania residents. http://phmc.info/ancestrypa