Death Records and Death Certificates in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Death Records

As of 2019, Pennsylvania has an estimated population of 12,801,989, which is a decrease of 5,071 from the previous year and an increase of 99,610 since the year 2010. Pennsylvania racial composition as of 2010 was 81.9% White, 10.9% Black, 2.8% Asian, 0.2% Native, 0% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 2.4% other race, and 1.9% two or more races.

This page is created to provide genealogists and researchers an ultimate guide to the state of Pennsylvania death records. Use the links and the tips below for Pennsylvania death records, certificates, online tools and databases. Additional information on how to obtain Pennsylvania death certificates is available below.

How to Find a Death Record in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania death records search

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Pennsylvania death records, Pennsylvania death certificates, Pennsylvania death notices, Pennsylvania death indexes, and other related Pennsylvania genealogy records.

Pennsylvania death records free

Below are some of the most comprehensive resource for death records in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Death Index

Pennsylvania death records database

Links to Pennsylvania death and burial indexes and databases are as below:

Pennsylvania social security death index

The Social Security Death Index contains information on millions of deceased individuals in Pennsylvania with social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Try the links below to search the index:

Public Death Record Pennsylvania

In addition to the indexes and databases above, there are some other resources that gives to almost the same or might even more information about a deceased individual. Here are some to check out:

Pennsylvania Death Certificates

How to get a death certificate in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania began statewide registration of vital records in January 1906. The repositories for these records, however, are not centralized in one location. For All Areas Except Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie and Scranton, for birth and death records from January 1906, write:

State Department of Health
Division of Vital Statistics
101 S. Mercer Street
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103
Tel: 724-656-3100

Pennsylvania death certificates online

Use the links below to get death certificates and vital records in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Death Notices

Check local newspapers and local online news websites which frequently publish notices. Use the link below for more information on Pennsylvania news agencies.

Pennsylvania counties for death record research

  • Adams County
  • Allegheny County
  • Armstrong County
  • Beaver County
  • Bedford County
  • Berks County
  • Blair County
  • Bradford County
  • Bucks County
  • Butler County
  • Cambria County
  • Cameron County
  • Carbon County
  • Centre County
  • Chester County
  • Clarion County
  • Clearfield County
  • Clinton County
  • Columbia County
  • Crawford County
  • Cumberland County
  • Dauphin County
  • Delaware County
  • Elk County
  • Erie County
  • Fayette County
  • Forest County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Greene County
  • Huntingdon County
  • Indiana County
  • Jefferson County
  • Juniata County
  • Lackawanna County
  • Lancaster County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lebanon County
  • Lehigh County
  • Luzerne County
  • Lycoming County
  • McKean County
  • Mercer County
  • Mifflin County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Montour County
  • Northampton County
  • Northumberland County
  • Perry County
  • Philadelphia County
  • Pike County
  • Potter County
  • Schuylkill County
  • Snyder County
  • Somerset County
  • Sullivan County
  • Susquehanna County
  • Tioga County
  • Union County
  • Venango County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • Westmoreland County
  • Wyoming County
  • York County