Births, marriages & deaths of Beaver & Washington cos., Pa., 1852-1854

by McFarland, K. T. H.

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Genealogy rq F157.B2 M38 1999
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Pennsylvania Dept. - Genealogy
Call Number  rq F157.B2 M38 1999
Pennsylvania researchers are very aware of the difficulty of getting early vital records for their state, particularly marriage records. It did not become mandatory to keep marriage records until 1885 and deaths until 1906. A voluntary request to keep these type records was presented in 1852, but since it was not compulsory it was a hit-and miss-record keeping effort. Compliance was worse when recording births since doctors notoriously do not keep records. Preachers tend to be more conscientious so there were more marriage records than births records maintained. In every county recorded, death records were the most complete records kept. You may just be the lucky family who finds that much sought after record you couldnÂ’t find anywhere else.
Additional Information
Subjects Registers of births, etc. -- Pennsylvania -- Beaver County.
Registers of births, etc. -- Pennsylvania -- Washington County.
Beaver County (Pa.) -- Genealogy.
Washington County (Pa.) -- Genealogy.
Publisher Apollo, Pa. :Closson Press,1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description v, 63 pages ; 28 cm
ISBN 1558563105
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