Short URL -
The Pennsylvania State Archives

The Pennsylvania State Archives collects, preserves and makes available for study the permanently-valuable public records of the Commonwealth, with particular attention given to the records of state government. The State Archives also collects papers of private citizens and organizations relevant to Pennsylvania history. 

The Pennsylvania State Archives will be closed on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5.

Phone: (717) 783-3281
Mail: 350 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120

Directions to the corner of Third and Forster Streets, Harrisburg, PA.   


Pennsylvania's 1906-1908 BIRTH CERTIFICATES
are open to the public.

Access Vital Records

Order Copies of Vital Records (PDF)

*Effective March 5, 2014, families (per household) will be limited to twenty certificates per day.

Use the Resources of the State Archives:

Learn About State Archives Programs:

History and Mission of the Pennsylvania State Archives:

If you need further assistance, you may contact an archivist at