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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. 

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

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

The Pennsylvania State Archives will be CLOSED on the following days:

Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015


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

Access Vital Records

Order Copies of Vital Records (PDF)

Pennsylvania death certificates from 1906-1963 are now available on

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