On January 1, 1906, birth and death records began to be recorded at the state level in Pennsylvania. These records are maintained at the Division of Vital Records , P.O. Box 1528, New Castle, Pennsylvania, 16103-1528, telephone (724) 656-3100. This site will give you information and forms necessary to obtain the records.
By statute, birth and death records were to be recorded and maintained at the various county courthouses from 1893 to 1906. Birth and death registers were to be kept by the Register of Wills in the various county courthouses from 1852 to 1855. Before January 1, 1906, only scattered records exist in the various county courthouses.
Pennsylvania's 1906 BIRTH CERTIFICATES
and 1906-1961 DEATH CERTIFICATES
will be open to the public on February 15, 2012.
Follow this link for details on how to obtain access.