Birth, Marriage & Death Registrations (1852-1855)

Pennsylvania enacted its first legislation for the registration of birth, marriages, and deaths on January 12, 1852. As part of this legislation each register of wills in counties across Pennsylvania was supplied separate books to register births, marriages, and deaths that took place.

This legislation was short lived and was repealed in 1855 leaving just a small range of years for vital records. However, not all births, marriages, and deaths during this time period were recorded in this register and researchers should consult church records for additional sources.