Find your ancestors in Pennsylvania deaths & burials

What can these records tell me?

These records have been provided by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and include images from a variety of sources. The records range from the 1600s to the 1900s. Each result included in this collection with have both a transcript and an image of the source document. Transcripts will often include the following information:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Death year
  • Death date
  • Burial year
  • Burial date
  • Address
  • Parish
  • Diocese
  • State

Additional details may be gleaned from the images. For example, you may discover information about your ancestor’s military service, age, birth date, or spouse and children. Some of the images may also include the inscription on your ancestor’s tombstone.

Discover more about these records

This collection is part of a larger body of work that will be published on Findmypast over time. It is important to note that this may not be the only place to find death and burial records—and there may be records included that do not pertain to a death or burial—in this particular collection of material from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, rather these were the records that we were able to identify as largely composed of deaths and burials. Search Findmypast’s other collections of Historical Society of Pennsylvania records by following the links in the Useful links and resources section on the search screen.