Courthouse Records – Deaths

WHERE ARE THE ORIGINAL RECORDS?

Orphans’ Court / Clerk of Courts office

10 East High Street, Room 103
Greene County Courthouse
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370

ONLINE RESOURCES:

ABOUT THE RECORDS:

Pennsylvania did not require counties to maintain death records until 1893. Before that time, Greene County has NO death records. The county STOPPED keeping death records in 1915.

Pennsylvania began to file births at a state level in 1906. Between 1906 and 1915, you may find records at both county and state levels. These records may compliment or contradict one another depending on the person providing the data. For most thorough results, checking both of these certificates is recommended.

RESEARCH TIP: Other records at the courthouse may indicate death dates but must be explored separately. For example, Wills or Orphans’ Court Estates may note date of death. Also, if a widow/widower remarried, the Marriage License should include date of death of former spouse.

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