Beginning in June 1893, all Pennsylvania clerks of orphans’ court were required to keep separate records of births. Local township and borough assessors gathered this information and recorded the full name of the child, names of father and mother, residence, occupation of the father, date, and place of birth. This record was gradually discontinued at the county level when Pennsylvania officially began keeping birth records in 1906.
Search Tips:Names within this birth register are arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the individual’s surname and chronologically by date recorded.Births may have been recorded several months afterwards and not every birth was registered. Search the Birth Registrations (City) (1881-1906) and Delayed Birth Registrations (c.1893-c.1907) for additional related records. Use the bookmark feature within the index to quickly navigate to the appropriate surname section.
Lancaster County Birth Registrations (1893-1907) (surnames)