Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is now requiring all
requests for birth and death records to be done on new forms that have the
requester sign a release that they are who they say they are.
The old forms are no longer acceptable and will be returned.
You can find the new forms HERE
Penna. Dept. of Health
Div. of Vital Records,
P. O. Box 1528, New Castle PA 16103-1528.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ... in pursuit of good health. If the birth/death occurred before 1906, contact the Courthouse in the county where the event
occurred. Also, ALL requests for marriage and divorce records should be directed to the County Courthouse in which the marriage license or divorce decree was issued.
HISTORIC ASYLUMS. America's vanishing historic asylums, state hospitals
(insane asylums), sanitariums, county homes, medical hospitals, and other
institutions. This site attempts to catalog and present such institutions
founded in the second half of the 19th century. A few asylums constructed in the
20th century and a fictional asylum are included. Historic asylum postcard
images and other photos. Preservation alerts. Preservation groups. http://www.rootsweb.com/~asylums/