Beginning in June 1893, all Pennsylvania clerks of orphans’ court were required to keep separate records of deaths. Local township and borough assessors gathered this information and recorded vital information such as place of birth, place of death, cemetery, and cause of death. This record was gradually discontinued at the county level when Pennsylvania officially began keeping death records in 1906.
Search Tips:Names within this death register are arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the individual’s surname and chronologically by date recorded.Deaths may have been recorded several months afterwards and not every death was registered. Search Wills, Death Affidavits, and Orphans’ Court records for additional death sources. Use the bookmark feature within the index to quickly navigate to the appropriate surname section.
Lancaster County Death Registrations (1893-1907) (surnames)