Death Records

Chester County kept death records for the years 1852-1855 and 1893-1906. In 1906 the State of Pennsylvania began keeping the records. Other than the listed years the county did not record deaths and alternative sources should be consulted. For more information see: Guide to Death Records.


Death Records, 1852-1855


Death Records, 1893-1906

(Original index courtesy of Dr. Jim Jones and students at West Chester University)
A-B - C-D - E-G - H-I - J-L - M - N-P - Q-S - T-Z

Death Certificates, 1906-1955 

Contact: Pennsylvania State Archives

Death Certificates, 1956-Present

Contact: Pennsylvania Department of Health

Alternative Sources

Coroners' Records, 1720-1957

A-C - D-G - H-J - K-M - N-Q - R-S - T-V - W-Z

Coroners' Inquisition, Commissioner's Minutes & Pay Orders, 1740-1803


Proof of Death Registers, 1875-1893

A-G - H-L - M-Q - R-Z

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