Uncover your ancestor’s birth or baptism record from Pennsylvania. Discover when and where the birth or baptism occurred, as well as your ancestor’s parents’ names.
These records have been provided by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and include images from a variety of sources. The records range from the late 1600s to the mid-1900s. Each result included in this collection with have both a transcript and an image of the source document (e.g. original registers, historical society publications, etc.). Transcripts will often include the following information:
Father’s first name(s)
Father’s last name
Mother’s first name(s)
Mother’s last name
Images may be able to provide additional details, such as who were named as godparents. This can be useful to you in your genealogical research as the godparents would likely be either family members or close family friends. Other images, such as those from publications of a historical society, may include biographies of the individual in question.
This collection is part of a larger body of work that will be published on Findmypast over time. It is important to note that this may not be the only place to find births or baptisms—and there may be records included that are not births or baptisms—in this material from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, rather these were the records that we were able to identify as largely composed of births and baptisms. Follow the links located in the Useful links and resources section to explore other records from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania now on Findmypast.
Begin your search broadly by searching for a single name only.
If you need to narrow your results, edit your search by adding in a year or place.
If you know one or both of your ancestor’s parents’ names, you can use the father’s first name(s) and mother’s first name(s) search fields. However, parents’ names have not been transcribed or provided for all individuals in this collection; try searching on just your ancestor’s name first.