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Welcome to the Philadelphia Department of Records search site for Historical Land and Vital Records.

Contained within this system are digital images of Philadelphia deed documents dating from 1683 through 1974 and some vital records types, such as births, deaths, marriage and naturalization records, from selected time periods between 1794 through 1915.

Access to the site is by User ID and Password provided by subscription. Please login using your User ID and Password, or proceed to the User Signup page to subscribe.

The Records Department has striven hard to build a site that ultimately will be very useful to searchers. It is a work in progress. Your comments, suggestions and feedback are needed and encouraged. Please select the "Send Comments to Webmaster" link to send us a message.

Note: Some images or reels of images may be missing from the online collection presented in this system. The Department of Records cannot guarantee that all records available will be found via online search. For the date ranges indicated above, more than 95% of all available records are contained in this system. By purchasing an access subscription to this system, the subscriber understands that access is being granted to all records currently available in the system. In the instance of a missing record, the subscriber is requested to contact the Department of Records to purchase the record separately. If you have questions about whether this site will be suitable for your research purposes, please contact the Records Department at 215-686-2261 prior to subscribing.