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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Carol,<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>The state of Pennsylvania did not keep birth and death records
before 1906. The counties in Pennsylvania were asked to keep them from 1893 to
1906 but compliance was not very good and so many births and deaths were not
recorded. Before 1893 some cities kept some records but again compliance was
not 100%.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>The reason you did not get it from the state is that they do not
have it. Depending on where he was born, if the law dictated that it be
reported and that someone did report it, it may not even exist. Church records
are generally the substitute used in Pennsylvania but that depends on the religion
and if they believed in infant baptism. Other records, of course, have birth
date information. If you are trying to find his parents, that is another
research goal that needs to be met through using all the records available and
seeing what evidence you can squeeze out of them.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Best wishes,<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'>Elissa in Pittsburgh<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Elissa Scalise Powell, CG<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Please join us:<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Discover Your Roots, Discover Yourself: The Devil is in the
Details<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Oct. 23, 2010, featuring Elizabeth Shown Mills in Pittsburgh, PA
www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:
On Behalf Of </span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>Evansnanny@aol.com<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Sunday, September 26, 2010 5:01 PM<br>
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<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>I am attempting to find an original birth certificate for a man
adopted about 1870 in PA. I have tried getting it from the state to no avail.
Does anyone have any ideas, contacts, etc.?</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>Thanks,</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:black'>Carol</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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