The Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1924, database is at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5164. The database description says:
"Pennsylvania’s Department of Health began keeping birth and death records on a statewide basis on January 1, 1906. This collection includes death records beginning on that date through 1924. Later records will eventually be added to this collection.
- name and residence of the decedent
- city and county of death
- gender and race
- marital status
- age and date of birth
- place of birth
- parents' names and birthplaces
- date of death
- dates attended by physician
- cause of death
- attending physician and address
- length of stay in hospital or institution or length of residency for transients or recent arrivals
- place of burial or removal
- date of burial
- undertaker name and address
- name and address of informant
Here is the search page for this database:
I put "carringer" in the last name field and clicked on "Search" and saw:
There were only 24 matches for Carringer, but I think that I have every one of them in my database. I looked down the list and saw the entry for Mary Jane Feather (Mary Jane Carringer):
I did not have an exact date of birth or date of death or death location for Mary Jane. I clicked the "view original image" link:
This death certificate for Mary Jane Feather has lots of very useful information, including birth date birth place, death date, death place, parents names, parents birthplace, occupation, cause of death, length of residence, and place of burial or removal.
A source citation for the death certificate of Mary Jane Feather is (using the Vital Records (state, certificates, online) source template in RootsMagic):
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1924, No. 89928 (stamped), Mary Jane Feather entry, died 10 August 1923; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 April 2014); citing Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/.
Eventually, there will be death certificates online up through 1963 in this database.
Now on to do the rest of the Carringers, the Spanglers, the Feathers, the Vauxes, the Remleys and more! I'll have some genealogy fun this weekend!
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