The Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1963, 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 1963. Later records will eventually be added to this collection.
Previously, I "mined" this database for "gems" in my genealogy family tree database, especially for surnames Carringer, Vaux, Seaver and Remley. So now I need to search for others of those surnames who died after 1944.
Here is the search page for this database. I entered the surname "carringer" in the search field, and entered a death date of 1954 plus/minus 10 years (in order to find only those who died between 1944 and 1964):
I clicked on Search and there were 23 entries for Carringer:
I will go through these one by one and enter information from these death certificates into my family tree database. Then I'll do the other surnames, and now that this collection is complete, I will find persons with other surnames who are in this database using the Record Hint in this specific database outlined in More on Finding Record Hints for a Specific Database on Ancestry.com. The database number for this record collection is dbid=5164.
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