In compliance with state laws, Lancaster City residents reported births to the Board of Health during this time frame. These records are an important resource for finding birth records prior to 1906 when Pennsylvania began keeping these records. However, not all Lancaster City births were recorded in this register and researchers should consult church records for additional sources.
This index includes only the child’s name, date of birth, and page number from the original record. When a child’s first name was not given in the original record only the father’s last name is indexed. When a father’s name was not given, the record is indexed under the mother’s last name. Request copies of the original record for parent names, occupation, residence, and name of physician.