This is an annotated list of databases produced by Pennsylvnia State Agencies listed by database subject. It was last checked for broken links on 12/1/2022
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William Penn, as proprietor of Penn’s Woods, was an aggressive and active promoter of his new land. “The country itself,” he wrote, “its soil, air, water, seasons, and produce, both natural and artificial, is not to be despised.” Pennsylvania still contains a rich diversity of natural and geological features. One of the original thirteen colonies, Pennsylvania is today surrounded by the states of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and Ohio. It has a land area of 44,820 square miles and 1,239 square miles of water surface. It ranks thirty-third in area among the fifty states. Pennsylvania has an average width of 285 miles, east to west, and an average north to -south distance of 156 miles. Only the Delaware River on the east and about 40 miles of Lake Erie in the northwest corner form natural boundaries. - Pennsylvania Manual
In 2011 Governor Corbet signed into law that anyone could apply to the Pennsylvania State Archives for birth certificates of 100 years and death certificates from 50 years.
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