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Mining Accidents in PA? (Henry Thomas from caernarvonshire, Wales)

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Re: Mining Accidents in PA? (Henry Thomas from caernarvonshire, Wales)

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I checked my pre1924 PA mining accidents, and I had no Henry Thomas mining accident with a birth date of approximately 1869.

Perhaps you can find help on these web sites: “LDS Family Search” If you place your browser on the name on the left, more information comes up. “Billion Burial Index”

The state of Pennsylvania has uploaded births in the year of 1906 and deaths for the years 1906 to 1961+. The link to the searchable indices can be found at:

Also at this webpage is an explanation of how to obtain non-certified copies of the birth or death certificate for $5 per copy. The link for the form that should be used to request certificates can also be found on this webpage. Go down almost to the bottom where the link is to the PDF form you can print and mail in. Look for the words "download the death application form”.

These records are grouped in alphabetical order in some years and in soundex order in other years. To determine the soundex code for the surname that you are searching you can go to the link at:

Some names are alpha by first name. Those names are part of the soundex years of the death indices. You can determine the soundex code of the surname then look in those years under the soundex code by first name.

Searchers have experienced the indices, which are in a PDF format, slow to load. Be patient if at first it appears that the indices are not loading. To understand what the soundex system is and how it is used you can go to:

For the county codes, go to

or “Pennsylvania Public Records”
“Pennsylvania Public Vital Records Search 1906-1959”

From Jerry, “Mining Accidents U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia”
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