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Thank you Jerry for your research - I found info for my ggrandfather

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Re: Thank you Jerry for your research - I found info for my ggrandfather

Posted: 1387630359000
Classification: Query
Surnames: LUKIAN
1914 Annual Report (years 1903 through 1920) of the Department of Mines of Pennsylvania - Anthracite Part I Library Call No. TN805.04 A29, page 200

1914apr25, Wassil Lukian, nationality Lithuanian, occupation laborer, age 33, married, survived by a widow and 4 orphans, Taylor colliery, Lackawanna county, Killed by fall of roof in chamber

Source: The Microfilm specifications of the
Pennsylvania State Archives Record Group RG-45
Office of the Secretary of Mines and Mineral Industries

Pennsylvania Registers of Mine Accidents, Anthracite, 1899-1972 . (7 microfilm rolls)

Card No./ Mine Name / Operator / Year / Month / Day / Surname / First and Middle Name / Age / Fatal, Nonfatal / Inside, Outside / Occupation / Nationality or Country of Birth / Citizen, Alien / Single, Married / Widower / No. Children under 16 years (under 18 years 1959 & later) / Years of experience in mines / Years experience in occupation engaged when injured (ir = irregular) / Accident Cause or Remarks (d. = died) / Fault or Responsibility: Officials, Official & Victim, Victim (carelessness on the part of the injured), Miner, Others (carelessness on the part of others), Equipment, Unavoidable, Accidental / County / Page No. / Mining District / Pennsylvania State Archives Film No. / Anthracite, Bituminous

17 Taylor 1914 4 25 Lukian Wassel 38 fatal inside laborer Lithuanian alien married 4 fall of roof at face unavoidable 17 5th 6028 anthracite “Pennsylvania Death Certificates”

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”

This is all the information taht I have on this accident. A newspaper article may have more information.

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

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