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Reading, Pennsylvania Births, 1876-1905

City of Reading PA Birth Records 1876-1905


This database indexes almost 49,000 births registered in the City of Reading. In 1906, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania took over the recording of all birth and death records in the state. Please note because in many instances first names were not recorded, last name only searches are most likely to produce results. When requesting records from the Berks County Register of Wills Office, please give the name, file number, and year.

This database is a part of the more than 750,000 records held by the Berks County, Pennsylvania Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans' Court whose office is located in the Berks County Services Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. The indexes were compiled by the staff of these offices and volunteers over a period of eight (8) years. The records were typed either from the indexes themselves or, for those records not indexed, from the actual documents.

In 1752 Berks County was formed as the seventh Pennsylvania County, from portions of Philadelphia, Lancaster and Chester Counties. At that time, Berks County included parts of the present counties of Schuylkill, Northumberland, Columbia, Montour, Union, Centre and Lycoming. As more settlers populated the frontier, additional counties were formed and Berks was limited to its present boundaries. For this reason, researchers from Berks and neighboring counties often find traces of their family heritage through Berks County's historical records.

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To obtain copies of the original records indexed in these records, e-mail your request to "" with a list of the records which interest you. You will receive back a listing indicating how much each record will cost. Next, mail a check or money order to the address listed below. In your correspondence, indicate the records you would like to obtain, list your email address, and indicate that you found the records on Copies will be forwarded as soon as possible upon receipt of your payment. Your check is not cashed until your order is processed.

Register of Wills

Berks County Courthouse

633 Court Street

2nd Floor

Reading PA, 19601-3581

More information about researching in Berks County is available at

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 •  Reading, Pennsylvania Marriages, 1876-84  City of Reading, PA Marriage Records 1876-1884
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 •  California Birth Index, 1905-10  Birth index for the state of California for the years 1905 through 1910.
 •  Berks County, Pennsylvania Births, 1876-1906  Berks County PA Birth Records 1876-1906
 •  Colusa, California Newspaper Records, 1876-84  Newspaper index of births, marriages, and deaths from the Weekly Colusa Sun, 1876-1884

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