Dauphin County Birth Records

Search for Dauphin County PA birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Dauphin County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Dauphin County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. A Pennsylvania birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for a PA driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Dauphin County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Dauphin County Clerk Harrisburg PA 101 Market Street 17101 717-780-6530


Dauphin County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Dauphin County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth records.

Harrisburg Central Records Archive Harrisburg PA 123 Walnut Street 17101 717-255-3192

Hershey Community Archive Hershey PA 30 East Granada Avenue 17033 717-533-1777

Pennsylvania State Archive Harrisburg PA 350 North Street 17120 717-783-3281


The Dauphin County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Dauphin County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Dauphin County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for a Pennsylvania State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Dauphin County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

Harrisburg Health Department Harrisburg PA 625 Forster Street 17120 717-787-6436

Pennsylvania Health Department Harrisburg PA 1000 Market Street 17101 570-327-3400

Pennsylvania Health Department Harrisburg PA 933 Health and Welfare Bld 17120 717-787-3350


Dauphin County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Dauphin County Pennsylvania, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Dauphin County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in Pennsylvania, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

PINNACLEHEALTH Harrisburg PA 409 South 2nd Street 17104 717-231-8900

Penn State Milton S Hershey: Neely Kimberly A MD Hershey PA 500 University Drive 17033 717-531-8521

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Hershey PA 500 University Drive 17033 800-243-1455

Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI) Harrisburg PA 2501 North 3rd Street 17110 717-782-6420

SCCI Hospital Harrisburg PA 2601 North 3rd Street 17110 717-213-9944