How can I see an original Pennsylvania birth certificate from the 1920s?
June 13, 2014 9:16 PM Subscribe
My grandfather was born in Pennsylvania to Italian parents during the 1920s in Lackawanna County / Scranton. I was able to obtain a new birth certificate from the PA Dept of Vital Records, but the last name was misspelled. When I called about this, they could only tell me that the mis-spelling "was what it said on the birth certificate". How do I go about seeing the original to get the mistake corrected?
posted by NYC-BB to Law & Government (5 answers total)
Although my family name contains a double "g", the certificate has a double "c" in their place. The way my family pronounces the name explains the error, but I'd really like to have it corrected.
I've managed to track down my great grandfather's immigration record & marriage license, my grandfather's marriage license, and my father's birth and marriage license (all from Pennsylvania). Every one of these documents spells the name correctly.