www.GREENLAWNCEMETERY.INFO

 For your Information

 Green Lawn Cemetery is now a defunct business.

There is no office or maintenance building.

Telephone number was disconnect some time ago.

Learning information on burial and other records has been unsuccessful.

 This was, from all indications, a small family business, run by two brothers.

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Periodically there are still burials at Greenlawn. In fact there was

 a burial on Saturday, November 21, 2015.

 We will continue to search for information about Green Lawn Cemetery

 and report our findings of any information we learn on this website.

  Cemetery Records

In most of the United States, by law, cemeteries are required to keep records regarding burial or cremations of individuals. Cemetery records will usually contain the name of the deceased, the date of passing and location of burial within the cemetery itself. Cemetery records are also required by the cemeteries themselves, as they need a means to make sure they are not using the same burial plots to bury multiple individuals. Therefore, it is not unlikely that the cemetery records hold an exact index of the grave and in some cases, a map may also be available. In some cases, the cemetery records may hold additional information such as maintenance requirements at the request of the family, landscaping and so forth. It is also not unlikely to have information on the burial itself, the making of the headstone and specific text that was requested for it. The text itself is valuable as it often indicates existence of relatives or information on the deceased itself.

 Source: www.recordsbase.com  

I HAVE REPEATEDLY BEEN ASKED IF A COMPLETE LIST EXIST OF THOSE INTERNED

HERE AT GREEN  LAWN CEMETERY.  BASED ON THE INFORMATION POSTED ABOVE,

AND ON THE OPENING HOME PAGEI MUST SAY YES!

THERE ARE A FEW SITES ON THE WEB  WHERE A FEW NAMES

ARE LISTED, BUT I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE  TO FIND A COMPLETE LIST!

State birth and death certificates

Good news in reference to getting better access to older Pennsylvania state birth and death certificates.

 On November 15th, 2011 Vital Records Bill SB-361 was unanimously passed by the House Health Committee. It is now in the House Appropriations Committee. We don't know if and when it will come up for a vote that is decided by Majority Chairman William Adolph. We would like the bill to be voted on this year before they are tied up with next year's budget fight in January. Everyone should encourage the chairman and the other members of the committee to pass SB-361 as quickly as possible. In addition to any of the committee members you are willing to contact please contact your own state representative about supporting SB-361 if even if they are not on this committee. The whole situation is discussed in detail in the December 5th, 2011 article under The Latest Newssection of our website: http://users.rcn.com/timarg/PaHR-Access.htm (includes a sample letter for this bill to this committee).

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Original notice:

As a reminder Vital Records Bill SB-361 is simple in that it just makes death certificates over 50 years old and birth certificates over 105 years old in Pennsylvania open records. It also requires the records be handed over to the Pennsylvania State Archives. This will cost the Commonwealth nothing to implement. Once the bill becomes law it would be then possible to have the records online. Without this change in the law the records will remain very restricted forever. 

We need everyone to encourage SB-361 be passed by the committee as soon as possible. Visits, phone calls, letters are the most effective, but even a one paragraph email sent to at least one state representative is better than nothing. Hearing from organizations especially within their districts, constituents and others (including out of state residents) could prove decisive in getting SB-361 passed by the Appropriations Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives hopefully this month yet.  

Thank you for your help.

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THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FROM THE STATE WEBSITE.

PA Death Certificates 

 

The Division of Vital Records maintains records of deaths that occurred from 1906 to the present. Certified copies of death certificates (with a raised seal) are issued and acceptable for various uses, such as:


  • Settle Estate
  • Insurance
  • Pension/Retirement
  • Property Transfer
  • Social Security
  • Stocks/Bonds

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW: Death certificates maintained by the Division of Vital Records are not public certificates and, therefore, cannot be released under the provisions of Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know-Law. To determine if you are eligible to apply for a certified copy, please review the following:


Who May Request a Death Certificate?


Only certain people can request a death certificate. You must be:


  • Legal representative of decedent's estate
  • Immediate family member
  • Extended family member who indicates a direct relationship to the decedent
  • Power of Attorney  (Please note that a Power of Attorney document is no longer valid upon the death of the individual)

Cost


There is a $9 fee for each certified copy. Check or money order should be made payable to Vital Records.  This fee may be waived for individuals who served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces or their dependents. The Armed Forces fee waiver does not apply to genealogical requests.   

How to Get a Death Certificate

There are 3 ways to obtain a certified copy of a death certificate. Be sure to complete all required information on the application form provided within each link:


  1. Order online
  2. Request by mail
  3. In person at a public office (see 6 locations below):

What if the Year of Death is Unknown?

 

An applicant may request a multi-year death search .

 

 

On December 15, 2011, Governor Tom Corbett approved Senate Bill 361.

Effective February 13, 2012, you may now access Pennsylvania birth and death indices to search for birth records for 1906 and death records from 1906 through 1961. The original birth and death records for these years are located at the Pennsylvania State Archives.  Information on searching the indices is available on the Public Records page.

Contact Us

Contact:

Division of Vital Records

Address:

P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103

Phone:

(724) 656-3100

Email:

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