Blake Stough has written an article in the Preserving York blog about "An Act amending the act of June 29, 1953 (P.L.304, No.66), known as the Vital Statistics Law of 1953, further providing for disclosure of records." In layman's terms, SB-361 will make birth certificates issued by Pennsylvania open records after 105 years, while death certificates issued in Pennsylvania would become open records after 50 years. This would open the door for these records to be available online to genealogists researching their Pennsylvania ancestry.
Blake's article provides an introduction and then also provides links to other web sites for the details. You can find the article at http://goo.gl/8cYeQ
You might also like to read other articles in the Preserving York blog as it focuses on historical items of York County, Pennsylvania.
My thanks to Robert Givens for telling me about this article.
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