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Dear Ms. Summers,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
The Federal Government does not ordinarily create or maintain birth, death, marriage or divorce records. Such records are made and kept by State and local governments rather than the National Archives.
Since he was born before Pennsylvania official kept birth records, we suggest that you check various libraries and/or historical societies for records as well as any religious organizations the family may have been part of.
If Charles M. James married Sarah Colleran, there is a death certificate on ancestry.com that indicates his parent’s names. There are a number of additional records related to a Charles M. James. These same records may be available on familysearch.org.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
[Information provided by Elizabeth Burnes, Subject Matter Expert]