Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection covers records that date from 1870 to 1905.  
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This collection consists of death registrations for the city of Pittsburgh from the Allegheny County Courthouse. The records are arranged in numbered bound volumes and are chronological by month and year.  
  
== Record Description ==
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The city of Pittsburgh began registering deaths in 1870. The records were house at the Allegheny county courthouse until 2008 when they were transferred to the state department of vital records. The state of Pennsylvania took over recording deaths in 1902.&nbsp;
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This collection covers records that date from 1870 to 1905.&nbsp;
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Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. Death records were used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.
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The information in this index is very reliable. However, keep in mind that it still may contain alternate spellings or misinterpretations.
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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[[Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
This collection consists of death registrations for the city of Pittsburgh from the Allegheny County Courthouse. The records are arranged in numbered bound volumes and are chronological; month and year.
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== Record Content  ==
  
=== Record Content  ===
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Helpful genealogical facts included in the index are:  
 
Helpful genealogical facts included in the index are:  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
*Age at death
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*Race, gender and age of deceased
*Date of death  
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*Marital status and occupation
*Certificate number
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*Date and place of death  
*Estimated birth year
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*Cause of death
*Name of father
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*Names of parents if a minor
*Name of mother
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*Birthplace of deceased
*Name of spouse
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*Residence and length of residence
*Place of death
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*Previous residence
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*Date and place of interment
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*Name and address of attending physician
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*Date of Certificate and number
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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Use the index to find the death certificates of individuals residing in Pittsburgh at the time of their death. When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:  
 
Use the index to find the death certificates of individuals residing in Pittsburgh at the time of their death. When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:  
  
*The name of the person at the time of death.
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*The name of the person at the time of death  
*The approximate death date.
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*The approximate death date
  
 
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the death records. Compare the information in the death record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
 
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the death records. Compare the information in the death record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
  
When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:  
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When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
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For example:  
  
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.  
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth and parent’s names to find the family in census records.  
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth and parents’ names to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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Keep in mind there is some variation in the information given from one record to another record.  
 
Keep in mind there is some variation in the information given from one record to another record.  
  
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
== Record History  ==
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The city of Pittsburgh began registering deaths in 1870. The records were house at the Allegheny county courthouse until 2008 when they were transferred to the state department of vital records. The state of Pennsylvania took over recording deaths in 1902.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
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Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. Death records were used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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The information in this index is very reliable. However, keep in mind that it still may contain alternate spellings or misinterpretations.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
Allegheny County website: [http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/wo/cert.aspx http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/wo/cert.aspx]<br>A guide to online Pennsylvania death records and obituaries: [http://www.deathindexes.com/pennsylvania/index.html http://www.deathindexes.com/pennsylvania/index.html]  
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*[http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/wo/cert.aspx Allegheny County]  
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/pennsylvania/index.html Online Pennsylvania Death Records and Obituaries]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Pennsylvania Pennsylvania]  
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*[[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]]
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*[[Pennsylvania Vital Records|Pennsylvania Vital Records]]
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*[[Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]]
  
[[Pennsylvania Vital Records|Pennsylvania Vital Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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“Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/); the Allegheny Courthouse, Pittsburgh. FHL microfilm, 69 reels, Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.
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=== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ===
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]  
 
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=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ===
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
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"Pennsylvanina, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905" &nbsp;database and digital images, ''FamilySearch,'' (https://.familySearch.org: accessed 9 September 2011). John Quincy, &nbsp;27 February 1882; citing City Records, FHL microfilm 505831; Allegheny Courthouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

Revision as of 18:08, 12 December 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection consists of death registrations for the city of Pittsburgh from the Allegheny County Courthouse. The records are arranged in numbered bound volumes and are chronological by month and year.

The city of Pittsburgh began registering deaths in 1870. The records were house at the Allegheny county courthouse until 2008 when they were transferred to the state department of vital records. The state of Pennsylvania took over recording deaths in 1902. 

This collection covers records that date from 1870 to 1905. 

Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. Death records were used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.

The information in this index is very reliable. However, keep in mind that it still may contain alternate spellings or misinterpretations.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Clerk of the Orphans' Court. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City deaths. Allegheny County Courthouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Helpful genealogical facts included in the index are:

  • Name of deceased
  • Race, gender and age of deceased
  • Marital status and occupation
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Names of parents if a minor
  • Birthplace of deceased
  • Residence and length of residence
  • Previous residence
  • Date and place of interment
  • Name and address of attending physician
  • Date of Certificate and number

How to Use the Record

Use the index to find the death certificates of individuals residing in Pittsburgh at the time of their death. When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of the person at the time of death
  • The approximate death date

Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the death records. Compare the information in the death record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

For example:

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth and parents’ names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Search for any alternate names your ancestor might have used, such as a nickname or alias.
  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search for names of their parents, if known.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Keep in mind there is some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records).


Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Pennsylvanina, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905"  database and digital images, FamilySearch, (https://.familySearch.org: accessed 9 September 2011). John Quincy,  27 February 1882; citing City Records, FHL microfilm 505831; Allegheny Courthouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.