Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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A note about the 'PGH' abbreviation commonly seen used to mean 'Pittsburgh'. This is found in both historical and modern records for Pittsburgh, and is also recognized by the Supreme Court of the state of Pennsylvania. This page is a lookup site for city abbreviations and may contain a note about this: [http://www.city-data.com/forum/general-u-s/255793-does-your-city-have-abbreviation-4.html http://www.city-data.com/forum/general-u-s/255793-does-your-city-have-abbreviation-4.html]  
 
A note about the 'PGH' abbreviation commonly seen used to mean 'Pittsburgh'. This is found in both historical and modern records for Pittsburgh, and is also recognized by the Supreme Court of the state of Pennsylvania. This page is a lookup site for city abbreviations and may contain a note about this: [http://www.city-data.com/forum/general-u-s/255793-does-your-city-have-abbreviation-4.html http://www.city-data.com/forum/general-u-s/255793-does-your-city-have-abbreviation-4.html]  
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collections is found at:'''
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==== Neighborhoods ====
  
[[Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== History   ==
  
==== Neighborhoods  ====
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Timeline for Pittsburgh and other resources at "Historic Pittsburgh" website [http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/ http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/] 
  
== History  ==
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Timeline for Pittsburgh and other resources at "Historic Pittsburgh" website [http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/ http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/]&nbsp;
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== Resources  ==
  
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==== Archives  ====
  
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Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library:
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://digital.library.pitt.edu/p/pitttext/ Historic Pittsburgh General Text Collection]
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Death Records
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From 1870-1905, Pittsburgh City death records are available at FamilySearch. The following wiki article describes the database:
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Pennsylvania,_Pittsburgh_City_Deaths_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths]
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The Pennsylvania Department of Health is publishing online death indices for a limited number of years. This includes indices for the city of Pittsburgh. Beginning with the 1906 index, successive indices are released up to 50 years prior to the current date. For example, in 2013 the 1962 death index was released. Each year, one more index will be released. The death indices are organized by year and then by initial letter of the surname. They can be accessed [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1085804&mode=2 here]. The instructions for using the indices can be found [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 here].
  
 
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*[http://digital.library.pitt.edu/census/census_name.html U.S. Census Schedules] - University of Pittsburgh, for years 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
 
*[http://digital.library.pitt.edu/census/census_name.html U.S. Census Schedules] - University of Pittsburgh, for years 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
  
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==== Directories  ====
  
==== Directories ====
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Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library:  
 
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Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library:
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*[http://digital.library.pitt.edu/p/pitttextdir/ 125 Historic Pittsburgh City Directories: 1815-1945]
 
*[http://digital.library.pitt.edu/p/pitttextdir/ 125 Historic Pittsburgh City Directories: 1815-1945]
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library the [http://images.library.pitt.edu/maps/ '''following maps'''] are availalbe fo online use:  
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Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library the [http://images.library.pitt.edu/maps/ '''following maps'''] are available for online use:  
  
 
*City of Pittsburgh Geodetic and Topographic Survey Maps: 1923-1961  
 
*City of Pittsburgh Geodetic and Topographic Survey Maps: 1923-1961  
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*Warrentee Atlas of Allegheny Co., PA: 1914
 
*Warrentee Atlas of Allegheny Co., PA: 1914
  
==== '''Newspapers'''  ====
 
  
Pittsburg Dispatch (1889-1892) on [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024546/ Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers]  
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The Pittsburgh Mapping and Historic Site Viewer, found [http://peoplemaps.esri.com/pittviewer/ here], is a unique mapping system that overlays Pittsburgh maps from 1835 through 1939. The map data was obtained from the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library. Using this viewer, the user can search for a landmark or address and view that location over time by moving a slider.
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==== Newspapers ====
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:*'''1795-1962''' - ''The Pittsburgh Gazette'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=NKlx0PmyA3cC Google News] - free.
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:*'''1844-1847''' - ''Pittsburgh Daily Gazette and Advertiser'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=SEKBqlyTJecC Google News] - free.
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:*'''1847-1850, 1871-1872''' - ''The Pittsburgh Daily Gazette'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=vkz5F8TaVKkC Google News] - free.
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:*'''1859-1889''' - ''The Pittsburgh Commercial'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=f14mYpCygl4C Google News] - free.
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:*'''1859-1900''' - ''Pittsburger Volksblatt'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=n2EMxG_msskC Google News] - free.
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:*'''1863-1864''' - ''The Pittsburgh Daily Commercial'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=nazVBdFzvK0C Google News] - free.
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:*'''1877-1901''' - ''Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=eJD0kABLposC Google News] - free.
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:*'''1888-1992''' - ''The Pittsburgh Press'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=djft3U1LymYC Google News] - free.
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:*'''1889-1892''' - ''Pittsburg Dispatch'' (1889-1892) at [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024546/ Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers]
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:*'''1916-2007''' - ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=gL9scSG3K_gC Google News] - free.
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:*'''1960''' - ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Sun-Telegraph'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=DPnopAH2kssC Google News] - free.
  
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Contents

City Hall

A note about the 'PGH' abbreviation commonly seen used to mean 'Pittsburgh'. This is found in both historical and modern records for Pittsburgh, and is also recognized by the Supreme Court of the state of Pennsylvania. This page is a lookup site for city abbreviations and may contain a note about this: http://www.city-data.com/forum/general-u-s/255793-does-your-city-have-abbreviation-4.html

Neighborhoods

History 

Timeline for Pittsburgh and other resources at "Historic Pittsburgh" website http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/ 


Resources

Archives

Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library:


Death Records

From 1870-1905, Pittsburgh City death records are available at FamilySearch. The following wiki article describes the database:

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is publishing online death indices for a limited number of years. This includes indices for the city of Pittsburgh. Beginning with the 1906 index, successive indices are released up to 50 years prior to the current date. For example, in 2013 the 1962 death index was released. Each year, one more index will be released. The death indices are organized by year and then by initial letter of the surname. They can be accessed here. The instructions for using the indices can be found here.

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census


Directories

Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library:

History

Local Websites

DonsList City Directories with images. Search here for Directories, Cemeteries, Censuses and more.

Maps

Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library the following maps are available for online use:

  • City of Pittsburgh Geodetic and Topographic Survey Maps: 1923-1961
  • Darlington Digital Library Maps
  • Flood Commission of Pittsburgh, PA 1912
  • G.M. Hopkins Co. Maps: 1872-1940
  • Warrentee Atlas of Allegheny Co., PA: 1914


The Pittsburgh Mapping and Historic Site Viewer, found here, is a unique mapping system that overlays Pittsburgh maps from 1835 through 1939. The map data was obtained from the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library. Using this viewer, the user can search for a landmark or address and view that location over time by moving a slider.

Newspapers

  • 1795-1962 - The Pittsburgh Gazette at Google News - free.
  • 1844-1847 - Pittsburgh Daily Gazette and Advertiser at Google News - free.
  • 1847-1850, 1871-1872 - The Pittsburgh Daily Gazette at Google News - free.
  • 1859-1889 - The Pittsburgh Commercial at Google News - free.
  • 1859-1900 - Pittsburger Volksblatt at Google News - free.
  • 1863-1864 - The Pittsburgh Daily Commercial at Google News - free.
  • 1877-1901 - Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette at Google News - free.
  • 1888-1992 - The Pittsburgh Press at Google News - free.
  • 1916-2007 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at Google News - free.
  • 1960 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Sun-Telegraph at Google News - free.