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''[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Allegheny County''' <br><br>
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'''Allegheny County, Pennsylvania''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
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Guide to '''Allegheny County, Pennsylvania''' ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page in courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
  
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== Historical Facts  ==
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== Allegheny County Pennsylvania Historical Facts  ==
  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Washington County, Pennsylvania|Washington]] and [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]] Counties 24 September 1788.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Washington County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Washington]] and [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Westmoreland]] Counties 24 September 1788.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
*'''County Seat:''' Pittsburgh<br>
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Pennsylvania (accessed 17 July 2012).</ref>[[Butler County, Pennsylvania|Butler]] (north){{•}}[[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]] (east){{•}}[[Beaver County, Pennsylvania|Beaver]] (northwest){{•}}[[Washington County, Pennsylvania|Washington]] (southwest) {{•}}and [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]] (northeast)
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''County Seat:''' Pittsburgh
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'''Neighboring Counties'''
  
*Allegheny County was disputed between Virginia and Pennsylvania until the [http://www.udel.edu/johnmack/mason_dixon/ Mason-Dixon Line] was finalized in 1780.
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*[[Butler County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Butler]]  
*'''1750:''' Southern half of Allegheny County was included in [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|Cumberland]] County when Cumberland was created in 1750; northern half of Allegheny County was not included in any county until 1785.
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*[[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Westmoreland]]  
*'''1771:''' Southern half of Allegheny County was included in [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]] County when Bedford County was created out of [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|Cumberland]] County in 1771.
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*[[Beaver County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Beaver]]  
*'''1773:''' Southern half of Allegheny County was included in [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]] County when Westmoreland was created out of [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]] county in 1773.
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*[[Washington County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Washington]]
*'''1783:''' Northern half of Allegheny became part of [[Pennsylvania Land and Property|Depreciation Lands]]; part of the southern half of Allegheny County became part of Washington County when [[Washington County, Pennsylvania|Washington]] County was created in 1781, while the rest remained part of [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]] County.
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*[[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Armstrong]]
*'''1785''': Northern half of Allegheny was annexed to [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]] County.<br>
 
*'''12 March 1800:''' Allegheny Co. boundaries were finalized as it appears today after the parts were set to form [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]], [[Beaver County, Pennsylvania|Beaver]], [[Butler County, Pennsylvania|Butler]], [[Crawford County, Pennsylvania|Crawford]], [[Erie County, Pennsylvania|Erie]], [[Mercer County, Pennsylvania|Mercer]], [[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]] and [[Warren County, Pennsylvania|Warren]] counties.&nbsp;<br>
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Description ===  
  
==== Bible Records ====
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It is named a Native American name, being named after the Allegheny River. It's county seat is Pittsburgh. It was organized September 24, 1788.  It is located in the west section of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegheny_County,_Pennsylvania accessed 2/1/2017</ref>
  
==== Biographies ====
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
:*''Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Personal and Genealogical.'' Vol. 1. Madison, Wis.: Northwestern Historical Association, 1904. Digital version at {{FSbook|937780}} - free.
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*Allegheny County was disputed between Virginia and Pennsylvania until the [http://www.udel.edu/johnmack/mason_dixon/ Mason-Dixon Line] was finalized in 1780.
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*'''1750:''' Southern half of Allegheny County was included in [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Cumberland]] County when Cumberland was created in 1750; northern half of Allegheny County was not included in any county until 1785.
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*'''1771:''' Southern half of Allegheny County was included in [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Bedford]] County when Bedford County was created out of [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Cumberland]] County in 1771.  
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*'''1773:''' Southern half of Allegheny County was included in [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Westmoreland]] County when Westmoreland was created out of [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Bedford]] county in 1773.  
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*'''1783:''' Northern half of Allegheny became part of [[Pennsylvania Land and Property|Depreciation Lands]]; part of the southern half of Allegheny County became part of Washington County when [[Washington County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Washington]] County was created in 1781, while the rest remained part of [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Westmoreland]] County.  
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*'''1785''': Northern half of Allegheny was annexed to [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Northumberland]] County.<br>
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*'''12 March 1800:''' Allegheny Co. boundaries were finalized as it appears today after the parts were set to form [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Armstrong]], [[Beaver County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Beaver]], [[Butler County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Butler]], [[Crawford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Crawford]], [[Erie County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Erie]], [[Mercer County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Mercer]], [[Venango County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Venango]] and [[Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Warren]] counties. <br>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Pennsylvania county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ "Rotating Formation Pennsylvania County Boundary Maps"] (1673-1878) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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==== Records Loss  ====
  
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=40&GScnty=2242&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
  
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== Allegheny County Pennsylvania Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biographies  ====
[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Pennsylvania+Allegheny+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
 
  
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*''Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Personal and Genealogical.'' Vol. 1. Madison, Wis.: Northwestern Historical Association, 1904. Digital version at {{FSbook|937780}} - free.
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/pennsylvania-counties/allegheny-county-pennsylvania-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania] (1889) published by A. Warner &amp; Co. are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
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[http://allegheny.pa-roots.com/index.php/allegheny-county/58-allegheny-county-cemeteries PA-Roots]  
 
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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[http://pennsylvania-genealogy.net/Allegheny-County-Cemetery-Records.cfm Pennsylvania Genealogy]
 
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
[http://www.pennsylvaniagravestones.org/search.php?cid=2&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Pennsylvania Gravestones]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=40&GScnty=2242&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://pennsylvania.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,42003.cfm PA Cemeteries]  
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Pennsylvania+Allegheny+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Pennsylvania&county=Allegheny&cemetery_name=a#/ BillionGraves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/cemet2.htm PAGenWeb Archives]
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/pennsylvania/allegheny_county.htm Access Genealogy]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/allegheny-pa-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/tsphotos.htm Tombstone Photos]
[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Pennsylvania/Allegheny/Default.aspx Ancestry($)]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.pennsylvaniagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=2 PAGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?84 PA-Roots]
[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njm1/tombs.htm Rootsweb]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=13489&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=162&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/ BillionGraves]
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/cemet2.htm USGW-transcripts]<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/tsphotos.htm USGW-photos]  
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''Additional Cemetery Resources''
  
[http://www.alleghenycemetery.com/ Allegheny Cemetery]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/tsphotos.htm USGW-photos]
 
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Allegheny-County-Cemetery-Records.htm Pennsylvania Genealogy] LDS Genealogy
BillionGraves:
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*[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]
 
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*[http://www.alleghenycemetery.com/ Allegheny Cemetery]  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=84984 Laird Cemetery, Plum]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=85934 Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=85226 McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=86244 Saint Anne Cemetery, Castle Shannon]
 
 
 
 
*''Allegheny County Cemetery Records, Vol. 1.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|952590}} - free. Includes Sharon Community Church Cemetery, Round Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Montour Cemetery, Fawcett (Brick) Methodist Episcopal Church Old Cemetery, Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Concord-Carrick Cemetery, Beulah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Henderson Cemetery, Lutheran Cemetery, Springdale Cemetery, Deer Creek Cemetery, Dugan's Cemetery, and Old Covenanter Church Cemetery.
 
*''Allegheny County Cemetery Records, Vol. 1.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|952590}} - free. Includes Sharon Community Church Cemetery, Round Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Montour Cemetery, Fawcett (Brick) Methodist Episcopal Church Old Cemetery, Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Concord-Carrick Cemetery, Beulah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Henderson Cemetery, Lutheran Cemetery, Springdale Cemetery, Deer Creek Cemetery, Dugan's Cemetery, and Old Covenanter Church Cemetery.
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/church.htm Allegheny County Churches and Houses of Worship] at [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/ Allegheny County, Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/church.htm Allegheny County Churches and Houses of Worship] at [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/ Allegheny County, Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives]
  
===== County-wide Database - Multi-denominational  =====
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[[Image:Allegheny county pennsylvania churches.png|thumb|right|300px]]
  
[[Image:Allegheny county pennsylvania churches.png|thumb|right|400px|Allegheny county pennsylvania churches.png]]
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===== Multi-denominational =====
  
:*'''1708-1985''' - [http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/members-only-database Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985] at [http://hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania] – $, free to members of the society; Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 Ancestry.com] – $; 7,542,774 entries. ''This database is incomplete for all counties.''
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*'''1708 - 1985''' [http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/members-only-database Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985] at [http://hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania] – $, free to members of the society; Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 Ancestry.com] – $; ''This database is incomplete for all counties.''
  
::Contains church records of:  
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:Contains church records of:  
::*Bridgeville: Bethany Presbyterian Church  
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:*Bridgeville: Bethany Presbyterian Church  
::*Carnegie: Christ United Presbyterian Church  
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:*Carnegie: Christ United Presbyterian Church  
::*Coraopolis: Greystone United Presbyterian Church  
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:*Coraopolis: Greystone United Presbyterian Church  
::*Duquesne: First Presbyterian Church  
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:*Duquesne: First Presbyterian Church  
::*Gibsonia: Hampton United Presbyterian Church  
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:*Gibsonia: Hampton United Presbyterian Church  
::*Green Tree: Mount Pisgah United Presbyterian Church  
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:*Green Tree: Mount Pisgah United Presbyterian Church  
::*Imperial: Valley Presbyterian Church  
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:*Imperial: Valley Presbyterian Church  
::*Jefferson: Jefferson Congregation of the American Reformed Church  
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:*Jefferson: Jefferson Congregation of the American Reformed Church  
::*McKeesport: Mount Vernon Community United Presbyterian Church  
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:*McKeesport: Mount Vernon Community United Presbyterian Church  
::*Monroeville: Hillcrest United Presbyterian Church  
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:*Monroeville: Hillcrest United Presbyterian Church  
::*Mount Lebanon: Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church  
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:*Mount Lebanon: Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church  
::*Oakmont: Redeemer Lutheran Church; St. Thomas Memorial Episcopal Church  
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:*Oakmont: Redeemer Lutheran Church; St. Thomas Memorial Episcopal Church  
::*Pitcairn: Dutilh United Methodist Church; McGinnis Presbyterian Church  
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:*Pitcairn: Dutilh United Methodist Church; McGinnis Presbyterian Church  
::*Pittsburgh: Ascension Episcopal Church; Bailey Avenue United Presbyterian Church of Mt. Washington; Church of the Epiphany; Edgewood Presbyterian Church; First Hungarian Reformed Church; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of South Hills; Grace Episcopal Church; Protestant Episcopal Church; Springdale United Presbyterian Church; St. Luke's Memorial Lutheran Church; St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church; West End United Church of Christ; Zion Lutheran Church  
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:*Pittsburgh: Ascension Episcopal Church; Bailey Avenue United Presbyterian Church of Mt. Washington; Church of the Epiphany; Edgewood Presbyterian Church; First Hungarian Reformed Church; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of South Hills; Grace Episcopal Church; Protestant Episcopal Church; Springdale United Presbyterian Church; St. Luke's Memorial Lutheran Church; St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church; West End United Church of Christ; Zion Lutheran Church  
::*Ross: Hiland Presbyterian Church  
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:*Ross: Hiland Presbyterian Church  
::*Shaler Township: St. Luke's Lutheran Church  
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:*Shaler Township: St. Luke's Lutheran Church  
::*Sharpsburg: Church of the Epiphany; First Evangelical Lutheran Church; Trinity Episcopal Church  
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:*Sharpsburg: Church of the Epiphany; First Evangelical Lutheran Church; Trinity Episcopal Church  
::*Turtle Creek: First United Presbyterian Church
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:*Turtle Creek: First United Presbyterian Church
  
 
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===== Episcopalian  =====
 
===== Episcopalian  =====
  
[[Image:Pittsburgholdroundchurch.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Pittsburgholdroundchurch.jpg]]  
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:*Page, Oliver Ormsby. "Sketch of the 'Old Round Church,' 1805-1825, the Original Edifice of Trinity Church, Pittsburgh," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 19 (1895):351-358. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].
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*Page, Oliver Ormsby. "Sketch of the 'Old Round Church,' 1805-1825, the Original Edifice of Trinity Church, Pittsburgh," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 19 (1895):351-358. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].
  
 
===== German  =====
 
===== German  =====
  
[https://sites.google.com/site/pagermanchc/library/collections/church-and-cemetery-records Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center] at Kutztown University  
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/pagermanchc/library/collections/church-and-cemetery-records Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center] at Kutztown University  
  
 
===== Jewish  =====
 
===== Jewish  =====
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*The [http://library.allegheny.edu/home Smeltzer Bell Research Center] at Allegheny College
 
*The [http://library.allegheny.edu/home Smeltzer Bell Research Center] at Allegheny College
  
:*'''1888''' - ''Manual and Directory of Smithfield Street M.E. Church for 1888: Containing Full Account of the Centennial Celebration of Pittsburgh Methodism, Held in the Smithfield St. M.E. Church, Sept. 16-23.'' Pittsburgh, Pa.: East Ender Print, 1888. Digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22871 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1888''' ''Manual and Directory of Smithfield Street M.E. Church for 1888: Containing Full Account of the Centennial Celebration of Pittsburgh Methodism, Held in the Smithfield St. M.E. Church, Sept. 16-23.'' Pittsburgh, Pa.: East Ender Print, 1888. Digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22871 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
===== Presbyterian  =====
 
===== Presbyterian  =====
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*[http://www.pghpresbytery.org/ Pittsburgh Presbytery]
 
*[http://www.pghpresbytery.org/ Pittsburgh Presbytery]
  
Learn&nbsp;if the records of the individual parish or Church your ancestors attended are available.  
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Learn if the records of the individual parish or Church your ancestors attended are available.  
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'''Bellefield Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh'''
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*'''1868 - 1886'''  Bellefield Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Marriage Index 1868-1886 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M726981}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/6d/Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf]].</ref>
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'''Central Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh'''
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*'''1859 - 1882'''  Central Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Baptism Index 1859-1882 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C510711}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/6d/Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf]].</ref>
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'''First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh'''
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*'''1809 - 1819'''  First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Baptism Index 1809-1819 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C726951}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/6d/Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1857 - 1900'''  First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Marriage Index 1857-1900 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M726951}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/6d/Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf]].</ref>
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'''Presbyterian Church, Sharpsburg'''
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*'''1856 - 1901'''  Presbyterian Church, Sharpsburg, Marriage Index 1856-1901 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M727591}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/6d/Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf]].</ref>
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'''Third Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh'''
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*'''1833 - 1933'''  Third Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Baptism Index 1833-1933 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C726961}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/6d/Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf]].</ref>
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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===== Court of Common Pleas  =====
 
===== Court of Common Pleas  =====
  
The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters. The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. {{PAGENAME}} County has its own judicial district. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.<ref>The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ accessed 10 July 2012.</ref>  
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The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters. The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. Allegheny County has its own judicial district.<ref>The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ accessed 10 July 2012.</ref>  
  
 
====== Criminal Division( formerly the Clerk of the Courts)  ======
 
====== Criminal Division( formerly the Clerk of the Courts)  ======
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{{PA court2}}  
 
{{PA court2}}  
  
Clerk's Office<br>U.S. Post Office &amp; Federal Court Bldg.<br>7th. Avenue &amp; Grant Street,<br>Room 829<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15219<br>  
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Clerk's Office<br>U.S. Post Office &amp; Federal Court Bldg.<br>7th Avenue Grant Street<br>Room 829<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15219<br>  
  
 
====== Prothonotary  ======
 
====== Prothonotary  ======
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This court is now under the Department of Court Records since it was combined in 2008 with the Clerk of Courts and Register of Wills.<br>  
 
This court is now under the Department of Court Records since it was combined in 2008 with the Clerk of Courts and Register of Wills.<br>  
  
[http://www.alleghenycounty.us/Civil/index.aspx Allegheny County Court Records Director] <br>(In 1908 the office of Prothonotary in Allegheny County was combined into the Court Records Director)
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[http://www.alleghenycounty.us/Civil/index.aspx Allegheny County Court Records Director]<br>City-County Building<br>414 Grant Street – First Floor<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2469<br>Phone: (412) 350-4200<br>Email to: civil@alleghenycounty.us<br>(In 1908 the office of Prothonotary in Allegheny County was combined with the Court Records Director)
 
 
Kate Barkman, Director<br>Eric Feder, Deputy Director<br>City-County Building<br>414 Grant Street – First Floor<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2469<br>Phone: (412) 350-4200<br>Email to: civil@alleghenycounty.us<br>  
 
  
 
===== Orphan's Court (see Vital Records )  =====
 
===== Orphan's Court (see Vital Records )  =====
  
[http://www.alleghenycounty.us/wo/index.aspx Department of Court Records<br>Wills/Orphans' Court Division]  
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[http://www.alleghenycounty.us/wo/index.aspx Department of Court Records<br>Wills/Orphans' Court Division]<br>City-County Building<br>414 Grant Street, First Floor<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15219<br>Phone: (412) 350-4180<br>  
 
 
Kate Barkman, Director<br>Eric Feder, Deputy Director<br>City-County Building<br>414 Grant Street First Floor<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15219<br>Phone: (412) 350-4180<br>  
 
  
<br>On January 7, 2008, the Department of Court Records combined the offices of the Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts and Register of Wills. County Executive Onorato appointed Kate Barkman as Court Records Director. <br>In June, 2006, the microfiche for the following Birth and Death Registers* were transferred from the Allegheny County Offices to the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: <br>  
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<br>On January 7, 2008, the Department of Court Records combined the offices of the Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts and Register of Wills. In June, 2006, the microfiche for the following Birth and Death Registers* were transferred from the Allegheny County Offices to the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: <br>  
  
 
Genealogy Department<br>Pennsylvania Room<br>4400 Forbes Avenue<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15213<br><br> '''Birth Registers'''<br>City of Pittsburgh (1870-1905)<br>Allegheny City (1885-October, 1907)<br>Allegheny County (1893-1905)<br>McKeesport (1892-1905)<br>Sewickley (1896-1905)<br>Wilkinsburg (1899-1905)<br>  
 
Genealogy Department<br>Pennsylvania Room<br>4400 Forbes Avenue<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15213<br><br> '''Birth Registers'''<br>City of Pittsburgh (1870-1905)<br>Allegheny City (1885-October, 1907)<br>Allegheny County (1893-1905)<br>McKeesport (1892-1905)<br>Sewickley (1896-1905)<br>Wilkinsburg (1899-1905)<br>  
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'''County Death Registers'''<br>City of Pittsburgh (1870-1905); [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1810412 Online Index for City of Pittsburgh Only] <br>Allegheny City (1875-May, 1907)<br>Allegheny County (1893-1905)<br>McKeesport (1887-1905)<br>Sewickley (1894-1905)<br>  
 
'''County Death Registers'''<br>City of Pittsburgh (1870-1905); [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1810412 Online Index for City of Pittsburgh Only] <br>Allegheny City (1875-May, 1907)<br>Allegheny County (1893-1905)<br>McKeesport (1887-1905)<br>Sewickley (1894-1905)<br>  
  
*Registers are written entries, not certificates. Birth &amp; Death Certificates are state-issued and are not available for dates prior to 1906.  
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*Registers are written entries, not certificates. Birth &amp; Death Certificates are state-issued and are not available for dates prior to 1906.  
  
 
After 1906 birth and death certificates are available from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records in New Castle, PA.  
 
After 1906 birth and death certificates are available from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records in New Castle, PA.  
  
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{{PA court6|Allegheny|429112}}  
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
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Fold3 ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_460/city_directories_pittsburgh Pittsburgh City Directories] 1861-1923 (3 yrs. missing) available online.  
 
Fold3 ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_460/city_directories_pittsburgh Pittsburgh City Directories] 1861-1923 (3 yrs. missing) available online.  
  
[http://digital.library.pitt.edu/p/pitttextall/ "Historic Pittsburgh - Full Text Collection"]&nbsp;has Pittsburgh City and Allegheny City Directories (and outlying areas) from 1815 through 1930. Directories were not issued annually until the mid-1850s. Homestead Directories may be found on the same site.  
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[http://digital.library.pitt.edu/p/pitttextall/ "Historic Pittsburgh - Full Text Collection"] has Pittsburgh City and Allegheny City Directories (and outlying areas) from 1815 through 1930. Directories were not issued annually until the mid-1850s. Homestead Directories may be found on the same site.  
  
 
[http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/DirM.htm Don's List] contains 1761, 1812, 1815-1816, 1826, 1837, 1839, 1841, 1844, 1852, 1854, 1857, 1864-1865, 1867, 1872, 1875, 1877-1879, 1884-1885, 1890, 1895, 1897-1903, 1905, 1907-1908, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1918, 1922, 1930, 1936, 1946, 1951, and 1962 Pittsburgh directories.  
 
[http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/DirM.htm Don's List] contains 1761, 1812, 1815-1816, 1826, 1837, 1839, 1841, 1844, 1852, 1854, 1857, 1864-1865, 1867, 1872, 1875, 1877-1879, 1884-1885, 1890, 1895, 1897-1903, 1905, 1907-1908, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1918, 1922, 1930, 1936, 1946, 1951, and 1962 Pittsburgh directories.  
  
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
 
{{PA emigration}}  
 
{{PA emigration}}  
  
 
==== Ethnic Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic Groups  ====
 
===== Germans  =====
 
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
 
*Over [http://digital.library.pitt.edu/p/pitttext/ 950 fully-searchable books] and published works covering much of western Pennsylvania have been posted online at Historic Pittsburgh, nosted by the University of Pittsburgh's [http://www.library.pitt.edu/libraries/drl/ Digital Library]
 
 
===== Published Histories  =====
 
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
Land records in Allegheny County began in 1788. These records are filed with the [http://www.alleghenycounty.us/re/index.aspx Department of Real Estate office] (formerly the Record of Deeds) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.&nbsp;If your ancestor lived in the area which became Allegheny County, they may have filed land claims with Virginia when the area was know as the [[West_Augusta_District,_Virginia|District of West Augusta]].
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Land records in Allegheny County began in 1788. These records are filed with the [http://www.alleghenycounty.us/re/index.aspx Department of Real Estate office] (formerly the Record of Deeds) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. If your ancestor lived in the area which became Allegheny County, they may have filed land claims with Virginia when the area was know as the [[West Augusta District, Virginia|District of West Augusta]].  
  
 
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts, indexes, mortgages, leases, grants, sheriff sales, land patents, and maps. Property records include liens as well as livestock brands and estray records.  
 
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts, indexes, mortgages, leases, grants, sheriff sales, land patents, and maps. Property records include liens as well as livestock brands and estray records.  
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'''Online Land Records'''  
 
'''Online Land Records'''  
  
:*'''1733-1957''' Pennsylvania State Archives, Records of the Land Office, [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r17-88warrantregisters/AlleghenySEPages/r17-88AllegSEPageInterface.htm Warrant Registers, 1733-1957], Allegheny County (South and East of the Ohio River)<br>
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*'''1733 - 1957''' Pennsylvania State Archives, Records of the Land Office, [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r17-88warrantregisters/AlleghenySEPages/r17-88AllegSEPageInterface.htm Warrant Registers, 1733-1957], Allegheny County (South and East of the Ohio River)<br>  
 
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*'''1792 – 1857 '''[https://pa_allegheny.uslandrecords.com/palr/ Allegheny County Historical Deeds 1792–1857] is a collection of documents recorded in deed books that described people who were involved in the slave trade in the early days of Allegheny County. This collection does ''not'' include all deeds recorded between 1792 and 1857.<br>
:*'''1792–1857; 1986–present''' Allegheny County offers [https://pa_allegheny.uslandrecords.com/palr/ online access] to indexes and images. Fees apply for copies.<br>
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*'''1986 – present''' Allegheny County offers [https://pa_allegheny.uslandrecords.com/palr/ online access] to indexes and images. Fees apply for copies.<br>
  
 
'''Land Records on Microfilm'''  
 
'''Land Records on Microfilm'''  
  
:*'''1788–1904''' Deeds, 1788-1901; index, 1788-1904. {{FHL|531774|item|disp=FHL film 1532925 (first of 452 films)}}
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*'''1788 – 1904''' Deeds, 1788-1901; index, 1788-1904. {{FHL|531774|item|disp=FHL film 1532925 (first of 452 films)}}
  
 
'''Maps'''  
 
'''Maps'''  
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[[Image:Paallegheny.jpg|thumb|180px|Allegheny County]]
  
:*Fishman, Joel. ''The Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.'' Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania]&nbsp;: Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, 1982. Originally published by the Pennsylvania State Land Office ca. 1914. {{FHL|138328|item|disp=FHL Large Folio 974.885 E7wa}} Digital version of the 1914 edition available at the University of Pittsburgh's [http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/i/image/image-idx?xc=1&g=allimages&xg=1&type=boolean&rgn1=ic_all&view=thumbnail&q1=Warrantee+Atlas+of+Allegheny+County&Go=Go "Historic Pittsburgh Maps Collection."]
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*Fishman, Joel. ''The Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.'' Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania]&nbsp;: Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, 1982. Originally published by the Pennsylvania State Land Office ca. 1914. {{FHL|138328|item|disp=FHL Large Folio 974.885 E7wa}} Digital version of the 1914 edition available at the University of Pittsburgh's [http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/i/image/image-idx?xc=1&g=allimages&xg=1&type=boolean&rgn1=ic_all&view=thumbnail&q1=Warrantee+Atlas+of+Allegheny+County&Go=Go "Historic Pittsburgh Maps Collection."]
  
 
Note that the "Maps" section below includes maps related to land ownership.  
 
Note that the "Maps" section below includes maps related to land ownership.  
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Additional resources can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''Allegheny County Pennsylvania Land''''' in online catalogs such as:  
 
Additional resources can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''Allegheny County Pennsylvania Land''''' in online catalogs such as:  
  
:*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Allegheny+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>  
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*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Allegheny+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>  
:*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Allegheny+county+pennsylvania+land WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].)<br>  
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Allegheny+county+pennsylvania+land WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].)<br>  
:*{{FHL|533512|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (For instructions see [[Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search|FHL Catalog Place-name Search]].)
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*{{FHL|533512|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} (For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search|FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]].)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
{{PAalleghenymap}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ Maps of Pennsylvania (1673-1878)]
<center>'''Click the image to see an enlarged version'''</center>
 
<br>
 
 
 
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/iw14u1 Pittsburgh and Allegheny City 1856] from the David Rumsey Map Collection.
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/iw14u1 Pittsburgh and Allegheny City 1856] from the David Rumsey Map Collection.
  
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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'''Regiments'''
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Service men in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania:<br>
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- [[70th Regiment, New York Infantry|70th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company E
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<br>
  
 
*Hively, Henry. "Black Civil War Soldiers, Allegheny County Pennsylvania," ''Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 17, No. 1. (Summer 1990):39. FHL Book 974.B2wg
 
*Hively, Henry. "Black Civil War Soldiers, Allegheny County Pennsylvania," ''Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 17, No. 1. (Summer 1990):39. FHL Book 974.B2wg
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Where to find Allegheny County naturalization records:  
 
Where to find Allegheny County naturalization records:  
  
:*'''1734-1906''' - Common Pleas Court #2  
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*'''1734 - 1906''' Common Pleas Court #2  
:*'''1799-1894''' - Common Pleas Court #1  
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*'''1799 - 1894''' Common Pleas Court #1  
:*'''1799-1906''' - Quarter Sessions Court  
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*'''1799 - 1906''' Quarter Sessions Court  
:*'''1906-Present''' - Index only at Clerk's Office, Pittsburgh  
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*'''1906 - Present''' - Index only at Clerk's Office, Pittsburgh  
:*'''Before 1906-Present''' - Federal Archives Records Center Archives Branch, Philadelphia<ref>"Naturalization Records," ''Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Government,'' http://www.alleghenycounty.us/wo/natural.aspx, accessed 11 September 2012.</ref>
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*'''Before 1906-Present''' Federal Archives Records Center Archives Branch, Philadelphia<ref>"Naturalization Records," ''Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Government,'' http://www.alleghenycounty.us/wo/natural.aspx, accessed 11 September 2012.</ref>
  
 
For addresses of these courts, visit [http://www.alleghenycounty.us/wo/natural.aspx Additional Sources for Research of Naturalization Records].  
 
For addresses of these courts, visit [http://www.alleghenycounty.us/wo/natural.aspx Additional Sources for Research of Naturalization Records].  
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'''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records'''  
 
'''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records'''  
  
:*'''1820-1906''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1192 Index to Declarations and Petitions in the Western District of Pennsylvania, US Circuit and District Courts] located in ''US Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995'' database on [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), National Archives publication M1208<br>
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*'''1820 - 1906''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1192 Index to Declarations and Petitions in the Western District of Pennsylvania, US Circuit and District Courts] located in ''US Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995'' database on [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), National Archives publication M1208<br>
  
:*'''1820-1930''' [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=119&title=naturalizations_pa_western%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537, incomplete for all counties<br>
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*'''1820 - 1930''' [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=119&title=naturalizations_pa_western%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537, incomplete for all counties<br>
  
:*'''1820-1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1554 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] located in ''Selected US Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974'' database on [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537<br>
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*'''1820 - 1930''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1554 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] located in ''Selected US Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974'' database on [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537<br>
  
 
'''Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm'''  
 
'''Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm'''  
  
:*'''1798–1910''' Naturalization Declarations of Intention and Petitions {{FHL|558482|item|disp=FHL Film 1430012 (first of 41 films}}  
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*'''1798 – 1910''' Naturalization Declarations of Intention and Petitions {{FHL|558482|item|disp=FHL Film 1430012 (first of 41 films}}  
:*'''1799–1906''' Naturalization Docket {{FHL|594893|item|disp=FHL Film 1463346 Items 1-3, FHL Film 1463347 Items 1–3}}  
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*'''1799 – 1906''' Naturalization Docket {{FHL|594893|item|disp=FHL Film 1463346 Items 1-3, FHL Film 1463347 Items 1–3}}  
:*'''1883–1906''' Declarations of Intentions {{FHL|594893|item|disp=FHL Film 1463347 Items 4–5 (first of 9 films)}}<br>
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*'''1883 – 1906''' Declarations of Intentions {{FHL|594893|item|disp=FHL Film 1463347 Items 4–5 (first of 9 films)}}<br>
  
 
{{PAnaturalization2|Allegheny|331702}}  
 
{{PAnaturalization2|Allegheny|331702}}  
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'''Newspapers of Allegheny County'''  
 
'''Newspapers of Allegheny County'''  
  
:*[http://www.usnpl.com/panews.php Pennsylvania Newspapers]  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/panews.php Pennsylvania Newspapers]  
:*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Pennsylvania&county=Adams&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America] US Newspaper Directory  
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Pennsylvania&county=Adams&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America] US Newspaper Directory  
:*University of Pittsburgh's [http://pitt.libguides.com/content.php?pid=164550&sid=1398721 Hillman Library] for old newspapers.
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*University of Pittsburgh's [http://pitt.libguides.com/content.php?pid=164550&sid=1398721 Hillman Library] for old newspapers.
  
 
'''Online Newspapers'''  
 
'''Online Newspapers'''  
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The following are some of the online newspapers available in Allegheny County. To learn if there are newspapers on line for a specific town or city in Pennsylvania, see [http://news.google.com/newspapers news.google.com/newspapers] and search for the town or the name of a newspaper.  
 
The following are some of the online newspapers available in Allegheny County. To learn if there are newspapers on line for a specific town or city in Pennsylvania, see [http://news.google.com/newspapers news.google.com/newspapers] and search for the town or the name of a newspaper.  
  
:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=YK4ucWkmU_UC Allegheny Times] October 2, 1988 - January 31, 2008  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=YK4ucWkmU_UC Allegheny Times] October 2, 1988 - January 31, 2008  
:*[http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmckeesport/ McKeesport Daily News] Website  
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*[http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmckeesport/ McKeesport Daily News] Website  
:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=gL9scSG3K_gC Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]is available on Google News Archive. It covers 1916 through 2007  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=gL9scSG3K_gC Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]is available on Google News Archive. It covers 1916 through 2007  
:*[http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/digital/newspapers.html Penn State Digital Newspapers]  
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*[http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/digital/newspapers.html Penn State Digital Newspapers]  
:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=n2EMxG_msskC Pittsburger Volksblatt] August 8, 1859-December 31, 1900  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=n2EMxG_msskC Pittsburger Volksblatt] August 8, 1859-December 31, 1900  
:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=f14mYpCygl4C The Pittsburgh Commercial] April 29, 1859-May 4, 1965]  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=f14mYpCygl4C The Pittsburgh Commercial] April 29, 1859-May 4, 1965]  
:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=nazVBdFzvK0C The Pittsburgh Daily Commercial] September 7, 1863 - June 30, 1864  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=nazVBdFzvK0C The Pittsburgh Daily Commercial] September 7, 1863 - June 30, 1864  
:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=eJD0kABLposC Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette] January 1, 1877 - November 23, 1901  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=eJD0kABLposC Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette] January 1, 1877 - November 23, 1901  
:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=vkz5F8TaVKkC The Pittsburgh Daily Gazette] March 29, 1847 - June 4, 1872  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=vkz5F8TaVKkC The Pittsburgh Daily Gazette] March 29, 1847 - June 4, 1872  
:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=SEKBqlyTJecC The Pittsburgh Daily Gazette and Advertiser] February 24, 1816 - March 27, 1847  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=SEKBqlyTJecC The Pittsburgh Daily Gazette and Advertiser] February 24, 1816 - March 27, 1847  
:*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024546/ Pittsburg Dispatch]  
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024546/ Pittsburg Dispatch]  
:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=NKlx0PmyA3cC The Pittsburgh Gazette] March 7, 1795 - November 12, 1962  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=NKlx0PmyA3cC The Pittsburgh Gazette] March 7, 1795 - November 12, 1962  
:*[http://diva.library.cmu.edu/pjn/index.jsp Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project]  
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*[http://diva.library.cmu.edu/pjn/index.jsp Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project]  
:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=gL9scSG3K_gC Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] March 18, 1916 - September 28, 2007  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=gL9scSG3K_gC Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] March 18, 1916 - September 28, 2007  
:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=DPnopAH2kssC Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Sun-Telegraph] June 1, 1960 - June 30, 1960  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=DPnopAH2kssC Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Sun-Telegraph] June 1, 1960 - June 30, 1960  
:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=djft3U1LymYC The Pittsburgh Press] July 18, 1819 - July 28, 1992  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=djft3U1LymYC The Pittsburgh Press] July 18, 1819 - July 28, 1992  
:*[http://digital.library.duq.edu/cdm-pc/ The Pittsburgh Catholic] Starting in 1844
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*[http://digital.library.duq.edu/cdm-pc/ The Pittsburgh Catholic] Starting in 1844
  
 
'''Online Newspaper Abstracted Articles'''  
 
'''Online Newspaper Abstracted Articles'''  
  
:*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?90 PA-Roots Newspaper Articles] for Allegheny County.  
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*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?90 PA-Roots Newspaper Articles] for Allegheny County.  
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/papers.htm Allegheny County Newspapers] at [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/ Allegheny County, Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/papers.htm Allegheny County Newspapers] at [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/ Allegheny County, Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
===== Obituaries  =====
 
===== Obituaries  =====
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'''Online Obituary Abstracts'''  
 
'''Online Obituary Abstracts'''  
  
:*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?91 PA-Roots Obituaries] for Allegheny County.  
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*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?91 PA-Roots Obituaries] for Allegheny County.  
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/obits.htm Allegheny County Obituaries] at [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/ Allegheny County, Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/obits.htm Allegheny County Obituaries] at [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/ Allegheny County, Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
==== Occupations  ====
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==== Placenames  ====
 
==== Placenames  ====
  
:*''Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt: Early Names of Pittsburgh Streets.'' 1914. Digital version at [http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/FtDuqPittM.htm Don's List] - free.
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*''Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt: Early Names of Pittsburgh Streets.'' 1914. Digital version at [http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/FtDuqPittM.htm Don's List] - free.
  
 
==== Poorhouse, Almshouse  ====
 
==== Poorhouse, Almshouse  ====
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{{PA Probate Intro}}  
 
{{PA Probate Intro}}  
  
{{PA probate FHLC and WorldCat|Allegheny|477715}}  
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{{PA probate FamilySearch Catalog and WorldCat|Allegheny|477715}}  
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''<br>  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''<br>  
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Many original Allegheny County probate records are available free online as digital images at:  
 
Many original Allegheny County probate records are available free online as digital images at:  
  
:*'''1788-1971''' {{RecordSearch|1999196|Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] - free. Includes {{PAGENAME}} Estate Index (1788-1971); Will Books 1-141 (1788-1917); Proceedings Index Vols. 1-95 (1788-1971); Power of Attorney Index (1851-1901), Powers of Attorney Vols. 1-39 (1851-1901); Orphans' Court Dockets Vols. 1-154 (1789-1905).
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:*'''1788 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1999196|Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] - free. Includes {{PAGENAME}} Estate Index (1788-1971); Will Books 1-141 (1788-1917); Proceedings Index Vols. 1-95 (1788-1971); Power of Attorney Index (1851-1901), Powers of Attorney Vols. 1-39 (1851-1901); Orphans' Court Dockets Vols. 1-154 (1789-1905).
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'''Online Probate Indexes'''
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*'''1683 - 1993''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8802 Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records 1683-1993] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1683 - 1994''' {{RecordSearch|1999196|Pennsylvania Probate Records 1683-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
'''Probate Record Images and Abstracts'''  
 
'''Probate Record Images and Abstracts'''  
  
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/wills.htm#S Allegheny County Wills and Estate Records] at [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/ Allegheny County, Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives] Includes Will Book Index, Books 1-3 and abstracts and images of many other wills.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/wills.htm#S Allegheny County Wills and Estate Records] at [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/ Allegheny County, Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives] Includes Will Book Index, Books 1-3 and abstracts and images of many other wills.
  
 
'''Original Probate Records on Microfilms'''<br>  
 
'''Original Probate Records on Microfilms'''<br>  
  
:*'''1788-1971''' Estate and Proceedings Index {{FHL|248161|item|disp=FHL film 877022 (first of 85 films)}}<br>  
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*'''1788 - 1971''' Estate and Proceedings Index {{FHL|248161|item|disp=FHL film 877022 (first of 85 films)}}<br>  
:*'''1789-1917''' Will Books {{FHL|246324|item|disp=FHL film 858898 (first of 69 films)}}<br>  
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*'''1789 - 1917''' Will Books {{FHL|246324|item|disp=FHL film 858898 (first of 69 films)}}<br>  
:*'''1789-1917''' Will Packets or Files {{FHL|1653262|item|disp=FHL film 1653262 (first of 125 films)}}<br>
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*'''1789 - 1917''' Will Packets or Files {{FHL|1653262|item|disp=FHL film 1653262 (first of 125 films)}}<br>
  
[http://www.alleghenycounty.us/wo/ Department of Court Records Wills/Orphans' Court]  
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[http://www.alleghenycounty.us/wo/ Department of Court Records Wills/Orphans' Court]
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives  =====
 
===== Archives  =====
  
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*{{PA Archives}}
  
:*[http://library.allegheny.edu/Archives/ Merrick Archives]<br>Allegheny College<br>Pelletier Library<br>520 N. Main Street<br>Meadville, PA 16335<br>Phone: (814) 332-2398 Call in advance for an appointment with the Archivist or to confirm current hours. <br>The Merrick Archives has records and biographical information for faculty, staff, and alumni.
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*[http://library.allegheny.edu/Archives/ Merrick Archives]<br>Allegheny College<br>Pelletier Library<br>520 N. Main Street<br>Meadville, PA 16335<br>Phone: (814) 332-2398 Call in advance for an appointment with the Archivist or to confirm current hours. <br>The Merrick Archives has records and biographical information for faculty, staff, and alumni.<br><br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/ National Archives at Philadelphia]<br>14700 Townsend Road<br>Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096<br>Phone: (215) 305-2044<br>Fax (215) 305-2052<br>
  
 
===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
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This Prothonotary is now under the Department of Court Records since it was combined in 2008 with the Clerk of Courts and Register of Wills.<br>  
 
This Prothonotary is now under the Department of Court Records since it was combined in 2008 with the Clerk of Courts and Register of Wills.<br>  
  
[http://www.alleghenycounty.us/Civil/index.aspx Allegheny County Court Records Director] <br>(In 1908 the office of Prothonotary in Allegheny County was combined into the Court Records Director) <br>Kate Barkman <br>Room 115 Courthouse <br>414 Grant Street <br>Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2469&nbsp;<br>Phone: 412-350-4200&nbsp;<br>Email: civil@alleghenycounty.us <br>Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm<br>
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[http://www.alleghenycounty.us/Civil/index.aspx Allegheny County Court Records Director]<br>Room 115 Courthouse <br>414 Grant Street <br>Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2469<br>Phone: 412-350-4200<br>Email: [mailto:civil@alleghenycounty.us civil@alleghenycounty.us]<br>In 1908 the office of Prothonotary in Allegheny County was combined into the Court Records Director.
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
{{PAfhc|Pittsburgh}} Also see below:  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}{{PAfhc|Pittsburgh}}Also see below:  
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
 
 
*[[Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Family History Center]] (Carnegie Library)<br>  
 
*[[Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Family History Center]] (Carnegie Library)<br>  
 
*[[Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Family History Center]] (Greentree)<br>  
 
*[[Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Family History Center]] (Greentree)<br>  
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===== Libraries  =====
 
===== Libraries  =====
  
*[http://www.clpgh.org/locations/pennsylvania/ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania Department]<br>4400 Forbes Avenue <br>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213<br>Telephone: 412-622-3114<br>[http://www.clpgh.org/research/libraryguide/ Online Catalog]<br>The Carnagie Library has [http://www.librarytechnology.org/publiclibraries.pl?City=Pittsburgh,%20PA 19 neighborhood locations], including the Main Library and the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.The Library has a sizeable genealogy collection. <br>
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*[http://www.carnegielibrary.org/ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh]<br>4400 Forbes Avenue <br>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213<br>Telephone: 412-622-3114<br>[http://www.carnegielibrary.org/research-overview/genealogy/ Genealogy Resources]<br>[http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/ Additional Pittsburgh locations]
 
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*[http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/ Historic Pittsburgh Digital Library]
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===== Museums  =====
 
===== Museums  =====
  
*[http://www.soldiersandsailorshall.org/index.html Soldiers &amp; Sailors Memorial Hall &amp; Museum]<br>4141 Fifth Avenue<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15213<br>Telephone: 412.621.4253 <br>Fax: 412.683.9339<br>Email: frontdesk@soldiersandsailorshall.org<br>The museum was originally built to honor veterans of the Civil was but was later expanded to honor soldiers of all conflicts. It contains artifact, interperative displays, letters, journals, and more.<br>
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*[http://soldiersandsailorshall.org/ Soldiers &amp; Sailors Memorial Hall &amp; Museum]<br>4141 Fifth Avenue<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15213<br>Phone: 412-621-4253<br>Fax: 412-683-9339<br>Email: [mailto:frontdesk@soldiersandsailorshall.org frontdesk@soldiersandsailorshall.org]<br>The museum was originally built to honor veterans of the Civil War was but was later expanded to honor soldiers of all conflicts. It contains artifact, interpretive displays, letters, journals, and more.
  
*[http://pittsburgh.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=pittsburgh&cdn=citiestowns&tm=58&gps=75_25_1680_965&f=00&su=p284.13.342.ip_p554.23.342.ip_&tt=11&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.heinzhistorycenter.org/ Senator John Heinz History Center ]<br>1212 Smallman Street <br>Pittsburgh, PA 15222<br>Phone: 412-454-6000<br>
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*[http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/collections Senator John Heinz History Center ]<br>1212 Smallman Street <br>Pittsburgh, PA 15222<br>Phone: 412-454-6000<br>This library's collection includes 3,500 individual archival collections of families and businesses; over 40,000 books, pamphlets, and monographs, plus 500 maps and atlases.
  
:Historical Research Inquiries<br>[http://pittsburgh.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=pittsburgh&cdn=citiestowns&tm=58&gps=75_25_1680_965&f=00&su=p284.13.342.ip_p554.23.342.ip_&tt=11&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.heinzhistorycenter.org/ Library and Archives] Reference Desk<br>Phone: 412-454-6364 <br>Email: library@heinzhistorycenter.org <br>
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===== Societies  =====
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*[http://www.pennsylvaniaresearch.com/directory-pennsylvania-genealogical-societies.html Directory of Pennsylvania Genealogical &amp; Historical Societies]
  
::This library's collection includes 3,500 individual archival collections of families and businesses; over 40,000 books, pamphlets, and monographs, plus 500 maps and atlases.
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*[http://www.wpgs.org/ Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society]<br>4400 Forbes Avenue<br>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-4080<br>
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The focus of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is the 26 counties west of Centre County. The Society is based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and maintains its library and offices in the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library. The WPGS Library collection is complemented and augmented by the Pennsylvania Department's enormous holdings of local and family history information. It has extensive onsite resources for both in-library research, and out-of-town queries. <br>
  
===== Societies  =====
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*[http://www.aahgspgh.org/ Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society, Pittsburgh Chapter] <br>AAHGS is designed to encourage the research, documentation and preservation of African American families. Beginning genealogy classes are offered as well tips on how to overcome "brick walls" in your research. Monthly meetings and annual conferences are open to the public.
  
Rich in history, {{PAGENAME}} contains a number of societies dealing with the history of the area. A list of [http://www.pagenweb.org/~allegheny/historical-societies.htm Allegheny County historical and genealogical societies] is available on [http://www.usgenweb.org/ US GenWeb]. Some of the major societies include:
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*[http://www.northhillsgenealogists.org North Hills Genealogists]<br>This group of genealogists is located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. They publish a monthly newsletter and hold monthly meetings at the Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd, 15237. They have published several books on pioneer cemeteries in the area.<br>
  
*[http://www.15122.com/wjhhs/ West Jefferson Hills Historical Society]<br>The WJHHS Genealogy Committee meetings are the first Thursday each month at the Archive Room at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building, 925 Old Cliarton Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 at 6:30 p.m. The Society collects historical documents, artifacts, photographs and pertinent memorabilia&nbsp; from the area, and, in addition, is serving as an information source for genealogical research and record keeping. <br>
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*[http://www.hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>1300 Locust Street <br>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107<br>Telephone: (215) 732-6200 <br>Fax: (215) 732-2680<br>[http://hsp.org/plan-your-visit Tips for planning a visit]<br>The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania collects genealogical materials from Pennsylvania and every other state east of the Mississippi River. Its collections also cover pre-migration from Europe, the genealogical “stepping stones” across the Caribbean, and out-migration to Canada. Its collection includes 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items. It is one of the largest family history libraries in the nation, has preeminent printed collections on Pennsylvania and regional history, and offers superb manuscript collections renowned for their strength in 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century history. By acquiring the holdings of The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in 2002 and those of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania in 2006, the Society has become a chief center for the documentation and study of the ethnic communities and immigrant experiences between the late 19th century century and our own times. <br>
*[http://www.wpgs.org/ Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society]<br>4400 Forbes Avenue<br>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-4080<br>Library Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm<br>[http://www.wpgs.org/library_tips.htm Tips for planning a visit]<br>The focus of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society are the 26 counties west of Centre County. The Society is based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and maintains its library and offices in the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library. The WPGS Library collection is complemented and augmented by the Pennsylvania Department's enormous holdings of local and family history information. It has extensive onsite resources for both in-library research, and out-of-town queries. <br>
 
*[http://www.northhillsgenealogists.org North Hills Genealogists]<br>This group of genealogists is located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. They publish a monthly newsletter and hold monthly meetings at the Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd, 15237. They have published several books on pioneer cemeteries in the area.<br>
 
*[http://www.hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>1300 Locust Street <br>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107<br>Telephone: (215) 732-6200 <br>Fax: (215) 732-2680<br>[http://hsp.org/plan-your-visit Tips for planning a visit]<br>The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania collects genealogical materials from Pennsylvania and every other state east of the Mississippi River. Its collections also cover pre-migration from Europe, the genealogical “stepping stones” across the Caribbean, and out-migration to Canada. Its collection includes 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items.<br><br>It is one of the largest family history libraries in the nation, has preeminent printed collections on Pennsylvania and regional history, and offers superb manuscript collections renowned for their strength in 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century history. By acquiring the holdings of The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in 2002 and those of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania in 2006, the Society has become a chief center for the documentation and study of the ethnic communities and immigrant experiences between the late 19th century century and our own times. In <br>
 
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''1791''' - ''Returns of Taxables for the Counties of Bedford (1773 to 1784), Huntingdon (1788), Westmoreland (1783, 1786), Fayette (1785, 1786), Allegheny (1791), Washington (1786) and Census of Bedford (1784) and Westmoreland (1783).'' (Pennsylvania Archives, Series 3, Vol. 22). Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2206 Ancestry] ($); [http://books.google.com/books?id=GEMOAAAAIAAJ Google Books] - free.
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*'''1791''' ''Returns of Taxables for the Counties of Bedford (1773 to 1784), Huntingdon (1788), Westmoreland (1783, 1786), Fayette (1785, 1786), Allegheny (1791), Washington (1786) and Census of Bedford (1784) and Westmoreland (1783).'' (Pennsylvania Archives, Series 3, Vol. 22). Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2206 Ancestry] ($); [http://books.google.com/books?id=GEMOAAAAIAAJ Google Books] - free.
  
*'''1798''' - Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2060 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1798''' Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2060 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
 
{{PA vitals}}  
 
{{PA vitals}}  
 
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''1726-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1681005|Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950}} - free index. Not complete for all years. This index is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1930. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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*'''1726 - 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1681005|Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950}} - free index. Not complete for all years. This index is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1930. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  
 
{{PA birth}}  
 
{{PA birth}}  
 
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*'''1870 - 1901'''  Pittsburgh Birth Index 1870-1901, Volumes 1-69, in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/6d/Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf]].</ref>
:*'''1892-1906''' - {{RecordSearch|1681005|Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950}} - free index. Not complete for all years. There are a very few entries in the early 1700s.  
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*'''1878 - 1886''' Allegheny County Birth Index 1878-1886 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C748702}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b5/Igipennsylvaniaa.pdf.</ref>
:*'''1852-1854''' Pennsylvania Births [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2349 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
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*'''1892 - 1906''' {{RecordSearch|1681005|Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950}} - free index. Not complete for all years. There are a very few entries in the early 1700s.  
:*'''1870 to 1905''' Birth and death registers [http://www.clpgh.org/locations/pennsylvania/BirthDeathRecords.html Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh].  
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*'''1852 - 1854''' Pennsylvania Births [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2349 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
:*'''1875''' - [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njm1/births1875.htm Allegheny County Birth Record Index] from Allegheny River Families Archive<br>
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*'''1870 - 1905''' Birth and death registers [http://www.clpgh.org/locations/pennsylvania/BirthDeathRecords.html Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh].  
:*'''1893-1905''' Birth records [http://www.alleghenycounty.us/wo/index.aspx Registrar of Wills].  
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*'''1875''' [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njm1/births1875.htm Allegheny County Birth Record Index] from Allegheny River Families Archive<br>  
:*'''1906 to Present''' see [[Pennsylvania Vital Records|Pennsylvania Vital Records]].  
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*'''1893 - 1905''' Birth records [http://www.alleghenycounty.us/wo/index.aspx Registrar of Wills].  
:*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njm1/Misc-Allegheny-County-PA-birth-records.htm Miscellaneous Allegheny County Birth Records] from Allegheny River Family Archives
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*'''1906 to Present''' see [[Pennsylvania Vital Records|Pennsylvania Vital Records]].  
:*Microfiche of birth registers recorded in [http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/wo/cert.aspx Allegheny County] prior to 1906 are now at the [http://www.clpgh.org/locations/pennsylvania/BirthDeathRecords.html Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh]. Search and copy fees range from $5-17 with a limit of four names per order.<br>  
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*'''1941 - 1971''' Allegheny County Birth Index 1941-1971 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/6d/Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf]].</ref>
:*Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh<br>Pennsylvania Department, Records Research<br>4400 Forbes Ave<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15213<br>
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njm1/Misc-Allegheny-County-PA-birth-records.htm Miscellaneous Allegheny County Birth Records] from Allegheny River Family Archives  
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*Microfiche of birth registers recorded in [http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/wo/cert.aspx Allegheny County] prior to 1906 are now at the [http://www.clpgh.org/locations/pennsylvania/BirthDeathRecords.html Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh]. Search and copy fees range from $5-17 with a limit of four names per order.<br>  
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*Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh<br>Pennsylvania Department, Records Research<br>4400 Forbes Ave<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15213<br>
  
 
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===== Marriage  =====
  
 
{{PA marriage}}  
 
{{PA marriage}}  
 
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*'''1677 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|2466357|Pennsylvania Civil Marriages, 1677-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
:*'''1700-1821''' - Pennsylvania Marriage Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2383 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties.  
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*'''1700 - 1821''' Pennsylvania Marriage Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2383 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties.  
:*'''Pre-1810''' Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2098 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties. Includes 35,000 marriage records from vol. VIII of of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives.  
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*'''Pre-1810''' Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2098 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties. Includes 35,000 marriage records from vol. VIII of of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives.  
:*'''1786-1925''' Marriage notices from newspapers index 1786-1910; Pennsylvania Marriage records,1852-1854; and Allegheny County Marriages index, 1885-1925, [http://www.clpgh.org/locations/pennsylvania/researchrequests.html Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh]. <br>  
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*'''1786 - 1925''' Marriage notices from newspapers index 1786-1910; Pennsylvania Marriage records,1852-1854; and Allegheny County Marriages index, 1885-1925, [http://www.carnegielibrary.org/research-overview/genealogy/research-requests/ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - research requests]. <br>  
:*'''1852-1854''' - Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2486 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
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*'''1852 - 1854''' Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2486 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
:*'''1885-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1589502|Pennsylvania County Marriage, 1885-1950}} Extracted marriage records – free. This database is incomplete for all counties. May also contain marriage records earlier than 1885.<br>  
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*'''1875 - 1909''' Pittsburgh Marriage Index 1875-1909 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/6d/Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf]].</ref>
:*'''1888-1911''' - {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years.  
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*'''1885 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1589502|Pennsylvania County Marriage, 1885-1950}} Extracted marriage records – free. This database is incomplete for all counties. May also contain marriage records earlier than 1885.<br>  
:*'''1946''' - [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njm1/1946marriages.htm Allegheny County Marriages and Divorces] from the Allegheny River Families Archive
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*'''1888 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years.  
:*Search and order Allegheny County marriage records [http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/wo/rec.aspx online] or visit in person.<br><br>Department of Court Records<br>Wills/Orphans' Court Division<br>Marriage License Bureau<br>414 Grant Street<br>1st Floor, City-County Building<br>Pittsburgh PA 15219
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*'''1892 - 1893'''  Pittsburgh Marriage Index 1892-1893 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M746452}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/6d/Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1946''' [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njm1/1946marriages.htm Allegheny County Marriages and Divorces] from the Allegheny River Families Archive  
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*'''1947 - 2010''' - {{RecordSearch|2282148|Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*Search and order Allegheny County marriage records [http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/wo/rec.aspx online] or visit in person.<br><br>Department of Court Records<br>Wills/Orphans' Court Division<br>Marriage License Bureau<br>414 Grant Street<br>1st Floor, City-County Building<br>Pittsburgh PA 15219
  
 
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*'''1946''' - [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njm1/1946marriages.htm Allegheny County Marriages and Divorces] from the Allegheny River Families Archive
 
*'''1946''' - [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njm1/1946marriages.htm Allegheny County Marriages and Divorces] from the Allegheny River Families Archive
  
[http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/CivilMain.aspx?id=10706&terms=Prothonotary Department of Court Records Civil/Family Division]<br>City-County Building<br>414 Grant Street, First Floor<br>Pittsburgh PA 15219-2469<br>Phone: (412)350-4200<br>Fax: (412)350-5260<br>civil@alleghenycounty.us
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[http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/CivilMain.aspx?id=10706&terms=Prothonotary Department of Court Records Civil/Family Division]<br>City-County Building<br>414 Grant Street, First Floor<br>Pittsburgh PA 15219-2469<br>Phone: (412)350-4200<br>Fax: (412)350-5260<br>civil@alleghenycounty.us  
  
 
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===== Death  =====
  
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*'''1825 - 1906'''  Pittsburgh Death Index 1825-1906 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/6d/Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1852 - 1854'''  Pennsylvania Deaths [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.
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*'''1870 - 1901'''  Pittsburgh Death Index 1870-1901, Volumes 1-69, in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<refGenealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/6d/Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf]].</ref>Death Index 1878-1886 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/6d/Igipennsylvaniaaa.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1870 - 1905''' {{RecordSearch|1810412|Pittsburgh City Deaths}}-Free index with images.<br>
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*'''1947 - 2010''' - {{RecordSearch|2282148|Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*Microfiche of death registers recorded in [http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/wo/cert.aspx Allegheny County] prior to 1906 are now at the [http://www.clpgh.org/locations/pennsylvania/BirthDeathRecords.html Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh]. Search and copy fees range from $5-17 with a limit of four names per order.<br>
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*Index of Allegheny County Death Registrations [http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/vitals/deaths/allegheny-county-index1852.txt 1852] [http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/vitals/deaths/allegheny-county-index1853.txt 1853] [http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/vitals/deaths/allegheny-county-index1854.txt 1854] from the USGenWeb Archives<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/death-index.htm USGenWeb Death Archives Listing for Allegheny County] complied from Pittsburgh newspapers.
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njm1/deathinx.htm Allegheny County Death Notice Index 1876-1913, Selected surnames] from the Allegheny River Family Archives
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*Allegheny County Death Registrations: [http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/vitals/deaths/allegheny-county-index1852.txt 1852] [http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/vitals/deaths/allegheny-county-index1853.txt 1853] [http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/vitals/deaths/allegheny-county-index1854.txt 1854] from the USGenWeb Archives
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{{Template:PA vitals repositories|Allegheny|452482}}
  
:*'''1852-1854''' – Pennsylvania Deaths [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
:*'''1870–1905''' {{RecordSearch|1810412|Pittsburgh City Deaths}}-Free index with images.<br>
 
:*Microfiche of death registers recorded in [http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/wo/cert.aspx Allegheny County] prior to 1906 are now at the [http://www.clpgh.org/locations/pennsylvania/BirthDeathRecords.html Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh]. Search and copy fees range from $5-17 with a limit of four names per order.<br>
 
:*Index of Allegheny County Death Registrations [http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/vitals/deaths/allegheny-county-index1852.txt 1852] [http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/vitals/deaths/allegheny-county-index1853.txt 1853] [http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/vitals/deaths/allegheny-county-index1854.txt 1854] from the USGenWeb Archives<br>
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/death-index.htm USGenWeb Death Archives Listing for Allegheny County] complied from Pittsburgh newspapers.
 
:*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njm1/deathinx.htm Allegheny County Death Notice Index 1876-1913, Selected surnames] from the Allegheny River Family Archives
 
:*Allegheny County Death Registrations: [http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/vitals/deaths/allegheny-county-index1852.txt 1852] [http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/vitals/deaths/allegheny-county-index1853.txt 1853] [http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/vitals/deaths/allegheny-county-index1854.txt 1854] from the USGenWeb Archives
 
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-society-archive/ List of Pennsylvania Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical Genealogical Societies]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Allegheny County Pennsylvania Genealogy Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/allegheny-county/ Allegheny County, PA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/wo/acgen.aspx Allegheny County Resources] for Genealogical Research from the county website  
 
*[http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/wo/acgen.aspx Allegheny County Resources] for Genealogical Research from the county website  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/PA/Allegheny/ Linkpendium - Allegheny County]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/PA/Allegheny/ Linkpendium - Allegheny County]  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Allegheny County  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Allegheny County  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Allegheny County (backup site)  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/allegheny/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Allegheny County (backup site)  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njm1/index.html Allegheny River Families Archive]
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njm1/index.html Allegheny River Families Archive]  
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/counties/pennsylvania/allegheny-co-pa Allegheny County Old Photos]
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*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/counties/pennsylvania/allegheny-co-pa Allegheny County Old Photos]
*{{FHL|Pennsylvania%2C+Allegheny|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.coraopolishistory.com/ Coraopolis History Archive]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Allegheny-County.htm Allegheny County PA Genealogy]  
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*{{FHL|Pennsylvania%2C+Allegheny|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
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Pittsburgh, Forest Hills, Aleppo, Leet, Versailles, Braddock, [[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Populated Places|more...]]  
  
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United States
Pennsylvania
Allegheny County

Guide to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page in courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


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Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Allegheny County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
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Location of Pennsylvania in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 24, 1788
County Seat Pittsburgh
Courthouse
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Courthouse.jpg
Address Allegheny County Courthouse
436 Grant St/
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Allegheny County Website
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Allegheny County Pennsylvania Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1893
1885
1893
1788
1789

Parent Counties: Formed from Washington and Westmoreland Counties 24 September 1788.[1]

County Seat: Pittsburgh

Neighboring Counties

Description

It is named a Native American name, being named after the Allegheny River. It's county seat is Pittsburgh. It was organized September 24, 1788. It is located in the west section of the state.[2]

Boundary Changes

  • Allegheny County was disputed between Virginia and Pennsylvania until the Mason-Dixon Line was finalized in 1780.
  • 1750: Southern half of Allegheny County was included in Cumberland County when Cumberland was created in 1750; northern half of Allegheny County was not included in any county until 1785.
  • 1771: Southern half of Allegheny County was included in Bedford County when Bedford County was created out of Cumberland County in 1771.
  • 1773: Southern half of Allegheny County was included in Westmoreland County when Westmoreland was created out of Bedford county in 1773.
  • 1783: Northern half of Allegheny became part of Depreciation Lands; part of the southern half of Allegheny County became part of Washington County when Washington County was created in 1781, while the rest remained part of Westmoreland County.
  • 1785: Northern half of Allegheny was annexed to Northumberland County.
  • 12 March 1800: Allegheny Co. boundaries were finalized as it appears today after the parts were set to form Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties.

For animated maps illustrating Pennsylvania county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Pennsylvania County Boundary Maps" (1673-1878) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Allegheny County Pennsylvania Genealogy Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
PA Cemeteries WorldCat BillionGraves
PAGenWeb Archives Linkpendium
Tombstone Photos PAGravestones
PA-Roots Epodunk
BillionGraves Interment
See Pennsylvania Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Resources

  • USGW-photos
  • Pennsylvania Genealogy LDS Genealogy
  • Names in Stone
  • Allegheny Cemetery
  • Allegheny County Cemetery Records, Vol. 1. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Sharon Community Church Cemetery, Round Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Montour Cemetery, Fawcett (Brick) Methodist Episcopal Church Old Cemetery, Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Concord-Carrick Cemetery, Beulah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Henderson Cemetery, Lutheran Cemetery, Springdale Cemetery, Deer Creek Cemetery, Dugan's Cemetery, and Old Covenanter Church Cemetery.

Census

For tips on accessing Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Federal (or United States) census records online, see: Pennsylvania Census.

There are no county or state census records available for Pennsylvania. County and city tax records can be used as a substitute when census records are not available.

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. In Pennsylvania, church records are often used as a substitute for birth, marriage, and death information. For general information about Pennsylvania denominations, view the Pennsylvania Church Records wiki page.


Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Church Records  in online catalogs like:


Allegheny county pennsylvania churches.png
Multi-denominational
Contains church records of:
  • Bridgeville: Bethany Presbyterian Church
  • Carnegie: Christ United Presbyterian Church
  • Coraopolis: Greystone United Presbyterian Church
  • Duquesne: First Presbyterian Church
  • Gibsonia: Hampton United Presbyterian Church
  • Green Tree: Mount Pisgah United Presbyterian Church
  • Imperial: Valley Presbyterian Church
  • Jefferson: Jefferson Congregation of the American Reformed Church
  • McKeesport: Mount Vernon Community United Presbyterian Church
  • Monroeville: Hillcrest United Presbyterian Church
  • Mount Lebanon: Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church
  • Oakmont: Redeemer Lutheran Church; St. Thomas Memorial Episcopal Church
  • Pitcairn: Dutilh United Methodist Church; McGinnis Presbyterian Church
  • Pittsburgh: Ascension Episcopal Church; Bailey Avenue United Presbyterian Church of Mt. Washington; Church of the Epiphany; Edgewood Presbyterian Church; First Hungarian Reformed Church; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of South Hills; Grace Episcopal Church; Protestant Episcopal Church; Springdale United Presbyterian Church; St. Luke's Memorial Lutheran Church; St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church; West End United Church of Christ; Zion Lutheran Church
  • Ross: Hiland Presbyterian Church
  • Shaler Township: St. Luke's Lutheran Church
  • Sharpsburg: Church of the Epiphany; First Evangelical Lutheran Church; Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Turtle Creek: First United Presbyterian Church
Catholic
Episcopalian
Pittsburgholdroundchurch.jpg
  • Page, Oliver Ormsby. "Sketch of the 'Old Round Church,' 1805-1825, the Original Edifice of Trinity Church, Pittsburgh," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 19 (1895):351-358. For free online access, see WeRelate.
German
Jewish
LDS Ward and Branch Records
Methodist
  • 1888 Manual and Directory of Smithfield Street M.E. Church for 1888: Containing Full Account of the Centennial Celebration of Pittsburgh Methodism, Held in the Smithfield St. M.E. Church, Sept. 16-23. Pittsburgh, Pa.: East Ender Print, 1888. Digitized by Ancestry ($).
Presbyterian

Learn if the records of the individual parish or Church your ancestors attended are available.

Bellefield Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh

Central Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh

First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh

Presbyterian Church, Sharpsburg

Third Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh

Court Records

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy court records are housed at the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Courthouse. For many counties copies of court records may be found at the Pennsylvania State Archives and in the FamilySearch collection. Note that within these collections some films may contain the same records, but have different titles. Other titles are not duplicates. See Finding Court Records at other repositories within this section for links to the online catalogs for these two collections. Films at the Pennsylvania State Archives are not available for inter-library loan. If court records are available FamilySearch films may be ordered at a local Family History Center.


Records of genealogical value in the Allegheny County Offices are listed and described at the Allegheny County website. The webpage describes the availability of the records, the office where they are found, years covered, and links to the proper office or website. Records described include adoptions, census, birth, marriage, death,various court records, deeds, divorce, wills and estate, maps, naturalizations, and military records.

Department of Court Records Wills/Orphans' Court

Court of Common Pleas

The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters. The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. Allegheny County has its own judicial district.[9]

Criminal Division( formerly the Clerk of the Courts)

The Clerk of Courts prepares and maintains the records for the Criminal Division of the Court of Common Pleas. The Clerk signs and affixes the Seal of the Courts to all writs and processes, administers oaths and affirmations, and assumes custody of the seal and records of the Courts. The Clerk certifies and distributes orders of the Court. The Clerk also certifies and prepares bills of costs for the defendants and utilizes the computerized financial management system to disburse fines, costs and restitution.[10] For the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Clerk of Courts address see the Courthouse section on this page.


Clerk's Office
U.S. Post Office & Federal Court Bldg.
7th Avenue Grant Street
Room 829
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Prothonotary

This court is now under the Department of Court Records since it was combined in 2008 with the Clerk of Courts and Register of Wills.

Allegheny County Court Records Director
City-County Building
414 Grant Street – First Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2469
Phone: (412) 350-4200
Email to: civil@alleghenycounty.us
(In 1908 the office of Prothonotary in Allegheny County was combined with the Court Records Director)

Orphan's Court (see Vital Records )

Department of Court Records
Wills/Orphans' Court Division

City-County Building
414 Grant Street, First Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 350-4180


On January 7, 2008, the Department of Court Records combined the offices of the Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts and Register of Wills. In June, 2006, the microfiche for the following Birth and Death Registers* were transferred from the Allegheny County Offices to the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:

Genealogy Department
Pennsylvania Room
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Birth Registers
City of Pittsburgh (1870-1905)
Allegheny City (1885-October, 1907)
Allegheny County (1893-1905)
McKeesport (1892-1905)
Sewickley (1896-1905)
Wilkinsburg (1899-1905)

County Death Registers
City of Pittsburgh (1870-1905); Online Index for City of Pittsburgh Only
Allegheny City (1875-May, 1907)
Allegheny County (1893-1905)
McKeesport (1887-1905)
Sewickley (1894-1905)

  • Registers are written entries, not certificates. Birth & Death Certificates are state-issued and are not available for dates prior to 1906.

After 1906 birth and death certificates are available from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records in New Castle, PA.

Finding Court Records at Other Repositories

Additional court records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Court Records in online catalogs like:


Directories

Fold3 ($) has Pittsburgh City Directories 1861-1923 (3 yrs. missing) available online.

"Historic Pittsburgh - Full Text Collection" has Pittsburgh City and Allegheny City Directories (and outlying areas) from 1815 through 1930. Directories were not issued annually until the mid-1850s. Homestead Directories may be found on the same site.

Don's List contains 1761, 1812, 1815-1816, 1826, 1837, 1839, 1841, 1844, 1852, 1854, 1857, 1864-1865, 1867, 1872, 1875, 1877-1879, 1884-1885, 1890, 1895, 1897-1903, 1905, 1907-1908, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1918, 1922, 1930, 1936, 1946, 1951, and 1962 Pittsburgh directories.

Emigration and Immigration

For information about emigration into Pennsylvania, see the Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration page.


Ethnic Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Land records in Allegheny County began in 1788. These records are filed with the Department of Real Estate office (formerly the Record of Deeds) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. If your ancestor lived in the area which became Allegheny County, they may have filed land claims with Virginia when the area was know as the District of West Augusta.

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts, indexes, mortgages, leases, grants, sheriff sales, land patents, and maps. Property records include liens as well as livestock brands and estray records.

The following are examples of available resources:

Online Land Records

  • 1733 - 1957 Pennsylvania State Archives, Records of the Land Office, Warrant Registers, 1733-1957, Allegheny County (South and East of the Ohio River)
  • 1792 – 1857 Allegheny County Historical Deeds 1792–1857 is a collection of documents recorded in deed books that described people who were involved in the slave trade in the early days of Allegheny County. This collection does not include all deeds recorded between 1792 and 1857.
  • 1986 – present Allegheny County offers online access to indexes and images. Fees apply for copies.

Land Records on Microfilm

Maps

Allegheny County
  • Fishman, Joel. The Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] : Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, 1982. Originally published by the Pennsylvania State Land Office ca. 1914. FHL Large Folio 974.885 E7wa Digital version of the 1914 edition available at the University of Pittsburgh's "Historic Pittsburgh Maps Collection."

Note that the "Maps" section below includes maps related to land ownership.

Additional Resources

See Pennsylvania Land and Property for more information about using land records, especially about original land warrants, surveys, and patents filed at the state land office.

Additional resources can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allegheny County Pennsylvania Land in online catalogs such as:

Maps

Migration

Military

Revolutionary War

Men living in what is now Allegheny County (then Westmoreland and Washington counties) served in the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment.[11]

Civil War

Regiments

Service men in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania:
- 70th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company E


  • Hively, Henry. "Black Civil War Soldiers, Allegheny County Pennsylvania," Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 1. (Summer 1990):39. FHL Book 974.B2wg

Naturalization and Citizenship

Naturalization records can contain information about immigration and nativity. Prior to 1906, it is rare to find the town of origin in naturalization records. See Pennsylvania Naturalization for more information about the types of records and availability.

Naturalizations granted at the county level were kept by the office of the Prothonotary. Naturalizations could also be granted on the Federal Court level.


Where to find Allegheny County naturalization records:

  • 1734 - 1906 Common Pleas Court #2
  • 1799 - 1894 Common Pleas Court #1
  • 1799 - 1906 Quarter Sessions Court
  • 1906 - Present - Index only at Clerk's Office, Pittsburgh
  • Before 1906-Present Federal Archives Records Center Archives Branch, Philadelphia[12]

For addresses of these courts, visit Additional Sources for Research of Naturalization Records.

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm

Finding Naturalization Indexes at Other Repositories

Additional naturalization indexes can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy naturalization in online catalogs like:

Newspapers

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, historical/genealogical societies, college or university libraries, or state archives in the area where the newspaper was published.

For information on state-wide newspapers see Pennsylvania Newspapers


Newspapers of Allegheny County

Online Newspapers

The following are some of the online newspapers available in Allegheny County. To learn if there are newspapers on line for a specific town or city in Pennsylvania, see news.google.com/newspapers and search for the town or the name of a newspaper.

Online Newspaper Abstracted Articles

Obituaries

Obituaries are generally found in local newspapers where the person died. However, sometimes an obituary is found in the location from which he or she originated. To find an obituary, see the information under the Newspaper heading

Online Obituary Abstracts

Occupations

Indentured Servants

Periodicals

Placenames

  • Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt: Early Names of Pittsburgh Streets. 1914. Digital version at Don's List - free.

Poorhouse, Almshouse

Allegheny County Workhouse Records, 1866-1971. The site lists the records, including conduct books, 1870-1906, discharge and descriptive dockets, 1873-1971, escaped prisoners, 1882-1971, prison registers 1869-1951, and more. The records are at the Pennsylvania State Archives.

Probate Records

Probate matters in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy are handled by the Orphans' Court and start when the county was created. To obtain original probate records, contact the Orphan's Court in the County Courthouse.

In addition to wills and administrations, the Orphans' Court also handles: audits of accounts of executors, administrators, trustees, and guardians; distribution of estates of decedents, incompetents, and minors; appointment and control of guardians; adoptions; appeals from the Register of Wills involving probate matters; inheritance tax appeals and various petitions and motions.


Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

Additional probate indexes or abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy probate wills in online catalogs like:


Online Probate Records

Many original Allegheny County probate records are available free online as digital images at:

  • 1788 - 1971 Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994 at FamilySearch.org - free. Includes Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Estate Index (1788-1971); Will Books 1-141 (1788-1917); Proceedings Index Vols. 1-95 (1788-1971); Power of Attorney Index (1851-1901), Powers of Attorney Vols. 1-39 (1851-1901); Orphans' Court Dockets Vols. 1-154 (1789-1905).

Online Probate Indexes

Probate Record Images and Abstracts

Original Probate Records on Microfilms

Department of Court Records Wills/Orphans' Court

Repositories

Archives
  • The Pennsylvania Archives collection contains county archive records that can be searched onsite. Currently the Archives' staff cannot provide research or make copies of these records. Their collections include Almshouse Registers; Tax records; Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes and Records; Midwife records; African American records; Wills; Deeds; Naturalizations; Coroner's inquests; and Orphan's Court dockets. A list of the Archive's county holdings are on Microfilm or Manuscript form.


  • Merrick Archives
    Allegheny College
    Pelletier Library
    520 N. Main Street
    Meadville, PA 16335
    Phone: (814) 332-2398 Call in advance for an appointment with the Archivist or to confirm current hours.
    The Merrick Archives has records and biographical information for faculty, staff, and alumni.

  • National Archives at Philadelphia
    14700 Townsend Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096
    Phone: (215) 305-2044
    Fax (215) 305-2052
Courthouse

Allegheny County Courthouse
436 Grant St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 350-6500
FAX:(412) 350-6512

This Prothonotary is now under the Department of Court Records since it was combined in 2008 with the Clerk of Courts and Register of Wills.

Allegheny County Court Records Director
Room 115 Courthouse
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2469
Phone: 412-350-4200
Email: civil@alleghenycounty.us
In 1908 the office of Prothonotary in Allegheny County was combined into the Court Records Director.

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy is the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Also see below:


Libraries
Museums
  • Senator John Heinz History Center
    1212 Smallman Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Phone: 412-454-6000
    This library's collection includes 3,500 individual archival collections of families and businesses; over 40,000 books, pamphlets, and monographs, plus 500 maps and atlases.
Societies

The focus of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is the 26 counties west of Centre County. The Society is based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and maintains its library and offices in the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library. The WPGS Library collection is complemented and augmented by the Pennsylvania Department's enormous holdings of local and family history information. It has extensive onsite resources for both in-library research, and out-of-town queries.

  • Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society, Pittsburgh Chapter
    AAHGS is designed to encourage the research, documentation and preservation of African American families. Beginning genealogy classes are offered as well tips on how to overcome "brick walls" in your research. Monthly meetings and annual conferences are open to the public.
  • North Hills Genealogists
    This group of genealogists is located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. They publish a monthly newsletter and hold monthly meetings at the Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd, 15237. They have published several books on pioneer cemeteries in the area.
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
    1300 Locust Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
    Telephone: (215) 732-6200
    Fax: (215) 732-2680
    Tips for planning a visit
    The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania collects genealogical materials from Pennsylvania and every other state east of the Mississippi River. Its collections also cover pre-migration from Europe, the genealogical “stepping stones” across the Caribbean, and out-migration to Canada. Its collection includes 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items. It is one of the largest family history libraries in the nation, has preeminent printed collections on Pennsylvania and regional history, and offers superb manuscript collections renowned for their strength in 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century history. By acquiring the holdings of The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in 2002 and those of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania in 2006, the Society has become a chief center for the documentation and study of the ethnic communities and immigrant experiences between the late 19th century century and our own times.

Taxation

  • 1791 Returns of Taxables for the Counties of Bedford (1773 to 1784), Huntingdon (1788), Westmoreland (1783, 1786), Fayette (1785, 1786), Allegheny (1791), Washington (1786) and Census of Bedford (1784) and Westmoreland (1783). (Pennsylvania Archives, Series 3, Vol. 22). Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Google Books - free.
  • 1798 Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798 at Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Vital records are handled by the County Orphans' Court. Between the years 1852-1855 Pennsylvania made a failed attempt to record birth, marriage and death events at the county level. While the records for that time period are available, there were few events recorded. County marriage records were kept in earnest in 1885. Births and deaths, at the county level, were begun in 1893 and kept through 1905. Abstracts and copies of vital records are available for some counties, but most are incomplete. For the most complete set of records, always contact the County Orphans' Court.

See also How to order Pennsylvania Vital Records

Birth
  • 1726 - 1930 Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950 - free index. Not complete for all years. This index is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1930. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Early births 1893–1905 are located at the County Orphans' Court. See the heading Court Records on this page for contact information.

Indexes for Pennsylvania birth records are available through the Department of of Health for 1906 and 1907. Once an individual is located in the index a non certified Birth certificate can be obtained by writing and sending $3.00 to:

Division of Vital Records
ATTN: Public Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103


Marriage

Pennsylvania marriages are located at the county level. Contact the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy clerk's office for these records.

Divorce

Divorce records are handled by the Department of Court Records Civil/Family Division (formerly the office of the Prothonotary). While no on-line indexes or records are available, records may be obtained on site or by correspondence. An index to divorce records is included in the Ejectment and Miscellaneous Index. Request at the main desk. Older records may be in storage and have to be ordered.

Department of Court Records Civil/Family Division
City-County Building
414 Grant Street, First Floor
Pittsburgh PA 15219-2469
Phone: (412)350-4200
Fax: (412)350-5260
civil@alleghenycounty.us

Death

Early deaths 1893–1905 are located at the County Orphans' Court. See the heading Court Records on this page for contact information.

Indexes for Pennsylvania death records are available through the Department of Health for 1906 through 1962. Once an individual is located in the index a non certified death certificate can be obtained obtained by writing and sending $3.00 to:

Division of Vital Records
ATTN: Public Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103


Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Allegheny County Pennsylvania Genealogy Websites

Allegheny County Pennsylvania Places

Populated Places

Pittsburgh, Forest Hills, Aleppo, Leet, Versailles, Braddock, more...

Allegheny County Pennsylvania Genealogy References

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