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== Record Description ==
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== What is in Collection? ==
  
 
This collection consists of death registrations for the city of Pittsburgh for the years 1870 to 1905. The records are from the Allegheny County Courthouse. The records are arranged in numbered bound volumes and are chronological by month and year.  
 
This collection consists of death registrations for the city of Pittsburgh for the years 1870 to 1905. The records are from the Allegheny County Courthouse. The records are arranged in numbered bound volumes and are chronological by month and year.  
  
The city of Pittsburgh began registering deaths in 1870. The records were house at the Allegheny county courthouse until 2008 when they were transferred to the state department of vital records. The state of Pennsylvania took over recording deaths in 1902.  
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The city of Pittsburgh began registering deaths in 1870. The records were house at the Allegheny county courthouse until 2008 when they were transferred to the state department of vital records. The state of Pennsylvania took over recording deaths in 1906.  
  
Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. Death records were used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates. The information in this index is very reliable. However, keep in mind that it still may contain alternate spellings or misinterpretations.  
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Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. Death records were used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates. The information in this index is very reliable. However, keep in mind that it still may contain alternate spellings or misinterpretations.
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Allegheny County Courthouse.}}  
 
 
 
[[Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
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Image:Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905 (10-0635) DGS 4672693_32.jpg|Death Record
 
Image:Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905 (10-0635) DGS 4672693_32.jpg|Death Record
 
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Helpful genealogical facts included in the index are:  
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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Helpful facts included in the index are:  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
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*Date of Certificate and number
 
*Date of Certificate and number
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
 
*The name of the person at the time of death  
 
*The name of the person at the time of death  
 
*The approximate death date
 
*The approximate death date
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1810412?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1810412/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒Select the "Digital Folder Number" category which takes you to the images  
  
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Keep in mind:
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:
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When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
  
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth and parents’ names to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth and parents’ names to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*Search for any alternate names your ancestor might have used, such as a nickname or alias.  
 
*Search for any alternate names your ancestor might have used, such as a nickname or alias.  
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*There is some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
*There is some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries]]. }}
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<br> For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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==Citing this Collection==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
  
*[http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/wo/cert.aspx Allegheny County]
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Allegheny County Courthouse.}}<br><br>
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/pennsylvania/index.html Online Pennsylvania Death Records and Obituaries]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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*[[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]]
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
*[[Pennsylvania Vital Records|Pennsylvania Vital Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor invite}}
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1810412/waypointsPennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905]
 
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
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Location of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
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Location of Pennsylvania
Record Description
Record Type Death
Collection years 1870-1905
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in Collection?

This collection consists of death registrations for the city of Pittsburgh for the years 1870 to 1905. The records are from the Allegheny County Courthouse. The records are arranged in numbered bound volumes and are chronological by month and year.

The city of Pittsburgh began registering deaths in 1870. The records were house at the Allegheny county courthouse until 2008 when they were transferred to the state department of vital records. The state of Pennsylvania took over recording deaths in 1906.

Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. Death records were used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates. The information in this index is very reliable. However, keep in mind that it still may contain alternate spellings or misinterpretations.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Helpful facts included in the index are:

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

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

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Digital Folder Number" category which takes you to the images

Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

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

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth and parents’ names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Search for any alternate names your ancestor might have used, such as a nickname or alias.
  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search for names of their parents, if known.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • There is some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.


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

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

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

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Allegheny County Courthouse.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.