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== Record Description ==
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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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== Record Content ==
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== What is in Collection? ==
  
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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.
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 these Records 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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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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*The name of the person at the time of death
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*The approximate death date
 
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*At least one other piece of information
  
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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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1810412 Collection Page].  
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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=== View the Images ===
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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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].
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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# Select '''Digital Folder Number'''
  
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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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
 
  
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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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1810412 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
*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.
 
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.  
  
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*Search for any alternate names your ancestor might have used, such as a nickname or alias.  
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*Use the information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record.  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
*Search for names of their parents, if known.  
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.  
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.  
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*[[Pennsylvania Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
*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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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Pennsylvania, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries]].  
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=186572&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Pennsylvania%2C%20Allegheny%2C%20Pittsburgh%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Adeath FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
 
== 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 2017. 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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*[[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]]
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== 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.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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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.}}
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[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.]]
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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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Record Description
Record Type Death
Collection years 1870-1905
FamilySearch Resources
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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. 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.

What Can these Records 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

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • At least one other piece of information

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Digital Folder Number

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


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

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record.
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Pennsylvania, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

Known Issues with This Collection

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

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

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 2017. 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.


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