Allegheny County, PA

The PAGenWeb Project & The USGenWeb Project


Welcome My name is Martha and I am the Allegheny County Coordinator: I do not live in PA, but both my husband and I have roots deep in PA soil. I will do my very best to find resources for Allegheny County. Please check back often.


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Allegheny County has been revamped, pages were combined:
Biographies, History & Military Data
Odds and Ends and Vital Records

The linked items below represent Indexes I have created over the years.
All of the files are on Google Drive:
Files can be read online or downloaded
FS & Anc Database Indexes
Canada ~ Cemetery, Funeral Homes, Coroner

Crime & Prison ~ Deaths & DC's
Marriages ~ Military ~ Miscellaneous
Obituaries ~ Passenger Lists & Employment
Vital Odds

The Record indexes for Allegheny, Beaver & Jefferson as well as
PA in General
can be found here
Data for folks who came to California
and left a 'Paper Trail' can be found here.

Questions or Lookups: Contact Martha
The Record indexes for Allegheny, Beaver & Jefferson as well as
PA in General
can be found here
Data for folks who came to California
and left a 'Paper Trail' can be found here.

Here are Lists of the specific databases:
Page 1, 2, 

"What's New"
New items of interest will be posted here

Family Search: Historical Images

Records that are not available with the traditional FS Search
The Explanation:

The Resources are wonderful, but the search parameters and 
functions are intimidating 
to the novice FS Catalog Researcher.

The Types of Information:
tism's, Burial's, Births & Birth Rec Ind's, Death Records, DC's, Cemetery, 
Communion, Confirmation, Court Records, Deeds, Funeral's, Genealogy,  Land Records,
Marriages, Probate Records & Indexes, Vital Records 

Locations & Time Frame: 
Allegheny City, Allegheny Twp., Benjamin, W Deer Twp,
Carson, Hall, Herron, Mc Donald, S Park Twp., Ohio Twp., Pittsburgh, as well as Allegheny County proper
1851 - 1950

The following will help you get a handle on information 
that could be of value to your search for Family data.

The chart linked here will be a decent guide.
Use it to find data of interest, noting the film #

To access the Historical Images, log into your FS Account:
Click on Search, then at the top of the page: Historical Images:
You can begin with the search, but if you get lost or cannot 
figure it out, then use the chart I have created to access the information.


Backtrack to Search, Catalog, and plug in the DGS Film number 
of interest 
from the Charts in the 'Fiche-Film' slot.
Note: Draft Registrations & Federal Census Records were not Indexed

For the 'Newbie'
Basic Online Research Resources: All Free
Family Search
RootsWeb - World Connect ~ Linkpendium ~ Cyndi's List
Western PA Genealogical Society
Internet Archives
Zaba Search ~ Living Individuals

Newspapers & Archives
Lookups are available for the following NewsPaper Sites:
America's NewsBank ~ Newspaper Archives
Contact: Martha

Google Archives for lookups in the Pittsburgh Gazette
Please include Name of interest and time frame with your query.

Allegheny County PAGenWeb Tombstone Project

"Cemeteries of Allegheny County"
PA, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Cemetery Records, 1845 - 1960
The above database is new on FS - check often as new files are being added.

With the proliferation of Cemetery Databases and Volunteers photographing them as well as the ease of searching FAG and others, I will leave the Cemetery work and data to others.

There was a lot of Cem work done by the DAR in the 1940's: There are a number of publications available in the FS Catalog.

Allegheny County Genealogy Trails Project Page
Allegheny County PA-Roots Project Page

PA Digital Archives - Archives Records

Census Records & Misc Publications
Records: Indexes & Images | PA Mortality Schedules
1890 Veteran's & Widow's Census | Population Schedules: Download Rolls of Film
PA Archives ~ Abstracts | Stephen Morse & More

Magazines & Newspapers
PA Archives: Magazine
These publications are chock full of great information and can be downloaded here.

 "The Power Library" - Digital Archives

Bob Gartz Newspaper Indexes
Dates of Newspapers
Names from Pittsburgh Newspapers, Indexes
Quick Links to old Pittsburgh Newspapers

Chronicling America ~ PA Digital Newspaper Project
Google Newspaper Archives
The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project

Libraries & Miscellaneous Resources
University of Pittsburgh ~ Historic Pittsburgh [Plat Maps!]
Digital Collections ~ Rauh Jewish Archives

Databases on Family Search
New or Updated in 2021
Family Search Resources

PA Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976 - 18 Feb 2021
PA Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950 - 24 Jan 2021
PA Births and Christenings, 1709-1950 - 5 Jan 2021
PA, Eastern Dist. Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931 - 5 Jan 2021

Another untapped Resource
Genealogical Collections of the DAR
FS has a huge collection of film that has marvelous and unpublished documents.
Use the FS Catalog, Search using 'DAR' and Pennsylvania.

"The Fine Print"
Allegheny County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham
PAGenWeb State Coordinator: Nancy Janyszeski
PAGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator (Eastern Counties): Mary Ann Lubinsky
PAGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator (Western Counties): Martha A C Graham
 If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please review our "Volunteer" page and contact us! There are many ways to participate.

If you have an idea or comment please let us know.

  Information contained on all of the pages within the
Allegheny County portion of the PAGenWeb may be used for personal genealogical and historical purposes.  Please be considerate of copyright information and give credit where credit is due: Donated data will remain with the County in the event of the resignation of the County Coordinator.  Any person donating information in the future retains the right to have it returned to them upon request.
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Site Updated: 21February 2021
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