Last Update of submitted dates: May 20, 2013
The death index has just been updated with another 6800 names! Soon to follow are more marriages and divorces.
Indexes have been compiled since January 2010 from Pittsburgh, PA (USA) historic newspapers, thus helping more genealogy buffs find evidence for their Allegheny County roots. There is now a separate page for the dates submitted since July 2011. Click on the “Submitted Dates” page which is directly below this home page.
Included are dates and names for:
Death- over 98,800 entries
Marriage- over 24,000 couples
WWI Military Personnel with over 73k entries
The men of Company E
Transcriptions completed by volunteer ListMembers of PAALLEGH@RootsWeb.com are available for viewing here:
All links to submitted transcriptions which were indexed prior to June 30, 2011, can be found here:
If a name of interest is found, use the links listed here and on the first Daily Links Update Page to go directly to the date of the newspaper publication. It will be up to the researcher to actually LOCATE the name.
Snippets of interest:
Did you know that the Washington Reporter listed property owners in 1895? It was done over a number of issues. This is a great find for those who had family migrate to Washington Co.
Did you know there are photos and some stories of Morganza here (2009) and a wonderful history here (2008)? Morganza was first located in Pittsburgh as the House of Refuge. It moved to Washington Co in 1876.
Did you know there are other sites to check for early marriages? Check this one for marriages 1885-1889 from the PA Historical and Museum Commission.
Did you know that listings of some letters pertaining to Morganza inmates can be found here through the usgenwebs archives?
Did you know there is a way to find death dates at the PA Dept of Health? The years can be searched from 1906-1961. When you find your beloved, the info provided is the death date, location, and State File number which is then used to order your certificate. Click here to go to the site. The births for the year 1906 can also be searched. Be patient as it can take some time for the pdf file to download.
Did you know there is another fast way to search for PA deaths from 1906-1961? This site is a great find for those who seek our history. Click here to check out deaths, wards, church lists, cemetery lists, directories, etc.
Did you know the Russell Soundex was invented in Pittsburgh in 1918? Here is a link to learn how to use it.
Did you know you can search the PA Archives for lists of military personnel dating back to the Revolution? If fact, many lists of military men are found here dating from 1775 up to 1921. There’s a wonderful set on the Civil War. Happy Hunting when you click here to go there.
Did you know the history of the Sixty Third PA Regimental Volunteers, Co K has been written by a 2g-granddaughter of one of the men in the company? It’s a six part story told through the eyes of the company and is well sourced. Great job Kelley! Click here to go to the first article. The subsequent articles can easily be read from the link.
Did you know some delightful glass negatives of our beloved Pittsburg from the early turn of the 20th century have been donated to the SteelCactus Foundation? No matter whether your grandparents relocated to the old wild west with dirt street shootouts or a sleepy southern town where a two story building was gigantic, genealogy buffs of today will love these photos. The clarity is so sharp that the details really pop. Who knows if some of the people photographed could have belonged to you? At the least, the photos show a glorious city of long ago. These photos have so aptly been named Pittsburgh: “Hell with the Lid Off”. Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4
New from the volunteers:
84 articles have been located on the Poor House. Some of the articles mention Marshalsea, which was built in 1893 in Southern Allegheny County on the old George Neal Farm in/near S. Fayette Twp. It was renamed Pittsburgh City Home and Hospital at Mayview in 1916.
The census has been transcribed for the Allegheny Poor House, Workhouse, and Insane Asylums. More of the Poor House are to follow.
The institutions for the poor, asylums, and TB Hosiptials changed names over the years, so we located the institutions by their locations. The newest census and mortality schedules are from the Woodville Hospital, which operated under several names. Alternate names include:
Allegheny County Almshouse
Allegheny Hospital for the Insane
Allegheny County Home for the Poor
Woodville State Hospital
Its location is noted as S Fayette and Collier Twp in the census.
Another way to use the Bates book on the Civil War-- Indexing the towns, counties and adding the pages where the information can be located for the PA Volunteers during the Civil War is complete. This is of value to those who want to see what units were formed in their geographic areas of genealogy interest. Check it out on our PA Volunteers Location page.
While not an index, the census lists from 1860-1880 and 1900-1940 can be searched. The pages, the occupation whether as an employee or state guest, as well as the ages of the poor souls living at Morganza have been gathered from the census years. Just click on the sidebar titled Morganza census.
33 new articles located on Morganza. The names list has also been updated. Check it out on our House of Refuge page.
Information from 1893 newspaper which chronicles soldier life of volunteers of Co. E from Pittsburgh during the “Recent Unpleasantness”
Family Search updates PA County Marriages!
Select counties and dates from 1885-1950 are included. Some of the entries are the actual application which can provide parents’ names! What a great treat for any genealogy buff who researches in PA! Check it out at: https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1589502
Family Search updates Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905
Another source to check for those elusive kin who just disappear from our families of old. If you find a loved one in this database, use the date to find the obit. Perhaps you will be lucky to glean new tidbits. Check it out at: https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1810412 . Did you know that early burials that are listed as being in Mt Lebanon Cemetery may actually be in the St Clair Cemetery? When the new Mt Lebanon Cemetery opened in the late 1800s, St Clair Cemetery (across the street) was locally called the old Mt Lebanon Cemetery. Many of the early deaths in the city files from 1870-1905 which are listed as Mt Lebanon burials are, indeed, in the St Clair Cemetery. It was also considered fashionable after the current Mt Lebanon Cemetery opened for some burials in the old St Clair Cemetery to be removed across the street to the bigger Mt Lebanon Cemetery.
The Birth, Marriage and Deaths from the Sussex Register/Independent/The New Jersey Herald are being placed online by volunteer J Price. The dates range from 1814-1994. These actual clippings can also be searched by name. It’s a great project for those who are looking into their New Jersey roots. Be sure to check it out at: BMD of Sussex County and Surrounding Areas
Gazette Times Special Correspondent to France 1918-1919 articles
49 articles in the series
(last addition May 11, 2012)
Relive World War I History Thru 1919 Newspapers
Learn more on our News Makers Page
Links to ALL current Google archived newspapers: http://news.google.com/newspapers
Please note Google has removed the home page that was used to search for old newspapers, and announced there will not be any new additions. The newspapers can still be searched. You can enter the date to search from here:
The Pittsburgh Press http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=djft3U1LymYC
The Pittsburgh Commercial http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=f14mYpCygl4C
The Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=eJD0kABLposC
The Pittsburgh Daily Commercial http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=nazVBdFzvK0C
The Pittsburgh Daily Gazette http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=vkz5F8TaVKkC
The Pittsburgh Gazette http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=NKlx0PmyA3cC
Pittsburgh Post Gazette http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=gL9scSG3K_gC
The Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights News (1908) http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=My6PM0vftjwC&dat=19081211&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
The Mount Washington News http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=pf0VL3QzzAAC
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