RECORDS INFORMATION

Washington County Pennsylvania

and State of Pennsylvania

WHERE ARE RECORDS FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY PA

What do you need to know ?

 The links on this page should help researchers know which offices have what records, 
and will give assistance about how to write for records.  

 

Genealogy research materials available at CITIZENS LIBRARY

CITIZENS LIBRARY OFFICIAL WEBSITE LINK (takes you off this website)
and District Center, Diane Ambrose, Director 
Library Chartered 1870
Memories about the Library (mid-page)
55 S College St # 2
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 222-2400

Fax: 724 225-7303 
Email: send questions, comments to: citlib@citlib.org 
Note:  Fax and Email are NOT recommended unless you have a quick and specific question.



The Library's holdings in the Genealogy Room or Microfilm Room include:

  • Large microfilm collection including newspapers to August 1808

  • Newspapers beginning in 2000 are on CD-ROM

  • Census Records on Microfilm

  • Tax Lists from 1800s on Microfilm

  • "Misc. Cemeteries" (book volumes) - transcriptions of some cemeteries

  • Caldwell Atlas (also is online on PAGenWeb, free)

  • County Histories (BEERS is online, free)

  • Prior Keyhole Magazines

  • Family histories (donated materials)

  • Other research and history aides

  • Family Researcher - Surname File

  • Card Catalogue for all Library Holdings

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READ about the different newspapers that were printed in the late 1700s to mid-1800s.

 

 

The Reference Librarian is available but her time is limited.  She does not do research and has limited time for assistance if other patrons need her.

 

 

Hours: Labor Day through June
Mon. - Thurs., 9:30 to 9
Fri., Sat., 9:30 to 5:30
Sunday: 2:00 to 5:00
Hours: July to Labor Day
Mon. - Thurs., 9:30 to 9
Fri., Sat., 9:30 to 5:30
Closed Sunday



MAP TO CITIZENS LIBRARY

MAP TO CITIZENS LIBRARY, Washington PA

 

 

HOW TO GET YOUR RESEARCH DONE

You may visit the Library (see hours above).  The Genealogy Room is in a small locked area called "the cage".  Two research tables (space is small).  Microfilm room only has two readers; time per researcher is limited to ONE HOUR so have your list of dates written down before you visit.

Research requests should be MAILED with an SASE.

Fees:  $10.00 to 12.00 PER NAME

Newspaper look-up WITH EXACT DATE.

(They might look in one month of newspaper if you only have month and year.)

 

 

NOTE!  The Library always appreciates donations!  Consider ordering a book from the Library's "wish list" -- you can ask for a book plate listing "In Memory Of..." Your Ancestor's Name (or in any name).  If more genealogy researchers offered donations, the Library could increase their services and references.

 

 

OTHER COUNTY RESOURCES

COURT HOUSE OFFICES

Please visit each "Office" on this Web Site to see what records the Office maintains.

 

 

Washington County PA Courthouse (Main Address)
100 W. Beau St. 
Washington, PA 15301-4402
Phone: (724)-228-6700 
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Download this PDF (Acrobat Reader) brochure to get an
idea of what TYPES OF RECORDS that the 
Washington County PA Court House might have.
 
NOTE - WASHINGTON COUNTY REMOVED THIS PDF FROM NEW WEBSITE.
THEY REPLACED THE PDF WITH THIS PAGE.
NOTE: Call or write the office listed for up-to-date information about 
where records are stored and how to make requests.

 

New Information Added Here  Or Download the PDF (Acrobat Reader) Genealogy Research Guide for Washington County, Pennsylvania prepared by Pamela J. Nixon, Genealogy Researcher 

 

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This is the Washington County PAGenWeb Genealogy Project

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Submission Guidelines and Privacy Rights

 

Website updated by current webmaster from 2005 continuously through current year ; See Site History

To submit material for the website or to report a broken link, start your subject line with "WCPA" followed by specific subject and email me at:  Washington.Co.Pa.Webmaster AT gmail.com     ( washington.co.pa.webmaster "AT" gmail.com ).   I spend most of my time adding new material so please allow at least 14 days for a reply.

Notice: Links the webmaster gives to outside websites are provided to enhance your research and understanding of history and genealogy. However, The USGenWeb Project does not offer any endorsement of any outside sites or their contents.  This notice applies to all pages within the "Washington County PAGenWeb".

2006 to 2012 ;  2013 Judith Ann Florian, all rights reserved.  Website is updated weekly or monthly, as I receive submissions or when I complete a transcribing project. The materials (files) located on this website are the property of the webmaster and the contributors. Material is for personal research and may NOT  be included in any for-fee collection or publication.

History of this website - The first PAGenWeb Washington County coordinator was Jean Suplick Matuson [who developed Chartiers.com. She was followed by Georgeann Malowney [who took over Chartiers.com], then Peggy Tebbetts, and lastly, Christina Hunt who each held prior copyrights over this website.  Each coordinator has contributed much to the preservation of Washington County genealogical information/history.

This Washington County PA website is a current member of PAGenWeb and the USGenWeb.