Washington County Pennsylvania
and State of Pennsylvania
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
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
Fax: 724 225-7303
Email: send questions, comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Fax and Email are NOT recommended unless you have a quick and
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
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
about the different newspapers that were printed in the late 1700s to mid-1800s.
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
MAP TO CITIZENS LIBRARY
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
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
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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.
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.
the PDF (Acrobat Reader) Genealogy
Research Guide for Washington County, Pennsylvania prepared
by Pamela J. Nixon, Genealogy Researcher
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Added July 2013
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through current year ; See Site
To submit material for the website or to report a broken
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contributors. Material is for personal research and may NOT be included in any
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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
This Washington County PA website is a current member of
PAGenWeb and the USGenWeb.