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The Law Library

Nancy Weiss
Law Librarian
1 S. Main St.
Suite G004
Washington, PA 15301
Primary Phone: (724) 228-6747

Nancy Weiss  Law Librarian 724-228-6747 
Pat Stavovy   724-228-6747

The Law Library's Official Website (link goes off the site you are on now)


The resources of the Law Library are often overlooked.  They do maintain maps, records, and microfilm sources, since Attorneys, Title Searchers, (and Staffs) must often look up old records as part of a current case or issue.

The Librarian may be a good source of information about where records are now stored, or where to find obscure records.  May be frustrating because there has been continual re-organization of storage locations in recent years. 

Rule of thumb:  Find out WHICH OFFICE should oversee a record type.  That office will maintain records associated with their area.

Genealogy researchers who visit in person must respect that the Librarian must take care of Attorney and Professional's needs first.  But, unless the library is very busy, genealogists will find they can get help too.  

Please remember this area is a Library; keep your voice low because Attorneys and other Professionals may be doing law research at the back of the room.  

Small space, so limit how much personal stuff you bring into the Library area.

Copying fees apply, as they do throughout the Court House, generally 0.50 per page.


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: 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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Washington County 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

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



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



Citizen's Library Link


Added July 2008, updated July 2013

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