Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Want More Clues?
The Internet Archives contain a wealth of old books and family genealogies.
A simple search using  "Pennsylvania Genealogy" gives this link"


Pennsylvania State Records & Databases
Birth & Death Records
Land Records
Pennsylvania State Digital Archives
Pennsylvania State Library


DAR / Colonial Dames: Records & Books
Early Vital Records ~ Pennsylvania
DAR ~ Public Database
Colonial Dames Registers & Records


Odds & Ends
Pennsylvania Probate Records: 1683>1994
Will Abstracts: Gen Soc of PA Vol VII [1920]

"The Espy Files" PA begins on Pg 275
Pennsylvania Vital Records [Online Only] FS Catalog

Pennsylvania State Digital Archives
Library of Congress | National Archives
University of Pittsburgh, Digital Library | Pennsylvania Quakers: Archives


Newspapers & Archives
Lookups are available for the following NewsPaper Sites: America's NewsBank,
Newspaper Archives or

 Google Archives for lookups in the Pittsburgh Gazette
Please include Name of interest and time frame with your query.
"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 | Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project
Google Newspaper Archives | The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project

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Pennsylvania State Records & Databases
Birth & Death Records | Land Records
Pennsylvania State Digital Archives
Pennsylvania State Library

Family Search
Births & Christenings: 1709>1950
Pennsylvania County Marriages: 1885>1950
Allegheny Search - Marriage Records
Allegheny County Marriage Indexes
1800 > 1875 ~ 1876 ~ 1877 ~ 1878 ~ 1879 ~ 1880
The Indexes above are from FamilySearch:
Access the Data here.
Pennsylvania Marriages: 1709>1940 / Pittsburgh City Deaths: 1870>1905
Kentucky Deaths 1852 > 1964 [Anc]
"Born in Allegheny & Jefferson Counties"
Lookups Available if you do not have access.


Poulson's American Daily Advertiser
This publication has Marriage and Deaths gleaned from the Newspaper:

There are three books:
1800>1810 1811>1825, 1826>1830
The pages are hand written by one person, so once you get used to the formation of the letters the names are not too hard to read.

Record of deaths, 1874-1903,
of those who died leaving estates probated in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Allegheny County (Pennsylvania). Register of Wills
"Sworn statements by informants giving the name of deceased, date of death, and residence."
The records are arranged by date of registration with the Register of Wills. The deaths may have occurred a few days to a year before being registered."

I have created pdf indexes from the sets of Microfilm
Below is a chart that explains each Film with a link to the Alpha pdf's
Description Film # Index Pages / Image #s
Dea, v. 1 - v. 2 (to p. 179), reg: Jul 1874-Oct 1878 499309 4 - 32
Dea, v. 2 (p. 180-end) - v. 4 (to p. 129), reg: Oct 1878-Nov 1883 499310 253-280 / 372-395 / 617-643
Dea, v. 4 (p. 130-end) - v. 6 (to p. 137), reg: Nov 1883-Nov 1887 499311 224-249 / 583-612
Dea, v. 6 (p. 136-end) - v. 7, reg: Nov 1887-Jan 1891 [This is an error, the Files begin 3 May 1889] 499312 278-305
Dea, v. 8 - v. 9 (to p. 611), reg: Jan 1891-Jan 1894 499313 1 - 32 / 379-411
Dea, v. 9 (p. 610-end) - v. 11 (to p. 469), reg: Jan 1894-Feb 1897 499314 32-64 / 406-439
Dea, v. 11 (p. 468-end) - v. 12, reg: Feb 1897-Mar 1899 499315 106-138
Dea, v. 13 - v. 14, reg: Mar 1899-Jan 1902 499316 5-36 / 375-406
Dea, v. 15, reg: Jan 1902-Mar 1903 499317 5-33

The actual images follow each set of indexes:
For instance, Film 499309, A-F , Adair, William - 3 will be found on Film 499309, image #33
[ The index ends on image # 32]

Use the chart above to find persons of interest and to determine where the image will be.
Each image has two pages which have the page # in the upper left and right corners.

After you find the person of interest, go to the Estate Indexes.

Obituary Central
Obituaries: Mc Donald Outlook [Transcriptions]
California, Oakland, Alameda County, Newspaper Record Collection, 
[1985 > 2011] The images are on Family Search, sign in for access.
Canada, Obituary Collection, 1898-2018 [Anc] Updated
There is a website dedicated to Canadian Obits from local papers.
Please use this link.
US Obituaries, American His. Soc. of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012
NewPennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Schuylkill Haven, Funeral Home Obituary Cards, 1914-2007
The above resource contains obits and other information for many PA Counties. 
There appears to be two images for each name entry


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


Early Pennsylvania Marriages [Quaker Monthly Meetings]
Index includes Groom, Bride, Year  Images can be found here.
Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
June 1900, Vol 2
1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

"The Fine Print"
Allegheny County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham

PAGenWeb State Coordinator: Nancy Janyszeski
PAGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator (Western Counties): Ellis Michaels
PAGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator (Eastern Counties): Mary Ann Lubinsky

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