Beaver County, Pennsylvania

This Site is part of
The PAGenWeb Project & The USGenWeb Project

My name is Martha and I will be your guide to resources in
Beaver County.

I do not live in Pennsylvania, but both my husband and I have roots deep in her soil.
I will be happy to answer questions and perhaps help find elusive records.
I can be contacted via email. Please use this link

Beaver County Neighbors:

Allegheny, Butler, Lawrence, Washington, PA
Hancock County, WVA
Columbiana County, OH

A Brief History of Beaver County: Wiki

Search Beaver County

1876 Atlas / Business Directory: Historic Map Works
Pages 081 > 171
The pages are 4 to 5 mb in size.
Download to study offline
The TOC for Township Maps is Here.
Send for Scans

Four Mile Church: Gleanings from a Book
on it's History

Historical Pennsylvania Maps
Another Historic Map Site
Perry Casteaneda Map Collection | Historic County Lines
Pennsylvania Topo Maps | 'Ancestor Tracks' Plat Maps
Pennsylvania Panoramic Maps | Civil War Maps
USGenWeb Archives Map Project - Pennsylvania

Sanborn Maps: Library of Congress

Beaver County Communities ~ Formation, local Township data,
Page Sets: 1, 2, 3

Canada: Family Search / Ancestry
Inlcudes the following:
Obituaries, WWI Military Files, F-A-G,
Ontario, Can Marriages, Council Registrations US Residents serving in Canandian Expedition Forces
Marriage & Death Registers

Canadian Digital Newspapers
Canadian Digital Archives
Canadian Genealogy
There is a website dedicated to Canadian Obits
from local papers.
Please use this link.

"California Gleanings"
Databases for Folks from other States
who left a paper trail in California
Use these links:
Ancestry: California / Family Search: California

Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive
This is the link for all of the Newspaper Titles
Here is a linked chart for the Papers for Beaver County
Title # of Issues Beg Date End Date
The Argus and radical. 4 1873-09-24 1873-10-15
The Beaver Argus. 507 1862-04-30 1873-09-10
The Beaver County Argus. 69 1856-12-24 1858-10-06
The Beaver radical. 35 1873-01-03 1873-09-12
The Beaver weekly argus. 43 1860-05-30 1862-04-23
"What's New"

From the FS Catalog:
Tidbits from the Big Piney Examiner of Sublette Co., WY
1912 > 2006 - Some Years Missing
Compiler: Anna Lee Woffinden
The Indexes for Each Booklet are Here
The Booklets are full of Obituaries, Death & Funeral Notices
Accidents, and the odd news article about local Pioneers
Send for scans
Download individual booklets from the FS Catalog

NEW>>>Family Search:
Civil Marriages: Pennsylvania
1677 - 1950
These Record Images have a lot of valuable information

California Digital newspapers
This Site has a great collection of CA Newspapers,
but many of them have articles from
other States including Minnesota
Use this Link

Contact Martha

This just in...New Database from Ancestry
New Hampshire, U.S., Prison Records, 1812-1968

Prison Ledgers... Ancestry / Log into your Acct for Access

Family Search: Historical Images
The Types of Information:
Births, Biographies, Cemetery, Church Records, Citizenship Petitions,
Court Records,
Deaths & DC's, Deeds, Docket, Ct Orphan Rec's,
Grantor / Grantee Rec's, Land Records, Marriage & Marriage Licenses,
Military Discharge Rec's, Naturalizations, 'Soldier Rec's',
Tax Records, Probates, Warrants, Wills

Locations & Time Frame:
Baden, Beaver County proper : 1775 - 1969

The following will help you get a handle on information that
could be of value to your search for Family data.

Use the chart linked here for the Film #
To access the Historical Images, log into your FS Account:
Click on Search, then at the top of the page: Historical Images:
You can begin with the search, but if you get lost or cannot figure it
all out, then use the chart linked above.


Backtrack to Search, Catalog, and plug in the
DGS Film number of interest
from the Chart in the 'Fiche-Film' slot.

'Beaver County' Neighbors:
Allegheny, Butler, Lawrence & Washington Counties, PA
Hancock County, WVA & Columbiana, OH
Note: There are over 100 Films for Washington Co., PA Marriages
Use the link for Allegheny County and scroll down

The "Gleanings" from my years of Database Research
can be found here:
Two Sections: Family Search & Ancestry

Crime & Prison Records: Family Search / Ancestry
Military: Family Search / Ancestry
Miscellaneous: Family Search / Ancestry
Vital Records: Family Search / Ancestry

If you just want to look at all the files gleaned from
Family Search: Use this Link

If you just want to look at all the files gleaned from
Ancestry: Use this Link

"PA Only" records will be found here
Many Indexes will be found using the above link
Records from the following States:

NC, NH, NV, NY [City], OH, OR, Philadelphia, PA, SC,
TN, TX, UT, VT, WI, Willamette Valley, OR, WVA

Beaver County Cemeteries
F-A-G Indexes [FS]
Cem Books: 1, 2, 3, 4

Beaver Co., Cems included in the Archives
can be found here.

St Titus Cemetery - Burial Register
1902 > 1923

Kings Creek Cemetery, Hanover Twp
LDS 893734:FS Catalog

St Joseph's Cemetery - Partial Survey

The hand written Pages for the Burial Register are available:
1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50
51-61, Single: 48-61
Thank's Jen!

LDS Film 856808: Cemeteries
Old Transcriptions
Baden, Concord Presbyterian, Mt Olivet,
Mt Oliver [Ind], P1-15 - P16-29
John Anderson Memorial
Old Economy. A-L, M-Z
[German Translations which include arrival in the US]
Harmony Society -Wiki
All of the above files have an index at the end of the Transcriptions and are searchable pdf files.

'Topo Zone'
Use Topo Maps to find Cemeteries

Miscellaneous Records
Cemeteries, Funeral Home's, Coroner:
Family Search / Ancestry

Vital Records: Odds & Ends:
Gleans: Ancestry
Records from the following States:
Colorado, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Oregon, Central / East New York
Western New York

Passenger Lists, Passports, Employment Records
Family Search / Ancestry
California, Passenger and Crew Lists,
California, San Francisco Airplane Arrival Card Index, 1936-1949 Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger & Crew Lists,
U.S., Departing Passenger and Crew Lists,

Miscellaneous: Family Search / Ancestry

Act of February 20 1866: Name Changes: California
AK- Pioneer Home, Appleton Biographies, CA State Hospital Rec's,
Early Oregonians, Jackson Co., MO Voter Registrations,
Michigan Mortality Schedule, North American Families,
Oregon Biography Cards, Pima, AZ, Voter Registrations,
PassPort Applications, Prohibition Agents,
American Red Cross Nurses, BaseBall Questionaires,
Craft Persons, Eastern Cherokee Registrations,
Homestead Records, Iowa Tax Assistance,
Post Master Assignments,
Quaker Periodicals, Register of Scientific Tech's,
US Consular Applications & Certificates,
US Biographies: Women, St Albans, VT, Border Crossings,
Washington Indian Enrollments

Poulson's American Daily Advertiser
This publication has Marriage and Deaths gleaned from the Newspaper:
The dates range from Jan 1800 > Dec 1810
for both Marriages & Deaths.

The whole book can be downloaded from the FS Catalog:
Log in to FS and use 'Catalog' Search and "Poulson".
1800>1810, 1811>1825, 1826>1830
Here are Indexes

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.

History of Beaver County Newspapers:
Francis Smith Reader, 1905
Book can be downloaded here.

"Every Name Index"
for the History of Beaver County Newspapers
Nancy B Foster, 1992
The folks listed in the index above can be found using the
PA Newspaper Archive Site
Vital Records & Obituaries
The basic search locations for Vital Records such as Family Search
The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
are just links, everything else will have indexes for your use.
The Databases and links below will assist you with your research.

The indexes below were created from FS & Anc Databases and have data for the four Pennsylvania Counties I host:
Allegheny, Beaver, Jefferson & Westmoreland
and coming soon: Records for Somerset County, PA

Vital Records : Marriages: Family Search Databases
Records from the following States:

AL, AR, Arizona, California, Iowa, Idaho,
Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachussets, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York [City & County], Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Virginia

Marriage Database Indexes: Ancestry
"PA Only" records will be found here

Death Records: Family Search / Ancestry
Pittsburgh City Deaths: 1870>1905
Minnesota Death Index: 1908-2007
B: Allegheny, Beaver, Jefferson

Records from the following States:
Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York [City], Ohio, Oregon, Philadelphia, PA, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Willamette Valley, OR, West Virginia

Miscellaneous Vital Records:
Vital Records: Family Search / Ancestry

Newspaper Records & Obituary Indexes
Records from the following States:
AZ, CA, Grants Pass, OR, HI, IL, ID, MI, MN, NH, OH, PA, San Diego, CA

Obituary Gleanings - Indexes:
Family Search /

Pennsylvania Obituary Gleans
Obituaries from NewsBank
Allegheny ~ Beaver ~ Jefferson ~ Westmoreland

1983 > 2020 / Contact Martha for Obit

Coming Soon..
. Obits for Somerset County

CA, Oakland, Alameda Co., Newspaper Record Collection,
[1985 > 2011] and many more

The images are on Family Search, sign in for access.

Obituary Central / Pennsylvania

US Obituaries, American His. Soc. of Germans from Russia,

Pennsylvania, 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

I have access to San Luis Obispo County Newspapers
and will do lookups
Obits-GenealogyBank [FS]:
Born: AK, MN, MO, OR, PA, & WI
Died: San Luis Obispo Co., CA
Contact for Query

Quaker Information Center
Cyndi's List of Quaker Records
Friends Historical Library
Quaker Records: Family Search
Hinshaw Index to Quaker Records

Monthly Meeting Notes: 1681 > 1935 [Ancestry]
The above resource is chock full of great information.

Lists, Lookups & Queries
There is a Mail List for Pennsylvania
Use this Link to Subscribe and post queries

If you wish to post new Queries, please use the new
Mail List: PA 'io Groups' [Subscribe Link]

Archival Newspapers: Historical and Current [Obits, Vital Records]
Subscription Database Access: / Access World News / Kansas City Star /
My Heritage / Heritage Quest
Fold3 / Historic Map Works /
Civil War: Reports of Union Army Generals
Contact: Martha

Pennsylvania Archives: Magazine
These publications are chock full of great information and can be downloaded here.

Libraries & Miscellaneous Resources
University of Pittsburgh ~ Historic Pittsburgh Digital Collections Rauh Jewish Archives

Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive: Free Digital Newspapers

PA State Records & Databases
Birth & Death Records ~
Land Records
PA State Digital Archives ~
PA State Library

Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive:
Free Digital Newspapers

DAR / Colonial Dames: Records & Books
Early Vital Records ~ PA

Search the DAR ~ The GAR ~ The SAR

Colonial Dames Registers & Records

New Military Resources:

The American Civil War Research Database is for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. The database contains indexed, searchable information on more than four million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with 17,000 photographs.
I have access to the above Subscription Database:
I will do limited lookups: Contact Martha

Record of the Federal Dead
Buried From:
Libby, Nelle Isle, Danville & Camp Lawton Prisons
and at
City Point, and in the Field before Petersburg and Richmond
Published: US Christian Commission
James B Rodgers, Printers, 1865

There is an
Index and an Explanation about the Cemeteries
Use this Link for the files
Download Book from Family Search or Contact for Lookups
Immigration, Ships Passenger Lists & Naturalization

German Settlement in Pennsylvania
Ship's Transcribers Guild
Pennsylvania 'Points of Entry'
German Passenger Lists

"The Palantine Project"

Pennsylvania Naturalization Records

Passenger Lists, Passports
& Employment
Gleans: Family Search / Ancestry

California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959
California, San Francisco Airplane Arrival Card Index, 1936-1949
Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger Crew Lists, 1900-1959
New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909,
Pennsylvania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1800-1962
U.S., Departing Passenger and Crew Lists, 1914-1965
Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957
Washington, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1961

U.S., Chicago and North Western Railroad Employment Records,
All California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1950
UT, Select UPRR Pers Rec, 1890-1965

Crime & Punishment
Gleanings: Family Search / Ancestry
"Album of Criminals, 1906" FBI Records [NCBI Index]
Alcatraz, California, U.S. Penitentiary Prisoner Index, 1934-1963
Alabama, Convict Records, 1886-1952
California, Prison and Correctional Records, 1851-1950
Iowa, Consecutive Register of Convicts, 1867-1970

Montana, Prison Records, 1861-1968 [Anc]
New Mexico, Department of Corrections Records, 1905-1958
PA, Prison, Reformatory, and Workhouse Records, 1829-1971
Texas, Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945
Tulare County, California, Sheriff's Office and Jail Records,

"The ESPY Files" Executions in the US: 1608-2002

Miscellaneous Prison & Correctional Institution Records
Family Search Catalog

FS Prison Records / Film & Name Index Searches
AL, Deaths of state convicts, 1884-1951; deaths of county convicts,
1885-1922, 1884-1951
MO,Court martial papers,
Record Group no. 133, MO State Archives,
Jefferson City, 1862-1877
GA, Fulton Co. Records from the Atlanta His. Ctr, 1827-1955
GA, Savannah City Jail Registers, 1855-1873
LA State Penitentiary Records, 1866-1963
MA Reformatory for Women (Framingham, MA) 1874-1933
MT, Flathead County Records, 1871-2007
NH, Rockingham Co, prisoners index, 1772-1840
Suffolk Co. (MA) sheriff's records, 1799-1930
WA State Penitentiary inmate registers, 1881-1961

Biographies for Beaver County

History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Richard Jacob Fraise
A Warner & Co: Philadelphia & Chicago ~ 1888
There are three sets of Biographies:
West Side ~ East Side ~ South Side
There is no Index, but the pdf files are searchable
and in Alpha order.

Beaver County Officers
'From the above History'

Book of Biographies
Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
of Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Biographical Publishing Company
George Richmond, Pres: S Harmer Neff, Sec'y: C R Arnold, Treas
Buffalo, NY - Chicago ILL ~ 1899
The index is here, Download the book here [or send for pages of interest]

Genealogical and Personal History of Northern Pennsylvania
Under the Editorial Supervision of
John W Jordan, LLD
New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company ~ 1913
The Index is here. Vols: I, II, III
Read Online or Download [Or I will send pages of interest]

Genealogical & Personal History Of Beaver County, Pennsylvania
John W Jordan, LLD ~ Volume II
New York ~ Lewis Publishing Company ~ 1914
The Index is here.
Download the book here

Famous People of Pennsylvania
Rock Musicians of Pennsylvania
Historical Register of Places
History of the Railroad in Pennsylvania

Biographies from my personal Research
Appleton's Cycolpedia of American Biography:

Genealogy Trails has some nice Civil War Biographies:
Major-General George Brinton Mcclellan
Major-General George Gordon Meade
Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock
Major-General John W. Geary
Brigadier-General Alexander Hays
Major-General John Fulton Reynolds
Lieutenant John T. Greble
Rear-Admiral David D. Porter
Rear-Admiral John A. Dahlgren

Genealogy Trails also has lots of other
Pennsylvania Military Data.
Please use this link
for access.

"Thanks to Gen Trails ~ We appreciate You!"
Beaver County and the Military/span
Soldier's discharge books, Beaver County, Pennsylvania,
These files are really interesting. LDS Film 1463124

I have separated out the index pages which
can be sent as an attachment.
The whole roll of film is here,
Pages of Interest can be sent via email, contact me

Military Gleans: Family Search / Ancestry

The Internet Archives has a wealth of data available

Pennsylvania and 'The Wars'

Soldiers of the Great War, Vol 3, PA

Civil War | War of 1812 | Spanish-American War [Wiki]
War of the Revolution [Wiki]
PA Digital Archives ~ War Records Internet Archives
Misc War Records
Fort Pitt ~ Military Forts in PA | Military Records ~ Family Search

Modern Wars
Timeline of World War I | Timeline of World War II
Korean Conflict | Viet Nam | Bay of Pigs
Desert Storm ~ Gulf War
Compiled Service Military Records
The Internet Archives [] has a huge amount of filmed records.
This link is for Pennsylvania

Military holdings at
the Pennsylvania Historical Society

Pennsylvania Military Cemeteries
Military Headstone Applications

Military Gleans: Family Search / Ancestry
More from Family Search...
Military Data: Family Search Catalog<<<
Donation lands or military tracts granted to the officers and soldiers
of the Pennsylvania Line in the Revolutionary Army, 1780-1800 LDS Film 8248349 Read Image 6 for Explanation and Use.

Pennsylvania, Register of Military Volunteers, 1861-1865
Searchable Database

GAR Roster: Published:1921
Book: Grand Army of the Republic.
Department of Pennsylvania
FS Catalog, 30 Pages, can be downloaded


Life-struggles in rebel prisons : a record of the sufferings, escapes, adventures and starvation of the Union prisoners, containing an appendix with the names, regiments, and date of death of Pennsylvania soldiers who died at Andersonville

Statement of Responsibility:
by Joseph Ferguson ; with an introduction by Joseph T. Cooper

Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1988
Microreproduction of originals published: Philadelphia : J.M. Ferguson, c1865. xxiv, 206 p.

LDS Film # 08812501
A - F: Img 117 - 120
G - L: Img 120 - 123
M - R: Img 123 - 125
S - Z: Img 125 - 128

"The Fine Print"
Beaver County Coordinator Martha A Crosley Graham
PAGenWeb State Coordinator: Nancy Janyszeski
Assistant State Coordinator (Eastern Counties) Mary Ann Lubinsky
PAGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator (Western Counties): Martha A C Graham

If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please review our "Volunteer" page and contact us!
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Information contained on all of the pages within the Beaver County protion of the PAGenWeb may be used for
personal genealogical and historical purposes.
Please be considerate of copyright information and give credit where credit is due:
Donated data will remain with the County in the event of the resignation of the County Coordinator.
Any person donating information in the future retains the right to have it returned to them upon request.

Site Updated: 13 March 2022
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