Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Jeannette, Pennsylvania, 1897
This site is part of
PAGenWeb and the USGenWeb
My name is Martha
am your host for 'all things Westmoreland'
I do not live
in Pennsylvania, but have roots deep in her soil.
While I am unable
to do local 'on the ground research'
I am an excellant online
might be able to assist you with that elusive
Questions? Contact Martha
"With thanks to Nancy for all the
work she did gathering resources for Westmoreland County"
All of the Province
of Pennsylvania was granted by Charles II of England to William Penn.
In 1682,William Penn began a settlement in his Province
at Philadelphia.Philadelphia, Bucks,
and Chester Counties were
formed by William Penn when the Province was formed in
1682. Next, was Lancaster County in 1729, York County in 1749, Cumberland County
in 1750,and Bedford County,
out of the western part of Cumberland, in 1772.
A new county had to
be erected by an Act of
Assembly and on February 26, 1773, the Assembly passed
the act organizing a new county--Westmoreland from Bedford County.
The new county was named
after the county of the same name
Westmoreland County included all the territory of Westmoreland, Washington,
Fayette, Greene, Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Crawford, Erie, Mercer, and
Lawrence, and part of the counties of Indiana, Armstrong, Venango, and
Westmoreland County Neighbors:
and maybe a corner of
New Resource for one of our
Estate & Marriage Records: FS Historical
Cambria Co., PA
1017858778, 107858779, 107855100, 107855099, 107855098
107855097, 107855096, 107855098, 107855097, 107855096:
107855092, 107855090, 107855091 Dates: 1808 > 1950
107858791, 107858786, 107858787, 107858790, 10858785,
107858784, 107858788, 107858792, 107858789: Dates: 1892 > 1897
107858780, 107858783, 107858781, 107858782: Dates 1974 >
107855095, 107855094, 107855093: Dates 1960
films can be found on FS.
Log in to your Acct, Search, then
"Historical Images", then 'More Search Options', then Advanced
Search', then enter the film #
Rostraver Grant Map: Names
Many of these families had properties before
the formation of Allegheny County and Fayette County and
therefore may be shown on the above Counties grant maps.
The original boundaries of Rostraver Twp: "Beginning at the
mouth of Jacobs Creek, and running down the Youghogheny to
where it joins the Monongahela; then up the said Monongahela
to the mouth of Redstone Creek; and thence with a straight
line to the beginning."
Contributed by Raymond Popp of
Rostraver Township Historical Society.
Historical PA Maps
Another Historic Map Site
Historic PA County Maps
Perry Casteneda Map Collection
Historic County Lines ~
Survey Books: 1681> 1912
PA Topo Maps ~
LOC: Sanborn Maps
Historical Atlas, 1867: Westmoreland County
State Archives: Maps &
"Land Office" Maps
PA Panoramic Maps ~
Civil War Maps
USGenWeb Archives Map Project - PA
Use Topo Maps to find Cemeteries
A Specialized Map:
Draft Registration Boards, WWI: Street Maps for 1917-1918
LDS Film #8206990
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
Got Quakers ?
Monthly Meeting Notes: 1681 > 1935
The above resource is chock full of
Quaker Information Center
Cyndi's List of Quaker Records
Friends Historical Library
Quaker Records: Family Search
Hinshaw Index to Quaker Records
Hinshaw Records are also
available in the FS Catalog
Genealogical Collections of the DAR
FS has a huge collection of film that has marvelous and unpublished
Use the FS Catalog, Search using 'DAR' and Pennsylvania.
Ok, Westmoreland is ready to have a new face.
the old files have been reformatted for easier access.
There was a huge set of Cemetery files, those will be
on the "Odds & Ends"
page in a separate section below
the Biographies & Military Data
A bit of
explanation on how the pages work.
The buttons at the
top of the page pretty much are self explanatory,
if you cannot find something, check the 'Odds & Ends' page
then send a note, maybe I can find the resource.
On we go...
There were no 'Lookup Volunteers'
you have resources to share, send a note.
The PAGenWeb has a set of Mail Lists for each County
Please use this link to Subscribe
Lookups are available for the
following NewsPaper Sites:
America's NewsBank ~
Subscription Database Access:
My Heritage / Heritage Quest / Fold3 / Historic Map
Civil War: Reports of Union Army Generals
Google Archives for lookups in the Pittsburgh Gazette
Please include Name of interest and time frame with your
New Cemetery & Church LDS
Films - Odds Page
New Databases for both Ancestry
& Family Search
May, June & July
New Resources: Newspapers
California Digital newspapers
This Site has a great
collection of CA Newspapers,
but many of them have
articles from other States.
Irish Newspaper Archives
includes titles such as the
(1905-current), Sunday Independent,
Journal, the Nation,
many of Ireland's leading
dating back to 1738.
I am willing to do lookups :
This just in...New Database
New Hampshire, U.S., Prison Records, 1812-1968
Prison Ledgers... Ancestry
Family Search: Historical images
The Resources are wonderful, but the search parameters and
functions are intimidating to the novice FS Catalog
The Types of Information:
Baptismís, Delayed Births, Biographies, Cemetery,
Church Records, Court Records,
Deaths & DC's, Deeds, Dockets, Estate Recís, Genealogy,
Grantor / Grantee Rec's, Land Records, Marriages [and
Bonds], Marriage Licenses [+ Indexes], Military & Militia
Recís & Pensions, Obituaries, Probates, Vital, Warrants,
Locations & Time Frame:
Parishes, Towns & Townships:
Arnold, Biddle, Carbon, N & E Huntingdon, Fulton,
Sewickley, Harold, Hopewell, DonegalIndia,
Industry, Irwin, Larimer, Mt Pleasant, Penn, United,
Washington, Webster, Rostraver, Westmoreland [Proper]
Frame: 1553 - 2015
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
You can begin with the search, but if you get lost or
cannot figure it
all out, then use the chart I have created to access the
Backtrack to Search, Catalog, and plug in the DGS Film
number of interest from the Chart in the 'Fiche-Film'
There is a lot of Film for Westmoreland County, PA.
Stay tuned for indexes and information.
See the Vitals
Page for Death Registers: 1893 - 1906
LDS Film 7809506
Marriage and Death Notices
From Weekly Newspapers: 1818 - 1865
County, Pennsylvania: Vol 1
Copied & Compiled by:
Della Reagan Fischer [Mrs Frank Christian]
A - F
322 - 331
G - L
331 - 339
339 - 346
S - Z
346 - 353
War of 1812
Intro - Explanation
"The Fine Print"
Westmoreland County Coordinator:
Martha A Crosley Graham
Mary Ann Lubinsky
Coordinator (Western Counties):
Martha A C Graham
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