You'll love this if...
- you're tracing ancestors in Pittsburgh, Pa.
- you want to learn more about Pittsburgh history
- you need ideas for Pittsburgh genealogy sources and websites to check
Quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your ancestors in cities across the USA. Our downloadable City Guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library. The four-page Pittsburgh City Guide download includes:
- essential history and facts
- details on available genealogy records
- websites, publications and organizations to aid your search
- the city's top five historic sites
Here are just a few of the helpful tips you'll find inside:
"The value of Pittsburgh’s three rivers and hard workers weren’t lost on early industrialists—including Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish immigrant and executive of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co., who’d noticed that heavy wear on the rails was often to blame for train derailments. The company imported steel rails from England, so Carnegie quit his job to manufacture these rails in Pittsburgh."
"Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1906. Request birth and death certificates dated 1906 and later from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records <www.portal.health.state.pa.us>. See the website for details on restrictions."
"Historic Pittsburgh <digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh>, an online collection from the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh, has plat maps for the greater Pittsburgh area as well as indexes for census entries for Pittsburgh (1850 to 1880) and Allegheny City (1850 to 1870), which was annexed in 1907."
Plus, each guide contains web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer or print it out for your reference.