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Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
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Since 1974, WPGS has been dedicated to the study and preservation of family history in the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania. We aim to provide information, connections, and resources to enable your family history research.  
The Board of Directors and Committee Leaders are continually asking how to better serve and provide value to each and every member. One way we intend to do that is by expanding the content available on our website. Please check back often!  If you wish to learn more about the history of WPGS, we have prepared a two-page history of our organization. Also from 1974, our ABC's of Genealogy Research.

What data is available to members online?

In the Members Only Section of this websites you will find:
  • WPGS Member Ancestor Charts (partial; to be finalized soon)
  • Allegheny County Veterans Burial Records
  • Allegheny County's Civil War Roll of Honor
  • Allegheny County Grand Army of the Republic Members (a partial list)
  • Middlesex Township, Butler County Tax Lists, 1839 & 1855
  • "List of Immigrants Who Applied for Naturalization Papers in the District Courts of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania," Volume 1
  • 1853 and 1889 Allegheny County Tax Rolls
  • The First Families of Western Pennsylvania Ancestors list where you can browse the list of over 700 family names. 
  • Allegheny County Morgue Book Index
  • All back issues of the WPGS "Jots from the Point" newsletter, 1974 to Present
  • WPGS Quarterly, Volumes 1-7 (every word searchable)
  • Monthly Program Handouts
Reminder...if you are a WPGS member, you must log in to be able to view the members-only records listed on the menu bar. If you do not remember your login information, contact the Webmaster  at webmaster@wpgs.org.  Additional databases will be uploaded soon!

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Would you like to register as a member or renew?

For Membership information for the 2017-2018 year, go to "Join or Renew." If you are a member but haven't renewed yet, you can update your membership here as well.  PayPal is now available for ease of payment.