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MISCELLANEOUS DOCKETS OF QUARTER SESSIONS, ALLEGHENY COUNTY: Contain various entries in contrast to the Quarter Sessions Dockets. There are 77 consecutive volumes, covering years through the early 1970’s and include Commitments of Lunacy into the last book (Mayview, Fairview, Woodville, Danville).
OLD PHOTOGRAPHS TO CLAIM: If you can identify anyone in any of the unidentified photographs, please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can provide definitive proof that you are a descendant of anyone in any of the photographs, arrangements can be made to provide you with the original item. Photographs were scanned as JPEG files so you will need photo viewing software to view those.
HISTORICAL WESTERN PA DOCUMENTS: Some of these PDF files are rather large and may take some time to download.
FAMILY SHOWCASE AND DOCUMENTS. Stories and documents submitted by family members of Western Pennsylvania residents.