More about our publications
WPGS is proud of its publications, which bring to light many lesser-known regional resources. From historic newspaper items to government records to maps, you’ll find a wealth of information in these record abstracts and finding aids. Members receive a 50% discount.
More about our used books
The WPGS Library is housed in the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch, in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The collection does not circulate. Our thousands of volumes focus on Western Pennsylvania records, yet extend to nearby areas in Ohio and West Virginia and even beyond. Each year we sort through our collection and weed out duplicates, older editions of current publications, and items that are outdated. We usually offer these volumes for sale at our annual meeting in June. However, this sale excludes many members and non-members who are not able to attend that meeting in person. Our Used Book Sale makes these books accessible to everyone at a reasonable price, plus shipping and handling as indicated, and a 7% tax for Pennsylvania residents. Our members receive a 25% discount on used books.
All transactions are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the receipt of payment, then by the postmark date, and ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Please check the website often as new books are added periodically. As this is an all-volunteer effort and we are using USPS Library Mail rates for shipping, please allow at least two (2) weeks for order fulfillment. All books will be stamped, “Sold by the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.”