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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 discount. Pennsylvania and Allegheny County sales tax is collected from Pennsylvania residents.
 
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WPGS is proud to be the local host society for the 2017 FGS National conference in Pittsburgh.  We are celebrating by extending our holiday sale for the rest of the year leading up to the conference at the end of August 2017.
 
 
 
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Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Directory Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Directory
Family, church and commercial cemeteries, both past and present, with address and phone number (with available). Reference is made to location and availability of records.
Last Updated: 19 November 2016   [Located in Category: Books]
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Atlas of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1911 Atlas of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1911

In 1906 Allegheny City was annexed to Pittsburgh and two years later the pattern of wards was modified and many street names changed because of duplication. Maps show both old and new names of streets, and old and new ward boundaries. A necessary tool for census and city directory research.
Last Updated: 19 November 2016   [Located in Category: Books]
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Deaths in the Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Districts, 1888-1897 Deaths in the Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Districts, 1888-1897
The Superintendent of every coal mine in Pennsylvania was required to send to the Mine Inspector an annual report listing fatal accidents occurring within their district for the previous year.  This volume includes a summary of those published reports for the western bituminous counties of Pennsylvania for the years 1888 through 1897. Entries include the name of the deceased, date of accident, date of death, location of accident, his occupation, and age. Most include marital status and number of children. Coil bound. 124 pgs. Map. Bibliography. Indexed.
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Fatal and Nonfatal Accidents in the Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Districts, 1898-1901 Fatal and Nonfatal Accidents in the Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Districts, 1898-1901
A summary of annual published reports to the Mine Inspector by the Superintendent of every coal mine in the western bituminous counties of Pennsylvania for the years 1898 through 1901. Entries include name, date of accident and/or death, location of accident, occupation, age, marital status, and number of children. Beginning in 1900, nationalities are also listed. Coil bound. 236 pgs. Map. Bibliography. Indexed.
Last Updated: 19 November 2016   [Located in Category: Books]
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Fires in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania 1875-1907 Fires in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania 1875-1907
Lists names of 6,000 owners, along with the date and time of the fire, plus location, structure type and cause of fire. 
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Index to the Registration of Deaths Allegheny County Pennsylvania 1893-1905 Index to the Registration of Deaths Allegheny County Pennsylvania 1893-1905
(Does not include deaths in Pittsburgh, Allegheny City, McKeesport or Sewickley.) These death registrations are the result of an act in 1893 requiring assessors of the townships, boroughs and wards to record deaths within their district. Index includes the name of the deceased, date and place of death and document number. With this document number, one can request from WPGS a copy of the entire entry page which may include the decedent's age, sex, marital status, occupation, and cause of death. Comb bound. 466 pgs. Alphabetical order.
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Marriage Returns, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1870-1875, Set of 3 Volumes
This publication lists over 14,000 names from marriage returns performed by ministers, aldermen, and justices of the peace in Pittsburgh from 1870-1875. Alphabetical by groom with an index to brides. 
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Marriage Returns, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1870-1875, Vol. 1 Marriage Returns, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1870-1875, Vol. 1
This publication lists over 14,000 names from marriage returns performed by ministers, aldermen, and justices of the peace in Pittsburgh from 1870-1875. Alphabetical by groom with an index to brides. Vol. 1, groom surnames A-G.
 
 
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Marriage Returns, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1870-1875, Vol. 2 Marriage Returns, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1870-1875, Vol. 2
This publication lists over 14,000 names from marriage returns performed by ministers, aldermen, and justices of the peace in Pittsburgh from 1870-1875. Alphabetical by groom with an index to brides. Vol. 2, groom surnames H-M.
 
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Marriage Returns, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1870-1875, Vol. 3 Marriage Returns, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1870-1875, Vol. 3
This publication lists over 14,000 names from marriage returns performed by ministers, aldermen, and justices of the peace in Pittsburgh from 1870-1875. Alphabetical by groom with an index to brides. Vol. 3, groom surnames N-Z.
 
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Marriages and Deaths from the Pittsburgh Dispatch, 1858-1860 Marriages and Deaths from the Pittsburgh Dispatch, 1858-1860
Over 4,500 names are included  from Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
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Marriages in Allegheny City, PA  1877-1882 Marriages in Allegheny City, PA 1877-1882
Prior to 1906, Allegheny City was an independent entity separate from the City of Pittsburgh. Information includes place of birth for bride and groom, residence of each, age, race, occupation, date of marriage and the name of the person performing the ceremony. 2,500 entries. Includes a separate listing of alderman and ministers with their denomination and church affiliation. Coil bound. 170 pgs. Alphabetical by groom with bride index. Compiled by Suzanne M. Johnston.
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Pensioners in Western Pennsylvania in 1883, Set of 4 Volumes
An excellent alphabetical listing of the names of individuals who received pensions from various wars, compiled from five volumes of List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883.
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Pensioners in Western Pennsylvania in 1883, Vol. 1 Pensioners in Western Pennsylvania in 1883, Vol. 1
An excellent alphabetical listing of the names of individuals who received pensions from various wars, compiled from five volumes of List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883. Vol. 1, Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence counties.
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Pensioners in Western Pennsylvania in 1883, Vol. 2 Pensioners in Western Pennsylvania in 1883, Vol. 2
An excellent alphabetical listing of the names of individuals who received pensions from various wars, compiled from five volumes of List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883. Vol. 2, Armstrong, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington, Westmoreland counties.
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Pensioners in Western Pennsylvania in 1883, Vol. 3 Pensioners in Western Pennsylvania in 1883, Vol. 3
An excellent alphabetical listing of the names of individuals who received pensions from various wars, compiled from five volumes of List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883. Vol. 3, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Somerset, Warren counties.
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Pensioners in Western Pennsylvania in 1883, Vol. 4 Pensioners in Western Pennsylvania in 1883, Vol. 4
An excellent alphabetical listing of the names of individuals who received pensions from various wars, compiled from five volumes of List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883. Vol. 4, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Venango counties.
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Personal War Sketches of the African American Members of GAR Post 206 Personal War Sketches of the African American Members of GAR Post 206
Contains the personal stories of over 275 Civil War soldiers and sailors as told in their own words.  Serves as a methodology resource for anyone doing Civil War research.
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Pittsburgh Gazette Abstracts, 1786-1820 (Set of 5 Volumes)
Abstracts of every news item and advertisement of genealogical interest from the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies, including marriages, deaths, indentured servants, runaway slaves, estates, land sales, etc.
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Pittsburgh Gazette Abstracts, 1786-1820, Vol. 1 Pittsburgh Gazette Abstracts, 1786-1820, Vol. 1
Abstracts of every news item and advertisement of genealogical interest from the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies, including marriages, deaths, indentured servants, runaway slaves, estates, land sales, etc. Volume 1: 1786-1797 (204 pp. & indexes)
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Pittsburgh Gazette Abstracts, 1786-1820, Vol. 2 Pittsburgh Gazette Abstracts, 1786-1820, Vol. 2
Abstracts of every news item and advertisement of genealogical interest from the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies, including marriages, deaths, indentured servants, runaway slaves, estates, land sales, etc. Volume 2: 1797-1803 (430 pp.)
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Pittsburgh Gazette Abstracts, 1786-1820, Vol. 3 Pittsburgh Gazette Abstracts, 1786-1820, Vol. 3
Abstracts of every news item and advertisement of genealogical interest from the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies, including marriages, deaths, indentured servants, runaway slaves, estates, land sales, etc. Volume 3: 1806-1811 (366 pp.)
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Pittsburgh Gazette Abstracts, 1786-1820, Vol. 4 Pittsburgh Gazette Abstracts, 1786-1820, Vol. 4
Abstracts of every news item and advertisement of genealogical interest from the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies, including marriages, deaths, indentured servants, runaway slaves, estates, land sales, etc. Volume 2: 1797-1803 (430 pp.)
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Pittsburgh Gazette Abstracts, 1786-1820, Vol. 5 Pittsburgh Gazette Abstracts, 1786-1820, Vol. 5
Abstracts of every news item and advertisement of genealogical interest from the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies, including marriages, deaths, indentured servants, runaway slaves, estates, land sales, etc. Volume 5: 1817-1820 (460 pp.)
 
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 19th Century Voters Lists Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 19th Century Voters Lists
Extant voter lists for the City of Pittsburgh, beginning in 1805 and extending to the 1850s. Over 13,000 names.
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Presbyterian Churches in Allegheny County Presbyterian Churches in Allegheny County
This alphabetical list of Presbyterian churches, past and present lists address, plus type, content and location of each extant church record. Includes names of early ministers.
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Scottish Dissenting Presbyterian Churches in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Scottish Dissenting Presbyterian Churches in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Lists congregations and traces the history, locations, names and denominational changes of dissenting churches in Allegheny County.
 
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Soldiers' Orphan Schools of Western Pennsylvania Soldiers' Orphan Schools of Western Pennsylvania
Lists 3,500 students enrolled in the Civil War Soldiers' Orphan Schools of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Crawford, Fayette, Mercer and Westmoreland counties in 1876. Gives dates of birth, admission and discharge, and home post office address when not in school. Contains significant genealogical remarks about many children. Brief description and history of the orphan schools. Both parents did not have to be deceased for the child to be enrolled in the orphan school program. Indexed.82 pages. Softbound.
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Surname Index to the 1874 Atlas of Butler County, Pennsylvania Surname Index to the 1874 Atlas of Butler County, Pennsylvania
An every name landowner index to the atlas of Butler County from 1874.
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Verona Cemetery Verona Cemetery
Cemetery description and tombstone readings. Softbound, 160 pages.
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Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County, PA Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County, PA
Gives the names of the warrantees and patentees of Allegheny County, PA, along with dates, amount of acreage and location by township. Softbound. With revised every name index!
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Washington County, Pennsylvania, Quarter Sessions Court Records, August 1781 - March 1795, Abstracts Washington County, Pennsylvania, Quarter Sessions Court Records, August 1781 - March 1795, Abstracts
An ancestor need not be a lawbreaker to appear in these Justice of the Peace records. In this volume you will find felony, larceny, the laying out of roads, lists of Grand Jury men, those admitted to the bar, the formation of Greene County, etc. Short court and county histories, period maps. Coil bound, 134 pages. Bibliography. Indexed.
Last Updated: 19 November 2016   [Located in Category: Books]
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