Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

 

Pittsburgh Steelworker

Steelworker in Pittsburgh steel mill

 (Photo courtesy of the  Library of Congress, Office of War Information, LC-USF33-002840-M2 )

 

 

Demographics

(Source: U.S. Census bureau, 2010)

 

Population: 1,223,348

Primary ethnic makeup:  Irish, German, African-American, Eastern European, Italian

Industries:  Steel, manufacturing, coal, retail

Major cities:  Pittsburgh

 

 

County Records


Allegheny County was formed from Westmoreland and Washington Counties in 1788

Land Records - Deeds from 1789 - present, Department of Real Estate - 542 Forbes Avenue, Room 101, (412) 350-4210

Birth and Death Records - 1870 - Present - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Department

Marriages - (Pittsburgh Only) - 1870 - 1879 - Orphan's Court - 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, (412) 350-4180    

 

 

 

RESEARCH RESOURCES

 

 

 

Allegheny City Society

 

Allegheny Foothills Historical Society

 

Carnegie Library, Pennsylvania Department

 

Heinz History Center

 

Historic Pittsburgh, (Project of the University of Pittsburgh)

 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Pittsburgh

 

Mifflin Township Historical Society

 

North Hills Genealogists

 

PA GenWeb: Allegheny County

 

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area [Museum and Archives]

 

Sewickley Valley Historical Society


Soldiers and Sailors Hall and Museum

 

Tarentum Genealogical Society

 

UNIQUE RESOURCES

 

Pittsburgh City Directories

 

Allegheny County Cemetery Records

 

Allegheny County Government Website

 

Don's List - Pittsburgh - Allegheny County and Much More

 

 

(Allegheny Township Map courtesy of Kristin Bryson and Bare Roots Publishing)