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City Hall[edit | edit source]

A note about the 'PGH' abbreviation commonly seen used to mean 'Pittsburgh'. This is found in both historical and modern records for Pittsburgh, and is also recognized by the Supreme Court of the state of Pennsylvania. This page is a lookup site for city abbreviations and may contain a note about this:

Neighborhoods[edit | edit source]

History [edit | edit source]

Timeline for Pittsburgh and other resources at "Historic Pittsburgh" website 

Resources[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library:

Death Records

From 1870-1905, Pittsburgh City death records are available at FamilySearch. The following wiki article describes the database:

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is publishing online death indices for a limited number of years. This includes indices for the city of Pittsburgh. Beginning with the 1906 index, successive indices are released up to 50 years prior to the current date. For example, in 2013 the 1962 death index was released. Each year, one more index will be released. The death indices are organized by year and then by initial letter of the surname. They can be accessed here. The instructions for using the indices can be found here.

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library:

History[edit | edit source]

Local Websites[edit | edit source]

DonsList City Directories with images. Search here for Directories, Cemeteries, Censuses and more.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library the following maps are available for online use:

  • City of Pittsburgh Geodetic and Topographic Survey Maps: 1923-1961
  • Darlington Digital Library Maps
  • Flood Commission of Pittsburgh, PA 1912
  • G.M. Hopkins Co. Maps: 1872-1940
  • Warrentee Atlas of Allegheny Co., PA: 1914

The Pittsburgh Mapping and Historic Site Viewer, found here, is a unique mapping system that overlays Pittsburgh maps from 1835 through 1939. The map data was obtained from the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library. Using this viewer, the user can search for a landmark or address and view that location over time by moving a slider.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

  • 1795-1962 - The Pittsburgh Gazette at Google News - free.
  • 1844-1847 - Pittsburgh Daily Gazette and Advertiser at Google News - free.
  • 1847-1850, 1871-1872 - The Pittsburgh Daily Gazette at Google News - free.
  • 1859-1889 - The Pittsburgh Commercial at Google News - free.
  • 1859-1900 - Pittsburger Volksblatt at Google News - free.
  • 1863-1864 - The Pittsburgh Daily Commercial at Google News - free.
  • 1877-1901 - Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette at Google News - free.
  • 1888-1992 - The Pittsburgh Press at Google News - free.
  • 1916-2007 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at Google News - free.
  • 1960 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Sun-Telegraph at Google News - free.