NEWSPAPER SEARCH REQUEST

 -Staff will search newspaper records for obituaries and for specific news articles. Click the above link to download the form; it can be submitted by mail or email. Payment can be by check or credit over the phone. If you have a genealogy request, such as family history, tax records, etc., contact the Washington County Historical Society: www.wchspa.org/

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Genealogy Searching
 
At the Library
Contact citlib@citlib.org or 724-222-2400 for more information or to set up an appointment to use the Dorothea & Henry H. Hood Local History Center.
  • Local records include:

    • The Washington Reporter (August 1808--April 1967

    • The Washington Observer (January 1872--December 1969)

    • The Observer-Reporter (January 1970--present)

    • The Claysville Recorder (1894-1973)

    • The McDonald Record Outlook (1892-1983)

    • Citizens Library Catalog

    • POLK and WASHINGTON City Directories

    • Pedigree Charts

    • Surname files

    • Indexed county histories and biographies;

  • Some family histories are available through InterLibrary Loan (through your local library); microfilm holdings are not available through loans but may be displayed on a computer in house and the files saved to a personal flash drive or emailed.

  •  Ancestry.com Library Edition is also available in house only.

Online Resources:

At Home - Online and other resources to start or continue your search

Washington County Historical Society

www.wchspa.org/ -  Historical and genealogical information.

FamilySearch

http://www.familysearch.org - Free family history, family tree, and genealogy records and resources from around the world.

Find a Grave

https://www.findagrave.com/ - Free website that allows the public to search and add to an online database of cemetery records.

Genealogy & History in Washington County PA

www.chartiers.com/ -  Online books and links to resources.

Cornerstone Genealogy Society

www.cornerstonegenealogy.com -  The Cornerstone Genealogical Society is a non-profit unincorporated organization dedicated to preserving the genealogical history of Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Genealogy Society of Southwestern PA

https://www.facebook.com/genealogicalsocietyofsouthwesternpennsylvania/-  The society was formed so members might assist one another in discovering and preserving information about their families. A non-profit, educational organization, it is primarily concerned with the genealogical records of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

PA Photos and Docs

https://powerlibrary.org/collections/#.YSZ3Ds8pCUk -PA PowerLibrary provides thousands of digitized documents and photographs from unique collections in libraries across Pennsylvania.

PA GenWeb Project

www.pagenweb.org/ -  Part of the U.S. GenWeb Project.

PA State Archives

www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us - This system is designed to facilitate citizen access to archival records created by all branches and levels of PA State Government.

Historic Pittsburgh

http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/ - Historic Pittsburgh is a comprehensive collection of local resources that supports personal and scholarly research of the western PA area.

Ellis Island

www.ellisislandrecords.org -  Search ships' manifests.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

www.CyndisList.com/ -  "A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet."