Genealogy Searching

 

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  • Reference staff will search its records and conduct basic inquiries for a fee:

  • Pre-paid fees are $10 per name; $15 per name if only the month and year are provided; fees include postage and up to 5 copies--regardless of the success of the search.

  • Obituaries and marriage and birth announcements in local newspapers can be searched as long as the complete dates can be provided;

  • 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

    • 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.

  • Contact ehatfield@citlib.org or 724-222-2400 ext. 233

Online Resources:

Genealogy & History in Washington County PA

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

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."

Washington County Historical Society

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

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."

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.

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.

Ancestry.Com

www.ancestry.com/ -  "Discover Your Family Story"  This service is available in-house at one of our Genealogy computer stations.

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."

FamilySearch

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