-Staff will search newspaper records for obituaries and for specific news articles.
-Click the below link to download the form; it can be submitted by mail or email. We do not accept requests without the form.
-Searches are $10 per request and prepaid. 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/
At the Library
Contact firstname.lastname@example.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--February 2018)
The Claysville Recorder (1894-1973)
The McDonald Record Outlook (1892-1983)
Citizens Library Catalog
POLK and WASHINGTON City Directories(1899-present, some years missing)
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.
At Home - Online and other resources to start or continue your search
Washington County Historical Society
www.wchspa.org/ - Historical and genealogical information.
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.
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.
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."