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Allegheny County
http://www.alleghenycounty.us/regwills/index.aspx

  • Population: 1,281,666 (2000); 1,336,449 (1990); 1,447,541 (1980)
  • Land Area: 730 square miles
  • County Seat: Pittsburgh
  • Median household income in 1999: $38,329
  • Year Organized: 1788

Neighboring counties:

  • Northeast: Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
  • West: Beaver County, Pennsylvania
  • North: Butler County, Pennsylvania
  • South: Washington County, Pennsylvania
  • East: Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

ALLEGHENY COUNTY OFFICES
436 Grant Street
County Courthouse
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2424
Phone: (412) 350-5300

Property Assessment: http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/RealEstate
Marriage Licenses: inquire Register of Wills Office
Prothonotary: http://www.alleghenycounty.us/protho/index.aspx
Recorder of Deeds: http://www.alleghenycounty.us/deeds/index.aspx; history; indexes from 1986.
Register of Wills: Phone (412) 350-4230. Allegheny County Resources

ROOTSWEB: http://www.rootsweb.com/~paallegh/

HISTORY of Allegheny County and its municipalities

ALLEGHENY COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES

There are 147 named places in Allegheny County including cities, towns, boroughs and communities based on the US Postal Service. Some of the area histories are included in the resources below.

Bradford Woods
History of Bradford Woods by Ann M. Jenkins, 1985.
Bradford Woods: The War Years by Ann M. Jenkins, 1994.
Franklin Park Borough
Franklin Park Stories by the Franklin Park Historical Committee and Friends, 2006.
Pioneer Cemeteries of Franklin Park Borough and Marshall Township by North Hills
Genealogists, 2007. View Index for this book.
Hampton Township
Pioneer Cemeteries of Hampton Township by North Hills Genealogists, 1997. View Index.
Marshall Township
A Pennsylvania Chronicle: The History of Marshall Township by Judith A. Oliver
(Warrendale: Marshall Township, 1988) Buy this book.
Pioneer Cemeteries of Franklin Park Borough and Marshall Township by North Hills
Genealogists, 2007. View Index for this book.
Pine Township
Township of Pine, 1796 – 1996 by Pine Township Historic Committee, 1996. Buy book.
Pioneer Cemeteries of Pine and Richland Twps. by the North Hills Genealogists, 2003.
View Index for this book.
Richland Township
Richland USA by John O. McMeekin, 1951.
Pioneer Cemeteries of Pine and Richland Twps. by the North Hills Genealogists, 2003.
View Index for this book.

RESEARCH FACILITIES

Pennsylvania Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA
Family History Center, LDS Church, 46 School Street, Pittsburgh

ALLEGHENY COUNTY AREA NEWSPAPERS

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
1786 to 1828: The Pittsburgh Gazette
1828: Pittsburgh Gazette and Manufacturing and Mercantile Advertiser
1829 to 1866: Pittsburgh Gazette
1866 to 1900: Commercial Gazette
1900 to 1927: The Gazette-Times
1927 to present: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tribune Review covers mostly east of Pittsburgh and Greensburg but also some regional.