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[PA] Historic Pittsburgh Project
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* Historic Pittsburgh Project Online
Historic Pittsburgh is a digital collection that provides an opportunity to explore and research the history of Pittsburgh and the surrounding Western Pennsylvania area on the Internet. The project is a joint project of the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library and the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania at the Heinz History Center, and is a highly useful tool for genealogists with Pittsburgh-area families.
The Historic Pittsburgh Project includes:
· A digital full-text collection of 476 books published prior to the
· A searchable database of the U.S. Census schedules for Pittsburgh
· A collection of more than 900 historic land ownership maps of the area
· A searchable collection of 289 finding aids that detail important
· A searchable chronology of Pittsburgh history with over 3,100 entries (1717-2001)
· An online catalog for the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
This site really works! A census search for ancestor John Townsend found him in Pittsburgh in 1870. Testing a little further afield, a digital search of book resources for ancestor Amos Miller found him in a roster for Company K, 211th Regiment raised during the Civil War in Westmoreland County. The reference was a local history, Old and New Westmoreland. This indicates that this site is useful for the entire region surrounding Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and not just Pittsburgh.
You can access Web site by pointing your browsers to:
source: LEGACY NEWS APRIL 23, 2003
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