Genealogy Links
The links below are aids to finding genealogy resources. Those that are marked with a $ sign are fee-based sites.
For links from North Hills Genealogists monthly meetings, see the section on Meetings.
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In a webinar by Lisa Louise Cook joined by two librarians from the library.expore what is available through the State Library's website.
Search the largest collection of books in the United States. By searching in the language of your ancestor you may find resources that you never thought were available. Items may be able to be interlibrary loaned from your local library. Chronicling America provides access to digitized historical newspapers.
This list of German Archival and Manuscript materials which have been copied and are available in the Library of Congress should be used with the "Guide to the Manuscript Materials relating to American History in the German State Archives" by Marion Dexter Learned.
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A finding aid to assist in locating captured documents that include Nazi Party materials, German government and military records, files of German officials and some quasi-governmental records.
Northland Library is supported by and serves the communities of Bradford Woods, Franklin Park, Marshall, McCandless, and Ross in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh and houses a collection of books for North Hills Genealogists
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania. The 275,000 sq. ft. museum features six floors of long-term and changing exhibition space, including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a dynamic museum-within-a-museum, and the Library & Archives, an extensive scholarly resource documenting 250 years of life in Western Pennsylvania.
The local history department of the Tarentum Branch holds over 1400 reference works with a special emphasis given to the Allegheny-Kiskiminetas River Valley, located in the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler and Westmoreland.
Glass, Steel, and Aluminum industries were the economic growth engines for the A-K river valley towns that grew in the shadow of Pittsburgh, attracting entrepreneurs, immigrant labor, and union organizers.The museum celebrates that heritage
Located in Beaver Falls, PA,an archival site for study, reference, research and preservation of Beaver County documents and books, both historical and genealogical; to provide aid and encouragement to the public in their historical research and genealogical pursuits; to encourage the preservation of public and private records, genealogical data, and cemetery data pertaining to Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
Located in Washington, PA, the library has newspaper records [The Washington Reporter (August 1808--April 1967, The Washington Observer (January 1872--December 1969), The Observer-Reporter (January 1970--present)], Pedigree Charts, and Surname files
A Living History Museum located in Western Pennsylvania, just north of Pittsburgh, in Allison Park, PA
Located on the second floor of the New Castle Public Library, the collection in the History Room includes family histories, standard reference works, county histories of Pennsylvania, and other genealogical material.
Houses resources on Pennsylvania and local history
Western Pennysylvania's first National Historic Landmark District whose history includes the Lenape (Delaware) indian settlement, Murdering Town, Major George Washington, "Father" George Rapp and the Harmonists from Germany, Mennonites, and so much more!
Contains a wealth of information about the history of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Many resources can be accessed remotely.
Offers a history lesson on photography. The Museum, designed in the Victorian style with period music playing in the background, lends to the feeling of being in another era, enhancing the journey into the past.
Resources include county histories, city histories and directories, newspapers, veteran information, cemetery and church records, correspondences, and colonial records.
Includes Business, Environmental Collections, Government, Political and Social Activism, Institutional, and Local Public records. Also included are Media Collections, Oral History, and United Electrical Workers/Labor Collections.
In 1987, the Edgar Weir family provided for the creation of a resource room where family and local history could be researched. Located on the second floor of the Butler Area Public Library, the room is available by elevator or stairs. Here you will find the largest genealogical collection in Butler County.