Remote access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders through December 31, 2021 courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. A comprehensive source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research.
Now that you some time at home, how about starting on those projects you’ve always said you were going to work on? Projects like researching your family history? Hmm? To help you out with that resolution, we’re happy to report that Ancestry.com’s Library Edition will be available from home, for free, for all Allegheny County […]
The Library is always developing new ways for people to engage with us; in addition to our in-person, telephone and email reference request options, you can also speak directly with Library staff using our chat service. You can access this feature via the pop-up window located on every page of the library website. Simply click […]
Many wanting to learn more about their family history may feel overwhelmed by the seemingly daunting process. Genealogy research, however, is now easier than ever with the free and simple-to-use resources that CLP provides as well as other sites that are open to the public. Searching for family history through these resources is a fun […]
Thanks to current technology and digitization, uncovering your family saga is easier than ever. Check out these resources to learn more.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh can provide limited research services for patrons seeking birth and death records, naturalization records, obituaries, and other documents. Below is a description of the records we hold. If what you need is not on the list, please use our General Questions form, and a staff member will follow up with you […]
The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and subsequent protests in Pittsburgh and across the country have been triggering and traumatic events for our community. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a reliable source for information and resources to help understand and process these events. Read community message of support from our President […]
We’re excited to have remote access to Ancestry.com right now, but it’s not the only site out there for online genealogy research. Here’s a roundup of several sites the Pennsylvania Department routinely recommends. FamilySearch.org If you’re not familiar with FamilySearch, and you’re serious about genealogy research, please stop reading right now and go make a […]
Based on the questions we’re getting through our new chat reference system, a lot of you are working on your family history history right now. For the beginners out there, I thought I’d share the top five questions new genealogists ask the librarians in the Pennsylvania Department when they’re getting started. 1. Can I look […]
The death of Antwon Rose II and the resulting trial of Michael Rosfeld have been and will continue to be triggering and traumatic events for the greater Pittsburgh area. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a reliable source for information, resources and welcoming spaces where community members can gather and support one another. The following information and resources may be […]