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Allegheny County Birth and Death Records

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh holds copies of the following birth and death registers. Researchers can provide copies upon request. Please email or contact us via the Library's chat service

Birth Registers:

  • City of Pittsburgh (1870-1905)
  • Allegheny City (1885-October,1907)
  • Allegheny County (1893-1905)
  • McKeesport (1892-1905)
  • Sewickley (1896-1905)
  • Wilkinsburg (1899-1905)

Death Registers:

  • City of Pittsburgh (1870-1905)
  • Allegheny City (1875-May, 1907)
  • Allegheny County probated deaths only (1874-1903)
  • Allegheny County Deaths (1893-1905) *These records require a different request form (see below)
  • McKeesport (1887-1905)
  • Sewickley (1894-1905)


* Allegheny County Deaths (1893-1905) are maintained by the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society (WPGS). $5/name fee is payable to WPGS for these requests. Please use the following form to submit your request for these records.

Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society – Birth/Death Register Request Form


Please note: Registers are written ledger entries, not certificates and were begun when a Board of Health was established in a city or municipality. By 1893 all counties in Pennsylvania were required to record births and deaths. Birth & Death Certificates are state issued and are not available for dates prior to 1906.


Recommended Online Resources:

City of Pittsburgh Death Registers from 1870-1905 are available online through FamilySearch.

Birth Certificates 1906-1913 and Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1967 may be researched on

Birth Certificates after 1913 and Death Certificates after 1967 must be ordered from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records.

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