Research Requests

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh can do limited remote research upon request. Please see below for the types of records we have, and how to request assistance with your family or local history research.

 City Directories, Marriage Records and Naturalizations

Microfilm records for City Directories, Marriage Records and Naturalizations from the locations and time periods listed below can be requested with this form:

 

 City Directories

  • City Directories 1813-1975 are searched when specific names and years are provided. Pre-1929 the directories are searchable only by last name.
  • Telephone Books: Pittsburgh/Allegheny County 1880-2010

Recommended online resources:

 Marriage Notices

  • Marriage Notice Index, Pittsburgh Newspapers: 1786-1910
  • Ministers Returns City of Pittsburgh only: February, 1875-June, 1886
  • Marriage Returns City of Pittsburgh 1870-75
  • Marriages in Allegheny City 1877-1882
  • Allegheny County Records:
    • Marriage Notice Index: Pittsburgh Newspapers: 1786-1910
    • Marriage License Index: 1885-1925; vol. 1-14, by Bride or Groom surname
    • Marriage License Docket: 1885-1906; vol. 1-70

Recommended online resources:

Naturalization Index

Allegheny County: 1790-1906; U.S. District Court, 1820-1930; Circuit Court, 1820-1911

Obituaries

Microfilm records for obituaries from the locations and time periods listed below can be requested with this form:

 

  • 1786-1913 ; 1963-1998; 2001- present
  • 1914-1962: Indexed on: Pennsylvania State birth/death indices

Pittsburgh Newspapers

Microfilm records for Pittsburgh newspapers (article search, not obituaries) can be requested by emailing padept@carnegielibrary.org. Please provide the date, or a date range of no more than seven days, the name of the paper, and details about the article you need. 

General Reference Questions

For general reference questions which do not require printing or microfilm searching email padept@carnegielibrary.org.

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