Local Historical Resources

Allegheny County, PA Genealogy

Depreciation Lands Museum

Costumed Demonstrators bring to life our settlers’ world in this small village nestled on the edge of Route 8, just north of Pittsburgh, PA.

4743 S Pioneer Rd
Allison Park, PA 15101
412 486 0563

German Pittsburgh, by Dr. Michael Shaughnessy

Historic Pittsburgh

Full-Text Maps Images Finding Aids Census Chronology HSWP Catalog

Historic Pittsburgh is a comprehensive collection of local resources that supports personal and scholarly research of the western Pennsylvania area. This Web site enables access to historic material held by the University of Pittsburgh’s University Library System, the Library & Archives of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania at the Heinz History Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Chatham College Archives. The project represents a model of cooperation between libraries, museums and institutions of higher learning in providing centralized access to selections of their respective historic materials.

Searching for Allegheny City maps and images on the Historic Pittsburgh website:

Maps: After opening the Historic Pittsburgh website

  1. click on “Maps”
  2. Click on G.M. Hopkins Collections
  3. click on Brouse
  4. Select one of the following maps of Allegheny City or the North Side: 1872 Pittsburgh and Allegheny, 1876 Pittsburgh and Allegheny, 1890 Allegheny City Vol.1, 1890 Allegheny City Vol.2, 1901 Allegheny City Vol.1, 1902 Allegheny City Vol.2, 1925 City of Pittsburgh (North Side) Vol.4, 1925 City of Pittsburgh (North Side) Vol.5.

Images: After opening the Historic Pittsburgh website

  1. click on Images
  2. click on Explore
  3. click on Location
  4. either us the map (the best section is the large area where the original center of Allegheny City was — it is called North Side) or scroll down in the list below the map to “North Side.” You’ll find hundreds of great images of North Side locations.

In and About Allegheny

Pittsburgh – In Ye Olden Times

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

PHLF is chartered to work within the western portion of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the surrounding area within 250 miles of Pittsburgh, Pa., although its primary focus is on the Pittsburgh area.

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412 471 5808

Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and presents the most compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection.

1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412 454 6000

The Story of the Allegheny Observatory: A Film By Dan Handley

Veteran’s War Monuments and Memorials Inventory – City of Pittsburgh

Check out the City’s War Monuments and Memorials Inventory, available here for download: