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Local History and Genealogy Resources available at the Community Library of Allegheny Valley

Special emphasis is given to the Allegheny-Kiskiminetas River Valley that is located in the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler and Westmoreland.

Reference Volumes

  • Church and Cemetery Records
  • City Directories
  • County and Family Histories
  • Funeral Home Records
  • Genealogy How-to Resources
  • High School Yearbooks
  • Indexes (Obituaries, Marriages, Wills, etc.)

Microfilm Collection

Microfilm may be viewed during regular library hours.

It is recommended to call before coming in to view microfilm material: (724) 226-0770.

Local Newspapers:

  • Evening Telegram (Oct. 1, 1914-June 30, 1923)
  • Freeport Journal (Jan. 17, 1879-May 12, 1905)
  • Natrona Daily Press (May 9, 1923-Aug. 8, 1923)
  • New Kensington Dispatch(Nov. 21, 1891-Dec. 7, 1907)
  • Tarentum Telegram (Sept. 19, 1902-April 19, 1912)
  • Valley Daily News/Valley News Dispatch (July 1904- Current)

Prior to the 1960s, Valley News coverage is primarily for the Tarentum, Brackenridge, Creighton and Harrison Township area.

The New Kensington Dispatch reported New Kensington events.

Federal Census for Pennsylvania:*

  • Allegheny County (1790-1930)
  • Armstrong County (in part, 1800-1930)
  • Butler County (1800-1930)
  • Indiana County (1820-1900)
  • Westmoreland County (1790-1930)
  • Plus various other Pennsylvania counties (1790-1930)
  • Union Veterans and Widows of 1890
  • Pittsburgh Marriage Index (1875-1885)

* Dates are not all-inclusive.

Atlases and Maps

The Library has too many to list individually. Various
historical atlases and maps of Pennsylvania, the United States and Europe are available, including:

  • 1867 Atlas of Westmoreland County
  • 1871 Atlas of Indiana County
  • 1872 Historical Topographical Atlas of Pennsylvania
  • 1874 Atlas of Butler County
  • 1876 Atlas of Allegheny County
  • 1876 Atlas of Armstrong County
  • Commonwealth of PA: Genealogical Map of the Counties
  • Historic Indian Paths of Pennsylvania

Periodicals

  • Alle-Kiski Chronicle
  • Armstrong County Genealogy Club Quarterly
  • Family Chronicle*
  • Family Tree Magazine*
  • Pennsylvania Heritage*
  • Pennsylvania Magazine*
  • Tarentum Genealogical Society News
  • Tarentum Times
  • Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Quarterly
  • The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine
  • Western Pennsylvania History
  • Westmoreland History

* Issues of this periodical may be borrowed for one week with a valid Allegheny County library card

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