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Allegheny County Birth and Death Records 1870-1905

In June, 2006, the microfiche for the following Birth and Death Registers* were transferred from the Allegheny County Offices to the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:

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)

County Death Registers

*Registers are written entries, not certificates. Birth & Death Certificates are state-issued and are not available for dates prior to 1906.

After 1906 birth and death certificates are available from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records in New Castle, PA.

Pennsylvania State birth/death indices

Pennsylvania Death Certificates from 1906-1963 are now available for research online at Pennsylvania residents may access these records through for free.

The non-refundable fee for search and copy of a Birth or Death register is $5/name, with a maximum of 5 names per request.

Checks or Money Orders should be made out to:
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Visa or MasterCard may be used for charge payments. Please include card number, expiration date, name on the card and zip code.

Please send a letter with the names and/or birth/death dates to:

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Department, Records Research
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Letters are answered in the order in which they are received. Due to the volume of requests, response time may be 4-6 weeks. SASE is not required.