Genealogy Resources (Library)

HeritageQuest Online (in the library) - Remote users click here
Coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Researchers can find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. Includes all images and extensive indexing from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. More than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and over 12,000 local histories. Tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more.

Ancestry Library - ProQuest (no remote access)
A comprehensive database of birth records, death records, marriage records and census data.

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society
This group meets at the library at 1 PM on the third Monday of the month. They also have some very helpful links to all kinds of genealogical information.

PA Dept. at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
A good place to go when you run out inspiration or exhaust your own expertise. This is a department dedicated to Pennsylvania, its history and family history.

WPGS Catalog

The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society has hard to find information for those from Pennsylvania.

Genealogy Spot
A good beginning set of tools for discovering your roots.

Ellis Island Records
A good place to go if you know you have ancestors who immigrated to the United States in very late 19th Century and the early 20th Century.
Recorded information about individuals who died in the twelve months preceding a census day.

Genealogy Search Engines and Directories
Worldwide search engine information and databases for webmasters, research specialists, genealogists and family historians.

Cyndi's List
This is described as a "card catalog" to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is the Internet.

In The First Person
A tool for searching letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies. With a single search, users can access thousands of personal narratives in English from archives and repositories everywhere.

The oldest and largest free genealogy site, supported by

Family Search
A service offered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Useful for locating information on anyone in any country.

The Historic Pittsburgh Project

Historic Pittsburgh is a digital collection that provides an opportunity to explore and research the history of Pittsburgh and the surrounding Western Pennsylvania area.