Allegheny County, Pa. Dept. of Public Health Birth and Death Records
Allegheny County (Pa.). Health Department.
391.0 volumes (Plus 81 microfilm reels)
Records contain birth and death certificates for persons born/died between 1870-1905 in Allegheny County, Pa.
ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
December 23, 2010
Finding aid prepared by Archives Service Center staff.
The Department of Public Health traces its beginnings to the Board of Health, the erection of which was mandated by the state of Pennsylvania in 1851. In 1887 all second class cities, of which Pittsburgh was one, were required to organize a Bureau of Health. In 1895 it was placed under the Department of Public Safety. Here it remained until 1909 when it was raised to the level of a department. When a state law of 1951 provided for the organization of county health departments, the Pittsburgh Dept. of Public Health was phased out.
Collection Scope and Content Notes
Records contain birth (physical volumes) and death (microfilm) certificates for persons born/died between 1870-1905 in Allegheny County, Pa.
- Registers of births, etc. -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
- Allegheny County (Pa.). Health Department.
- Birth records
- Death records
Access and Use
Deposited by Allegheny County, Department of Health, Division of Biostatistics, June 23, 1975.
Allegheny County, Pa. Dept. of Public Health Birth and Death Records, 1870-1905, AIS.1975.06, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh
Series I. Birth Records (Return of Births), 1875-Oct. 1905
Scope and Content Notes:
Records contain: full name of child; sex; color; full name of father; his occupation; his birthplace; full name of mother; her birth place; date of birth of the child; where born; date of return; name of physician or other person signing return; his or her office or residence; date of registration. These are physical volumes.
Series II. Death Records (Return of Deaths), 1870-1905
Scope and Content Notes:
Records contain: full name of deceased; color; sex; age; married or single; occupation; date of death; cause of death; duration of last illness; name of physician or other person signing certificate; his or her office or residence; name of father; his birthplace; name of mother; her birth place; birthplace of deceased; late residence; time of residence therein; place of previous residence; place of intended interment; date of intended interment; name of undertaker; his office or residence; date of return; date of registration. These records are available on microfilm only.