Summary Information
Title: Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records
Collection Number: AIS.1992.06
Creator: Calvary Episcopal Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Collection Dates: 1946-1992
Extent: 2.0 microfilm reels (733 frames)

Language: English

The microfilmed records of the Calvary Episcopal Church contain baptismal, marriage, and burials records from 1946-1992.

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
Date Published:


Finding aid prepared by ASC Staff. Revisions occurred to the finding aid as a part of the encoding process on October, 2003.
Revision Description:
July 1, 2006:
Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002


The Calvary Episcopal Parish was organized in 1855. It was incorporated and a charter was granted in 1859. The first building housing the church was a brick structure used jointly by St. Peter's German Lutheran Church and St. John's Evangelical Protestant Church a short distance north of Penn Avenue, between what is now Sheridan and Collins Avenues. In 1904, a lot at Walnut and Shady was purchased from George Washington Hailman and a year later in 1905, Messrs. Cram, Godhue and Ferguson of Boston were engaged as architects. Howard Hager Co. of Pittsburgh was awarded the building contract. The new edifice was completed and the first service was held in 1906. Missions of Calvary were: 1879 - St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkinsburg; 1885 - St. James' Episcopal Church of Homewood, now in Penn Hills; 1887 - Church of the Ascension; 1924 - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Mount Lebanon; 1931 - Fox Chapel Episcopal Church.

Collection Scope and Content Notes

The records of the Calvary Episcopal Church include two series. Series I contains Baptisms, 1986-1992; Canonical Register of Baptized Persons, 1946-1992; and Canonical Register of Baptisms, 1946-1986. Series II includes Communicant record, Nov. 1964-May 1982; Canonical Register of Marriages, 1968-July 18, 1992; and Canonical Register of Burials, Jan. 1968-Sept. 1992, Dec. 1991.

Subject Terms

  • Baptismal records -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Church buildings -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Church records and registers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Corporate Names
  • Calvary Episcopal Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Episcopal Church. -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Church history
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Genealogy

  • Church records
  • Communion records
  • Death records
  • Marriage records
  • Vital records (Document genre)

  • Churches and Synagogues

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

These records were a gift of Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15206 in 1992.

Alternate Format:

This has been microfilmed by the Archives Service Center and the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society from originals in the possession of Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15206.

Preferred Citation:

Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1946-1992, AIS.1992.06, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Previous Citation:

Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, Pa., Records, ais 92:6, Archives of Industrial Society, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by ASC Staff in 1992. Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Dan Horvath in October, 2003. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1418097


Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Collection Inventory

Series I. Baptismal Records

Microfilm-cabinet 3
Drawer 6
Reel 1 Baptisms, 1986-1992
Reel 1 Canonical Register of Baptized Persons, 1946-1992
Reel 1 Canonical Register of Baptisms, 1946-1986

Series II. Other Records

Reel 2 Communicant Record, November 1964 - May 1982
Reel 2 Canonical Register of Marriages, 1968 - July 18, 1992
Reel 2 Canonical Register of Burials, January 1968 - September 1991, December 1991