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Aug 26, 2002

Warrantee Atlas Released

The Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1914 is now available in the Historic Pittsburgh Maps Collection.



Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County

The Digital Research Library announces the release of a new map component within the Historic Pittsburgh Maps Collection: the 1914 Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County, Pa. The digital version of the atlas can be located at http://digital.library.pitt.edu/maps/warrantee. The atlas can be browsed by plate number or by the last name of the original owner. The atlas depicts the original land grants that settlers of present-day Allegheny County received from the Commonwealth after William Penn and his descendants vested the land to the legislature. The DRL worked with the Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds office and the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania on this project. In addition, the Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County has been donated to the University of Pittsburgh's Archives Service Center for preservation and storage.

The digitization of the Warrantee Atlas was reported in two articles in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: