Guide to the Allegheny County, Pa. Dept. of Public Health Birth and Death Records, 1870-1905 AIS.1975.06

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Allegheny County, Pa. Dept. of Public Health Birth and Death Records
Creator
Allegheny County (Pa.). Health Department.
Collection Number
AIS.1975.06
Date
1870-1905
Extent
391.0 volumes (Plus 81 microfilm reels)
Abstract
Records contain birth and death certificates for persons born/died between 1870-1905 in Allegheny County, Pa.

Preferred Citation

Allegheny County, Pa. Dept. of Public Health Birth and Death Records, 1870-1905, AIS.1975.06, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

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.

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Scope and Content Notes

Records contain birth (physical volumes) and death (microfilm) certificates for persons born/died between 1870-1905 in Allegheny County, Pa.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, December 23, 2010

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Allegheny County, Department of Health, Division of Biostatistics, June 23, 1975.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Allegheny County (Pa.). Health Department.

Genre(s)

  • Birth records
  • Death records

Geographic Name(s)

  • Allegheny County (Pa.)

Subject(s)

  • Government
  • Registers of births, etc. -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County

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See Also

For digitized and searchable versions of the Pittsburgh Death Records, please consult the following page on Family Search: https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1810412

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Previous Citation

Allegheny County, Pa. Dept. of Public Health Birth and Death Records, 1870-1905, AIS.1975.06, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Birth Records (Return of Births), 1875-Oct. 1905    391.0 volumes

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.

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Series  II. Death Records (Return of Deaths), 1870-1905    81.0 microfilm reels

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.

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