Guide to the Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1905-1993 AIS.1993.09

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records
Creator
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Collection Number
AIS.1993.09
Date [inclusive]
1905-1993
Extent
3 microfilm_reels (2324 frames)
English .
Abstract
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church of Pittsburgh, Pa. was formed in 1961 by the consolidation of St. George Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church of Pittsburgh and the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church School Parish of Pittsburgh. The collection contains the birth, baptism,marriage, and death records of both churches as well as Holy Trinity Cathedral, the records span the years 1905-1971. Records through 1954 are in Serbian. Records from 1955-1993 are in English.

Preferred Citation

Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1905-1993, AIS.1993.09, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church of Pittsburgh, Pa. was formed in 1961 by the consolidation of St. George Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church of Pittsburgh and the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church School Parish of Pittsburgh.

St. George Serbian Orthodox Church was organized in a meeting on October 8, 1905 and the church was incorporated on January 19, 1906 with a first structure on South 25th Street in Pittsburgh's South Side. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church was incorporated on August 4, 1935 and was located at 21st and Sidney streets in the South Side of Pittsburgh. Construction of Holy Trinity began in 1969 with dedication, consecration and the first Divine Liturgy service taking place on April 4, 1971. The church has been called the "Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church-School Congregation of Pittsburgh" and the "Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church."

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains five series. Series I contains the birth, baptism, and death records of the Serbian-American Parish, 1903, before a church was built. Series II contains the baptism, marriage, and death records of St. George Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 1905-1971. Series III contains the birth, baptism, marriage, and death records of the St. Sava Serb Orthodox Church, 1936-1972. Series IV contains the baptism records of St. George Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 1938-1973. Series V contains the baptism, marriage, and death records of the Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Note: Records through 1954 are in Serbian. Records from 1955-1993 are in English.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections

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Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist
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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

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.

Acquisition Information

These records were a gift from Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 4920 Clairton Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA. 15236 1993.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by ASC Staff in 1993.

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: 1488013

Existence and Location of Originals

This collection has been microfilmed by Archives of Industrial Society and the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society from originals in the possession of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 4920 Clairton Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA. 15236

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Srpska pravoslavna crkva. Diocese for the United States of America and Canada
  • St. George Serbian Orthodox Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church-School Parish of Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Genre(s)

  • Church records
  • Birth records
  • Death records
  • Communion records
  • Marriage records

Geographic Name(s)

  • South Side (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Church history
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Church history

Subject(s)

  • Serbian Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Ethnic groups
  • Churches and Synagogues
  • Baptismal records -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1905-1993, AIS.1993.09, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, Pittsburgh, PA., Records, 1905-1993, Archives of Industrial Society, University of Pittsburgh Libraries.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Serbian-American Parish Records, 1903 

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Volume 1, 1903 37

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Series II. St. George Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church Records, 1905-1971 

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Baptisms, 1905-1906 37
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Marriages, 1905-1906 37
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Deaths, 1905-1906 37
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Baptisms, 1907-1909 37
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Deaths, 1907-1909 37
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Marriages, 1907-1910 37
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Baptisms, 1909-1910 37
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Baptisms, October 1905 - December 1909 37
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Marriages, October 1905 - November 1921 37
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Deaths, October 1905 - April 1914 37
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Baptisms, November 1909 - March 1913 37
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Deaths, December 1909 - August 1910 37
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Baptisms, April 1913 - March 1915 37
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Deaths, April 1914 - August 1925 37
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Deaths, 1926-1930 37
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Baptisms, October 1921 - September 1927 37
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Baptisms, March 1915 - October 1921 37
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Marriages, 1922 - February 1971 37
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Baptisms, October 1927 - May 1937 37
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Deaths, September 1930 - February 1953 37
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Baptisms, September 1937 - 1939 37

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Series III. St. Sava Serb Orthodox Church, 1936-1972 

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Baptisms, 1936-1962 37
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Marriages, 1936-1945 37
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Deaths, 1936-1945 37
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Births/Baptisms, 1945-1972 37
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Marriages, 1945-1972 37
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Deaths, 1946-1972 37

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Series IV. St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 1938-1973 

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Baptisms, December 1938 - April 1954 37
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Baptisms, 1956 - April 1973 37

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Series V. Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1971 - June 1993 

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Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1971 - June 1993 37

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