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
1905-1993
Extent
3.0 microfilm reels (2324 frames)
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, 1993

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

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)

  • Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • 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.).

Genre(s)

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

Geographic Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

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

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Volume 1, 1903 371

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

  Reel
Baptisms, 1905-1906 1
  Reel
Marriages, 1905-1906 1
  Reel
Deaths, 1905-1906 1
  Reel
Baptisms, 1907-1909 1
  Reel
Deaths, 1907-1909 1
  Reel
Marriages, 1907-1910 1
  Reel
Baptisms, 1909-1910 1
  Reel
Baptisms, October 1905 - December 1909 1
  Reel
Marriages, October 1905 - November 1921 1
  Reel
Deaths, October 1905 - April 1914 1
  Reel
Baptisms, November 1909 - March 1913 1
  Reel
Deaths, December 1909 - August 1910 1
  Reel
Baptisms, April 1913 - March 1915 1
  Reel
Deaths, April 1914 - August 1925 1
  Reel
Deaths, 1926-1930 2
  Reel
Baptisms, October 1921 - September 1927 2
  Reel
Baptisms, March 1915 - October 1921 2
  Reel
Marriages, 1922 - February 1971 2
  Reel
Baptisms, October 1927 - May 1937 2
  Record
Deaths, September 1930 - February 1953 2
  Reel
Baptisms, September 1937 - 1939 2

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

  Reel
Baptisms, 1936-1962 2
  Record
Marriages, 1936-1945 2
  Reel
Deaths, 1936-1945 2
  Reel
Births/Baptisms, 1945-1972 2
  Record
Marriages, 1945-1972 2
  Reel
Deaths, 1946-1972 2

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

  Reel
Baptisms, December 1938 - April 1954 2
  Reel
Baptisms, 1956 - April 1973 3

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Series  V. Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1971 - June 1993 

  Reel
Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1971 - June 1993 3

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