Guide to the Church of the Ascension, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1889-1996 AIS.1996.02

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Church of the Ascension, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records
Creator
Church of the Ascension (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1996.02
Date [inclusive]
1889-1996
Extent
3.0 microfilm reels
Abstract
The collection consists of three reels of microfilm containing the family, baptismal, marriage, and burial records of the Church of The Ascension, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh located in Shadyside at 4729 Ellsworth Avenue.

Preferred Citation

Church of the Ascension, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1889-1996, AIS.1996.02, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The Church of The Ascension, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, was originally formed in 1887 by a group of Episcopalians seeking a place of worship close to their homes. In 1889 the group built a small wooden church on a vacant Ellsworth Avenue lot. The space soon proved to be inadequate and in 1897 construction began on the present church structure. Located in Shadyside at 4729 Ellsworth Avenue, the Church of The Ascension continues to remain active and involved in the Pittsburgh community.

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Scope and Content Notes

The collection includes thirteen volumes of microfilmed church records organized into two series. Series I includes volumes 1-10 and contains information of church records of indexes, families, baptisms, confirmations, burials, marriages, pastors, rectors, and assistant ministers dated 1889-1996. Series II includes volumes 11-13 and contains information of church logbook entries, deeds, meeting minutes, and church finances dated 1905-1925.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, October 2004

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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

Microfilmed by the Archives Service Center with permission from the Church of the Ascension, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1996.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Nathaniel Eddy in October, 2004.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Dan Horvath on November 17, 2004. 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: 4422547

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Church of the Ascension (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Episcopal Church. Diocese of Pittsburgh.
  • Episcopal Church. -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Geographic Name(s)

  • Shadyside (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Subject(s)

  • Church records and registers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Churches and Synagogues

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Previous Citation

Church of the Ascension, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1889-1996, AIS.1996.02, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Church Congregation Records, 1889-1996 

Scope and Content Notes

Series I includes ten volumes of microfilmed records of the Church of the Ascension dated 1889-1996. These volumes contain information of indexes, families, baptisms, confirmations, burials, marriages, pastors, rectors, and assistant ministers.

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Volume 1 371
Index of Names 
Families 
Baptisms 
Confirmed 
Burials, 1907-1909 
Marriages, 1889-1906 
Burials, 1889-1906 
  Reel
Volume 2 2
Baptisms 
Confirmed, 1912-1915 
Marriages 
Burials 
Index of Names 
  Reel
Volume 3 2
Rectors, 1915 
Assistant Ministers, 1916-1918 
Communicants 
Baptisms 
Confirmations 
Burials 
Appendix of List of Families 
  Reel
Volume 4 2
Index of Names 
Rectors 
Assistant Ministers 
Communicants 
Baptisms 
Confirmations 
Burials, 1915-1942 
  Reel
Volume 5 2
Communicants, 1943-1954 
Baptisms, 1942-1995 
Confirmations, 1942-1992 
Burials, 1942-1996 
  Reel
Volume 6 2
Index of Names 
Marriages, 1905-1912 
  Reel
Volume 7 2
Index of Names 
Marriages, 1915-1945 
  Reel
Volume 8 3
Index of Names 
Marriages, 1946-1985 
  Reel
Volume 9 3
Marriages, 1986-1996 
  Reel
Volume 10 3
Confirmations 

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Series  II. Church Records of Internal Affairs, 1905-1924 

Scope and Content Notes

Series II includes three volumes of microfilmed records related to the internal affairs of the Church of the Ascension dated 1905-1924. These volumes contain logbook entries, meeting minutes, statements of receipts, deed information, and miscellaneous notes. It should be noted that portions of the records of volume 11 have faded and are illegible.

  Reel
Volume 11 3
Notes, Logbook Entries, Deed Information, Meeting Minutes 
  Reel
Volume 12 3
Meeting Minutes, 1905-1915 
  Reel
Volume 13 3
Meeting Minutes 
Statement of Receipts, 1921-1924 

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