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Western Pennsylvania Genealogy


Western Pennsylvania Genealogy

A group for anyone researching their roots in the Counties of Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, Beaver, Washington, Greene, Fayette, Westmoreland, Allegheny, Indiana, Jefferson, Forest, Warren, Venango, Clarion, Somerset, Armstrong, and Butler.

Members: 155
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2020

PLEASE READ: Where to Post

I'm trying to organize things a bit so I've made threads in the Discussion Forum for each county. If you know where the people you are researching lived, please post your queries, information, etc. in the appropriate thread/county. If you don't know where in Western PA the people you are researching lived or if they lived in multiple counties, go ahead and post to the Comment Wall below. Also, if you feel your post is urgent or you want it to be viewed by the whole group, post to the Comment Wall. As always, everyone is also still welcome to start their own discussion threads.

Since Genealogy Wise doesn't allow the option of displaying ALL Discussion Forum threads, some won't appear below. If you don't see the county or discussion that you are looking for below, click on "View All" in the bottom right of the Discussion Forum and you should be able to find it there. Thanks!

Discussion Forum

Butler County Research 4 Replies

Started by Leah. Last reply by Charity Johnson May 25, 2011.

Armstrong County Research 1 Reply

Started by Leah. Last reply by Fred Close Apr 17, 2011.

Somerset County Research 2 Replies

Started by Leah. Last reply by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico Dec 25, 2011.

Venango County Research 4 Replies

Started by Leah. Last reply by Sandy Gotham Jul 13, 2010.

Warren County Research 1 Reply

Started by Leah. Last reply by Steven L Bonnell Jul 26, 2009.

Forest County Research

Started by Leah Jul 18, 2009.

Jefferson County Research

Started by Leah Jul 18, 2009.

Indiana County Research 1 Reply

Started by Leah. Last reply by sharon howell Jul 20, 2009.

Clarion County Research 3 Replies

Started by Leah. Last reply by Catherine Lively Aug 15, 2011.

Allegheny County Research 19 Replies

Started by Leah. Last reply by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico Dec 25, 2011.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Pam Nixon on February 7, 2010 at 4:50pm
Birth records at the county level were not required in Washington County until the late 1890s. Birth records for that early time period would only be possible to find in old church records if a church affiliation is known.
Comment by Cammie Nussbaum on February 7, 2010 at 2:25pm
Where can I find birth records in Washington County 1828 - If any exist? Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.
Comment by Judy Broleman on February 7, 2010 at 12:49pm
How can I find out information about a 1911 marriage in Greensburg between ANNA VOELKER of Greensburg and JOSEPH BROLEMAN from St. Louis, Missouri. Joseph (age 59) came to "collect" his 20 year old bride and they returned to St. Louis where the rest of Joseph's family lived.
Comment by Nancy Foster on December 2, 2009 at 10:43am
I am researching the McCLATCHEY clan - descendents of James McCLATCHEY and his wife Jane. There were six children: Mary, b abt 1763, married Daniel KILLEN; Robert, b abt 1765, no known marriages, may have died young; James, b abt 1767, married three times; Nancy, b abt 1768, married Samuel ELDER; and twins Charles and Elizabeth, b in 1769; Charles married Elizabeth CRAWFORD and Elizabeth married James DONALDSON.

A few of these lines have been well-researched and others have next to nothing known about them. I am particularly interested in the eldest son of Charles and Elizabeth CRAWFORD McCLATCHEY, Samuel, born about 1791. He has been exceptionally slippery, appearing in various places--though never two at
the same time--with various wives; and quite a number of children who have proven equally elusive. Any help on any or all of these people would be greatly appreciated.
Comment by Ray Keltz on August 10, 2009 at 12:46pm
I am looking mainly for Westmoreland County, but also have a bunch of people in McKean County. I'm looking for Wolford, Keltz, Arnold, Wile. Anyone that may have the same names, let's see if we're related!
Comment by Nancy Ulmer on August 9, 2009 at 9:39am
I am researching the family name of Joseph Baldwin b. abt 1769 in Fayette Co. married Sarah (I think Clark). They moved to Ohio then to Indiana where they died.
Their children were: Elias Clark, Jane, Ann, Elizabeth, Susan,Catherrine & Mary. The info I have all of the children were born in Brownsville Fayette Co. except for Mary who was born in Indiana. I have conflicting information about when Joseph and Sarah went to Ohio, as there was a person who said they were born in Ohio. Any info would be a great help for me to get the correct info.
Comment by Judy Hayes on August 8, 2009 at 1:54pm
For years I have been trying to find my ggg grandparents- Do not have much info. Oscar William Harvey born 20 Oct 1852 in Crawford, PA. His father- JACKSON HARVEY was believed to have entered the war in PA with his brother and never returned. His wife, Myra, was believed to have died early. Believe Oscar was raised by an older brother, Joseph. They are found in Randolph, Cattaraugus, NY.
Comment by Rose Ann Robinson on July 26, 2009 at 9:00am
Trying to research the Robinson family. John T and Mary immigrated from England around 1865. In 1870 they were in Sewickley, Westmoreland. In the 1870 census thery were in Brush Valley, Indiana, PA. They had 9 children, William b. 1860 or 1861, Hannah, b. 1862, Anthony b. 1864, Mary J. b. 1867, Lydia b. 1869, Sarah b. 1871, James b. 1873, George b. 1877 and Susan b. 1879. They eventually moved to Johnstown, Pa. Would love to find any information on this family. Thank you.
Comment by Leah on July 24, 2009 at 6:31am
Sewickley is in Allegheny Co. so yes, it is covered by the group.

Comment by Jim Walker on July 24, 2009 at 6:04am
Is Sewickley PA in this groups sphere of influence?

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