Regional Societies

Who We Are

Search This Site

Email to Webmaster

Copyright (C) 2000 Jean Suplick Matuson.


Clicking on the links below will take you to web sites maintained by other organizations. 

This is the 'official' County Historical Society recognized by the state. There are countless additional groups in the County.

Washington County Historical Society

    49 East Maiden St.
    Washington, PA 15302-4941
    Phone: (724)225-6740

Northern part of County - as you take Interstate 79 to/from Pittsburgh

California Area Historical Society
    429 Wood St.
    California, PA 15419-1139
    Phone: (724)938-3250

Jefferson College Historical Society
Please direct correspondence to:
Joseph A. Solobay
514 Craighead Street
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Western part of County: Hopewell & Independence Township

Along 844: West Middletown, Avella, Independence.

About 7 miles West of Independence is Wellsburg, WV. - Brooke County (WV) Genealogy, Inc.

Eastern part of County

Charleroi Area Historical Society


Peters Creek Historical Society

Elizabeth Township Historical Society 
Greater Monessen Historical Society
Homestead & Mifflin Township Historical Society 
Oliver Miller Homestead
Rivers of Steel
Three Rivers Genealogy
West Jefferson Hills Historical Society


Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center

Internationally acclaimed museum and research facility devoted to preserving and presenting the
sweeping history and heritage of the Western Pennsylvania region.

Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

Donora Historical Society

    510 Meldon Avenue
    Donora, PA 15033-1333
    Phone: (724) 379-7014
    Fax: (724) 379-8809

    The Donora Historical Society has a vast collection of photographs and artifacts relating to the history of the Donora area. The Society's also has access to the Donora Public Library's microfilm collection which includes The Donora Herald-American and Washington County census records from 1900-1930.

Not in Washington County:

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Founded 1824, this is the largest independent center for research in Pennsylvania history and the largest genealogy center in the mid-Atlantic region.

1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699
Voice 215-732-6200 
Fax 215-732-2680

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

Founded 1892, their mission is to promote the use of genealogical information through education, collection, preservation, and publication of related materials, facilitating research and fostering cooperation with similar societies for the mutual benefit of all.

Sons of the American Revolution Pennsylvania Society Hacker's Creek Pioneers Descendants
    The Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants is an organization dedicated to the history and genealogy of West Virginia concentrating on central West Virginia. Lewis County, Harrison County, Monongalia County, Barbour County, Upshur County, Webster County, Braxton County, Gilmer County, and Doddridge County all have special interest for us; but our members research in most of the counties in the northern half of West Virginia.

Other Southwestern Pennsylvania Counties