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There is no substitute for doing original genealogical research. And there is no substitute for personally visiting archives and libraries.

If you are planning a genealogy visit to the Pittsburgh area, there are several genealogical collections that are indispensable to Washington County researchers.

The city of Washington is only 27 miles south of Pittsburgh, so all resources listed below are within easy travel distance. Click the button below for a map.




Here is the "Top 4" list of places to visit on a genealogical trip to the area.

Citizens Library of Washington - Where the genealogical collection is housed.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Room
Washington County Courthouse
LDS Family History Center (Washington)

The Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency has an excellent web site which visitors will find indispensable. Their information covers lodging, food, maps, services, points of interest, etc.

You can also make use of the Three Rivers Free-Net to check weather, consult maps, find hotels, and more. There are also site-seeing ideas for those family members who get bored watching you go through dusty stacks!