Find your Steel City ancestors with this comprehensive guide to Pittsburgh genealogical research sources.
The Steel City. The City of Bridges. The City of Champions. In the past 250 years, Pittsburgh’s many monikers have reflected its industrial and manufacturing heritage, geography, and domination in professional sports. Although once described as “Hell with the lid taken off,” Pittsburgh has become the poster child for reinvention. It’s transforming its steel industry roots into a 21st-century economy, and twice has earned the title of America’s Most Livable City from Rand McNally. Genealogically speaking, Pittsburgh is tops, too—thanks to its pre-Revolutionary origins, diverse immigrant ancestry and rich social history. Follow our guide for an abundance of resources to help you forge ahead with your family history research.