Washington County Court of Common Pleas


Genealogy Resource

Due to the overwhelming amount of research, the Register of Wills staff will handle simple requests. If you are in need of an extensive search, we will provide you with a list of local genealogists. If you are requesting a copy of a will, marriage record, birth or death record, we ask that you put your request in writing with as much information as possible. Mail your request to the Register of Wills Office, 1 South Main Street, Suite 1002, Washington, Pennsylvania 15301. There is a $10.00 search fee required, and we ask that you enclose a stamped, self-addressed return envelope. You may also visit the office to do research. The office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS

Birth and death records for Washington County are available in the Register of Wills Office from 1893 through 1906.

After 1906, birth and death records may be obtained by contacting:

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Division of Vital Statistics
Room 512 State Office Building
300 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-565-5113

www.vitalrec.com/pa.html

INFORMATION ON BIRTH, DEATH, MARRIAGE, DIVORCE, AND ADOPTION

www.health.state.pa.us/vitalrecords

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Marriage Records recorded in the Register of Wills Office are from 1885 through the present.

ESTATE RECORDS

Estate Records recorded in the Register of Wills Office are from 1785 through the present.

RESOURCES

The Washington County Historical Society, 49 E. Maiden Street, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301, houses some birth, death, and marriage licenses prior to 1906. Telephone number is 724-225-6740.

The Citizens Library, 55 S. College Street, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301, is now the genealogical center for Washington County. It has an excellent Pennsylvania Room Collection that includes important records for genealogists. Daily hours are 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. except Sundays. Telephone number is 724-222-2400.

The Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-4080. Telephone number is 412-622-3154. www.clpgh.org

The Family History Library, 46 School Street, Greentree, Pennsylvania 15242. Telephone number is 412-921-2115. www.familysearch.org

The Washington County Law Library, 1 S. Main Street, Washington, Pennsylvania 15301. Telephone number is 724-228-6747.