Genealogy Resources

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 S Main Street
Suite 1002
Washington, PA 15301


Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


There is a $20 search fee required, and we ask that you enclose a stamped, self-addressed return envelope. You may also visit the office to do research.

Birth & 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
300 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-565-5113

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.


Visit locations that hold records:

  • The Washington County Historical Society houses some birth, death, and marriage licenses prior to 1906. Visit the location:
    49 E Maiden Street
    Washington, PA 15301
    Phone: 724-225-6740
  • The Citizens Library is now the genealogical center for Washington County. It has an excellent Pennsylvania Room Collection that includes important records for genealogists. Visit the location:
    55 S College Street
    Washington, PA 15301
    Phone: 724-222-2400
  • The Carnegie Library
    4400 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
    Phone: 412-622-3154
    Carnegie Library Website
  • The Family History Library
    46 School Street
    Greentree, PA 15242
    Phone: 412-921-2115
    Family History Library Website
  • The Washington County Law Library
    1 S Main Street
    Washington, PA 15301
    Phone: 724-228-6747