Publication of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette dates back to 1786, when the Pittsburgh Gazette became the first newspaper published west of the Allegheny Mountains.
Archives of the paper -- and others that merged to become part of the Post-Gazette -- are available through different media, including microfilm, paper clipping files and electronic archives, depending on the dates of the material sought.
This page describes what material from the Post-Gazette archives is available, at what locations and in what media.
Over the years, the newspaper has undergone several name changes.
For a complete history of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and its predecessor publications, click here.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Department is the Pittsburgh area's primary resource for regional genealogical research, and offers the broadest access to material from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and its predecessor newspapers, from 1786 to the present.
At the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, researchers can access past issues of the Post-Gazette from 1786 to the present in different media, depending on the dates of the material sought.
- Much of the newspaper material is available on microfilm.
- The Pennsylvania Department has extensive clipping files for newspaper and other materials; however, some years or specific newspaper issues are missing.
For more information, contact the Pennsylvania Department, (412) 622-3154.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette offers access to its archives dating from 1920s and 1930s to the present, under the following conditions.
1920s/1930s to 1990/1993:
The Post-Gazette has paper clipping files dating to the 1920s/1930s catalogued by topic or name, housed at the Post-Gazette offices in Downtown Pittsburgh. The public is not allowed direct access to the Post-Gazette's paper clipping files, but the Post-Gazette will conduct research upon request for a fee. For more information, please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (412) 263-1619.
1990/1993 to present:
The Post-Gazette electronic archives contain comprehensive content from the Pittsburgh Press from 1990-92, when it ceased publication, and from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from January 1993 to the present. To access the online archive, please visit NewsLibrary at http://www.newslibrary.com/nlsite/region_pgs/pa_search.htm and select Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Back copies of print editions of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette are available for the past 11 months for the daily paper and the last six weeks for regionally zoned editions. For details, please visit post-gazette.com's back copies page.
As a public service, the Post-Gazette publishes a daily listing of recent deaths in the region. Those listings from 1998 to the present are available online by using post-gazette.com's search function on the home page. Prior to that date, recent deaths listings are available for a fee through the post-gazette.com archive service. Detailed death notices are published daily as classified advertising and are available at: http://classified.post-gazette.com/obituaries/
News obituaries on individuals of note are published regularly at the discretion of Post-Gazette editors. News obituaries published from 1998 to present are available on post-gazette.com by using the search function. In-depth obituaries published before 1998 are available for a fee from the post-gazette.com archive service.
Marriage licenses/divorce decrees -- Listings of marriage licenses and divorces decrees are published daily in the print newspaper as classified advertising, but are not currently available online.
Engagements/Weddings/Births/Birthdays -- The Post-Gazette currently publishes notices of engagements, weddings, birth and birthdays every Tuesday as classified advertising. The current week and the previous week's advertisements are available on post-gazette.com at:http://classified.post-gazette.com/celebrations/. Prior to that, they are available through back copies of the print newspaper over the past 11 months.
Real estate transfers -- A listing of real estate transfers in Allegheny and surrounding counties is published each Saturday in the print editions of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but this data is not available currently online.
Real Estate Transfers
Are the real estate transfers that are printed on Saturdays available online?