Westmoreland County, PA

Mortality Schedules for 1870

(By Township/Borough)

 

Contributed by Donald Buncie



 

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During the period 1852 - 1854, most counties in Pennsylvania maintained a system of voluntary Death Registrations.  These records  were discontinued after 1854, and not resumed by the county until the 1890's.


Mortality schedules are available for the federal census years of 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. In the state census, mortality schedules were generally recorded for the years of 1855, 1865, and 1875. They are arranged by state, then by county, and then by political subdivision (township, city, etc.). Mortality schedules record deaths in the year preceding the taking of the census. For example, the 1860 mortality schedules include persons who died between June 1, 1859 and May 31, 1860. For each person, the following information is listed: name, age, sex, marital status if married or widowed, state or country of birth, month of death, occupation, cause of death, and the length of the final illness.

These schedules may be the only record of death for some individuals, as many states did not require recording of deaths until the late nineteenth century. These schedules can add "flesh" to the bones of ancestors and provide information about the communities in which they lived.

1870 Mortality Schedule - Allegheny
1870 Mortality Schedule - Bell
1870 Mortality Schedule - Burrell
1870 Mortality Schedule - Cook
1870 Mortality Schedule - Derry
1870 Mortality Schedule - Donegal
1870 Mortality Schedule - East Huntingdon
1870 Mortality Schedule - Fairfield
1870 Mortality Schedule - Franklin (Murraysville)
1870 Mortality Schedule - Greensburg
1870 Mortality Schedule - Hempfield
1870 Mortality Schedule - Latrobe
1870 Mortality Schedule - Ligonier
1870 Mortality Schedule - Loyalhanna
1870 Mortality Schedule - Mount Pleasant
1870 Mortality Schedule -  North Huntingdon
1870 Mortality Schedule - Penn
1870 Mortality Schedule - Rostraver
1870 Mortality Schedule - Saint Clair
1870 Mortality Schedule - Salem
1870 Mortality Schedule - Sewickley
1870 Mortality Schedule - South Huntingdon 1870 Mortality Schedule - Unity 1870 Mortality Schedule - Washington

 

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