Web Site of the Week: Historic Pittsburgh Census Schedules
Have you ever wanted to know more about the residents of 19th century Pittsburgh? Then you’re in luck, the Historic Pittsburgh Census Schedule lets you do just that. Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s Digital Research Library, the schedules found on this website include census data collected from 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. Visitors can search the census schedule by individual name, street, or even city of birth, occupation, or gender. It’s a rather nifty way to learn about the cultural and geographical milieu of the Steel City during this period of dramatic growth. Historians and geographers will find it particularly useful and it’s easy to see how spending time on the site could be a regular part of their research. The site also includes access to other components of the Historic Pittsburgh site, such as Maps, Finding Aids, and a Chronology of key events from the city’s unique history. [KMG]
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