Stephanie Hoover

Pretty Evil Pennsylvania
Research Archive:


In the course of researching Pretty Evil Pennsylvania, I am collecting a great deal of research on the Pennsylvania counties of Allegheny, Butler, Lancaster, Lawrence, Mercer, Montgomery and Philadelphia (as well as Cape May, New Jersey) that - while not applicable to the book - may be of interest to other historical and genealogical researchers. As such, I am sharing it with readers.

NOTE... My historical true crime anthology Pretty Evil Pennsylvania (about lawless ladies of the Keystone State), releases August 2021 from Rowman & Littlefield imprint Globe Pequot. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn, or use my contact form to sign up for my (fairly irregular) e-newsletter and be the first to receive updates.

Thanks for reading.

Stephanie Hoover
January 2020




Check back regularly (or use the above form to sign up for updates) as this list will grow throughout the course of my book research.



Allegheny County Research Resources:

Allegheny County Deed Indices, 1788-1904 and Deeds, 1788-1901

Pittsburgh City Directories, 1815-1945

Allegheny Times, 1988-1990, 1992-2001, 2003-2008

• Early Pittsburgh Newspapers Available Online from PSU's Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive (click the title to be taken to the link):

TITLE STARTS AT ENDS AT
Daily morning post. 1842-09-10 1843-07-28
The daily morning post. 1846-09-17 1855-11-24
The Daily Pittsburgh gazette and commercial journal. 1861-01-01 1863-12-31
The daily Pittsburgh gazette. 1851-01-09 1861-05-08
The daily Pittsburgh gazette. 1863-05-21 1866-01-06
The mystery. 1845-04-16 1845-04-16
Pittsburg dispatch. 1889-01-01 1892-12-31
Pittsburgh daily gazette and advertiser. 1847-03-29 1847-03-31
The Pittsburgh daily gazette. 1847-04-01 1851-01-08
The Pittsburgh gazette. 1866-01-08 1870-07-30
Pittsburgh morning post. 1843-07-29 1846-09-16
Pittsburgh morning post. 1855-11-26 1858-10-15
The Pittsburgh post. 1859-06-08 1864-12-31
Presbyterian banner & advocate. 1856-09-27 1860-03-03


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Lawrence County Research Resources:


Mercer County Research Resources:


Montgomery County Research Resources:


Philadelphia County Research Resources:


Cape May, New Jersey Research Resources: