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.

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Stephanie Hoover
January 2020

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Allegheny County Research Resources:

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

Pittsburgh Atlases, 1872-1940

Pittsburgh City Directories, 1815-1945

Newspaper: 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):

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

Butler County Research Resources:

Butler County Deed Index, 1800-1925, and Deeds, 1804-1902

1817 Map of Butler County

Newspaper: Butler County Citizen (weekly), September 3, 1879 through October 25, 1906

Butler, Pennsylvania Sanborn Fire Map, April 1886

1916 Butler County Farm Directory (Owners, Managers and Tenants)

Lancaster County Research Resources:

Lawrence County Research Resources:

Mercer County Research Resources:

Montgomery County Research Resources:

Philadelphia County Research Resources:

Philadelphia City Directories (1785-1867, 1887-90, 1895-1900, 1904, 1906,1907) Available Online

New Jersey Research Resources:

New Jersey Marriage Records, 1665-1800