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Northland Public Library has many local history resources. Our circulating and reference collections include North Hills history books about our five municipalities as well as Western Pennsylvania history books. Northland also maintains a collection of files containing newspaper clippings, pamphlets, maps, municipal reports, newsletters etc. We have a collection of oral histories from Franklin Park residents and access to historical records through several online databases. In addition, The Northland Historical Image Collection is now being hosted on the Historic Pittsburgh website. This collection is made up of digital images of historical photos from several collections including the Allegheny County Department of Public Works, Franklin Park Borough Archives and the North Allegheny History Museum.

Local Associations
Ross Township Historical Society 

North Hills Genealogists

Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

Friends of North Park


Local Resources/Collections
Franklin Park Borough Archives

Heinz History Center

North Allegheny History Museum

Photo Antiquities Museum

Depreciation Lands Museum
Histories of our Municipalities
Borough of Bradford Woods

Franklin Park Borough

Marshall Township

Ross Township

Town of McCandless


History of Northland Public Library
History of North Park
If you have any information on our municipalities that you feel should be included, please click here or on the Contact Us link at the top of each page.




Online Resources

Access Pennsylvania Digital Repository

Historic Pittsburgh
online collection includes digital images, documents and maps

Penn Pilot Historic aerial photographs of Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Catholic 
weekly diocesan newsletter from March 16, 1844 through December 27, 1923

Pittsburgh Iron and Steel Heritage Collection
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh digital collection of items related to the iron and steel industry in Western PA dating as far back as the 1800s

Pittsburgh Newspapers on Google News
Guide to browsing and searching old Pittsburgh Newspapers on Google
Browse newspapers
Search newspapers

Shoppes at Northway, Vintage Photo Collection

West View Historical Society


Updated May 5, 2014