Fayette County Historical Societies
Births, Deaths, Marriages
PA the Old Miner – This site features the histories of many company towns and lists of miners hurt or killed in accidents.
PA State Archives: Registers of Mine Accidents – For Fayette County, select the “bituminous” records.
Immigration and Travel
Castle Garden – America’s first official immigration center, in operation from 1855 to 1890.
Ellis Island – A well-known immigration center that operated from 1892 to 1954.
FamilySearch: United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925 – A collection of passport applications, some of which include photographs.
FamilySearch: United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 – An index to military pension files for those who served between 1861 and 1916.
FamilySearch: Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1865-1936 – Records of the G.A.R., an organization of Union army and navy veterans of the Civil War.
FamilySearch: United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 – Records from the “Old Man’s Draft,” which included men born between 1877 and 1897.