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=== Online Resources ===
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48377 Abstracts from the PA Gazette, 1748-1755], ($), index
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/pa Pennsylvania Online Historical Newspapers]  
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaper Archive] ($)
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*[http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/usstate/uspennsy.htm Online Pennsylvania Newspapers]
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*[http://www.50states.com/news/penn.htm Pennsylvania Newspapers Online]
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*[http://worldvitalrecords.com/newspaperbrowse.aspx?zplace=pa World Vital Records Newspaper Archive Collection for Pennsylvania] ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/oldsearch/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=41&categoryFilterID=38&showPaging=true Pennsylvania Newspapers] ($)
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America]
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/pennsylvania-newspapers.htm Ancestor Hunt Pennsylvania Newspaper Links]  
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*[http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/pennsylvania-online-historical-newspapers-summary#.VacAYu1Vikp Pennsylvania Online Historical Newspapers Summary]  
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/pennsylvania Pennsylvania Newspaper Archives (1719 - 1995) , GenealogyBank]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Newspapers-and-Obituaries.htm Pennsylvania Newspapers], by county and town<br>
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*[http://www.powerlibrary.org/collections/#.WC3uvbIrKUk PA Photos and Documents] this site digitized photos and documents.
  
 
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Newspapers are an important source for vital records, etc., during the period before Pennsylvania began keeping civil [[Pennsylvania Vital Records|vital records]].  
 
Newspapers are an important source for vital records, etc., during the period before Pennsylvania began keeping civil [[Pennsylvania Vital Records|vital records]].  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
Pennsylvania's first newspaper was the ''American Weekly Mercury'' published in Philadelphia in 1719. Ben Franklin's ''Pennsylvania Gazette'' began in 1728.  
 
Pennsylvania's first newspaper was the ''American Weekly Mercury'' published in Philadelphia in 1719. Ben Franklin's ''Pennsylvania Gazette'' began in 1728.  
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:*''Reading Adler'', ''Reading Eagle,'' 28 May 1868; "About Der Readinger Adler (Reading, Pa.)," [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025908/ Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers].
 
:*''Reading Adler'', ''Reading Eagle,'' 28 May 1868; "About Der Readinger Adler (Reading, Pa.)," [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025908/ Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers].
  
== Resources for Pennsylvania Newspapers ==
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=== Resources for Pennsylvania Newspapers ===
  
 
=== Inventory  ===
 
=== Inventory  ===
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=== Libraries and Archives  ===
 
=== Libraries and Archives  ===
  
[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/bureau_of_state_library/8811 The State Library of Pennsylvania] has the largest [http://www.accesspadr.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fsstlp-newsp&CISOSORT=subjec%7Cr newspaper collection.] An inventory of these is Louis F. Rauco, ''Pennsylvania Newspapers and Selected Out-of-State Newspapers'' ([S. l.: s. n.], 1984. {{FHL|7334|item|disp=FHL film 1320895 item 16; book 974.8 B3p}}  
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[http://www.statelibrary.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx The State Library of Pennsylvania] has the largest [http://www.statelibrary.pa.gov/GeneralPublic/Learn/Pages/Newspapers.aspx newspaper collection.] An inventory of these is Louis F. Rauco, ''Pennsylvania Newspapers and Selected Out-of-State Newspapers'' ([S. l.: s. n.], 1984. {{FHL|7334|item|disp=FHL film 1320895 item 16; book 974.8 B3p}}  
  
 
[http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/subject-guides/family-history-genealogy The Historical Society of Pennsylvania] has a major collection, especially of Philadelphia newspapers (1790-present).  
 
[http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/subject-guides/family-history-genealogy The Historical Society of Pennsylvania] has a major collection, especially of Philadelphia newspapers (1790-present).  
  
[http://www.carnegielibrary.org/ The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh] has a large [http://www.carnegielibrary.org/research/databases/#genealogy collection, especially of Pittsburgh newspapers.] It also has a card index to marriages and deaths listed in the newspapers in their collection.  
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[http://www.carnegielibrary.org/ The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh] has a large [http://www.carnegielibrary.org/research/databases/#genealogy collection, especially of Pittsburgh newspapers.] It also has a card index to marriages and deaths listed in the newspapers in their collection.
  
 
=== Digital Issues Online  ===
 
=== Digital Issues Online  ===
  
{{wikipedia|Wikipedia:List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
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*{{wikipedia|Wikipedia:List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}[http://digitalcollections.library.cmu.edu/pjn/index.jsp Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project], four publications cover 1895-2010, free.
 
 
 
*Penn State University Libraries digital collections ''[http://digitalnewspapers.libraries.psu.edu/Default/Skins/civilwar/Client.asp?skin=civilwar Pennsylvania Civil War Era Newspaper Collection].''  
 
*Penn State University Libraries digital collections ''[http://digitalnewspapers.libraries.psu.edu/Default/Skins/civilwar/Client.asp?skin=civilwar Pennsylvania Civil War Era Newspaper Collection].''  
 
*Pennsylvania digitized newspapers on:[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov Chronicling America] Historic American Newspapers.  
 
*Pennsylvania digitized newspapers on:[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov Chronicling America] Historic American Newspapers.  
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*First several years of ''The American Weekly Mercury'' is available for free [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Bradford%2C_Andrew._American_Weekly_Mercury online] (1719-1723).  
 
*First several years of ''The American Weekly Mercury'' is available for free [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Bradford%2C_Andrew._American_Weekly_Mercury online] (1719-1723).  
 
*[http://www.accessible.com/accessible/aboutPG.jsp Accessible Archives] ($) has ''The Pennsylvania Gazette'' (1728-1800).  
 
*[http://www.accessible.com/accessible/aboutPG.jsp Accessible Archives] ($) has ''The Pennsylvania Gazette'' (1728-1800).  
*''Extra! Extra! Read All About It! FREE Historic Newspapers Online:'' Links to free [http://www.libraries.psu.edu/content/dam/psul/up/groups/discoveryday/2011/documents/FREE%20collections%20of%20digitized%20newspaper%20online.pdf online collections of historic newspapers] published in Pennsylvania.
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*''Extra! Extra! Read All About It! FREE Historic Newspapers Online:'' Links to free [http://digitalcollections.powerlibrary.org/ online collections of historic newspapers] published in Pennsylvania.  
 
*'''1792-1904''' - ''General Advertiser'' (Philadelphia, Pa.) is available online at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=U073gGq-K-4C Google News] - free.
 
*'''1792-1904''' - ''General Advertiser'' (Philadelphia, Pa.) is available online at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=U073gGq-K-4C Google News] - free.
  
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*Graeff, Arthur, Larry M. Neff, ''Selections from Arthur Graeff's Scholla'' (Breinigsville, Pennsylvania:Pennsylania German Society, c. 1971) {{FHL|1040317|item|disp=FHL book 974.8 B4pgp v. 5}}
 
*Graeff, Arthur, Larry M. Neff, ''Selections from Arthur Graeff's Scholla'' (Breinigsville, Pennsylvania:Pennsylania German Society, c. 1971) {{FHL|1040317|item|disp=FHL book 974.8 B4pgp v. 5}}
  
To access newspaper resources available through the Family History Library Catalog, use the Place-name Search for:  
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To access newspaper resources available through the FamilySearch Catalog, use the Place-name Search for:  
  
 
:*PENNSYLVANIA - NEWSPAPERS  
 
:*PENNSYLVANIA - NEWSPAPERS  
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:*PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - NEWSPAPERS
 
:*PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - NEWSPAPERS
  
== Obituaries ==
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== Obituaries ==
  
 
*Hildeburn, Charles R. "An Index to the Obituary Notices published in the ''Pennsylvania Gazette,'' from 1728-1791," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 10 (1886):334-349. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].
 
*Hildeburn, Charles R. "An Index to the Obituary Notices published in the ''Pennsylvania Gazette,'' from 1728-1791," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 10 (1886):334-349. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].
  
*Smith, Gary V., Corry Weekly Herald (Corry, Pennsylvania), ''Index to 3000 death notices covering northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York extracted from the Corry Weekly Herald (Corry, Pennsylvania)'' (Montgomery, Alabama :G.V. Smith, c1992) {{FHL|222355|item|disp=FHL film 1697903 item 1; book 974.899/C1 V4s index}}
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*Smith, Gary V., Corry Weekly Herald (Corry, Pennsylvania), ''Index to 3000 death notices covering northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York extracted from the Corry Weekly Herald (Corry, Pennsylvania)'' (Montgomery, Alabama&nbsp;:G.V. Smith, c1992) {{FHL|222355|item|disp=FHL film 1697903 item 1; book 974.899/C1 V4s index}}
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*''Quaker Necrology'' (Boston, Massachusetts:G.K. Hall, 1961) {{FHL|289220|item|disp=FHL film 823643 items 1-2; book 973 V23q}} This two-volume set represents some 59,000 death notices indexed on cards at Haverford College Library from 1922-1960. The entries were originally recorded in four periodicals: ''Friends' Weekly Intelligencer, The Friends' Review. The American Friend, ''and ''The Friends Review.''
  
*''Quaker Necrology'' (Boston, Massachusetts:G.K. Hall, 1961) {{FHL|289220|item|disp=FHL film 823643 items 1-2; book 973 V23q}}
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To access obituary resources available through the FamilySearch Catalog, use the Place-name Search for:  
  
To access obituary resources available through the Family History Library Catalog, use the Place-name Search for:
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:*PENNSYLVANIA - OBITUARIES  
:*PENNSYLVANIA - OBITUARIES
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:*PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY] - OBITUARIES  
:*PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY] - OBITUARIES
 
 
:*PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - OBITUARIES
 
:*PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - OBITUARIES
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*''Access Pennsylvania Digital Repository'' managed for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries[http://www.accesspadigital.org/ www.accesspadigital.org/]  
 
*''Access Pennsylvania Digital Repository'' managed for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries[http://www.accesspadigital.org/ www.accesspadigital.org/]  
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ Genealogy Bank] ($)
 
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ Genealogy Bank] ($)
  
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Newspapers are an important source for vital records, etc., during the period before Pennsylvania began keeping civil vital records.

History

Pennsylvania's first newspaper was the American Weekly Mercury published in Philadelphia in 1719. Ben Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette began in 1728.

Pennsylvania presses published German-language newspapers as early as the eighteenth century:

  • Stoudt, John Joseph, The German Press in Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 59, No. 1 (Jan. 1935):76-90. For free online access, see WeRelate.
  • Reading Adler, Reading Eagle, 28 May 1868; "About Der Readinger Adler (Reading, Pa.)," Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

Resources for Pennsylvania Newspapers

Inventory

  • The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections
  • Rauco, Louis F.; State Library of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Newspapers and Selected Out-of-State Newspapers (S.I.:s.n., 1984] WorldCat 14273189 FHL Collection Includes list of newspapers held by the State Library of Pennsylvania.
  • Salisbury, Ruth Salisbury, Pennsylvania Newspapers, a Bibliography and Union List (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Library Association, 1969. FHL book 974.8 A3s. A listing of all newspapers ever known to have been published, with locations.
  • Pennsylvania Historical Survey, Division of Community Service Programs, Work Projects Administration, A Checklist of Pennsylvania Newspapers, Philadelphia County (Harrisburg, Pa.; Pennsylvania Historical Commission, 1944) FHL fiche 6101596; book 974.811 B33. An inventory for Philadelphia County.

Libraries and Archives

The State Library of Pennsylvania has the largest newspaper collection. An inventory of these is Louis F. Rauco, Pennsylvania Newspapers and Selected Out-of-State Newspapers ([S. l.: s. n.], 1984. FHL film 1320895 item 16; book 974.8 B3p

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a major collection, especially of Philadelphia newspapers (1790-present).

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has a large collection, especially of Pittsburgh newspapers. It also has a card index to marriages and deaths listed in the newspapers in their collection.

Digital Issues Online

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project, four publications cover 1895-2010, free.

Family History Library

To access newspaper resources available through the FamilySearch Catalog, use the Place-name Search for:

  • PENNSYLVANIA - NEWSPAPERS
  • PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY] - NEWSPAPERS
  • PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - NEWSPAPERS

Obituaries

To access obituary resources available through the FamilySearch Catalog, use the Place-name Search for:

  • PENNSYLVANIA - OBITUARIES
  • PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY] - OBITUARIES
  • PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - OBITUARIES

Websites


References

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