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~ National and Major Eastern Newspapers & Obituary Collections~

Newspapers By State 
New York Times - archive
Washington Post 
* Newark Star-Ledger
Baltimore Sun
* Newspapers.com
* Google News Archive 
* GenealogyBank Newspaper Archive
* Chronicling America - Digital Papers
* Newseum - Washington, DC

Southwestern Pennsylvania
* Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - obits
   Google News archive 
* Pittsburgh Press Google archive
* Greensburg Tribune Review - obits 
* Greensburg Daily Trib - 1890-1978
* Pittsburg Dispatch - 1889-1892 
* Uniontown Herald-Standard-
    - obits-archive - 1913-1941 -
    1941-1977 (ES) - 1917-1977 (MH)
* Connellsville Daily Courier - obits -
    1879-1888 - 1888-1907 - 1905-1929
    - 1902-1977
* Somerset Daily American - obits - 

Meyersdale Republican - 1900-1977
* Somerset Herald - 1870-1897
* Washington Observer-Reporter -
   - obits-Google News Archive 
* Waynesburg Republican - 1867-1869
   -  obituary index
* Valley Independent - obits
* Beaver County Times - obits
* New Castle News - obits

Eastern Pennsylvania
* Carbon Advocate - 1872-1924
* Reading Eagle - 1868-2008
* Kutztown Patriot - 1889-1940
* Philadelphia Inquirer

West Virginia
* Preston County Journal - archives

* Grafton Mountain Statesman - obits
* Clarksburg Exponent - obits
* Elkins Inter-Mountain - obits 
* Fairmont Times-West Virginian - obits
* Wheeling Intelligencer - obits -
   - archive 1865-1903
* Weirton Daily Times - 1955-1977

* Parkersburg News & Sentinel - obits

* Canton Repository - obits - archive 
* Akron Beacon Journal - obits
* Zanesville Times-Recorder
   -  obits-archive
* Athens Messenger - obits - archive

* Marietta Times - obits
* Steubenville Herald-Star - obits
* Youngstown Vindicator - obits
* Warren Tribune Chronicle - obits
* New Philadelphia Times Reporter
* Findlay Courier - obits
* Van Wert Times Bulletin - obits
* Mt. Vernon Democratic Banner
* Columbus Dispatch
* Cleveland Plain Dealer
* Cincinnati Enquirer

* Barbour County Democrat - 1880-1910
* Kinsley Graphic - 1890-1940
* Clay Center Times - 1882-1923
* Junction City Daily/Weekly Union -
    1866-1887 - 1865-1922 - 1897-1909 -
* Smoky Hill and Republican Union

* Fort Wayne News-Sentinel - obits

* Monroeville Breeze - 1884-1940

* California Digital Newspaper Collection

Obituary Collections
* Fayette County, PA
* Somerset County, PA
* Mary S. Biesecker Library, Somerset PA
* Altoona Mirror, PA
* Ohio
* Obituary Daily Times 
* Myers, Lett Related Families

Southwestern PA Funeral Homes
* Somerset - Fayette Counties

Eastern Ohio Funeral Homes
* Reed Funeral Home, Canton

* Canton Area

* Akron Area

* Zanesville Area


~ Genealogy Databases and Publications ~

Marriage & Death Records:
* Social Security Death Index

* Federal Mortality 1850-1885
* FamilySearch Historical Records
* Pennsylvania Marriages - 1885-1950 
* Pennsylvania Deaths - 1906-1963 
* Westmoreland Co. (PA) Marriages
* Ohio Marriages - 1789-1994 
* Ohio Deaths - 1908-1953 
* Ohio County Deaths 1840-2001
* Indiana Marriages 1811-2007
* Indiana Deaths 1899-2011
* Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
* WV Births - Marriages - Deaths

* NY City Death Index 
* Illinois Death Index 
* Missouri Deaths - 1910 to 1956

Searches and Sources:
* Ancestry.com 
* U.S. Census - 1850 - 1860 - 1870 -
   1880 - 1890 - 1900 - 1910 - 1920 -
   1930 - 1940
* Find-A-Grave
* FamilySearch.org Record Search 
* Rootsweb
* USGenWeb
* PA Division of Vital Records 
* Ellis Island Immigrant Database
* Family Tree Magazine 
* Thomas Minor Society (English family

1890 Census - Civil War Veterans
Civil War Pension Applications
World War I Draft Registrations
World War II Draft Registrations 
Arlington National Cemetery


~ Geographic and Mapping Information ~

Find a County
Historic Map Works
Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Mapping Info
National Register of Historic Places
Today's Weather
National Association of Counties 
Map of Muskingum County, OH, 1852 
Map of Fayette County, PA, 1858 
Map of Somerset County, PA, 1860

~ Minerd.com's Recommended News Stories and Blog Posts About
Americana, Culture, Art, Journalism, Genealogy ... and Pittsburgh ~

"University of Virginia plans a large memorial commemorating thousands of enslaved people who worked there" - Washington Post, June 9, 2017
"Private Collections Made Public: New York’s Museum Libraries" - The Bottom Line, May 2017
"Are the Dutch Lagging in Efforts to Return Art Looted by the Nazis?" - New York Times, May 12, 2017
"Monticello: using the remains of history to illuminate slavery, daily life in Jefferson's world" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 11, 2017
"Thousands to Evacuate After World War II Bombs Found in German City" - CNN, May 6, 2017
"Three Years After a Print Went Missing, Boston Public Library Invests $15.7 Million to Preserve Its Rare Book and Manuscript Collection" - Rare Book Hub, May 2017
"One City in Pennsylvania is Poised to Crush the 21st Century … but it’s not Philadelphia" - Philadelphia Magazine, April 29, 2017
"The Bentley Rare Book Museum Opens" - Fine Books & Collections, April 26, 2017
"Neanderthals may have lived in North America 130,000 years ago, study claims" - by Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press, published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Archive Acquired of Theatre and Film Actor Peter O'Toole" - Fine Books & Collections, April 24, 2017
"The scourge of misinformation: Disdain for expertise is inherent in today’s culture of self-absorption" - by George Will, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 6, 2017
"After Slave Revelations, Retiree Has a New Mission" - New York Times, April 2, 2017
"American Textile History Museum, Closed Last Year, Will Transfer Its Vast Library to Cornell University" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, April 2017
"Otto Penzler's Literary Lair" - Fine Books & Collections, April 2017
"A Glimpse Into the Life of a Slave Sold to Save Georgetown" - New York Times, March 12, 2017
"Study finds white working class increasingly dying 'deaths of despair'" - Associated Press, published in the Chicago Tribune, March 24, 2017
"The Greatest Private Library of Judaica Has Been Sold to the National Library of Israel" - Rare Book Monthly, March 2017
"Caren Chooses Christie's, Cowans & Country" - Rare Book Monthly, March 2017
"Who Do You Think You Are?" - 2017 TLC Television Series, Season 9 - Featuring Courteney Cox, Jessica Biel, Julie Bowen, John Stamos, Smokey Robinson, Noah Wyle, Liv Tyler and Jennifer Grey - March 2017
"Mark Samuels Lasner Donates $10-million Collection to University of Delaware" - Fine Books & Collections, Feb. 16, 2017
"The Furious Eloquence of James Baldwin" - by Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 17, 2017
"The Last Original Frank Lloyd Wright Owners" - Wall Street Journal, Feb. 15, 2017
"Introducing Open Access At the Met" - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Feb. 7, 2017
"Ivor Noël Hume, famed archaeologist, dies at 89" - Virginia Gazette, Feb. 6, 2017
"Auction Prices for Books and Paper Rose 1.5% in 2016" - Rare Book Hub, February 2017
"A Spectacular Collection Emerges from the Shadows" - Rare Book Hub, February 2017
"You Can Write in Mark Twain's Library" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 26, 2017
"Penn Libraries Acquires Lost Benjamin Franklin Broadside" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 24, 2017
"Family Archive of Alexander Hamilton Letters & Manuscripts Achieves $2.6 Million at Sotheby’s New York" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 19, 2017
"Jolted by Deaths, Obama Found His Voice on Race" - New York Times, Jan. 14, 2017
"Obama Makes His Mark as First 'Social Media' President" - Associated Press, Jan. 8, 2017
"Why Envy Pittsburgh? An Educated Guess" - by Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 5, 2017
"A Library Plans to Sell a Valuable Century-Old Book Collection" - Rare Book Hub, January 2017
"Does History Predict the Future?" - Rare Book Hub, January 2017
"Rare Book Hub Passes Seven Million Full Text Records" - Rare Book Hub, January 2017


~ Outstanding National, Regional and Local Archives and Reference Libraries ~


The National Archives  
Library of Congress
American Memory Project 
Google Books and Google Scholar 
Smithsonian Institution 

The Internet Archive 
Pulitzer Prizes

Nobel Prize e-Museum 
Presidential Libraries 
New York Public Library (Catalog)
Merriam-Webster Dictionary 

U.S. Census Bureau 
The British Museum 
Google Blog Search Tool

*  Ohio Historical Society Library
Bowling Green (OH) State University

Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh 
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 
Cornerstone Genealogical Society 
Meyersdale (PA) Public Library
Historic Pittsburgh 
Pennsylvania State Archives 
Pennsylvania State Libraries
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  
Uniontown (PA) Public Library 
Dunbar Historical Society 
Berks County (PA) Historical Society
University of Pittsburgh Archive

West Virginia:
West Virginia University


Eastern United States:
Maryland Archives Online 
Newark (NJ) Public Library

*  Indiana State Library 
Allen County Public Library  
Allen County Genealogical Society

Midwest United States:
Illinois State Archives 
The Newberry - Chicago
Kansas State Library

Oklahoma Historical Society

Academia Resources:
Assn of College & Research Libraries 


~ Rare Books, Photographs and Special Collections ~

Special Collections Libraries:
Rosenbach Museum & Library - blog
Morgan Library & Museum
Univ of Virginia Rare Book School 
Lilly Library, Indiana University
Ransom Center, University of Texas
Scheide Library, Princeton University
Folger Shakespeare Library
University of Michigan Clements Library

University of Florida Smathers Library
Vanderbilt University
University of Rochester River Campus
Ephemera Society of America
University of Illinois 
University of Pittsburgh 
The British Library, London

Metropolitan Museum of Art Images

Getty Images (includes Bettman
    Archive and Corbis)

Teenie Harris Archive


Publications and Databases:
Fine Books & Collections
Rare Book Hub - Monthly Archives
The Book Collector




viaLibri - Library Search
Antiquarian Booksellers Association

Bibliography and Cataloguing:
OCLC WorldCat


~ Industrial and Railroad History ~

US Mine Safety and Health Administration Statistics 
Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum 
Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society 

~ Faith-Based History and Culture~

United Methodist Commission on Archives and History
Lutheran Historical Conference 
Presbyterian Historical Society 
Mennonite Church USA Archives
Wexner Heritage Program

~ Science and Medicine ~

U.S. National Library of Medicine
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
NASA - National Air and Space Administration

~ Historical Reconstructions, Museums, Homes and Inspiring Spaces~

Colonial Williamsburg
Henry Ford Museum at Greenfield Village
Plimouth Plantation
John Adams National Historic Park, Massachusetts
Mount Vernon, Virginia
Monticello, Virginia

Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio, Oak Park, IL
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life

Westminster Abbey (London)
Thomas Jefferson's Home Library at Monticello
The Forbes Galleries (New York City)

~ Military History and Veterans Services ~

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System

    (National Park Service)
Bugles Across America (bugler service for funerals)
Civil War Regiments 
U.S. Army Military History Institute  
U.S. Naval Historical Center and Merchant Marines 

American Battle Monuments Commission (Foreign soil burials)
Ohio in the Civil War 
Civil War Richmond 
National World War II Memorial 
Virtual Wall - Vietnam Veterans Memorial 
~ Select Pittsburgh Regional Cultural and Sports Attractions ~

Andy Warhol Museum
Senator John Heinz History Center
Frick Mansion and Art Center
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Opera 
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust 

Westmoreland Museum of Art 
Carnegie Science Center

Civic Light Opera
Pittsburgh Cultural District
Jimmy Stewart Museum

National Aviary

Rachel Carson Homestead

Pirates - Major League Baseball
Steelers - National Football League
Penguins - National Hockey League

University of Pittsburgh Football 
University of Pittsburgh Basketball 

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"Newspapers-Books-Magazines" illustration originally published in Adventures in American Literature, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1937. Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach photo courtesy of ACME News Pictures, 1926. Warhol photo courtesy Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.