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~ National and Major Eastern Newspapers, Online Books & Obituary Collections ~

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

* Family Tree Magazine 

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 - 
    1951-1977

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
* Allentown Morning Call

 

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

 

Ohio
* 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
    (1910-1922)
* Columbus Dispatch
* Cleveland Plain Dealer
* Cincinnati Enquirer

 

Maryland
* Cumberland Times-News - obits

* Garrett County Republican - obits

Baltimore Sun

 

Indiana
* Fort Wayne News-Sentinel - obits

* Monroeville Breeze - 1884-1940

 

Kansas
* 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 -
    1909-1923
* Smoky Hill and Republican Union

 

California
* 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
* Somerset-Fayette Co Funeral Homes

* History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania (1906)

 

Eastern Ohio Funeral Homes
* Reed Funeral Home, Canton

* Canton Area

* Akron Area

* Zanesville Area

 

West Virginia Funeral Homes
* Philippi: Wright - Schoonover Stemple -
   Talbott

* Grafton: Pat Boyle - Donald G. Ford -
   Bartlett - Bolyard

 

 

~ Genealogy Databases ~

Marriage & Death Records:
* Social Security Death Index

* Federal Mortality 1850-1885
* FamilySearch Historical Records

* Pennsylvania Births - 1906-1911
* 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

Mortality Schedules 1850-1885
* Find-A-Grave
* FamilySearch.org Record Search 
* Rootsweb
* USGenWeb
* PA Division of Vital Records 
* Ellis Island Immigrant Database
* Thomas Minor Society (English family)

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

Pennsylvania German Culture:
Google Translate

Reading (PA) Public Museum

Berks History Center

Newberry Library, Chicago

Free Library of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania German Society

Gutenberg Bible - Keio University, Japan

 

 

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

"Barnes & Noble Purchased by a Hedge Fund. Times Have Changed" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, July 2019
"FOIA Is a Joke" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 1, 2019
"Appalachian writers revisit J.D. Vance's seminal work 'Hillbilly Elegy' " - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 28, 2019
"Catholic Community Focuses on Compassion Rather Than Condemnation of Suicide" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 10, 2019
"Google Made $4. Billion From the News Industry in 2018, Study Says" - New York Times, June 9, 2019
"A Grave Burden" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 9, 2019
"Physicists Debate Hawking’s Idea That the Universe Had No Beginning" - Quanta Magazine, June 6, 2019
"The Price of Imperfection is Going Up" - by Bruce E. McKinney, Rare Book Hub, June 2019
"Alexander Hamilton Letter, Stolen 80 Years Ago, Finally Located" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, June 2019
"The Amazing Discovery of the Bibliography of Christopher Columbus' Son" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Hub, June 2019
"I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, Dies at 102" - New York Times, May 17, 2019
"The Folger's Future" - Fine Books & Collections, May 15, 2019
"Deepfakes Are Coming. We're Not Ready" - by Brian Klaas, Washington Post, May 14, 2019
"George Romero's Archives Acquired by University of Pittsburgh" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 16, 2019
"After the World Looks Away" - by Keith C. Burris, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 13, 2019
"Facebook co-founder: It's 'time to break up' the social network" - Washington Post, May 9, 2019
"What Is the Met Gala, and Who Gets to Go?" - New York Times, May 4, 2019
"She was the 'queen of the mommy bloggers.' Then her life fell apart." - Vox, May 2, 2019
"Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library to be Established in North Dakota" - Fine Books & Collections, May 1, 2019
"Julian Assange is a journalist: Targeting the WikiLeaks founder sets a dangerous precedent" - by the Editorial Board, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 16, 2019
"Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris Catches Fire" - New York Times, April 15, 2019
"Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wins Pulitzer Prize for Tree of Life coverage" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 15, 2019
"Return of Over 600 Volumes Missing Since World War II" - by Lukas Baumann, Sotheby's, April 12, 2019
"How to make sense of the black hole image, according to 2 astrophysicists" - Vox, April 12, 2019
"Why hasn’t evolution dealt with the inefficiency of ageing?" - by Jordan Pennells, Aeon, April 10, 2019
"An Ancient Human Species Is Discovered in a Philippine Cave" - New York Times, April 10, 2019
"Christine Davis digs into Pittsburgh's underground" - Pittsburgh Business Times, April 5, 2019
"How 'Good Design' Failed Us" - Nikil Saval, The New Yorker, April 3, 2019
"A Search Underway for Thousands of Books Looted Almost Four Centuries Ago" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, April 2019

[Archive - 2011 to Present]

 

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

National:

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

Pennsylvania:
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

University of Pittsburgh Library
System's Archives and Special Collections

West Virginia:
West Virginia University

 

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

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

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

Oklahoma:
Oklahoma Historical Society

Academia Resources:
Assn of College & Research Libraries 
Academia.edu

    

 

~ 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

Photographs:
Getty Images (includes Bettman
    Archive and Corbis)

Teenie Harris Archive

Unsplash

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

Stolen-Book.org

 

Searches:
ABEBooks
viaLibri - Library Search
Alibris
Biblio.com
BookFinder.com
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 ~

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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.