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~ National and Major Eastern Newspapers & Obituary Collections ~
National
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 - 
    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

 

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

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 Funeral Homes
* Somerset - Fayette Counties

 

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 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

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

 

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

"A Walk with the Dead" - by Keith C. Burris, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 16, 2018
"Teens Use Pitt Archives to Research Homewood Photo History" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 23, 2018
"Two men charged with stealing more than $8 million in rare books from Carnegie Library" - "Schulman's rare books empire began with 1,200 science fiction paperbacks" - "Carnegie Library's rare books manager was fired after theft was discovered" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 20, 2019
"Arrests Accompany Takeover of German Plant in Koppel" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 15, 2018
"John Steinbeck's Western Flyer Resurfaces" - Fine Books & Collections, July 5, 2018
"Library of Congress Receives Enormous Donation of Comic Books" - Rare Book Monthly, July 2018
"Stolen Columbus Letter Returned to Its Home" - Rare Book Monthly, July 2018
"Court documents detail theft of rare maps, books, prints from Carnegie Library" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 29, 2018
"Monticello Is Done Avoiding Jefferson’s Relationship With Sally Hemings" - New York Times, June 16, 2018
"New Pitt social media study shows how likes, comments, unfriending relate to depression" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 7, 2018
"Wreckage of Flight 93 to Be Buried at Crash Site in Somerset County" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 2, 2018
"Obituary: Barbara Luderowski / Sculptor, founder of the Mattress Factory helped spur North Side redevelopment" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 31, 2018
"The Great Breakup: The First Arrivals to the Americas Split Into Two Groups" - New York Times, May 31, 2018
"Retooling a Tweedy Literary Fixture" - New York Times, May 28, 2018
"Arlington Cemetery, Nearly Full, May Become More Exclusive" - New York Times, May 28, 2018
"The Bibliomaniac of Ridgewood" - New York Times, May 25, 2018
"The Hard Truth at Newspapers Across America: Hedge Funds Are in Charge" - Bloomberg, May 22, 2018
"Lewis & Clark started here (sorry, St. Louis)" - Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 13, 2018
"Amazon is hungry for CMU students during recruiting seasons" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 7, 2018
"Their Ancestors Were on Opposite Sides of a Lynching. Now, They’re Friends." – New York Times, May 4, 2018
"Carnegie Mellon inks deal to help create 'smartest airport on the planet'" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 19, 2018
"Library of Congress Puts Papers of Benjamin Franklin Online" - Fine Books & Collections, April 18, 2018
"Opinion: The Historians Versus the Genealogists" - by John Sedgwick, New York Times, April 12, 2018
"In a rare-book repository, a void that chills" - by Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 5, 2018
"The Hamilton of World War II" - by Todd S. Purdum, New York Times, April 1, 2018
"Credit Suisse Labels Rare Books a 'Mediocre' Financial Investment" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, April 2018
"Drue Heinz - philanthropist, literary force, widow of H.J. “Jack” Heinz II - dies at 103" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 31, 2018
"Who stole 314 items from the Carnegie Library rare books room?" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 19, 2018
"What made Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time’ so immensely popular?" - Washington Post, March 14, 2018
"Stephen Hawking Showed the Power of an Unconstrained Mind" - Bloomberg, March 14, 2018
"Michigan State University builds global slave trade paper trail" - Toledo Blade, March 11, 2018
"In death as in life, Graham service draws varied throng" - New York Times/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 3, 2018
"The Curtis Census – Locating Every Extant Copy of Edward Curtis' North American Indian" - Rare Book Monthly, March 2018
"When Did Americans Stop Marrying Their Cousins? Ask the World’s Largest Family Tree" - New York Times, March 1, 2018
"Picturing 'The Waste Land'" - Fine Books & Collections, Feb. 20, 2018
"Marquis de Sade 'National Treasure' Removed from French Sale by the State" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, February 2018
"90 Shakespeare Documents Recognized on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 26, 2018
"Descendants’ Stories of the Clotilda Slave Ship Drew Doubts. Now Some See Validation." - New York Times, Jan. 25, 2018
"In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa" - New York Times, Jan. 25, 2018
"Obituary: Lawrence Stager / Creative biblical archaeologist" - New York Times/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 5, 2018
"The Hunt for Centuries-Old Books Reveals the Power of the Printed Word" - Wall Street Journal, Jan. 3, 2018
"In the Bones of a Buried Child, Signs of a Massive Human Migration to the Americas" - New York Times, Jan. 3, 2018
"We Are What We Read" - New York Times, Jan. 2, 2018
"Who Owns the Rosetta Stone?" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, January 2018
"A social democrat responds to 'Hillbilly Elegy'" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 24, 2017

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~ 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

History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania (1906)

 

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 ~

Copyright © 2000-2018 Mark A. Miner

"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.