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~ National and Major Eastern Newspapers ~

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

Southwestern Pennsylvania
* Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - obits
   Google News archive 
* Pittsburgh Press Google News archive
* Pittsburgh Tribune Review - obits 
* Greensburg Daily Tribune - 1890-1978
* Pittsburg Dispatch - 1889-1892 
* Uniontown Herald-Standard -
    - obits-archive
* Connellsville Daily Courier - obits
* Somerset Daily American - obits 
* Somerset Herald - 1870-1897
* Washington Observer-Reporter -
   - obits-Google News Archive 
* Waynesburg Republican - 1867-1869
* Valley Independent - obits
* Beaver County Times - obits 
* New Castle News - obits  
* Funeral Homes - Somerset - Fayette

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

West Virginia
* Grafton Mountain Statesman - obits
* Clarksburg Exponent - obits
* Elkins Inter-Mountain - obits 
* Fairmont Times-West Virginian - obits 
* Wheeling Intelligencer - obits -
   - archive 1865-1903

* Canton Repository - obits - archive 
* Akron Beacon Journal - obits
* Zanesville Times-Recorder -
   -  obits-archive
* Athens Messenger - obits - archive
* Steubenville Herald-Star - obits 
* Warren Tribune Chronicle - obits
* New Philadelphia Times Reporter
* Findlay Courier - obits 
* Van Wert Times Bulletin - obits
* Columbus Dispatch
* Cleveland Plain Dealer 
* Cincinnati Enquirer 

* Barbour County Democrat - 1880-1910
* Kinsley Graphic - 1890-1940

* California Digital Newspaper Collection

~ Genealogy Databases and Publications ~

Marriage & Death Records:
* Social Security Death Index 
* FamilySearch Historical Records
* Pennsylvania Marriages - 1885-1950 
* Pennsylvania Deaths - 1906-1944
* Ohio Marriages - 1789-1994 
* Ohio Deaths - 1908-1953 
* Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
* WV Births, Deaths and Marriages 
* NY City Death Index 
* Illinois Death Index 
* Missouri Deaths - 1910 to 1956 

Searches and Sources:
* Ancestry.com 
* 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)

Obituary Collections:
* Fayette County, PA
* Somerset County, PA
* Altoona Mirror, PA
* Ohio
* Obituary Daily Times 
* Myers, Lett Related Families

~ Geographic and Mapping Information ~

Find a County
Historic Map Works
Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records
U.S. Geological Survey National Mapping Info
National Register of Historic Places
Today's Weather
National Association of Counties

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

"Grove City College to Display 'Gold Mine' of WWII-Era Posters" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 16, 2015
"Pentagon Rethinks Its Definition of 'Sacrifice'" - New York Times, March 15, 2015
"Sunken WWII Japanese Battleship Found" - Associated Press, as published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 5, 2015
"Rising Longevity and Your Retirement" - Cottrill Arbutina Wealth Management Group, Feb. 26, 2015
"Selling Prints. Printing Money." - New York Times, Feb. 22, 2015
"Pittsburgh Ties to the Oscars Run Deep" - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Feb. 22, 2015
"An Ode to the Printed Book" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 22, 2015
"Expert to Give Tips on Finding African-American Ancestors" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 13, 2015
"Fallingwater One of 10 Wright Structures Nominated for World Heritage List" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 31, 2015
"In the Lifespan Game, 100 Is the New 80," by Gwynne Dyer - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 25, 2015
"Advocate. Today." - American Library Association News, Jan. 20, 2015
"Documentary Tells How Allegheny Conference Remade Pittsburgh" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 20, 2015
"New York Boasts Irresistible Bookstores" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 14, 2014
Eight Points on the Meaning of Objects in Special Collections - by E. Haven Hawley, Chair of Special and Area Studies Collections Department, George A. Smathers Library, University of Florida
"Last of the Gentlemen Publishers: Biography of Pittsburgh Native James Laughlin Is a Portrait of a Giant in the Publishing Field" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 30, 2014
"A Legacy of Beauty: Bunny Mellon's Collections, Set to Sell At Auction, a Testament to Heiress' Elegance, Eclectic Taste" - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Nov. 9, 2014
"Nurturer of Modernism: Academics Look at Pittsburgh's Role in Breaking from Old Molds" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 5, 2014
"Pittsburgh and the Fall of the Berlin Wall," by Allyson Lowe and Paul Overby - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 5, 2014
"Anti-German Sentiment Blocks Austrian Violinist" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 26, 2014
"National Colloquium on Special Collections" - Fine Books & Collections Blog, Sept. 1, 2014
"Library of Congress Acquires American Ballet Theatre Archives" - Fine Books & Collections Blog, Sept. 1, 2014
"Copernicus Book Thought Destroyed in Fire is Found Again" - Fine Books & Collections Blog, Sept. 1, 2014


~ Outstanding National 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


~ Outstanding Local and State Genealogy Reference Libraries ~

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

Ohio Historical Society Library
Bowling Green (OH) State University

West Virginia:
West Virginia University 

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

*  Indiana State Library 
Allen County Public Library

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

Academia Resources:
Assn of College & Research Libraries 


~ Rare Books 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
Univ of Michigan Clements Library
Univ 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
Fine Books & Collections
Rare Book Monthly
The Book Collector

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 and Homes ~

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
Morgan Library and Museum, New York
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life

~ Military History and Veterans Services ~

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System (National Park Service)
Bugles Across America (bugler service for veterans' funerals)
Civil War Regiments 
U.S. Army Military History Institute  
U.S. Naval Historical Center and American Merchant Marines 
American Battle Monuments Commission (Military burials on foreign soil) 
Ohio in the Civil War 
Civil War Richmond 
National World War II Memorial 
Virtual Wall - Vietnam Veterans Memorial 

~ Inspiring Spaces, Here and Abroad ~

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

~ Select Pittsburgh Regional Cultural 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
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

~ Pittsburgh Professional and Major Collegiate Sports ~

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

University of Pittsburgh Football 
University of Pittsburgh Basketball 

Copyright 2000-2015 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.