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Favorite Links

~ 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
* Mon 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 News - obits

* 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/Cemetery Collections
* Fayette County, PA
* Somerset County, PA - courtesy

   Meyersdale Public Library
* Mary S. Biesecker Library, Somerset PA
* Altoona Mirror, PA
* Ohio
* Obituary Daily Times 
* Myers, Lett Related Families

Funeral Homes and Cemetery Records, Southwestern PA
* Somerset-Fayette Co Funeral Homes

* WPA Cemetery Transcriptions

* 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

Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1937

~ Genealogy Resources and Databases ~

Marriage & Death Records:
* Social Security Death Index

* Federal Mortality 1850-1885
* FamilySearch Historical Records

* Pennsylvania Births - 1906-1911
* Pennsylvania Marriages - 1852-1968
* Pennsylvania Deaths - 1906-1967

* Pennsylvania Wills/Probate 1683-1993 -

   Somerset County (PA) Wills Books
* Pennsylvania Prison, Reformatory,

   Workhouse Records, 1829-1971
* 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 Vital Records - 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

State-by-State Websites

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)

* DNA Weekly - MyHeritage vs 23andMe vs AncestryDNA - Battle of the Titans 2020

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

     Draft Cards for Young Men 1940-1947
Arlington National Cemetery

The Medical and Surgical History

    of the War of the Rebellion

Pennsylvania German Culture:
Google Translate

Reading (PA) Public Museum

Berks (PA) History Center

Newberry Library, Chicago

Free Library of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania German Society

Gutenberg Bible - Keio University, Japan

Other Family Organizations

Edmund Rice Association 1638

 

 

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


~ 2022 ~

"Meet the New Old Book Collectors" - by Kate Dwyer, New York Times, May 7, 2022
"Fifty Years a Bookseller: or, The Wolf at Your Door" - by Bruce E. McKinney, Rare Book Monthly, May 2022
"Harvard Creates Fund to Redress Its Ties to Slavery" - by Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, April 26, 2022
"Buying Twitter, Elon Musk Will Face Reality of His Free-Speech Talk" - by Shira Ovide, New York Times, April 26, 2022
"Inside the Implosion of CNN+" - by John Koblin, Michael M. Grynbaum and Benjamin Mullin, New York Times, April 24, 2022
"The Getty Acquires Collection of African American Books & Ephemera" - Fine Books & Collections, March 30, 2022
"Thomas F. Staley, Dogged Pursuer of Literary Archives, Dies at 86" - by Richard Sandomir, New York Times, April 3, 2022
"The Archaeology of Death at a Southern Black Cemetery" - by Danielle Vander Horst, Art & Object, March 7, 2022
"Remembering Albert Tannler, PHLF’s Longtime Archivist and Architectural Historian" - Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, March 1, 2022
"How a National Movement Toppled Hundreds of Confederate Symbols" - by Audra D.S. Burch, New York Times, Feb. 28, 2022

"How Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Helped Remake the Literary Canon" - by David Remnick, The New Yorker, Feb. 19, 2022

"Sting Sells His Songwriting Catalog for an Estimated $300 Million" - by Ben Sisario, New York Times, Feb. 10, 2022  

"A Search Begins for the Wreck Behind an Epic Tale of Survival" - by Henry Fountain, New York Times,  Feb. 4, 2022

"Black history has defined American culture" - by Jeffery Gerritt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 3, 2022

"Melinda French Gates No Longer Pledges Bulk of Her Wealth to Gates Foundation" - by Emily Glazer, Wall Street Journal, Feb. 3, 2022

"What We Can Learn From How the 1918 Pandemic Ended" - by John M. Barry, New York Times, Jan. 31, 2022

"How Facebook Is Morphing Into Meta" -   by Sheera Frenkel, Mike Isaac and Ryan Mac, New York Times, Jan. 31, 2022

"80 Years Ago the Nazis Planned the ‘Final Solution.’ It Took 90 Minutes." - by Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, Jan. 20, 2022  

"Obituary: James Mellon Walton | Executive who shaped Carnegie museums, Carnegie Library and Heinz Endowments" - by Marylynne Pitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 7, 2022

"A Cabinet of Wonders Opens Wide at the New York Public Library" - by Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, Dec. 28, 2021
"Racial reckoning turns focus to roadside historical markers" - by Mark Scolforo, Associated Press, Dec. 28, 2021
"Alex Haley Taught America About Race - and a Young Man How to Write" - by Michael P. Hearn, New York Times, Dec. 17, 2021
"The Open Access Books Collection: Expanding Access and Building Connections" - by Carlyn Osborn, Library of Congress, Dec. 16, 2021
"Military Ends Pearl Harbor Project to Identify the Dead" - by Neil Vigdor, New York Times, Dec. 7, 2021
"What Happened to Amazon’s Bookstore?" - by David Streitfeld, New York Times, Dec. 3, 2021
"A World Record Price Set for an Item in the Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Ephemera Category" - by Bruce E. McKinney, Rare Book Monthly, December 2021

[11-Year Archive - 2011 to Present]

 

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

National:

The National Archives  
Library of Congress
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 -
    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

ACME News Pictures, 1926    

~ Rare Books, Photographs and Special Collections ~

Special Collections Libraries:
Rosenbach Museum & Library -
    Manuscripts Online - Online Catalog
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

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

Photography/Images:
Getty Images (Bettman and Corbis)

*  National Archives Catalogue

Metropolitan Museum of Art Images

Smithsonian Open Access

Museums of the City of Paris

Yale Center for British Art

The Public Domain Review

Teenie Harris Archive

Unsplash

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

Databases/Searches:
ABEBooks
viaLibri - Library Search
Alibris
Biblio.com
BookFinder.com
Antiquarian Booksellers Association

Stolen-Book.org
David Pearson Book Owners Online

 

Bibliography and Cataloguing:
OCLC WorldCat

     

Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1937

~ Industrial and Railroad History ~

U.S. 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 (services for funerals)
Civil War Regiments 
U.S. Army Military History Institute  
U.S. Naval Historical Center and Merchant Marines

A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion - by F.H. Dyer

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

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