Interested in finding out more about your family history? Interested in old photographs and newspapers? Here’s how to get started.
To begin genealogical research, start with Ancestry. Ancestry provides access to U.S. Census records, Pennsylvania Death Certificates (beginning with 1906), and military and immigration records.
Accessible Archives provides full-text for county histories from all states, in addition to, a large selection of African-American and Women-specific newspapers. It includes other 18th and 19th Century resources.
Historic Map Works contains US maps and atlases, antiquarian maps, nautical maps, birds-eye views, and other historical texts.
Newsbank contains a collection of historical 19th Century newspapers. Many Pennsylvania newspapers are contained in this collection.
Contains special collections on the American Revolution, the Civil War, Slavery in America, and 19th Century newspapers.
Search the College’s Genealogy and History Collection
To access Cambria County Immigration Declarations, visit Cambria Memory-Immigration
Access Obituaries that appeared in The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat
Penn State University has many Pennsylvania newspapers available here
The Library of Congress’ Chronicling America also contains PA newspapers