Interested in finding out more about your family history? Interested in old photographs and newspapers? Here’s how to get started.

Ancestry Database Image Link

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 Image Link

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

Historic Map Works contains US maps and atlases, antiquarian maps, nautical maps, birds-eye views, and other historical texts.

Newsbank Database Image Link

Newsbank contains a collection of historical 19th Century newspapers. Many Pennsylvania newspapers are contained in this collection.

Cengage Database Image Link

Contains special collections on the American Revolution, the Civil War, Slavery in America, and 19th Century newspapers.


Additional Resources:

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