Pennsylvania Newspaper Archives (1719 - 1996)

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Discover Your Family History in Pennsylvania Newspaper Archives

Newspaper archives hold the keys to our ancestors’ lives. As one of the original 13 colonies, Pennsylvania is a hub for early American history with major events captured and preserved in local newspapers. Uncover your ancestors’ stories, how they lived, and the events they were a part of throughout Pennsylvania’s rich history. Find out if your ancestors were apart of the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775. Or, if your ancestors fought bravely for independence in the American Revolution. Use newspapers to learn more than just a name, date, or a face from a family tree or photo, learn their stories and how they lived.

Pennsylvania Genealogy in Newspapers

Not only did Pennsylvania newspapers publish stories about community and national events, but newspapers captured intimate details about our ancestor’s daily lives. Find photos and details in wedding and birth announcements or learn how your ancestors were remembered in obituaries. Newspapers can help you uncover your family’s heritage with untold details and stories of your ancestors. Find the more intimate details of your family’s history in Pennsylvania newspaper archives. Search our extensive collection of newspaper archives online to learn more about your Pennsylvania genealogy. Find Your Ancestors & Their Story Today!

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