Pennsylvania Archives: 572 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Pennsylvania, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online PA newspaper archives: 572 titles to help you search your family history in the “Keystone State,” providing coverage from 1719 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Pennsylvania newspaper archives!

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Photo: North Branch Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. Credit: Nicholas A. Tonelli; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors from Pennsylvania in these newspapers. Our PA newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Pennsylvania Newspaper Archives (1719 – 1996)

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Illustration: Pennsylvania state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a partial list of Pennsylvania newspapers in the online archives; click here to see the complete list. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The PA newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Abbottstown Yellow Jacket 06/17/1840 – 06/17/1840 1 Newspaper Archives
Allentown Morning Call 01/01/1984 – Current Recent Obituaries
Allentown First World News 11/01/1993 – 04/01/1995 2 Newspaper Archives
Allentown Der friedens=bote und Lecha, Northampton, Bucks, Berks und Montgomery Caunties Anzeiger 07/15/1840 – 07/15/1840 1 Newspaper Archives
Allentown Lecha Caunty Patriot 10/17/1838 – 04/20/1869 1472 Newspaper Archives
Allentown Morning Call, The: Web Edition Articles 04/14/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ardmore Main Line Life 02/17/2000 – 01/28/2009 Recent Obituaries
Ardmore Main Line Times 07/28/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ardmore Town Talk [Southern Edition] 03/28/2007 – 05/13/2009 Recent Obituaries
Ardmore-Wayne Main Line Suburban Life 01/28/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Aspinwall, Fox Chapel Herald 04/21/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Aston, Brookhaven, Chichester Town Talk [Aston-Brookhaven-Chichester Edition] 03/28/2007 – 12/17/2008 Recent Obituaries
Beaver, Rochester, Ambridge, Aliquippa Beaver County Times 01/19/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bedford True American 07/02/1813 – 08/03/1815 104 Newspaper Archives
Bedford Bedford gazette 06/23/1854 – 04/14/1870 716 Newspaper Archives
Bedford Bedford inquirer 11/27/1857 – 05/13/1870 473 Newspaper Archives
Bedford Bedford inquirer and chronicle 11/23/1855 – 11/20/1857 85 Newspaper Archives
Bedford Bedford Gazette 02/01/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bellefonte Centre Democrat 04/27/1854 – 05/15/1884 322 Newspaper Archives
Berks, Lancaster, Chester County Tri County Record 02/15/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bethlehem Bethlehem News 09/06/2007 – 12/13/2007 Recent Obituaries
Blairsville Blairsville Dispatch 06/08/2001 – 01/01/2016 Recent Obituaries
Bloomsburg Bloomsburg democrat 02/27/1867 – 12/30/1868 94 Newspaper Archives
Bloomsburg Campaign 09/21/1866 – 10/12/1866 4 Newspaper Archives
Bloomsburg Columbia Democrat 04/29/1837 – 12/29/1849 439 Newspaper Archives
Bloomsburg Columbia Democrat and Bloomsburg general advertiser 03/14/1857 – 02/24/1866 359 Newspaper Archives
Bloomsburg Columbia democrat and star of the north 02/28/1866 – 02/20/1867 52 Newspaper Archives
Bloomsburg Columbian 05/05/1866 – 03/17/1910 2046 Newspaper Archives
Bloomsburg Star of the north 01/17/1850 – 02/21/1866 508 Newspaper Archives
Boyertown Boyertown Area Times 03/08/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boyertown Southern Berks News 03/07/2007 – 06/03/2009 Recent Obituaries
Boyertown Community Connection 03/02/2007 – 05/15/2009 Recent Obituaries
Brentwood, Pleasant Hills South Hills Record 04/21/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bridgeville Bridgeville Area News 09/06/2012 – 06/15/2016 Recent Obituaries
Bristol Bristol Pilot 06/15/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bristol LevittownNow.com 03/13/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brookhaven, Upland Community Spirit 03/02/2011 – 08/17/2011 Recent Obituaries
Brookville Jeffersonian Democrat 02/22/2012 – 06/11/2014 Recent Obituaries
Brownsville American Telegraph 11/09/1814 – 03/04/1818 158 Newspaper Archives
Bustleton Porcupine’s Gazette 09/06/1799 – 10/26/1799 8 Newspaper Archives
Butler Butler Eagle 09/06/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Butler American citizen 12/09/1863 – 12/04/1867 186 Newspaper Archives
Butler Butler citizen 09/03/1879 – 10/25/1906 1191 Newspaper Archives
Canton Canton Independent-Sentinel 02/05/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Carbondale Carbondale News 01/05/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Carlisle Sentinel 06/01/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Carlisle Carlisle Gazette 08/10/1785 – 10/23/1817 1644 Newspaper Archives
Carlisle Carlisle Republican 05/11/1819 – 10/31/1820 78 Newspaper Archives
Carlisle Cumberland Register 09/20/1805 – 06/22/1814 160 Newspaper Archives
Carlisle Freyheits-Fahne 08/27/1814 – 03/25/1817 122 Newspaper Archives
Carlisle Spirit of the Times and Carlisle Gazette 11/10/1817 – 04/27/1819 77 Newspaper Archives
Carlisle Democratic Republican, and Agricultural Register 04/28/1824 – 08/12/1830 3 Newspaper Archives
Carnegie Signal Item 04/21/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Centre Hall Centre Hall reporter 01/06/1871 – 10/20/1871 41 Newspaper Archives
Centre Hall Centre reporter 10/27/1871 – 12/25/1879 408 Newspaper Archives
Chadds Ford Chadds Ford Live 04/16/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chadds Ford Chadds Ford Post 03/29/2007 – 12/11/2008 Recent Obituaries
Chambersburg Public Opinion 04/26/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chambersburg Democratic Republican 11/07/1815 – 05/12/1817 74 Newspaper Archives
Chambersburg Farmers’ Register 04/18/1798 – 04/10/1799 52 Newspaper Archives
Chambersburg Franklin Repository 09/24/1801 – 08/27/1816 4 Newspaper Archives
Chambersburg Old Flag 08/08/1866 – 08/08/1866 1 Newspaper Archives
Chambersburg Christliche Zeitschrift 10/07/1842 – 10/07/1842 1 Newspaper Archives
Chambersburg German Reformed Messenger 07/18/1835 – 10/29/1862 494 Newspaper Archives
Chester Chester Spirit – Community Spirit 11/17/2010 – 08/27/2014 Recent Obituaries
Chester Heights Town Talk [Western Delaware County Edition] 03/28/2007 – 01/07/2009 Recent Obituaries
Chestnut Hill Chesnuthiller Wochenschrift 10/08/1790 – 08/20/1793 109 Newspaper Archives
Clarks Summit Abington Journal 02/26/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clearfield Clearfield Republican 08/02/1854 – 12/07/1881 1133 Newspaper Archives
Clearfield Raftsman’s journal 06/15/1854 – 08/23/1871 866 Newspaper Archives
Coatesville Coatesville Ledger 10/11/2001 – 01/08/2009 Recent Obituaries
Columbia Columbia Ledger 08/16/2001 – 02/12/2009 Recent Obituaries
Columbia Protector 05/17/1843 – 05/17/1843 1 Newspaper Archives
Connellsville Daily Courier 03/03/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Conshohocken Recorder 08/01/2001 – 01/22/2009 Recent Obituaries
Coraopolis Allegheny Times 12/24/2010 – 07/14/2017 Recent Obituaries
Corry Journal 06/30/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coudersport Potter journal 05/28/1857 – 04/18/1867 437 Newspaper Archives
Coudersport Potter journal and news item 12/20/1872 – 02/18/1874 57 Newspaper Archives
Dallas Dallas Post 10/05/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Danville Danville News 10/18/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Danville Danville intelligencer 06/17/1904 – 03/15/1907 136 Newspaper Archives
Danville Montour American 07/05/1900 – 12/29/1910 542 Newspaper Archives
Dingman, Milford Pike County Courier 10/14/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Donegal Donegal Ledger 10/03/2002 – 02/19/2009 Recent Obituaries
Downingtown Downingtown Ledger 08/01/2001 – 01/08/2009 Recent Obituaries
Doylestown Doylestown Patriot 05/30/2000 – 01/22/2009 Recent Obituaries
Doylestown Intelligencer 11/01/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Doylestown Bucks County Patriot and Farmers’ Advertiser 04/17/1826 – 04/17/1826 1 Newspaper Archives
Doylestown Pennsylvania Correspondent, and Farmers’ Advertiser 07/07/1804 – 12/25/1821 797 Newspaper Archives
Doylestown Doylestown Democrat 10/21/1823 – 08/10/1842 16 Newspaper Archives
Doylestown Intelligencer, The: Web Edition Articles 03/12/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
DuBois Courier-Express 03/28/2012 – 10/30/2014 Recent Obituaries
DuBois Tri-County Sunday 02/19/2012 – 06/22/2014 Recent Obituaries
Dundaff Dundaff Republican, and Canal and Rail Road Intelligencer 08/27/1829 – 08/27/1829 1 Newspaper Archives
Easton Express-Times 07/14/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Easton Express-Times, The: Web Edition Articles 10/14/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Easton Delaware Democrat, and Easton Gazette 08/16/1827 – 03/13/1828 3 Newspaper Archives
Easton Pennsylvania Herald, and Easton Intelligencer 08/10/1808 – 08/01/1810 105 Newspaper Archives
Easton Northampton Farmer 07/07/1810 – 03/12/1814 2 Newspaper Archives
Ebensburg Alleghanian 09/01/1859 – 02/16/1865 250 Newspaper Archives
Ebensburg Cambria freeman 04/18/1867 – 09/10/1897 1403 Newspaper Archives
Ebensburg Democrat and sentinel 08/26/1853 – 12/20/1866 605 Newspaper Archives
Ebensburg Ebensburg Alleghanian 06/29/1865 – 08/19/1869 154 Newspaper Archives
Ebensburg Mountain sentinel 04/12/1849 – 08/11/1853 221 Newspaper Archives
Elizabethtown Elizabethtown Chronicle 07/27/2001 – 02/19/2009 Recent Obituaries
Ellwood City Ellwood City Ledger 10/13/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Emporium Cameron County press 02/17/1898 – 04/13/1911 641 Newspaper Archives
Erie Erie Times-News 01/01/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Erie Erie Labor Press 06/18/1921 – 12/31/1921 29 Newspaper Archives
Erie Erie Observer 03/23/1833 – 02/14/1835 8 Newspaper Archives
Erie Erie Tageblatt 03/07/1899 – 06/30/1917 5516 Newspaper Archives
Erie Sledge 07/28/1840 – 07/28/1840 1 Newspaper Archives
Erie Truth 10/25/1913 – 06/11/1921 313 Newspaper Archives
Erie Erie Times-News 10/03/1913 – 02/28/1919 1678 Newspaper Archives
Exton Suburban Advertiser 04/06/2000 – 01/01/2009 Recent Obituaries
Franklin Independent Press 08/09/1876 – 08/09/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Freeland Freeland tribune 06/27/1889 – 06/29/1903 1457 Newspaper Archives
Germantown Germantowner Zeitung 12/15/1763 – 03/19/1777 15 Newspaper Archives
Germantown Pensylvanische Berichte, oder, Sammlung wichtiger Nachrichten aus dem Natur-und Kirchen-Reich 01/16/1746 – 12/24/1757 49 Newspaper Archives
Gettysburg Gettysburg Times 05/05/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gettysburg Adams Centinel 09/09/1801 – 06/30/1819 9 Newspaper Archives
Gibsonia, Allison Park Pine Creek Journal 10/17/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Glen Mills Garnet Valley Press 03/21/2007 – 03/25/2009 Recent Obituaries
Glen Mills Hometown Press 06/27/2007 – 01/07/2009 Recent Obituaries
Greencastle Echo Pilot 07/29/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greensburg Pennsylvania Argus 09/27/1876 – 09/27/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Greensburg Tribune-Review 01/20/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greensburg Greensburgh and Indiana Register 07/02/1803 – 10/19/1816 63 Newspaper Archives
Greensburg Greensburgh Gazette. And Farmers’ and Mechanicks’ Register 10/12/1827 – 09/18/1829 98 Newspaper Archives
Greensburg Westmoreland Republican and Farmers’ Chronicle 06/08/1864 – 06/08/1864 1 Newspaper Archives
Grove City Allied News 05/08/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hamburg Hamburg Area Item 03/07/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hanover Evening Sun 09/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Harrisburg Chronicle 07/01/1876 – 08/26/1876 2 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Clay Bugle 01/01/1844 – 10/24/1844 35 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Patriot-News 08/01/1986 – Current Recent Obituaries
Harrisburg Patriot-News, The: Web Edition Articles 10/20/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Harrisburg Bomb-shell 07/11/1848 – 11/01/1848 8 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Bomb-Shell 07/17/1852 – 07/17/1852 1 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Christlicher Botschafter 01/03/1935 – 01/03/1935 1 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Chronicle, or, Harrisburgh Visitor 05/31/1813 – 12/26/1814 81 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Harrisburg Republican 12/03/1816 – 07/24/1818 80 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Investigator 08/05/1851 – 10/17/1851 13 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Log Cabin Rifle 07/04/1840 – 07/04/1840 1 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Magician 06/27/1840 – 10/26/1840 18 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Old Warrior and That Same Old Coon 02/01/1844 – 10/26/1844 30 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Oracle of Dauphin 01/02/1799 – 04/23/1825 384 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Patriot 01/01/1866 – 12/30/1922 17716 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Patriot 10/21/1854 – 01/03/1872 458 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Pennsylvania Intelligencer, and Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Journal 01/01/1828 – 12/20/1830 210 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Pennsylvania Statesman 08/11/1860 – 11/03/1860 12 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg State Journal 12/13/1883 – 01/24/1885 53 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Unparteyische Harrisburg Morgenroethe Zeitung 03/12/1799 – 11/05/1840 930 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Watchman 06/12/1841 – 10/09/1841 15 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Harrisburg telegraph 01/01/1914 – 12/31/1919 1857 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Pennsylvanische Staats zeitung 06/28/1866 – 08/02/1877 413 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Star-independent 10/07/1914 – 05/28/1915 198 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Amerikanische Bauer, und Pennsylvanische Democrat 05/15/1829 – 05/15/1829 1 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Farmers Instructor, and Harrisburgh Courant 11/26/1800 – 07/01/1801 3 Newspaper Archives
Harrisburg Central Penn Business Journal 05/31/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Havertown News of Delaware County 05/04/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hawley News Eagle 10/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hazleton Standard-Speaker 01/01/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hazleton Slovensky Obcan (Slovak Citizen) 05/01/1936 – 12/26/1941 66 Newspaper Archives
Hellertown Valley Voice 07/13/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hershey Hershey Chronicle 08/22/2001 – 01/22/2009 Recent Obituaries
Honesdale Wayne Independent 02/09/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Honesdale Citizen 10/02/1908 – 12/30/1913 522 Newspaper Archives
Honesdale Honesdale citizen 07/02/1908 – 09/24/1908 13 Newspaper Archives
Huntingdon, Mount Union Daily News 02/23/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Indiana Patriot 08/08/1914 – 10/22/1921 306 Newspaper Archives
Irwin Norwin Star 09/20/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jeannette Jeannette Spirit 02/02/2012 – 10/22/2015 Recent Obituaries
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat 11/20/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Johnstown Democratic Sentinel 09/13/1844 – 10/04/1844 2 Newspaper Archives
Johnstown Johnstown Democrat 07/05/1889 – 06/27/1890 50 Newspaper Archives
Kane Kane Republican 10/16/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kennett Square Kennett Paper 09/26/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
King of Prussia King of Prussia Courier 07/08/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kittanning Leader Times 10/12/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kittanning Armstrong True American 05/14/1813 – 05/14/1813 1 Newspaper Archives
Kittanning Columbian, and Farmers and Mechanics Advertiser 09/11/1830 – 09/11/1830 1 Newspaper Archives
Kutztown Kutztown Area Patriot 03/08/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lafayette Hill Lafayette Hill Journal 03/29/2007 – 01/22/2009 Recent Obituaries
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal 01/02/1995 – 06/26/2009 Recent Obituaries
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal-Lancaster New Era 03/08/2008 – 10/15/2014 Recent Obituaries
Lancaster Inland Weekly 03/15/1856 – 11/29/1856 9 Newspaper Archives
Lancaster Lancaster New Era 01/02/1995 – 06/26/2009 Recent Obituaries
Lancaster Lancaster Examiner and Democratic Herald 09/22/1841 – 09/22/1841 1 Newspaper Archives
Lancaster LNP 05/15/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lancaster Old Guard 04/22/1840 – 10/28/1840 2 Newspaper Archives
Lancaster Sunday News 01/01/1995 – 10/12/2014 Recent Obituaries
Lancaster Uncle Samuel 09/16/1876 – 10/28/1876 4 Newspaper Archives
Lancaster Lancaster Gazette and Farmer’s Register 02/18/1823 – 08/26/1828 7 Newspaper Archives
Lancaster Deutsche Porcupein und Lancaster Anzeigs-Nachrichten 01/03/1798 – 12/25/1799 98 Newspaper Archives
Lancaster Father Abraham 09/11/1868 – 09/11/1868 1 Newspaper Archives
Lancaster Free Press 05/10/1819 – 12/28/1820 85 Newspaper Archives
Lancaster Hive 07/06/1803 – 06/12/1805 100 Newspaper Archives
Lancaster Intelligencer and Weekly Advertiser 01/03/1818 – 12/26/1818 53 Newspaper Archives

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