Pennsylvania Archives: 626 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Pennsylvania, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online PA newspaper archives: 626 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!

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

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from Pennsylvania in these newspapers. Our PA newspapers are divided into two collections, each with their own search page:

  • Newspaper Archives (complete paper with all articles, including historical obituaries, with a number of very rare single-issue newspapers – many of them are the only known issues of the paper)
  • Obituaries (including both historical and recent obituaries, if obits are specifically what you are searching for)

Search Pennsylvania Newspaper Archives (1719 – 1995)

Search Pennsylvania Obituaries (1981 – Today)

Illustration: Pennsylvania state flag
Illustration: Pennsylvania state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a partial list of Pennsylvania newspapers in the online archives. To see the complete list, click here. 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AbbottstownYellow Jacket06/17/1840 – 06/17/18401Newspaper Archives
AlleghenyZajednicar01/06/1954 – 12/30/1959312Newspaper Archives
AllentownMorning Call01/01/1984 – CurrentObituaries
AllentownFirst World News11/01/1993 – 04/01/19952Newspaper Archives
AllentownDer friedens=bote und Lecha, Northampton, Bucks, Berks und Montgomery Caunties Anzeiger07/15/1840 – 07/15/18401Newspaper Archives
AllentownLecha Caunty Patriot10/17/1838 – 04/20/18691472Newspaper Archives
AllentownMorning Call, The: Web Edition Articles04/14/2010 – CurrentObituaries
AmblerAmbler Gazette03/05/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Apollo, Leechburg, VandergriftButtermilk Falls08/01/2013 – 09/10/2015Obituaries
ArdmoreMain Line Life02/17/2000 – 01/28/2009Obituaries
ArdmoreMain Line Times07/28/2000 – CurrentObituaries
ArdmoreTown Talk [Southern Edition]03/28/2007 – 05/13/2009Obituaries
Ardmore-WayneMain Line Suburban Life01/28/2009 – CurrentObituaries
Aspinwall, Fox ChapelHerald04/21/2011 – CurrentObituaries
Aston, Brookhaven, ChichesterTown Talk [Aston-Brookhaven-Chichester Edition]03/28/2007 – 12/17/2008Obituaries
Beaver, Rochester, Ambridge, AliquippaBeaver County Times01/19/2009 – CurrentObituaries
BedfordTrue American07/02/1813 – 08/03/1815104Newspaper Archives
BedfordBedford gazette06/23/1854 – 04/14/1870716Newspaper Archives
BedfordBedford inquirer11/27/1857 – 05/13/1870473Newspaper Archives
BedfordBedford inquirer and chronicle11/23/1855 – 11/20/185785Newspaper Archives
BedfordBedford Gazette02/01/2012 – CurrentObituaries
BellefonteCentre Democrat04/27/1854 – 05/15/1884322Newspaper Archives
Berks, Lancaster, Chester CountyTri County Record09/30/2010 – CurrentObituaries
BethlehemBethlehem News09/06/2007 – 12/13/2007Obituaries
BlairsvilleBlairsville Dispatch06/08/2001 – 01/01/2016Obituaries
BloomsburgBloomsburg democrat02/27/1867 – 12/30/186894Newspaper Archives
BloomsburgCampaign09/21/1866 – 10/12/18664Newspaper Archives
BloomsburgColumbia Democrat04/29/1837 – 12/29/1849439Newspaper Archives
BloomsburgColumbia Democrat and Bloomsburg general advertiser03/14/1857 – 02/24/1866359Newspaper Archives
BloomsburgColumbia democrat and star of the north02/28/1866 – 02/20/186752Newspaper Archives
BloomsburgColumbian05/05/1866 – 03/17/19102046Newspaper Archives
BloomsburgStar of the north01/17/1850 – 02/21/1866508Newspaper Archives
BoyertownBoyertown Area Times03/08/2007 – CurrentObituaries
BoyertownSouthern Berks News03/07/2007 – CurrentObituaries
BoyertownCommunity Connection03/02/2007 – 05/15/2009Obituaries
Brentwood, Pleasant HillsSouth Hills Record04/21/2011 – CurrentObituaries
BridgevilleBridgeville Area News09/06/2012 – 06/15/2016Obituaries
BristolBristol Pilot06/15/2000 – 07/14/2017Obituaries
BristolLevittownNow.com03/13/2013 – CurrentObituaries
Brookhaven, UplandCommunity Spirit03/02/2011 – 08/17/2011Obituaries
BrookvilleJeffersonian Democrat02/22/2012 – 06/11/2014Obituaries
BrownsvilleAmerican Telegraph11/09/1814 – 03/04/1818158Newspaper Archives
BustletonPorcupine’s Gazette09/06/1799 – 10/26/17998Newspaper Archives
ButlerButler Eagle09/06/2005 – CurrentObituaries
ButlerAmerican citizen12/09/1863 – 12/04/1867186Newspaper Archives
ButlerButler citizen09/03/1879 – 10/25/19061191Newspaper Archives
CantonCanton Independent-Sentinel02/05/2008 – CurrentObituaries
CarbondaleCarbondale News01/05/2011 – CurrentObituaries
CarlisleSentinel06/01/1997 – CurrentObituaries
CarlisleCarlisle Gazette08/10/1785 – 10/23/18171644Newspaper Archives
CarlisleCarlisle Republican05/11/1819 – 10/31/182078Newspaper Archives
CarlisleFreyheits-Fahne08/27/1814 – 03/25/1817122Newspaper Archives
CarlisleSpirit of the Times and Carlisle Gazette11/10/1817 – 04/27/181977Newspaper Archives
CarlisleDemocratic Republican, and Agricultural Register04/28/1824 – 08/12/18303Newspaper Archives
CarlisleCumberland Valley Business Journal07/05/2019 – CurrentObituaries
CarlisleCumberland Register09/20/1805 – 06/22/1814160Newspaper Archives
CarnegieSignal Item04/21/2011 – CurrentObituaries
Centre HallCentre Hall reporter01/06/1871 – 10/20/187141Newspaper Archives
Centre HallCentre reporter10/27/1871 – 12/25/1879408Newspaper Archives
Chadds FordChadds Ford Live04/16/2009 – CurrentObituaries
Chadds FordChadds Ford Post03/29/2007 – 12/11/2008Obituaries
ChambersburgPublic Opinion04/26/1999 – CurrentObituaries
ChambersburgDemocratic Republican11/07/1815 – 05/12/181774Newspaper Archives
ChambersburgFarmers’ Register04/18/1798 – 04/10/179952Newspaper Archives
ChambersburgFranklin Repository09/24/1801 – 08/27/18164Newspaper Archives
ChambersburgOld Flag08/08/1866 – 08/08/18661Newspaper Archives
ChambersburgChristliche Zeitschrift10/07/1842 – 10/07/18421Newspaper Archives
ChambersburgGerman Reformed Messenger07/18/1835 – 10/29/1862494Newspaper Archives
ChesterChester Spirit – Community Spirit11/17/2010 – 08/27/2014Obituaries
ChesterSpirit10/22/2014 – CurrentObituaries
Chester HeightsTown Talk [Western Delaware County Edition]03/28/2007 – 01/07/2009Obituaries
Chestnut HillChesnuthiller Wochenschrift10/08/1790 – 08/20/1793109Newspaper Archives
Clarks SummitAbington Journal02/26/2013 – CurrentObituaries
ClearfieldClearfield Republican08/02/1854 – 12/07/18811133Newspaper Archives
ClearfieldRaftsman’s journal06/15/1854 – 08/23/1871866Newspaper Archives
CoatesvilleCoatesville Ledger10/11/2001 – 01/08/2009Obituaries
ColumbiaColumbia Ledger08/16/2001 – 02/12/2009Obituaries
ColumbiaProtector05/17/1843 – 05/17/18431Newspaper Archives
ConnellsvilleDaily Courier03/03/2001 – CurrentObituaries
ConshohockenRecorder08/01/2001 – 01/22/2009Obituaries
CoraopolisAllegheny Times12/24/2010 – 07/14/2017Obituaries
CorryJournal06/30/2009 – CurrentObituaries
CoudersportPotter journal05/28/1857 – 04/18/1867437Newspaper Archives
CoudersportPotter journal and news item12/20/1872 – 02/18/187457Newspaper Archives
CountyLehigh Valley Business12/04/2017 – CurrentObituaries
CranberryCranberry Journal12/05/2013 – 04/16/2015Obituaries
DallasDallas Post10/05/2013 – CurrentObituaries
DanvilleDanville News10/18/2008 – CurrentObituaries
DanvilleDanville intelligencer06/17/1904 – 03/15/1907136Newspaper Archives
DanvilleMontour American07/05/1900 – 12/29/1910542Newspaper Archives
Dingman, MilfordPike County Courier10/14/2005 – CurrentObituaries
DonegalDonegal Ledger10/03/2002 – 02/19/2009Obituaries
DowningtownDowningtown Ledger08/01/2001 – 01/08/2009Obituaries
DoylestownDoylestown Patriot05/30/2000 – 01/22/2009Obituaries
DoylestownIntelligencer11/01/2002 – CurrentObituaries
DoylestownBucks County Patriot and Farmers’ Advertiser04/17/1826 – 04/17/18261Newspaper Archives
DoylestownPennsylvania Correspondent, and Farmers’ Advertiser07/07/1804 – 12/25/1821797Newspaper Archives
DoylestownDoylestown Democrat10/21/1823 – 08/10/184216Newspaper Archives
DoylestownIntelligencer, The: Web Edition Articles03/12/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Drexel Hill, Upper DarbyNews of Delaware County [Drexel Hill-Upper Darby Edition]05/02/2007 – 12/17/2008Obituaries
DuBoisCourier-Express03/28/2012 – 10/30/2014Obituaries
DuBoisTri-County Sunday02/19/2012 – 06/22/2014Obituaries
DundaffDundaff Republican, and Canal and Rail Road Intelligencer08/27/1829 – 08/27/18291Newspaper Archives
EastonExpress-Times07/14/1998 – CurrentObituaries
EastonExpress-Times, The: Web Edition Articles10/14/2012 – CurrentObituaries
EastonDelaware Democrat, and Easton Gazette08/16/1827 – 03/13/18283Newspaper Archives
EastonPennsylvania Herald, and Easton Intelligencer08/10/1808 – 08/01/1810105Newspaper Archives
EastonNorthampton Farmer07/07/1810 – 03/12/18142Newspaper Archives
EastonNorthampton Democrat08/22/1834 – 08/12/183552Newspaper Archives
EastonEaston News04/19/2007 – 12/13/2007Obituaries
EbensburgCambria freeman04/18/1867 – 09/10/18971403Newspaper Archives
EbensburgDemocrat and sentinel08/26/1853 – 12/20/1866605Newspaper Archives
EbensburgEbensburg Alleghanian06/29/1865 – 08/19/1869154Newspaper Archives
EbensburgMountain sentinel04/12/1849 – 08/11/1853221Newspaper Archives
EbensburgAlleghanian09/01/1859 – 02/16/1865250Newspaper Archives
ElizabethtownElizabethtown Chronicle07/27/2001 – 02/19/2009Obituaries
Ellwood CityEllwood City Ledger10/13/2009 – CurrentObituaries
EmporiumCameron County press02/17/1898 – 04/13/1911641Newspaper Archives
ErieErie Times-News01/01/1995 – CurrentObituaries
ErieErie Labor Press06/18/1921 – 12/31/192129Newspaper Archives
ErieErie Observer03/23/1833 – 02/14/18358Newspaper Archives
ErieErie Tageblatt03/07/1899 – 06/30/19175516Newspaper Archives
ErieSledge07/28/1840 – 07/28/18401Newspaper Archives
ErieTruth10/25/1913 – 06/11/1921313Newspaper Archives
ErieErie Times-News08/08/1888 – 02/28/19199183Newspaper Archives
ErieErie Times-News: Web Edition Articles12/18/2016 – CurrentObituaries
ExtonSuburban Advertiser04/06/2000 – 01/01/2009Obituaries
Fort WashingtonNorth Penn Life04/09/2000 – 06/20/2020Obituaries
Fort WashingtonPerkasie News-Herald01/31/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Fort WashingtonColonial02/10/2000 – 05/11/2020Obituaries
FranklinIndependent Press08/09/1876 – 08/09/18761Newspaper Archives
FreelandFreeland tribune06/27/1889 – 06/29/19031457Newspaper Archives
GermantownGermantowner Zeitung12/15/1763 – 03/19/177715Newspaper Archives
GermantownPensylvanische Berichte, oder, Sammlung wichtiger Nachrichten aus dem Natur-und Kirchen-Reich01/16/1746 – 12/24/175749Newspaper Archives
GermantownGermantown Courier04/21/2004 – 01/28/2009Obituaries
GettysburgGettysburg Times05/05/2008 – CurrentObituaries
GettysburgAdams Centinel09/09/1801 – 08/04/181911Newspaper Archives
Gibsonia, Allison ParkPine Creek Journal10/17/2012 – CurrentObituaries
Glen MillsGarnet Valley Press03/21/2007 – 05/29/2019Obituaries
Glen MillsHometown Press06/27/2007 – 01/07/2009Obituaries
GreencastleEcho Pilot07/29/2009 – CurrentObituaries
GreensburgPennsylvania Argus09/27/1876 – 09/27/18761Newspaper Archives
GreensburgTribune-Review01/20/2005 – CurrentObituaries
GreensburgGreensburgh and Indiana Register07/02/1803 – 10/19/181663Newspaper Archives
GreensburgGreensburgh Gazette. And Farmers’ and Mechanicks’ Register10/12/1827 – 09/18/182998Newspaper Archives
GreensburgWestmoreland Republican and Farmers’ Chronicle06/08/1864 – 06/08/18641Newspaper Archives
Grove CityAllied News05/08/2007 – CurrentObituaries
HamburgHamburg Area Item03/07/2007 – 08/02/2018Obituaries
HanoverEvening Sun09/15/2001 – CurrentObituaries
HarrisburgChronicle07/01/1876 – 08/26/18762Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgClay Bugle01/01/1844 – 10/24/184435Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgPatriot-News08/01/1986 – CurrentObituaries
HarrisburgPatriot-News, The: Web Edition Articles10/20/2012 – CurrentObituaries
HarrisburgBomb-shell07/11/1848 – 11/01/18488Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgBomb-Shell07/17/1852 – 07/17/18521Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgChristlicher Botschafter01/03/1935 – 01/03/19351Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgChronicle, or, Harrisburgh Visitor05/31/1813 – 12/26/181481Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgHarrisburg Republican01/02/1816 – 07/24/1818122Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgInvestigator08/05/1851 – 10/17/185113Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgLog Cabin Rifle07/04/1840 – 07/04/18401Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgMagician06/27/1840 – 10/26/184018Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgOld Warrior and That Same Old Coon02/01/1844 – 10/26/184430Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgOracle of Dauphin01/02/1799 – 04/23/1825384Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgPatriot01/01/1866 – 12/30/192217716Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgPatriot10/21/1854 – 01/03/1872458Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgPennsylvania Intelligencer, and Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Journal01/01/1828 – 12/20/1830210Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgPennsylvania Statesman08/11/1860 – 11/03/186012Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgState Journal12/13/1883 – 01/24/188553Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgUnpartheyische Harrisburg Morgenroethe Zeitung03/12/1799 – 11/05/1840930Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgWatchman06/12/1841 – 10/09/184115Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgHarrisburg telegraph01/01/1914 – 12/31/19191857Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgPennsylvanische Staats zeitung06/28/1866 – 08/02/1877413Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgStar-independent10/07/1914 – 05/28/1915198Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgAmerikanische Bauer, und Pennsylvanische Democrat05/15/1829 – 05/15/18291Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgFarmers Instructor, and Harrisburgh Courant11/26/1800 – 07/01/18013Newspaper Archives
HarrisburgCentral Penn Business Journal05/31/2007 – CurrentObituaries
HarrisburgPatriot-News, The: Blogs07/20/2003 – 11/23/2018Obituaries
HarrisburgPennsylvania Telegraph01/07/1832 – 09/28/1853993Newspaper Archives
HaverfordNews of Delaware County [Haverford Edition]05/30/2007 – 06/10/2009Obituaries
HavertownNews of Delaware County05/04/2000 – 11/14/2019Obituaries
HawleyNews Eagle10/05/2009 – 09/28/2019Obituaries
HazletonStandard-Speaker01/01/1999 – CurrentObituaries
HazletonSlovensky Obcan (Slovak Citizen)05/01/1936 – 12/26/194166Newspaper Archives
HellertownValley Voice07/13/2012 – CurrentObituaries
HersheyHershey Chronicle08/22/2001 – 01/22/2009Obituaries
HonesdaleWayne Independent02/09/2001 – CurrentObituaries
HonesdaleCitizen10/02/1908 – 12/30/1913522Newspaper Archives
HonesdaleHonesdale citizen07/02/1908 – 09/24/190813Newspaper Archives
Huntingdon, Mount UnionDaily News02/23/2012 – CurrentObituaries
IndianaPatriot08/08/1914 – 10/22/1921306Newspaper Archives
IrwinNorwin Star09/20/2012 – CurrentObituaries
JeannetteJeannette Spirit02/02/2012 – 10/22/2015Obituaries
JohnstownTribune-Democrat11/20/2006 – CurrentObituaries
JohnstownDemocratic Sentinel09/13/1844 – 10/04/18442Newspaper Archives
JohnstownJohnstown Democrat07/05/1889 – 06/27/189050Newspaper Archives
KaneKane Republican10/16/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Kennett SquareKennett Paper09/26/2001 – 07/22/2018Obituaries
King of PrussiaKing of Prussia Courier07/08/2004 – 09/27/2018Obituaries
KittanningLeader Times10/12/2001 – CurrentObituaries
KittanningArmstrong True American05/14/1813 – 05/14/18131Newspaper Archives

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

Related Resource:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.