Whether you are just beginning to explore your family history or are a seasoned genealogist, The Library has resources that can help. Pennsylvania edition

Provides full runs and portions of runs of many current and older/historic Pennsylvania newspapers, some from as far back as the 1700s up to the 2000s. Enjoy viewing a newspaper as it originally looked, since each page is fully scanned. Pennsylvania edition

Newsbank / The Patriot-News

Patriot News

For full-text searching from 8/1/1986 to present, choose the first option listed. For a full-color Image edition of the Patriot-News that offers a virtual experience of viewing the print newspaper, including classifieds, job listings, obituaries and advertisements, from late 2018 to present, choose the second option listed. 

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Resources in The Library Catalog

Includes general genealogical resources and items from our Local History collection.

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Free Online Resources

1950 Census Website 

Access Genealogy 

Allen County Public Library 

American Battle Monuments Commission 

Ancestry Academy

Ancestor Hunt 

Ancestral Findings – Genealogy


Chronicling America 

Cyndi’s List of Genealogical Sites

Death Indexes 

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) 


FamilySearch Digital Library 

“FamilySearch Research Wiki

Find A Grave

Genealogy Gophers 

Google News Archive – Historic newspapers

HathiTrust – Ancestry & Genealogy 



National Archives - Resources for Genealogists


USGenWeb Archives

USGenWeb Project

WorldGenWeb Project




Dauphin County Resources

Pennsylvania GenWeb Project – Dauphin County

USGenWeb Archives – Dauphin County

Historical Society of Dauphin County

Capitol Area Genealogical Society

Dauphin County Register of Wills/Orphan's Court 

Dauphin County Cemeteries

Local Historical Societies


Pennsylvania Resources

County Courthouses of Pennsylvania 

Genealogy at the State Library of Pennsylvania

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

Historical Society of Pennsylvania 

PA Archives - Research Online

PA Archives - Pennsylvania

PA Archives – Military Records (ARIAS)

PA Civil War Soldier Databases

PA State Library - Genealogy Research Guide

PA Roots

Penn State University – Digital Collections 

Pennsylvania Genealogical & Historical Societies

Pennsylvania Genealogy Online

Pennsylvania GenWeb Project

Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive 

Pennsylvania State Archives

USGenWeb Archives – Pennsylvania



Microfilm Collection

The East Shore Area Library is home to The Library’s collection of microfilm. The resources listed below are available for on-site use:

•    The Patriot-News – 1/1/1946 through 12/31/2015
•    The New York Times – 1/1/1964 through 3/15/2010
•    Elizabethville Echo – 9/6/1894 through 5/19/1960
•    Lykens Standard – 4/17/1874 through 1/20/1972
•    Harrisburg City Directories – 1861 through 1901
•    Select Pennsylvania County Histories