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Genealogy

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

FamilySearch

FamilySearch offers the largest collection of genealogy resources on the web.  Create a free account to access.  Some information is only viewable at our libraries because we are a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. 

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Click here to learn how to unlock more FamilySearch resources when at our libraries.

Newsbank / The 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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MyHeritage Library Edition

Myheritage Library Edition is one of the largest and most internationally diverse family history data repositories accessible in libraries. Search birth, death, marriage, military, immigration, and census records. View digital photos and family trees.

MyHeritage Library Edition

Newspapers.com 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. 

Newspapers.com Pennsylvania edition

Resources in The Library Catalog

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

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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