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Microfilms of Washington Co PA Newspapers
Check with the Citizens Library for microfilms of past issues of the Washington
Observer-Reporter. Also, The Observer-Reporter web site is archiving obituaries
and articles [past 3 years; last 30 days of archives is free but a fee is
charged for older archives. Some archived newspapers of 1997 through 2002 can
still be accessed through http://www.savory.org/chartiers/worobits/index.html
[originally done by www.chartiers.org].
Unless otherwise noted, The Manderino Library has the following old newspapers
on microfilm, for Washington [city and county news, along with news from other
counties and the State at large.]
Herald of Liberty (1798-1802)
Observer-Reporter (15 Aug 1808 - 30 Nov 1997)
(Brownsville) American Telegraph (1814-1818)
Brownsville Clipper (20 Jun 1889 - 22 Dec 1912)
Brownsville Telegraph (29 Aug 1927 - Mar 1988)
California Times (18 Oct 1963 - 14 Dec 1979)
California News (1933, 1943, 1949-56, 1959-63)
Washington Newspapers -
Check with Greater Canonsburg Public Library for the following on microfilm:
[The Canonsburg newspapers carried the local news, and published news from
surrounding communities, like: Cecil and Cecil Township, Muse, Houston, Midland,
Peters Township, North Strabane Township, McDonald, Venetia, Mt. Pleasant
Township and Washington. If you cannot find something in the Washington
newspapers, you may want to check the Canonsburg newspapers.]
Canonsburg Herald - Aug. 23, 1872 - March 2, 1888; July 3, 1889 - May 3, 1900;
(missing Oct. 6, 1893 - April 10, 1897); April 27, 1905 - Aug. 23, 1906
Rural Notes - Oct. 9, 1879 - Oct. 14, 1886
Canonsburg Notes - Feb. 17, 1893 - Oct. 6, 1893; April 10, 1897 - Oct. 28, 1897
Canonsburg Notes Weekly - Jan. 10, 1902 - Dec. 30, 1904
(Canonsburg) Daily Notes - Jan. 1, 1900 - August 1979 (quit publishing)
Daily Notes/Chartiers Valley Notes - Sept. 1, 1979 - May 21, 1980
The Canon (Canonsburg) - Sept. 26, 1983 - Dec. 23, 1985; Jan. 6, 1986 - Dec. 22,
1986; Jan. 5, 1987 - Aug. 31, 1992
Washington Reporter - Aug. 14, 1808 - Aug. 25, 1875
Canonsburg Herald (weekly) 1872-1888, 5 films
Canonsburg Notes (weekly) 1902-1904, 1 film
Daily Notes (weekly) 1893-1897, 1900-1973, 151 films
Rural Notes (weekly) 1879-1893, 2 films
The Charleroi Mail (1906-1960)
Deaths in Charleroi after 1960 are listed in Monessen's The Valley Independent.
Connelsville Courier (weekly) (8 Aug 1879 - 7 Nov 1929)
(Connelsville) The Daily Courier (Jan 1974 - Oct 1986)
The Donora Public Library has the Donora Herald-American newspaper on microfilm
from 1901 until the early 1970s when the paper was merged with another.
(Greensburg) Tribune Review (Jan 1986 - current)- check The Manderino Library
Monessen Daily Independent (28 June 1902 - 30 April 1966)
Monessen Valley Independent (1 May 1966 - 31 Dec 1979)
(Monessen) The Valley Independent (1 Jan 1980 - 30 April 1997)
Check with Monongahela Area Public Library for the following on microfilm:
Daily Republican (daily)1881-1971, 143 films
Who holds these microfilms?
Daily Herald (daily) 1971-1972, 6 films
Monongahela Valley Republican (weekly) 1851-1908, 14 films
For Uniontown - check The Manderino Library
(Uniontown) Genius of Liberty (May 1805 - Dec 1900)
Uniontown Morning Herald (Jan 1907 - Sep 1980)
(Uniontown) Herald Standard (1 Oct 1980 - current)
For Waynesburg - check The Manderino Library
Waynesburg Republican (1 Jun 1870 - Dec 1986)
For Pittsburgh - check The Manderino Library
Pittsburgh Gazette - July-29-1786 - Jan-30-1834
Pittsburgh Daily Gazette - 1-31-1834 - 1-7-1842
(Pittsburgh) Daily Morning Post - 3-28-1846 - 2-20-1859
Pittsburgh Post - 2-21-1859 - 1-31-1963
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - 2-1-1963 - current
Pittsburgh Press - 1-2-1970 - 4-3-1992
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is now on-line.
NOTE: This information was collected through telephone calls to local
libraries in 1999 and 2000.
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