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Extracts from microfilms of
The Sharpsburg and Etna (PA) Herald -- 1895

(Microfilms are available to everyone through inter-library loan
from PA State Archives--Harrisburg, PA)


While researching, a portion of my time was spent reviewing microfilms of "The Sharpsburg and Etna (PA) Herald", a weekly newspaper whose origin is dated 1878.  This paper served several small areas in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, for many years and  included the towns of Sharpsburg, Sharpshill, Etna, Glenshaw, Aspinwall, Blawnox, Fox Chapel. My general research interest was in obtaining copies of obituaries, death notices, and Society column news, such as weddings, engagements, etc., and tidbits from towns surrounding the Sharpsburg, PA area.

The images below are of a slightly lesser quality than the microfilmed originals (because they are copies), and of course none of them can be better than the originals!  Sometimes the originals were faded, creased, inked over, written on,  pieces torn off and missing, and sometimes they were crooked, or folded over. 
To print out a copy of a microfilmed newspaper page, it had to be divided into 4's on the microfilm reader to produce one full readable page, thus one newspaper page would/could produce 4 printed pages.  I did NOT copy entire pages in most cases, only portions that I found of interest.

These files are named to reflect the date of the edition (source) in which they were found, as some images do not display a date in the data shown.  If a particular page contains more than one file for that date, the file names will contain an alphabetic reference (i.e.
Jan-3-1895a; Jan-3-1895b; Jan-3-1895c, etc.).  Any single image could simply contain one enlarged single obituary, or it may contain a portion of a Society column, or it may contain an article of interest (or portion thereof), or it may contain an advertisement.

These are my "extracts" and NOT the complete papers.  After viewing a selected page here, use your BACK key to return to this index page for additional selections.

Enjoy! -- Norm

Please select from the following links to view that particular image:

May 7, 1895a
May 7, 1895b
May 7, 1895c
May 7, 1895d
May 7, 1895e
May 7, 1895f
May 7, 1895g
May 7, 1895h
May 7, 1895i
May 7, 1895j
May 7, 1895k
May 7, 1895l
May 7, 1895m
May 7, 1895n
May 7, 1895o
May 7, 1895p
May 7, 1895q
May 7, 1895r
October 12, 1895a
October 12, 1895b
October 19, 1895a
October 19, 1895b
November 2, 1895
November 9, 1895
November 16, 1895
November 23, 1895
November 30, 1895a
November 30, 1895b
December 6, 1895a
December 6, 1895b
December 13, 1895a
December 13, 1895b
December 20, 1895a
December 20, 1895b
December 20, 1895c
December 27, 1895a
December 27, 1895b

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