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Extracts from microfilms of
The Sharpsburg and Etna (PA) Herald -- 1896

(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-3-1896a; Jan-3-1896b; Jan-3-1896c, 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:

January 3, 1896a
January 3, 1896b
January 17, 1896
January 24, 1896
February 14, 1896
February 21, 1896
February 28, 1896
March 6, 1896
March 27, 1896
April 6, 1896
April 17, 1896
April 24, 1896a
April 24, 1896b
April 24, 1896c
May 15, 1896
June 12, 1896
June 19, 1896
June 26, 1896
July 3, 1896
July 10, 1896
July 17, 1896a
July 17, 1896b
July 24, 1896
July 24, 1896a
July 24, 1896b
July 24, 1896c
Jul 31, 1896a
Jul 31, 1896b
Jul 31, 1896c
Jul 31, 1896d
Jul 31, 1896e
Jul 31, 1896f
August 7, 1896a
August 7, 1896b
August 7, 1896c
August 7, 1896d
August 7, 1896e
August 7, 1896f
August 7, 1896g
August 14, 1896a
August 14, 1896b
August 14, 1896c
August 14, 1896d
August 14, 1896e
August 14, 1896f
August 21, 1896
August 28, 1896a
August 28, 1896b
September 4, 1896a
September 4, 1896b
September 4, 1896c
September 4, 1896d
September 11, 1896a
September 11, 1896b
September 11, 1896c
September 11, 1896d
September 11, 1896e
September 11, 1896f
September 18, 1896a
September 18, 1896b
September 18, 1896c
September 18, 1896d
September 25, 1896a
September 25, 1896b
September 25, 1896c
September 25, 1896d
October 2, 1896a
October 2, 1896b
October 2, 1896c
October 2, 1896d
October 9, 1896a
October 9, 1896b
October 9, 1896c
October 9, 1896d
October 9, 1896e
October 16, 1896a
October 16, 1896b
October 16, 1896c
October 16, 1896d
October 23, 1896a
October 23, 1896b
October 23, 1896c
October 23, 1896d
November 13, 1896a
November 13, 1896b
November 27, 1896
December 4, 1896a
December 4, 1896b
December 4, 1896c
December 18, 1896
December 31, 1896a
December 31, 1896b

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