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Extracts from microfilms of
The Sharpsburg and Etna (PA) Herald -- 1898

(Microfilms are available 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-3-1898a; Jan-3-1898b; Jan-3-1898c, 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 7, 1898
January 14, 1898
January 21, 1898
January 28, 1898
February 4, 1898a
February 4, 1898b
February 11, 1898
February 18, 1898
February 25, 1898a
February 25, 1898b
February 25, 1898c
February 25, 1898d
February 25, 1898e
February 25, 1898f
March 4, 1898a
March 4, 1898b
March 11, 1898a
March 11, 1898b
March 18, 1898a
March 18, 1898b
March 25, 1898a
March 25, 1898b
March 25, 1898c
March 25, 1898d
April 1, 1898
April 8, 1898a
April 8, 1898b
April 15, 1898
April 22, 1898a
April 22, 1898b
April 29, 1898a
April 29, 1898b
April 29, 1898c
April 29, 1898d
May 6, 1898
May 13, 1898a
May 13, 1898b
May 13, 1898c
May 13, 1898d
June 3, 1898
June 10, 1898a
June 10, 1898b
June 24, 1898
July 1, 1898a
July 1, 1898b
July 1, 1898c
July 1, 1898d
July 8, 1898a
July 8, 1898b
August 5, 1898a
August 5, 1898b
August 5, 1898c
September 16, 1898
September 23, 1898a
September 23, 1898b
September 30, 1898
October 7, 1898
October 14, 1898

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