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Entered Union: 1787 (2nd state)
Nickname: Keystone State
State Bird: Ruffed grouse
State Flower: Mountain laurel
State Web Site: www.state.pa.us
State public records provided by our friends at Search Systems.
Our collection of Pennsylvania obituaries is expanded regularly as volunteer contributors transcribe citations. You can help other researchers by taking a few minutes each day to pick up your local or county paper and enter citations for the obituaries. We also have many volunteers that transcribe obituary information from the newspaper archives at their local library.
Search by Name
Enter a last name (i.e. surname) and search through the Pennsylvania newspapers citations already indexed.
Or, if you would like to contribute obituaries, first locate your local or county newspaper listing in the directory.
Why Citations? Where's The Rest of the Obit?
To avoid violating the copyright protection exercised by many newspapers over complete obituaries, our database simply cites the individual, date of death, age at death, newspaper name, date of paper and page of citation. We attach a link to the newspaper website (when available) so you can contact them directly to obtain the full obituary.
Browse through our listing of Pennsylvania newspapers and access their online obituary archives. Included in our directory are highlights of genealogy columns published in each paper.
To add an obituary citation, locate the newspaper listing and then click on "Add Obituary".
Additional Pennsylvania Sources
Below are links to Pennsylvania sites that have uploaded state or county obituaries. If you would like us to include a link to your obituary page(s), complete this form.
1880 Center County Newspaper Obituaries
Adams County PA Obituary Index
Bucks County Obituaries
Cambria County Obituary Index
Clarion County Obituary Archives
Clinton County Obituary Index
Columbia County Obituaries
Crawford County Obituaries
DEATH NOTICES, 1918, Carnegie Area
DEATH NOTICES, 1919, Carnegie Area
DEATH NOTICES, 1920, Carnegie Area
Early Potter County Obituaries
Eastern Pennsylvania Obituary Project
Frank Duca Funeral Home Obituaries
Fulton County Obituary Collection
Huntingdon County Obituaries
Jackie Dolby's Obituary Archive
Lawrence County Obituaries
Mercer County Obituaries Online
Meyersdale Area Obituaries
Mon Valley Obituaries - Index
Montgomery County Obituary Index
Nanty Glo Journal Obituaries
Northampton County Obituary Index
Northeast States Obituary Search Engine
Obits of Luzerne County
Obituaries in Susquehanna County
Obituaries of Quemahoning Township
Pennsylvania Revolutionary War Veterans
Philadelphia County Obituaries and Death Notices
Pike County PA Obituary Index
Schuylkill County Obituaries
Snyder County PA Obituary Index
Some Old/New Western Pennsylvania Obituaries
Somerset County Obituary Index
Susquehanna Obituaries Index 1893-1999
The Bradford Era Obituaries
Tioga County Obituary Index
Tri-Counties Obituary & Other Newspaper Clippings
Union County Obituaries
Union County PA Obituary Index
Warren County Obituaries
Washington County Obituaries
Wayne County Obituary Index
Wayne Independent Obituaries
Westmoreland County Obituary Index
Pennsylvania Resources at StateGenSites
Visit the StateGenSites Pennsylvania Genealogy page, with its unique database of state and county web site links organized in 27 different categories.
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