Whether you are just beginning to explore your family history or are a seasoned genealogist, The Library has resources that can help.
Newspapers.com Pennsylvania edition
Provides full runs and portions of runs of many current and older/historic Pennsylvania newspapers, some from as far back as the 1700s up to the 2000s. Enjoy viewing a newspaper as it originally looked, since each page is fully scanned.
One of the largest genealogy databases of its kind in the world. Includes billions of historical documents from more than 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.
Newsbank / The Patriot News
Newsbank provides full-text access to the Harrisburg Patriot-News from 8/1/1986-present. The database provides basic and advanced searching and can be limited by date.
Resources in The Library Catalog
Includes general genealogical resources and items from our Local History collection.
Free Online Resources
Dauphin County Resources
The East Shore Area Library is home to The Library’s collection of microfilm. The resources listed below are available for on-site use:
• The Patriot-News – 1/1/1946 through 12/31/2015
• The New York Times – 1/1/1964 through 3/15/2010
• Elizabethville Echo – 9/6/1894 through 5/19/1960
• Lykens Standard – 4/17/1874 through 1/20/1972
• Harrisburg City Directories – 1861 through 1901
• Select Pennsylvania County Histories