Google News has digital archives of 1,000’s of old community newspapers, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

With issues dating from 1916 through 2007, this is a fun collection to browse or search. A quick search for “Bayne Library” found this little tidbit from July 26, 1944!

Searching can be overwhelming. Here are couple tips:

  • Use quotes to search for exact phrases like names. For example: “Andrew Bayne”
  • Use OR to search for two things at once like maiden names. For example, “Mary Williams” OR “Mary McMasters”
  • You can limit to a range of dates with the date bar. This may be an easier way to search for a specific article or obituary if you have an approximate date.
  • Be patient. The search can be tricky and may return lots of false leads!
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