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This group is for posting obits of people from PA. You're welcome to post your own obits, as long as they have ties to PA. Be sure to include your source and the date. If you have any links to PA newspapers or funeral homes, you can add them to the site yourself.
If you use obits from this site, PLEASE reference this site as your source. Thanx!

I used to read 3 newspapers online every day and used to post all obits from them, but beginning in late Jan., 2013, I've only posted select obits bcuz the papers have changed their format and it's too hard to copy and paste them all.
Some obits are from The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Berwick-Bloomsburg paper (the Press Enterprise - I have since lost my access to this) or other sources. Some obits have pix included with them but some don't upload for me to copy and paste. If you want to know if there's a pic included or to have the pic if it is, contact the paper.

Note - the obits I have posted from the early papers from Wilkes-Barre, PA (1797-1806), even if it mentions a different state for the death, in other articles mentioned in the newspapers, they either lived in PA or have family there, which is why I posted them.

There's abt 5 dozen links for newspapers and funeral homes in PA. Plus in the files section are newspaper articles that made front page news.

Total # of obits as of 8/31/13: 71,047
As of 12/30/12 (5 yrs): 67,777

You used to be able to search for obits by entering a name in the search box, but since they've changed it, you can only search by message # which I don't see how anyone can do that.

This site is for posting obits only. If you need help with researching, check out the Penn People group.


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  • U.S. States
  • Dec 30, 2007
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