Friday, December 10, 2010

Washington County newspapers online

Great news for those of you wanting access to Washington County Newspapers. You can now find many scanned images of several of the old Washington papers at

Washington Reporter: 1845-1985

Washington Daily Reporter: 1884-1896

Washington Semi-Weekly Reporter 1889-1891

Washington Observer 1851-1967

Washington Daily News 1918-1919

Washington Weekly Reporter 1883-1888

The search function doesn't work well so you really have to look at each paper but in just one evening of looking, I was able to find 4 obituaries for people in my family tree and 7 more for the Beallsville Cemetery website - and that was just in Jan - June of 1960 ! I'm excited that I don't have to travel all the way to Washington PA to look through microfilm (I detest microfilm). Hope this helps !