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Library offers an online index of searchable obituaries

Penn State's News and Microforms Library has recently created an index to the obituaries published from 1937-1980 in the "The Centre Daily Times," central Pennsylvania’s primary newspaper. The online index is freely available to Pennsylvania historical societies, genealogists, researchers and other Pennsylvania newspapers. The index allows a user to find the reference to the obituary by entering a last name, first name, maiden name or obituary date range. Obituaries can then be viewed on microfilm available in the News and Microforms Library.

The CDT Obituary Index is part of the University Libraries Digital Collections and is available at http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/digital/cdtobit.html online.

This project was partially funded by the Larry and Ellen Foster Communications Librarian endowment.

For more information, contact Debora Cheney at 814-863-1345 or dcheney@psu.edu, or the News and Microforms Library at 814-863-0377.

Last Updated October 17, 2019