30 South Oak Street
Mount Carmel, PA 17851
By making use of the MCA Public Library resources you can find and print out articles from our extensive Microfilm collection, Local Histories, Coal Mining Histories, High School Year Book Collection. As well as search through our Obituary Index compiled by Robert Miller which includes obituaries and military information compiled from area Newspapers from 1860 to 1962.
The POWER Library is a service of Pennsylvania’s public libraries, school libraries and the State Library. The POWER Library provides access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference materials for people of all ages.Mount Carmel Area Public Library provides access to online collections of books, articles, and encyclopedias through Power Library. Take a look at our lists of databases for kids or for student papers, or take a look at the whole subject list to see what will help you with your next assignment.
*To use Power Library you have to have Key #PL3189 and your Library Card number. (Can't remember your library card number! Contact Us)
Research for obituaries and death notices in the area Newspapers is available for a fee of $20.00 for up to 5 names every 5 names. ($20.00 for 1-5 names; $40.00 for 6-10 and so on.) Please send your request giving us as much information as possible including possible name spellings, dates, and your return mailing address. We recommend you search the Library's Obituary Index 1860 to 1963. We will not begin any research until payment is received. Checks are to be made out to the Mount Carmel Area Public Library~ Please note "Genealogy" on the memo line of your check.
Please Note that this is a service provided by our clerks as time avails from their daily duties. We thank you for your patience!
Do not miss out on these other great sources:
Polish Genealogical Society of America http://www.pgsa.org/
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (State Archives, Census Records, Vital Statistics, Coal Miner Records, Prison Records, Indenture Servants Records, etc) http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_archives/2887
Shamokin Register March 1860-April 1862
June 1862-November 1893
Shamokin Times August 1878-August 1881
Mount Carmel Item January 1888-March 1893
June 1911-June 1912
Mount Carmel Ledger October 1892-October 1895
Mount Carmel Semi-Weekly Item April 1899-December 1901
Shamokin Weekly Item September 1884-August 1887
Daily News September 1892-June 1911
Mount Carmel Item November 1902-August 1969
Mount Carmel News January 1925-January 1930
News Dispatch January 1962-November 1968
Shamokin News Item May 1969-December 2006
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