External Libraries



Here is a collection of online (and in some cases, offline) libraries.  These libraries, none of which are owned or operated by Our History Intiative, contain an incredible amount of valuable historical, genealogical, or otherwise useful information.

The 1779 Sullivan Campaign

Americorps Media Guide

Civil War Traveler Podcasts: Audio Battlefield Guides

Coal Region Notebook: Coal Region Breweries

The Cornfield

Dailymotion – Price of coal


Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Free family history, family tree, and genealogy records and resources from around the world.

Forbes’ Historic Trail

Genealogy Destinations – ATPC


Historic Government Publications from WW2
The Historic Government Publications from World War II contains 343 Informational pamphlets, government reports, instructions, regulations, declarations, speeches, and propaganda materials distributed by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) during the Second World War.

History of the Lackawanna Valley
An online copy of the history of the Lackawanna Valley, published in 1909, as written by H. Hollister, MD.  A great source of historic information.

Literary Map of PA

Luzerne County Genealogy Project

Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

Mining E-Book

Misc Images From All Over Pennsylvania

Pittston Gazette Film 11-19-1868

Penn State Digital Library

Photo Detective


PSU Maps

The Political Graveyard


Testimony Gathered by Ashley’s Mines Commission

University of Georgia Library of Rare Maps and Manuscripts

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia maintains a collection of more than 800 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years, from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century. The collection provides a graphic resource upon which scholars can draw in re-discovering the minds and movements of early American explorers, revolutionary statesmen, cultural figures and politicians represented by the library’s book and manuscript collection.

U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Western PA
An extensive amount of online information about the coal mines and miners who lived and operated in Western Pennsylvania.

Welsh American History and Heritage

Wilkes-Barre Almanacs

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