New Castle Public Library’s marriage and obituary index helps us find the published announcements on microfilm, which can then be printed from microfilm readers. Index results reveal the newspaper, date, and page number of the announcement or obituary.
Over the years, New Castle Public Library staff members have entered the index information from the marriage announcements and obituaries published in the New Castle newspapers, from 1849 to today.
Please note that dates are of the marriage announcement or obituary announcement, not necessarily the date of the marriage or death. Consult the actual announcement or obituary for complete information.
You may either come into the library during opening hours to look up a marriage announcement or obituary yourself (printing is 50 centers per page), or staff members can perform this service for you for a fee.
The fee for this service is determined by the amount of time needed to perform the search, as well as any copying fees. Information on more than one person can be included in each request. The library will charge a minimum service charge of $5, plus $1 for each additional page. So if a patron requests one page of information, the charge would be $5. Two are $6, three are $7, etc. An invoice will be sent with the information and payment should be returned with the invoice to the library’s business office.
If you use this service, please give as much information about the person(s) that you are searching, such as spouse, dates, location, etc. This helps us to verify that we have the correct person or family. The more information you can provide, the better the chances that we can provide you with the information you need. Please include your regular mail address. This will help fill your request sooner.
Contact the Genealogy Department
New Castle Public Library
c/o Genealogy Department
207 E. North St.
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: 724-658-6659, ext. 112