Search More than 45 Alabama Newspapers Online in Our Archive

GenealogyBank adds new content to its U.S. newspaper archives on a daily basis—a collection of newspapers from all 50 states, currently numbering more than 5,850 titles.

Included in this online newspaper collection are more than 45 old and recent newspaper titles from Alabama, from cities and towns ranging from Albertville, AL, to Tuscumbia, AL.

These Alabama newspaper archives cover the length and breadth of AL, providing an excellent genealogy resource for this state in the heart of the South whose nicknames are “Heart of Dixie” and the “Cotton State.”

GenealogyBank has Alabama newspaper content covered from 1816 to today. We’ve got the online genealogy resources you need to document your Alabama family history.

Alabama Newspaper Archives Articles Collage

Alabama Newspaper Articles

Alabama Newspaper Titles In GenealogyBank

State Town Newspaper Coverage Notes
Alabama Albertville Sand Mountain Reporter 3/22/2001 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Anniston Anniston Star 10/1/1998 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Anniston Jacksonville News 8/27/1998 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Athens News-Courier 2/1/2006 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Birmingham Age-Herald 7/1/1894 – 3/31/1901
Alabama Birmingham Birmingham News 4/27/1993 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Birmingham Birmingham Times 4/1/2010 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Birmingham Labor Advocate 6/29/1895 – 12/20/1902
Alabama Birmingham Wide-Awake 1/24/1900 – 1/24/1900
Alabama Blakeley Blakeley Sun 12/12/1818 – 6/2/1819
Alabama Cahawba Alabama Watchman 8/8/1820 – 12/15/1820
Alabama Cahawba Cahawba Press and Alabama Intelligencer 7/10/1819 – 12/30/1820
Alabama Claiborne Alabama Courier 3/19/1819 – 10/15/1819
Alabama Cullman Cullman Times 12/27/2007 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Decatur Decatur Daily 8/1/2006 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Dothan Dothan Eagle 8/16/2005 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Enterprise Enterprise Ledger 3/26/2008 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Eufaula Eufaula Tribune 2/8/2011 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Fort Payne Times-Journal 9/13/2003 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Gardendale North Jefferson News 6/27/2007 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Grove Hill Grove Hill Herald 3/6/1850 – 12/6/1854
Alabama Grove Hill Southern Recorder 2/24/1847 – 11/7/1849
Alabama Heflin Cleburne News 2/14/1999 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Huntsville Huntsville Gazette 12/21/1816 – 12/29/1894
Alabama Huntsville Huntsville Star 1/26/1900 – 1/26/1900
Alabama Huntsville Huntsville Times 1/2/1992 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle 1/22/1998 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Lanett Valley Times-News 3/18/1999 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Leeds Leeds News 2/4/2009 – 8/25/2011 Obituaries Only
Alabama Mobile Mobile Evening Telegraph 11/3/1864 – 11/3/1864
Alabama Mobile Mobile Register 9/9/1858 – 12/31/1992
Alabama Mobile Press-Register 11/1/1992 – Current (10/2001-1/10/2003 unavailable) Obituaries Only
Alabama Montgomery Daily Alabama Journal 4/14/1849 – 12/31/1853
Alabama Montgomery Daily Confederation 5/1/1858 – 7/17/1860
Alabama Montgomery Montgomery Advertiser 5/11/1901 – 12/31/1922
Alabama Montgomery Montgomery Enterprise 1/26/1900 – 1/26/1900
Alabama Opelika Opelika-Auburn News 1/30/2008 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Pell City St. Clair News Aegis 7/9/2008 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Pell City St. Clair Times 7/26/2001 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Piedmont Piedmont Journal 10/2/2009 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Rainsville Weekly Post 3/15/2001 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Scottsboro Daily Sentinel 9/28/2004 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama St. Stephens Halcyon 6/2/1818 – 11/27/1820
Alabama Talladega Daily Home 1/20/1999 – Current Obituaries Only
Alabama Tuscaloosa Alabama Intelligencer and State Rights Expositor 3/2/1833 – 12/5/1835
Alabama Tuscumbia North Alabamian 11/17/1865 – 12/7/1866

 

Search More than 120 New Jersey Newspapers Online

GenealogyBank’s U.S. newspaper archives contain more than 5,850 newspapers from all 50 states. This expansive online genealogical resource includes a strong collection of more than 120 New Jersey newspapers, from 1777 to today, from cities and towns all over the Garden State.

That’s the equivalent of over 65 million N.J. newspaper articles—and growing!

We’ve got the online genealogy resources you need to document your New Jersey family history.

New Jersey NJ Historical Newspapers Collage

Historical New Jersey Newspapers

 

New Jersey Newspaper Titles in GenealogyBank

State

City Title

Dates

Notes

NJ

Absecon South Jersey Republican

9/19/1863 – 7/1/1865

NJ

Andover, Stanhope, Newton Township Journal

1/12/2005 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Atlantic City Press of Atlantic City

1/1/1989 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Bayonne Bayonne Journal

3/7/2002 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Belleville Belleville Times

1/29/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Bergenfield, Dumont, New Milford Twin-Boro News

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Berlin Record Breeze

6/17/2005 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Bloomfield Bloomfield Life

10/22/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Bloomingdale, Wanaque Suburban Trends

10/3/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Brick Brick Township Bulletin

11/6/2002 – 1/21/2010

Obituaries Only

NJ

Bridgeton Bridgeton Evening News

2/13/1879 – 1/1/1923

NJ

Bridgeton East-Jersey Republican

5/22/1816 – 7/3/1816

NJ

Bridgeton News of Cumberland County

7/31/2004 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Bridgeton Washington Whig

7/31/1815 – 9/13/1834

NJ

Burlington Burlington Advertiser

4/13/1790 – 12/13/1791

NJ

Burlington New-Jersey Gazette

12/5/1777 – 11/27/1786

NJ

Burlington Rural Visitor

7/30/1810 – 7/22/1811

NJ

Clifton Clifton Journal

4/4/2008 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Cranford Cranford Chronicle

6/9/2005 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

East Brunswick East Brunswick Sentinel

1/20/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Edgewater Edgewater View

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Edison, Metuchen Edison-Metuchen Sentinel

10/15/2003 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Egg Harbor City Atlantic Democrat

4/6/1861 – 5/20/1865

NJ

Egg Harbor City Beobachter Am Egg Harbor River

10/2/1858 – 12/25/1858

NJ

Egg Harbor City Der Egg Harbor Pilot

3/22/1860 – 3/31/1866

NJ

Egg Harbor City Der Pilot

12/18/1858 – 3/19/1859

NJ

Egg Harbor City Der Wochentliche Unzeiger

6/4/1859 – 8/6/1859

NJ

Egg Harbor City Der Zeitgeist

4/6/1867 – 3/23/1872

NJ

Egg Harbor City Egg Harbor Aurora

8/18/1860 – 11/28/1860

NJ

Egg Harbor City Egg Harbor Beobachter

1/13/1859 – 4/28/1859

NJ

Egg Harbor City Egg Harbor Pilot

4/7/1866 – 3/23/1872

NJ

Elizabethtown Federal Republican

1/25/1803 – 1/17/1804

NJ

Elizabethtown New-Jersey Journal

5/10/1786 – 12/29/1818

NJ

Elizabethtown Political Intelligencer

4/20/1785 – 5/3/1786

NJ

Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale Pascack Valley Community Life

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Englewood Northern Valley Suburbanite

1/21/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Fairlawn Community News

1/7/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Fairlawn Gazette

1/21/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Flemington Hunterdon County Democrat

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Fort Lee Fort Lee Suburbanite

11/5/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Franklin Lakes, Oakland Franklin Lakes-Oakland Suburban News

11/11/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Freehold Atlanticville

12/29/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Frenchtown Delaware Valley News

2/12/2004 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Glen Ridge Glen Ridge Voice

10/12/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Glen Rock Glen Rock Gazette

11/5/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Hackensack Hackensack Chronicle

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Hackensack Record

1/2/1985 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Haddonfield Haddon Herald

12/27/2000 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Howell, Jackson, Lakewood, Plumstead Tri-Town News

1/16/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Jersey City City Journal

6/3/2004 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Jersey City Jersey City News

1/2/1902 – 3/31/1902

NJ

Jersey City Jersey Journal

5/2/1867 – 12/30/1922

NJ

Jersey City Jersey Journal

1/16/1999 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Jersey City Waterfront Journal

3/14/2002 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Kearny Kearny Journal

3/21/2002 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Kinnelon Argus

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Lafayette, Oak Ridge, Ogdensburg, Stockholm, Sussex, Wantage, Vernon Advertiser-News

6/9/2005 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Little Falls, Totowa Passaic Valley Today

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Mahwah Mahwah Suburban News

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Manalapan News Transcript

3/10/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Maple Shade Maple Shade Progress

8/18/2006 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

May’s Landing Atlantic Journal

10/13/1859 – 10/24/1862

NJ

Medford Central Record

3/22/2007 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Middletown, Hazlet Independent

1/5/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Midland Park Midland Park Suburban News

10/11/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Milburn, Short Hills Item of Millburn and Short Hills

12/3/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Millstone, Englishtown, Allentown Examiner

3/8/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Montclair Montclair Times

4/1/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Moorestown Newsweekly

11/14/2003 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Morristown Genius of Liberty

5/24/1798 – 3/5/1811

NJ

Morristown Palladium of Liberty

5/5/1808 – 12/26/1822

NJ

Mount Pleasant Jersey Chronicle

5/2/1795 – 4/30/1796

NJ

New Brunswick Fredonian

4/24/1811 – 6/10/1819

NJ

New Brunswick Jewish Journal

9/5/1956 – 8/27/1971

NJ

New Brunswick Political Intelligencer

10/14/1783 – 4/5/1785

NJ

New Egypt New Egypt Press

10/18/2001 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Newark Centinel Of Freedom

10/5/1796 – 12/26/1820

NJ

Newark Jewish Chronicle

10/14/1921 – 1/8/1943

NJ

Newark New-Jersey Telescope

11/4/1808 – 11/7/1809

NJ

Newark Star-Ledger

5/10/1989 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Newton AIM Sussex County

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

North Brunswick, South Brunswick North-South Brunswick Sentinel

1/3/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Nutley Nutley Sun

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Old Bridge Suburban

1/6/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Parsippany Parsippany Life

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Pemberton Community News

1/30/2004 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Pennington Pennington Post

1/15/2003 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Ramsey Ramsey Suburban News

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Red Bank Hub

1/5/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Ridgewood Ridgewood News

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Ridgewood Suburban News – A Publication of The Ridgewood News

1/14/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Ridgewood Town Journal

1/7/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Ridgewood Town News

1/7/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Rockaway AIM Jefferson

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Rutherford South Bergenite

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Salem Salem Standard and Jerseyman

11/17/1819 – 4/25/1832

NJ

Salem Today’s Sunbeam

7/29/2004 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Secaucus Hudson Dispatch

4/15/2010 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Secaucus Secaucus Journal

5/20/2004 – 2/4/2010

Obituaries Only

NJ

Sewell News Report

8/26/2004 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Somerville Chronicle

6/11/2005 – 3/3/2007

Obituaries Only

NJ

Somerville Messenger-Gazette

6/9/2005 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Sparta Sparta Independent

5/18/2005 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Summit, Berkeley Heights, New Providence Independent Press

8/2/2006 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Teaneck Teaneck Suburbanite

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Trenton Miscellany

6/10/1805 – 12/2/1805

NJ

Trenton New Jersey State Gazette

9/19/1792 – 12/31/1799

NJ

Trenton Sentinel

6/26/1880 – 11/4/1882

NJ

Trenton Times

3/21/2007 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Trenton Trenton Evening Times

1/7/1883 – 3/15/1993

NJ

Trenton Trenton Federalist

12/2/1800 – 12/27/1824

NJ

Trenton Trenton State Gazette

1/12/1847 – 12/31/1898

NJ

Trenton Trenton Sunday Times-Advertiser

11/6/1938 – 8/26/1973

NJ

Trenton Trentonian

4/19/2000 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Trenton True American

3/10/1801 – 9/21/1818

NJ

Verona, Cedar Grove Verona-Cedar Grove Times

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Warren Warren Reporter

6/28/1997 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Wayne Wayne Today

10/14/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

West Milford AIM West Milford

10/2/2009 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

West Milford West Milford Messenger

1/7/2005 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

West Paterson Herald News

7/30/1998 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Westfield Westfield Record-Press

6/10/2005 – 9/26/2008

Obituaries Only

NJ

Williamstown Plain Dealer

11/1/2002 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Willingboro, Burlington Burlington County Times

12/16/2002 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Woodbridge Woodbridge Sentinel

11/5/2003 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Woodbury Gloucester County Times

8/11/2004 – Current

Obituaries Only

NJ

Woodbury Woodbury Daily Times

2/3/1897 – 12/30/1922

 

More Obituaries Are Coming to Our U.S. Obituary Archives Soon!

GenealogyBank adds more content to our online archives every single day—filling in back issues for the 5,850 newspaper titles currently in our expansive online collection, as well as adding new titles. Here is an advance peek at some of the newspapers that will be added to our rapidly growing U.S. obituary archives over the next few weeks.

Delta Discovery (Bethel, AK)

  • Newspaper Obituaries:  07/15/2011 – Current
  • Death Notices:  07/15/2011 – Current

Britt News Tribune (Forest City, IA)

  • Newspaper Obituaries:  12/30/2003 – Current
  • Death Notices:  03/20/2003 – Current

Bugle (Niles, IL)

  • Newspaper Obituaries:  08/18/2011 – Current
  • Death Notices:  08/19/2011 – Current

Shorewood Sentinel (Shorewood, IL)

  • Newspaper Obituaries:  06/13/2011 – Current

Ledger Independent (Maysville, KY)

  • Newspaper Obituaries:  07/18/2002 – Current
  • Death Notices:  07/11/2002 – Current

Charlevoix Courier (Charlevoix, MI)

  • Newspaper Obituaries:  02/17/2009 – Current
  • Death Notices:  01/02/2009 – Current

Petoskey News-Review (Petoskey, MI)

  • Newspaper Obituaries:  03/28/2003 – Current
  • Death Notices:  04/16/2001 – Current

Examiner (Independence – Blues Springs – Grain Valley, MO)

  • Newspaper Obituaries: added 9/22/1997 – 10/20/2009
  • Death Notices: added 9/18/1997 – 11/9/2010

Beatrice Daily Sun (Beatrice, NE)

  • Newspaper Obituaries:  06/21/2002 – Current
  • Death Notices:  06/10/2002 – Current

Cary News (Cary, NC)

  • Newspaper Obituaries:  02/13/2011 – Current

Eastern Wake News (Zebulon, NC)

  • Newspaper Obituaries:  01/19/2011 – Current

Smithfield Herald (Smithfield, NC)

  • Newspaper Obituaries:  01/19/2011 – Current

Post-Standard: Blogs (Syracuse, NY)

  • Newspaper Obituaries:  02/18/2011 – Current

Lexington Leader (Lexington, TX)

  • Newspaper Obituaries:  04/16/2009 – Current
  • Death Notices:  04/09/2009 – Current

 

GenealogyBank Has More than 100 North Carolina Newspapers

GenealogyBank Has More than 100 North Carolina Newspapers

GenealogyBank has a strong and growing archive of newspapers from all 50 U.S. states. Our historical newspaper archives contain more than 100 old and recent newspaper titles from North Carolina: from Charlotte to New Bern to Chapel Hill to Raleigh to Danbury.

We’ve got the online genealogy resources you need to document your N.C. family history.

State City Title Dates
NC Albemarle Stanly News and Press 1/2/2007 – Current
NC Apex Apex Herald 10/2/2009 – Current
NC Asheboro Courier-Tribune 4/6/2010 – Current
NC Asheboro Randolph Guide 4/6/2008 – Current
NC Blowing Rock Blowing Rocket 10/2/2009 – Current
NC Boone Mountain Times 2/4/2011 – Current
NC Burgaw Pender Chronicle 10/28/2009 – Current
NC Burgaw Pender Post 10/8/2009 – Current
NC Cary Cary News 2/13/2011 – Current
NC Chapel Hill Chapel Hill Herald 1/1/2002 – Current
NC Chapel Hill Chapel Hill News 5/3/2000 – Current
NC Charlotte Africo-American Presbyterian 12/21/1899 – 12/21/1899
NC Charlotte Carolina Israelite 2/1/1944 – 12/1/1958
NC Charlotte Charlotte News 12/11/1888 – 9/29/1922
NC Charlotte Charlotte Observer 3/13/1892 – 12/31/1922
NC Charlotte Charlotte Observer 1/1/1992 – Current
NC Charlotte Charlotte Post 2/3/2011 – Current
NC Clinton Sampson Independent 4/18/2010 – Current
NC Danbury Stokes News 12/20/2007 – Current
NC Durham Herald-Sun 1/1/2002 – Current
NC Elizabeth City Daily Advance 11/9/2004 – Current
NC Elizabethtown Bladen Journal 2/23/2007 – Current
NC Elkin Tribune 9/19/2007 – Current
NC Fayetteville American 4/26/1816 – 4/11/1827
NC Fayetteville Fayetteville Observer 1/18/1988 – Current
NC Forest City Daily Courier 1/1/2005 – Current
NC Fuquay-Varina Cleveland Post 1/18/2007 – Current
NC Fuquay-Varina Fuquay-Varina Independent 10/2/2009 – Current
NC Garner Garner News 10/2/2009 – Current
NC Greensboro Daily Record 3/17/1906 – 11/30/1929
NC Greensboro Greensboro Daily News 7/20/1909 – 11/30/1980
NC Greensboro Greensboro News and Record 4/11/1985 – 4/20/1985
NC Greensboro Greensboro Record 9/5/1927 – 2/28/1983
NC Greensboro News & Record 1/1/1990 – Current
NC Greenville Daily Reflector 8/30/2004 – Current
NC Halifax North-Carolina Journal 8/1/1792 – 9/11/1797
NC Hampstead Topsail Voice 9/10/2008 – Current
NC Henderson Daily Dispatch 4/10/2002 – Current
NC Hickory Hickory Daily Record 2/10/2011 – Current
NC High Point High Point Enterprise 4/14/2007 – Current
NC Holly Springs Holly Springs Sun 7/10/2008 – Current
NC Kannapolis Independent Tribune 2/20/2010 – Current
NC Kannapolis Kannapolis Citizen 4/1/2008 – 5/12/2009
NC Laurinburg Laurinburg Exchange 1/2/2006 – Current
NC Lenoir News-Topic 11/12/2008 – Current
NC Littleton True Reformer 7/25/1900 – 7/25/1900
NC Lousiburg Franklin Times 10/3/2009 – Current
NC Lumberton Robesonian 1/1/2004 – Current
NC Marion McDowell News 2/12/2011 – Current
NC Monroe Enquirer-Journal 10/1/2009 – Current
NC Mooresville Mooresville Tribune 2/16/2011 – Current
NC Morehead City Carteret County News-Times 4/16/2008 – Current
NC Morganton News Herald 1/12/2008 – Current
NC Mt. Airy Mt. Airy News 10/2/2009 – Current
NC Nashville Nashville Graphic 1/28/2010 – Current
NC New Bern Carolina Federal Republican 1/12/1809 – 4/25/1818
NC New Bern Morning Herald 9/17/1807 – 12/30/1808
NC New Bern Newbern Herald 1/20/1809 – 2/26/1810
NC New Bern Newbern Sentinel 3/21/1818 – 6/12/1828
NC New Bern North Carolina Sentinel 1/13/1827 – 12/21/1836
NC New Bern State Gazette of North Carolina 8/9/1787 – 2/20/1799
NC New Bern True Republican 4/2/1810 – 8/7/1811
NC Newton Observer News Enterprise 9/6/2008 – Current
NC Pilot Mountain Pilot 2/20/2008 – Current
NC Princeton Princeton News-Leader 5/30/2007 – Current
NC Raleigh Dispatch 12/21/1991 – 4/10/1993
NC Raleigh Gazette 12/16/1893 – 2/19/1898
NC Raleigh News & Observer 1/1/1991 – Current
NC Raleigh News & Observer, The: Web Edition Articles 5/6/2004 – Current
NC Raleigh North-Carolina Minerva 11/26/1799 – 5/20/1800
NC Raleigh Raleigh Extra 6/18/1995 – Current
NC Raleigh Semi-Weekly Standard 8/10/1861 – 3/8/1868
NC Raleigh Star 11/3/1808 – 5/12/1831
NC Red Springs Red Springs Citizen 7/10/2008 – Current
NC Reidsville Reidsville Review 3/25/2008 – Current
NC Richlands Richlands-Beulaville Advertiser News 10/28/2009 – Current
NC Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald 9/2/2003 – Current
NC Rockingham Richmond County Daily Journal 5/5/2003 – Current
NC Rocky Mount Rocky Mount Telegram 9/3/2002 – Current
NC Roxboro Courier-Times 11/22/2006 – Current
NC Saint Pauls St. Pauls Review 9/4/2008 – Current
NC Salisbury Salisbury Post 12/1/1998 – Current
NC Sanford Sanford Herald 2/17/2007 – Current
NC Shallotte Brunswick Beacon 4/21/2010 – Current
NC Smithfield Smithfield Herald 1/19/2011 – Current
NC Southern Pines Pilot 10/8/2009 – Current
NC Spring Hope Spring Hope Enterprise & The Bailey News 8/3/2006 – Current
NC Statesville Statesville Record & Landmark 2/6/2011 – Current
NC Swansboro Tideland News 9/3/2008 – Current
NC Sylva Sylva Herald & Ruralite 10/2/2009 – Current
NC Tabor City Tabor-Loris Tribune 3/14/2007 – Current
NC Tarboro Daily Southerner 1/23/2007 – Current
NC Thomasville Thomasville Times 1/1/2011 – Current
NC Tryon Tryon Daily Bulletin 5/14/2007 – Current
NC Wadesboro Anson Record 6/19/2003 – Current
NC Wallace Wallace Enterprise 1/6/2010 – Current
NC West Jefferson Jefferson Post 9/25/2007 – Current
NC Whiteville News Reporter 4/22/2004 – Current
NC Wilmington StarNews 1/31/2002 – Current
NC Zebulon Eastern Wake News 1/19/2011 – Current

GenealogyBank Adds Irish Vital Records to Historical Newspaper Archive

Wow – I have found something I never noticed before in my genealogy research. A U.S. newspaper, the Irish American (New York City, New York), routinely published thousands of Irish marriage and death records from 1849 to 1914. No, not every Irish marriage and death record, but nonetheless an exceptionally wide coverage of marriages and deaths from across Ireland. This material is extensive enough that genealogists will want to thoroughly review this online newspaper for coverage of their family in Ireland.

Irish American genealogists quickly learn that Irish civil registration of deaths began in 1864. Wow! These Irish death records in the Irish American newspaper start in 1849 – 15 years before the official civil registration started.

Here is an example of deaths published in the 28 October 1849 issue of the Irish American.

Irish civil registration of marriages begins in 1864 for Catholic marriages and in 1845 for Protestant marriages. This collection starts in 1849 for Catholic and Protestant marriages.

Here is a typical example of an Irish marriage record: Thomas Mathews of Dunbar, County Louth, married Bride Somers of Court Brown, Askeaton, County Limerick, on 19 June 1895.

The Irish couple got married at the “Kingstown Catholic Church,” which is pictured in the center right of this 1895 image of Kingstown harbor. Kingstown is in Dublin County, Ireland.

Image credit: Library of Congress, digital ID pmsc.09881.

Reading further in this Irish marriage notice we learn that the bride was the eldest daughter of Michael Somers and the niece of John Fitzgibbon of Castlerea, County Roscommon. Wow – relatives in four counties are named: Louth, Dublin, Limerick, and Roscommon.

This is terrific information to help genealogists trace their Irish ancestry.

I never expected to find this depth of coverage of Irish marriages and deaths in a U.S. newspaper.

You just don’t see Irish vital records like this in American newspapers – but now you do in GenealogyBank.

Amazing True Story of Shipwreck Survival

Last week I spotted the unusual story of a man saved from dying in a shipwreck in the middle of the night when he spotted a floating box—it turned out to be his wife’s coffin that he was bringing home for burial!

The newspaper article containing this incredible survival story was printed by the Albany Evening Journal (Albany, New York), 4 December 1855, page 2.

What an amazing newspaper article—and yet it seemed to me something wasn’t quite right about this story:

  • When and where was the shipwreck of the steamer Anthony Wayne?
  • Why no first name for the husband?
  • Why no name for the wife?
  • Did steamers travel from Chicago to Philadelphia?
  • Was there more to this story?

Digging deeper into GenealogyBank’s historical newspaper archives I found this article, printed by the Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, Ohio), 1 May 1850, page 2, with this startling headline: “Awful Calamity. Explosion of the Steamboat Anthony Wayne. Forty Lives Lost!!”

 

So, the steamer ship exploded on Saturday, April 27, 1850, while en route from Sandusky, Ohio, to Buffalo, New York. The accident happened on Lake Erie, about six or seven miles offshore of Vermillion, Ohio.

I kept researching and found more details—but no names—in this newspaper article, printed by the Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 30 April 1850, page 2.

Here was a contemporary account of this horrific ship explosion tragedy, but still not all the details

A gentleman “going east to bury his wife and child”:

  • Traveling with “the balance of his family, two small children”
  • Following the explosion, he “launched the coffin” as a makeshift life raft
  • Labored with “a child grasped under each arm with a most desperate struggle”
  • Sadly, he “lost his boy” and was forced to abandon the remains of “his wife and child”

As news reporting improved and more details about the survivors and the deceased were gathered, the

Newport Mercury (Newport, Rhode Island), 11 May 1850, page 2, gave more of the story.

This newspaper article has provided us with more details about the survival story:

  • Archer Brackney was the father trying to rescue his family
  • He was from Lafayette, Iowa
  • The coffin contained both corpses of “his wife and child”
  • We learn of his desperate struggle to save his “two living children”
  • Sadly, “his little boy, two years old, was drowned in his arms”
  • He managed to save his little girl, “who was clinging around his neck, crying ‘Papa! We shall drown!’”

Researching further in GenealogyBank’s newspaper archives, I uncovered more of the real story.

The coroner held an inquest and the results were published in the Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio), 30 April 1850, page 2.

This verified the essentials of the survival story.

Now to dig deeper and see what more details can be found about this shipwreck tragedy and real life story of survival. It’s amazing how much information you can find in historical newspaper archives!

Monthly Update: GenealogyBank Adds 16 Million Records in January!

Every day, GenealogyBank is working hard to digitize more newspapers and obituaries, expanding our online collection to give you the largest newspaper archives for family history research available anywhere.

Here are some details about our most recent additions to our website (we actually added new content to thousands of newspaper titles, but the following is a representative sample):
A total of 103 newspaper titles from 26 states plus the District of Columbia

Titles marked with an asterisk * are newspapers new to our archive
We’ve shown the archive date ranges so that you can determine if the new content is relevant to your personal research

If a recent addition to our online archive interests you, simply click on that newspaper’s title: it is an active link leading to that paper’s search form.

There is also an option available on the historical newspapers’ search form that gives you the ability to search only the new newspaper content added in the past month, two months, or three months.

Alabama. Grove Hill. Grove Hill Herald*. 03/06/1850–12/06/1854
Arkansas. Little Rock. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Web Edition Articles*. 03/30/2007–Current
Arkansas. Little Rock. ARPreps*. 05/28/2011–Current
Arkansas. Fayetteville. Whole Hog Sports*. 04/14/2007–Current
Arkansas. Camden. Camden News*. 12/02/2011–Current
Arkansas. Fort Chaffee. Helping Hand *. 05/02/1975–12/19/1975
Arkansas. Bella Vista. Weekly Vista, The*. 11/30/2011–Current
Arkansas. Little Rock. Arkansas State Press. 08/23/1957–08/23/1957
Arkansas. Fayetteville. NW Arkansas Times*. 11/14/2011–Current
Arkansas. Fayetteville. NWAOnline: Web Edition Articles*. 07/28/2009–Current
Arkansas. El Dorado. El Dorado News-Times*. 12/01/2011–Current
Arkansas. Magnolia. Banner-News*. 11/19/2011–Current
Arkansas. Springdale. Springdale Morning News*. 11/18/2011–Current
Arkansas. Rogers. Rogers Morning News*. 11/14/2011–Current
Arkansas. Searcy. Daily Citizen, The*. 08/26/2003–Current
California. San Francisco. Alaska Appeal *. 03/06/1879–04/15/1880
California. Santa Anita. Santa Anita Pacemaker *. 04/24/1942–07/29/1942
California. Tanforan. Tanforan Totalizer *. 05/15/1942–09/12/1942
California. San Diego. Evening Tribune. 7/1/1925–1/25/1935
California. Riverside. Riverside Daily Press. 5/20/1938–10/1/1942
California. San Diego. San Diego Union. 3/1/1908–7/8/1934
Colorado. Denver. Denver Rocky Mountain News. 12/3/1880–1/5/1881
Connecticut. New Haven. Columbian Register. 1/1/1831–5/27/1876
Florida. Tampa. Tampa Tribune. 10/31/1928–9/22/1932
Florida. Jacksonville. Florida Times-Union, The: Web Edition Articles*. 11/28/2011–Current
Georgia. Savannah. Closeup*. 11/11/1999–Current
Georgia. Marietta. Marietta Journal. 7/22/1966–6/30/1989
Illinois. Rockford. Register Star. 8/31/2006–4/20/2007
Louisiana. New Orleans. Times-Picayune. 3/30/1841–2/28/1915
Louisiana. Baton Rouge. Daily State. 1/14/1907–1/1/1910
Louisiana. Baton Rouge. State Times Advocate. 3/24/1911–12/30/1922
Louisiana. Baton Rouge. Daily Advocate. 9/17/1855–1/4/1889
Louisiana. Baton Rouge. Weekly Advocate. 6/28/1855–6/28/1902
Louisiana. Baton Rouge. Advocate. 10/23/1925–5/31/1985
Louisiana. New Orleans. Courrier de la Louisiane. 10/01/1821–10/01/1821
Massachusetts. Boston. Boston Herald. 10/11/1893–8/31/1907
Massachusetts. Springfield. Springfield Daily News. 11/16/1916–11/16/1916
Massachusetts. Springfield. Springfield Union. 09/10/1963–12/26/1986
Michigan. Gaylord. Gaylord Herald Times*. 01/01/2001–Current
Michigan. Jackson. Jackson Citizen Patriot. 06/15/1875–12/07/1921
Missouri. Lake Ozark. Lake Today, The*. 05/06/2009–Current
North Carolina. Charlotte. Carolina Israelite*. 02/01/1944–12/01/1958
North Carolina. Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem Journal. 1/5/1917–7/31/1920
Nebraska. Omaha. Omaha World Herald. 8/1/1945–12/4/1983
New Jersey. New Brunswick. Jewish Journal. 06/14/1963–04/28/1967
New York. Westbury. Westbury Times, The*. 12/04/1997–Current
New York. New York. Irish American Weekly. 02/08/1873–07/04/1914
New York. New York. Truth *. 07/06/1880–01/06/1884
New York. New York. Irish Nation *. 11/26/1881–10/06/1883
New York. New York. Socialist Call. 06/09/1944–08/13/1948
New York. New York. Daily People. Current–Current
New York. New York. Worker. 05/04/1903–02/23/1907
New York. New York. People. 05/03/1891–03/22/1896
Oregon. Portland. Oregonian. 04/08/1917–04/08/1917
Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh. National Labor Tribune. 03/19/1903–07/01/1958
Pennsylvania. Erie. Erie Labor Press *. 06/18/1921–12/31/1921
Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh. Welsh-American *. 01/08/1914–12/15/1918
Pennsylvania. Erie. Truth *. 10/25/1913–06/11/1921
Rhode Island. Providence. Providence Evening Press*. 03/14/1859–12/29/1869
South Carolina. Charleston. Charleston Mercury. 7/2/1860–12/31/1866
South Carolina. Clemson. Tiger, The*. 04/14/2002–Current.
South Carolina. Charleston. Charleston Courier. 7/14/1859–3/19/1866
Texas. Dallas. Dallas Morning News. 4/4/1983–1/29/1984
Utah. Salt Lake City. Intermountain Catholic*. 10/05/2007–Current
Virginia. Richmond. Richmond Times Dispatch. 7/1/1929–3/14/1930
Wisconsin. Fond du Lac. Fond du Lac Trade Extension*. 02/13/1918–02/13/1918
Wisconsin. Gratiot. Gratiot Reporter *. 06/13/1912–10/09/1913
Wisconsin. Grafton. Grafton Enterprise *. 07/27/1927–08/03/1927
Wisconsin. Fox Lake. Fox Lake Representative*. 12/15/1911–12/20/1917