Texas Archives: 326 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

By any measure, Texas is a large state—the second biggest state in the country in size, and the second most populous. When Texas joined the Union in 1845 as the 28th state, it came with a long, complicated history. The phrase “six flags over Texas” refers to the fact that in its long history, the flags of Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America have flown over Texas soil.

photo of the Mission San Antonio, aka the Alamo, Texas

Photo: Mission San Antonio, aka the Alamo, Texas. Credit: Cqui; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Texas, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online Texas newspaper archives: 326 titles to help you search your family history in “The Lone Star State,” providing coverage from 1813 to Today. There are more than 25 million newspaper articles and records in our online TX archives!

Dig deep into the online archives and search for obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors in these recent and historical TX newspapers online. Our Texas newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Texas Newspaper Archives (1813 – 1993)

Search Texas Recent Obituaries (1984 – Current)

Here is our complete list of online Texas newspapers in the archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The TX newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range* Collection
Abilene Abilene Reporter-News 5/21/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Alice Alice Echo-News Journal 5/27/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Allen Allen American 3/29/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Alvarado Alvarado Post 1/5/2005 – 11/10/2010 Recent Obituaries
Amarillo Amarillo Globe-News 6/20/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Angleton Angleton Times 7/31/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Arlington Arlington Morning News 4/3/1996 – 12/31/1999 Recent Obituaries
Athens Athens Daily Review 1/26/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Atlanta Atlanta Citizens Journal 4/17/2011 – 12/7/2012 Recent Obituaries
Austin Texas State Gazette 8/6/1853 – 12/29/1860 Newspaper Archives
Austin Texas Siftings 11/4/1882 – 5/1/1886 Newspaper Archives
Austin Southern Intelligencer 8/27/1856 – 4/4/1860 Newspaper Archives
Austin Austin Republican 2/6/1868 – 12/31/1868 Newspaper Archives
Austin Austin City Gazette 10/30/1839 – 8/17/1842 Newspaper Archives
Austin Daily Texan, The: University of Texas at Austin 4/20/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Austin Austin Villager 2/18/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Austin Austin American-Statesman 1/1/1989 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bay City Bay City Tribune 11/7/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Baytown Baytown Sun 4/2/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beaumont Beaumont Enterprise 4/1/1906 – 9/30/1911 Newspaper Archives
Beaumont Beaumont Journal 3/28/1906 – 9/27/1911 Newspaper Archives
Beaumont Beaumont Enterprise 11/27/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beeville Beeville Bee 6/12/1896 – 5/25/1900 Newspaper Archives
Bellaire Bellaire – River Oaks – West University Examiner 6/21/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bellaire Bellaire Examiner 10/31/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Big Sandy Big Sandy & Hawkins Journal 1/19/2011 – 11/19/2012 Recent Obituaries
Big Spring Big Spring Herald 7/30/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Blanco Blanco County News 9/26/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bonham Bonham Journal 9/12/2006 – 4/1/2011 Recent Obituaries
Borger Borger News-Herald 6/11/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brazoria Texas Republican 7/5/1834 – 10/17/1835 Newspaper Archives
Brazoria Constitutional Advocate and Texas Public Advertiser 9/5/1832 – 6/15/1833 Newspaper Archives
Brazoria Advocate of the People’s Rights 2/22/1834 – 3/27/1834 Newspaper Archives
Breckenridge Breckenridge American 11/5/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brownsville Heraldo de Brownsville 12/2/1935 – 2/29/1940 Newspaper Archives
Brownsville Cronista del Valle 10/8/1924 – 2/28/1930 Newspaper Archives
Brownsville Daily Cosmopolitan 8/19/1881 – 8/18/1885 Newspaper Archives
Brownsville Puerto 1/6/1954 – 12/30/1961 Newspaper Archives
Brownsville Progreso 1/4/1876 – 12/31/1876 Newspaper Archives
Brownsville Daily Metropolitan 9/8/1893 – 11/30/1893 Newspaper Archives
Brownsville Daily Republican 9/20/1884 – 9/26/1884 Newspaper Archives
Brownsville Republican 7/5/1865 – 7/5/1866 Newspaper Archives
Brownsville Mundo 3/7/1886 – 3/7/1886 Newspaper Archives
Brownsville Zaragoza 12/20/1865 – 12/27/1865 Newspaper Archives
Brownsville Courier de Rio Grande 11/8/1866 – 11/8/1866 Newspaper Archives
Brownsville Boletin Estraordinario 12/7/1865 – 12/12/1865 Newspaper Archives
Brownsville Brownsville Herald 2/4/1993 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brownwood Brownwood Bulletin 1/1/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bryan-College Station Eagle 1/16/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bryan-College Station Aggie Sports 8/24/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bryan-College Station Brazos Sports 3/24/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Burnet Burnet Bulletin 9/10/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Carrollton Carrollton Leader 3/29/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Carthage Panola Watchman 2/2/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Celina Celina Record 3/29/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clarksville Standard 9/3/1842 – 12/29/1882 Newspaper Archives
Cleburne Cleburne Morning Review 1/1/1911 – 5/31/1916 Newspaper Archives
Cleburne Cleburne Times-Review 12/7/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cleveland Cleveland Advocate 10/17/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cleveland Eastex Advocate 4/23/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clifton Clifton Record 9/12/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clute Brazosport Facts 8/29/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Commerce Commerce Journal 2/8/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Conroe Courier 2/23/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coppell Coppell Gazette 3/29/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Corpus Christi Verdad 6/2/1950 – 12/13/1959 Newspaper Archives
Corpus Christi Nueces County News 5/12/1938 – 6/29/1939 Newspaper Archives
Corpus Christi Progreso 6/16/1939 – 5/1/1940 Newspaper Archives
Corpus Christi Weekly Labor Herald 11/21/1941 – 9/4/1942 Newspaper Archives
Corpus Christi Horizonte 11/5/1879 – 11/13/1880 Newspaper Archives
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Caller-Times 1/4/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Corsicana Oil City Afro-American 1/27/1900 – 1/27/1900 Newspaper Archives
Corsicana Corsicana Daily Sun 2/14/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cuero Cuero Record 10/10/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cypress Cypress Creek Mirror: Cy-Fair Edition 10/6/2011 – 6/14/2012 Recent Obituaries
Cypress Cypress Sun 12/12/2007 – 8/30/2011 Recent Obituaries
Cypress Cypress Creek Mirror: Cypress – Cy-Fair Edition 6/14/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cypress Cy-Fair Sun 3/19/2008 – 3/24/2011 Recent Obituaries
Cypress Cypress Creek Mirror: Cypress Edition 9/7/2011 – 5/31/2012 Recent Obituaries
Daingerfield Bee 3/23/2011 – 11/27/2012 Recent Obituaries
Dallas Dallas Morning News 10/1/1885 – 12/31/1984 Newspaper Archives
Dallas Dallas Weekly Herald 12/8/1855 – 12/31/1887 Newspaper Archives
Dallas Weekly Times-Herald 2/1/1890 – 11/29/1890 Newspaper Archives
Dallas Dallas Express 1/13/1900 – 1/13/1900 Newspaper Archives
Dallas Brotherhood Eyes 10/31/1936 – 10/31/1936 Newspaper Archives
Dallas Advocate: Lake Highlands Edition 3/1/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dallas Quick 11/12/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dallas Dallas Morning News, The: Blogs 5/18/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dallas Dallas Morning News 8/12/1984 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dayton Dayton News 10/17/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Deer Park Deer Park Broadcaster 11/8/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Del Rio Del Rio News-Herald 9/2/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Denison Denison Daily News 1/29/1874 – 6/28/1878 Newspaper Archives
Denton Denton Record-Chronicle 7/30/2004 – 5/12/2014 Recent Obituaries
Edinburg Defensor 2/7/1930 – 12/25/1931 Newspaper Archives
Edinburg Edinburg Review 2/3/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Edna Jackson County Herald-Tribune 9/12/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
El Paso Continental 12/12/1934 – 3/11/1960 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Atalaya Bautista: Semanario Evangelico Bautista 1/2/1908 – 12/21/1930 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Patria 6/18/1919 – 8/12/1923 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Republica 11/1/1919 – 5/23/1923 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Clarin del Norte 10/8/1905 – 2/9/1907 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Sunday Herald 10/28/1888 – 5/18/1889 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Evening Telegram 3/16/1896 – 4/6/1896 Newspaper Archives
El Paso El Paso Daily News 2/11/1901 – 7/3/1902 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Evening Tribune 4/3/1889 – 5/19/1896 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Monitor 1/30/1897 – 1/26/1900 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Latino Americano 1/14/1891 – 3/28/1891 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Defensor 9/24/1894 – 3/3/1895 Newspaper Archives
El Paso El Paso Evening Tribune 6/15/1893 – 6/23/1893 Newspaper Archives
El Paso El Paso del Norte 3/12/1904 – 11/18/1904 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Noticias 10/14/1899 – 1/20/1900 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Ciudanano 3/12/1892 – 5/14/1892 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Lone Star 12/24/1881 – 2/3/1883 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Los Dos Americas 3/7/1888 – 7/25/1898 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Observador Fronterizo 4/4/1886 – 10/24/1886 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Independiente 5/6/1896 – 8/7/1896 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Correo del Bravo 3/13/1913 – 5/19/1913 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Monday Morning Mercury 6/12/1893 – 7/17/1893 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Dia 2/18/1919 – 2/23/1919 Newspaper Archives
El Paso El Paso Weekly Tribune 4/22/1886 – 4/22/1886 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Echo Fronterizo 10/3/1896 – 11/14/1896 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Justica 9/5/1893 – 11/4/1893 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Renacimiento 5/28/1923 – 6/14/1923 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Azote 9/17/1922 – 4/15/1923 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Homer Union News 10/1/1919 – 10/1/1919 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Hispano Americano 8/7/1893 – 8/7/1893 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Commercial Review 4/1/1891 – 4/1/1891 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Buena Prensa : Organo del Comite de la Asociacion del Mismo Nombre 9/15/1923 – 9/15/1923 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Democracia 1/14/1906 – 1/14/1906 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Opinion Publica 5/11/1895 – 5/11/1895 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Sancho Panza 11/8/1891 – 11/28/1891 Newspaper Archives
El Paso Progresista 6/17/1901 – 6/17/1901 Newspaper Archives
El Paso El Paso Times 4/15/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ennis Ennis Journal 11/9/2004 – 11/26/2010 Recent Obituaries
Fairfield Fairfield Recorder 11/6/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flower Mound Flower Mound Leader 1/14/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Flower Mound Messenger 8/25/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Worth Fort Worth Star-Telegram 7/2/1902 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
Fort Worth Fort Worth Morning Register 1/1/1897 – 6/30/1902 Newspaper Archives
Fort Worth Fort Worth Gazette 3/31/1891 – 6/30/1891 Newspaper Archives
Fort Worth USA Monitor 8/1/1992 – 3/1/1993 Newspaper Archives
Fort Worth Bronze Texan News 5/2/1969 – 10/16/1969 Newspaper Archives
Fort Worth Fort Worth Mind 11/13/1943 – 9/13/1947 Newspaper Archives
Fort Worth Torchlight Appeal 1/17/1890 – 2/22/1890 Newspaper Archives
Fort Worth Dallas District Crusader 12/22/1944 – 12/22/1944 Newspaper Archives
Fort Worth Fort Worth Star-Telegram 1/1/1991 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fredericksburg Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post 8/7/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Freer Duval County Press 1/11/2011 – 4/15/2011 Recent Obituaries
Friendswood Friendswood Journal 10/18/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Frisco Frisco Enterprise 1/14/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gainesville Gainesville Daily Register 8/31/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Galveston Flake’s Bulletin 12/27/1865 – 3/13/1872 Newspaper Archives
Galveston Galveston Tri-Weekly News 5/31/1869 – 12/31/1873 Newspaper Archives
Galveston Galveston Weekly News 3/18/1851 – 12/27/1883 Newspaper Archives
Galveston Civilian 10/19/1838 – 12/6/1845 Newspaper Archives
Galveston Galveston Daily News 4/19/1842 – 12/27/1873 Newspaper Archives
Galveston Weekly Journal 3/19/1852 – 11/5/1852 Newspaper Archives
Galveston Galvestonian 4/3/1840 – 4/4/1840 Newspaper Archives
Galveston Free Man’s Press 10/24/1868 – 10/24/1868 Newspaper Archives
Galveston Galveston County Daily News 1/1/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gladewater Gladewater Mirror 2/16/2011 – 10/29/2012 Recent Obituaries
Glen Rose Glen Rose Reporter 1/12/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Graham Graham Leader 11/29/2002 – 7/22/2005 Recent Obituaries
Grand Saline Grand Saline Sun 6/16/2011 – 11/29/2012 Recent Obituaries
Greenville Greenville Herald-Banner 11/16/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greenville Rockwall County Herald Banner 3/27/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gun Barrel City Cedar Creek Pilot 2/24/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hallsville Hallsville Herald 1/18/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Harlingen Valley Morning Star 2/8/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hearne Hearne Democrat 10/31/2008 – 8/25/2010 Recent Obituaries
Hearne Franklin Advocate 10/31/2008 – 8/25/2010 Recent Obituaries
Hearne Robertson County News 9/12/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hearne Calvert Tribune 11/5/2008 – 8/25/2010 Recent Obituaries
Hempstead Waller County News Citizen 1/29/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Henderson Southern Beacon 1/15/1859 – 7/2/1859 Newspaper Archives
Highland Park, University Park Park Cities People 8/4/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Houston Houston Chronicle 1/1/1917 – 12/31/1963 Newspaper Archives
Houston Houston Post 5/15/1888 – 10/29/1926 Newspaper Archives
Houston Houston Daily Union 1/6/1869 – 12/31/1871 Newspaper Archives
Houston Weekly Houston Telegraph 5/2/1837 – 8/21/1860 Newspaper Archives
Houston Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph 8/28/1860 – 12/1/1865 Newspaper Archives
Houston Houston Telegraph 2/8/1864 – 10/31/1864 Newspaper Archives
Houston Gaceta Mexicana 2/15/1927 – 9/15/1928 Newspaper Archives
Houston Western Star 1/27/1900 – 1/27/1900 Newspaper Archives
Houston Independent 1/27/1900 – 1/27/1900 Newspaper Archives
Houston Klein Sun 3/19/2008 – 7/18/2011 Recent Obituaries
Houston Memorial Examiner 10/18/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Houston Champions Sun 3/26/2008 – 7/18/2011 Recent Obituaries
Houston Kingwood Observer 10/17/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Houston Houston Chronicle 10/30/1985 – Current Recent Obituaries
Houston Cypress Creek Mirror: Klein Edition 3/15/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Houston Cypress Creek Mirror: Champions Edition 9/15/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Houston Lake Conroe Plus 3/13/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Houston River Oaks Examiner 11/1/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Humble Humble Observer 10/31/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Humble Spring Observer 11/1/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Humble Atascocita Observer 10/17/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Humble East Montgomery County Observer 11/7/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Huntsville Huntsville Item 1/5/1856 – 3/16/1860 Newspaper Archives
Huntsville Huntsville Item 7/1/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Irving Irving Rambler 7/2/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jacksonville Jacksonville Daily Progress 1/5/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jasper Jasper Newsboy 12/28/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Katy Katy Sun 11/14/2008 – 2/17/2011 Recent Obituaries
Keller Keller Citizen 11/30/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kerrville Kerrville Daily Times 2/7/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kingsville Notas de Kingsville 4/2/1944 – 8/24/1961 Newspaper Archives
Kingsville Tex. Mex. Reflector 1/21/1921 – 4/21/1947 Newspaper Archives
Kingsville Eco 4/1/1931 – 12/1/1941 Newspaper Archives
Kingsville Accion 9/26/1931 – 11/1/1932 Newspaper Archives
Laredo Evolucion 1/1/1917 – 2/29/1920 Newspaper Archives
Laredo Laredo Times 1/2/1929 – 6/30/1929 Newspaper Archives
Laredo Cronica 1/1/1910 – 4/18/1914 Newspaper Archives
Laredo Democrata Fronterizo 12/8/1917 – 6/6/1919 Newspaper Archives
Laredo Correo de Laredo 7/16/1891 – 1/24/1893 Newspaper Archives
Laredo Alfa 10/21/1956 – 5/21/1959 Newspaper Archives
Laredo Laredo Morning Times 12/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lewisville Colony Courier-Leader 3/26/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lewisville Lewisville Leader 1/14/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lexington Lexington Leader 4/9/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lindale Lindale News & Times 4/28/2011 – 11/12/2012 Recent Obituaries
Linden Cass County Sun 6/15/2011 – 12/4/2012 Recent Obituaries
Little Elm Little Elm Journal 1/14/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Llano Llano County Journal 9/10/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Longview Longview News-Journal 4/6/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lubbock Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 6/6/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lufkin Lufkin Daily News 10/14/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lumberton Hardin County News 4/19/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Magnolia Magnolia Potpourri 11/28/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mansfield Mansfield News-Mirror 10/2/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marble Falls Highlander 9/19/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marble Falls River Cities Daily Tribune 2/25/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marshall Star State Patriot 3/20/1852 – 10/23/1852 Newspaper Archives
Marshall Marshall News Messenger 8/30/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
McAllen Monitor 2/17/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
McAllen Valley Town Crier 2/23/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
McKinney McKinney Courier-Gazette 1/4/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Meridian Meridian Tribune 9/12/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mesquite Mesquite News 1/14/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mexia Mexia News 9/13/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Midland Midland Reporter-Telegram 3/10/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Midlothian Midlothian Mirror 11/9/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mineola Mineola Monitor 4/27/2011 – 11/29/2012 Recent Obituaries
Mineral Wells Mineral Wells Index 10/31/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune 1/2/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nacogdoches Nacogdoches Chronicle 8/7/1852 – 10/17/1854 Newspaper Archives
Nacogdoches Gaceta de Texas 5/25/1813 – 5/25/1813 Newspaper Archives
Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel 8/31/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Boston Bowie County Citizens Tribune, The & DeKalb News 4/17/2011 – 11/13/2012 Recent Obituaries
New Braunfels New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung 10/2/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Odessa Odessa American 8/16/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Olney Olney Enterprise 11/3/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Orange Orange Leader 10/20/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Overton Overton Press 2/24/2011 – 5/26/2011 Recent Obituaries
Palestine Trinity Advocate 4/22/1857 – 12/12/1860 Newspaper Archives
Palestine Palestine Herald-Press 5/15/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Paris Paris News 12/3/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pasadena Pasadena Citizen 10/26/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pasadena Lake Houston Sentinel 12/27/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pasadena North Channel Sentinel 11/8/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pearland Pearland Journal 10/18/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pittsburg Pittsburg Gazette 3/24/2011 – 11/20/2012 Recent Obituaries
Plainview Plainview Daily Herald 2/6/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Plano Plano Star Courier 1/14/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Port Arthur Port Arthur News 4/30/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Quitman Wood County Democrat 6/15/2011 – 11/19/2012 Recent Obituaries
Red Oak Ellis County Chronicle 11/9/2004 – 11/16/2010 Recent Obituaries
Richardson Richardson Echo 1/10/1920 – 12/28/1966 Newspaper Archives
Richardson Richardson Digest 1/6/1965 – 12/29/1965 Newspaper Archives
Robstown Nueces County Record Star 1/12/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rowlett Rowlett Lakeshore Times 1/14/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Royse City Royse City Herald Banner 1/5/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rusk Cherokee Sentinel 5/17/1856 – 3/28/1857 Newspaper Archives
Rusk Rusk Pioneer 4/4/1849 – 11/7/1849 Newspaper Archives
San Angelo San Angelo Standard-Times 12/7/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Antonio Prensa 2/13/1913 – 5/28/1959 Newspaper Archives
San Antonio San Antonio Express 1/3/1867 – 5/14/1913 Newspaper Archives
San Antonio Epoca 3/3/1918 – 12/25/1927 Newspaper Archives
San Antonio Regidor 6/23/1910 – 12/29/1915 Newspaper Archives
San Antonio Imparcial de Texas 12/20/1917 – 3/31/1921 Newspaper Archives
San Antonio Ledger and Texan 6/1/1854 – 12/31/1859 Newspaper Archives
San Antonio Revista Mexicana 5/28/1916 – 1/25/1920 Newspaper Archives
San Antonio Heraldo de Mexicano 10/9/1927 – 3/30/1930 Newspaper Archives
San Antonio Bejareno 2/7/1855 – 7/28/1856 Newspaper Archives
San Antonio Pan American Labor Express 8/28/1918 – 12/4/1918 Newspaper Archives
San Antonio Freie Presse fur Texas 5/12/1915 – 5/12/1915 Newspaper Archives
San Antonio Chiltipiquin 7/13/1919 – 7/13/1919 Newspaper Archives
San Antonio Northeast Herald 3/25/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Antonio Conexión 5/5/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Antonio San Antonio Express-News 9/27/1990 – Current Recent Obituaries
San Augustine Texas Union 10/16/1847 – 4/1/1848 Newspaper Archives
San Augustine Red-Lander 10/7/1843 – 8/7/1847 Newspaper Archives
San Felipe Texas Gazette 9/25/1829 – 2/18/1832 Newspaper Archives
San Felipe Telegraph and Texas Register 10/10/1835 – 3/12/1836 Newspaper Archives
San Marcos San Marcos Daily Record 6/19/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Seguin Seguin Gazette-Enterprise 2/1/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sherman Herald Democrat 12/1/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Southlake Grapevine Courier 1/20/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Southlake Colleyville Courier 2/21/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Southlake Southlake Times 1/14/2011 – 10/18/2013 Recent Obituaries
Southlake Southlake Journal 1/18/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stephenville Stephenville Empire-Tribune 6/8/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sugar Land Rancher 12/22/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sugar Land Sugar Land Sun 1/9/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sugar Land Fort Bend Sun 1/9/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sweetwater Sweetwater Reporter 9/17/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Taft Panamericana News 9/21/1942 – 6/21/1956 Newspaper Archives
Texarkana Texarkana Gazette 1/7/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Texas City Texas City Sun 6/15/2002 – 11/6/2004 Recent Obituaries
The Woodlands Villager 10/18/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Tomball Tomball Potpourri 11/28/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Van Alstyne Van Alstyne Leader 12/11/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Victoria Victoria Advocate 1/20/1848 – 11/8/1851 Newspaper Archives
Victoria Victoria Advocate 1/1/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waco Paul Quinn Weekly 1/27/1900 – 1/27/1900 Newspaper Archives
Waco Waco Tribune-Herald: Blogs 9/5/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waco Waco Tribune-Herald 12/15/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waxahachie Waxahachie Daily Light 11/9/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Weatherford Weatherford Telegram 1/7/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Weatherford Weatherford Democrat 9/10/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Webster Bay Area Citizen 10/25/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
West Columbia Telegraph and Texas Register 9/13/1836 – 4/11/1837 Newspaper Archives
West University Place West University Examiner 10/31/2007 – 6/21/2012 Recent Obituaries
Wichita Falls Wichita Falls Times Record News 3/24/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Yorktown Yorktown News-View 10/10/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries

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Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron: Baseball Superstar, Humanitarian—& Gentleman

As regular readers of this blog know, GenealogyBank’s historical newspaper archives are a great resource to research your family history and fill in details on your family tree. These newspapers are also a terrific window into the past, letting us learn more about important people and events in our nation’s history.

For example, let’s see what these old newspapers have to tell us about one of the outstanding athletes in American history: Henry “Hammerin’ Hank” Aaron, the superstar who played baseball in Milwaukee and Atlanta for 23 seasons, from 1954 to 1976. Aaron is famous as the baseball player who broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record of 714—and, as expected, there is plenty of newspaper coverage of his historic home run and other baseball exploits.

The newspapers also tell us much more about his life than this: in addition to being a rare and gifted American athlete, Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron was a humanitarian—and a true gentleman.

The sports media and baseball fans were whipped into a frenzy as Hank Aaron approached Babe Ruth’s magical number in the 1973 Major League baseball season. Although 39 years old that summer (an age when most baseball players have retired) Hank Aaron was on target, hitting 40 home runs…but ended the year with 713 home runs, still short of the goal of 715. He had to wait all winter for another opportunity to break baseball’s home run record the next spring.

When the 1974 season began, Aaron wasted no time. He hit the record-tying 714th home run on his first at-bat that year, in Cincinnati. On April 8 the Atlanta Braves returned to Atlanta for their home opener, and 53,775 wildly cheering fans attended the game hoping Aaron would get the record that night. Hammerin’ Hank did not let the crowd down, hitting home run number 715 in the fourth inning. He received a thunderous standing ovation from the Braves’ baseball fans while fireworks lit up the sky above the stadium.

Hank Aaron hammers historic 715 homerun

Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), 9 April 1974, page 1.

In addition to details of the baseball game itself and Aaron’s record 715th home run, the newspaper article provides this detail:

Aaron broke away from his mates and rushed to a special box adjacent to the Atlanta dugout where he clutched his wife, Billye, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Aaron, of Mobile, Ala.

“I never knew she could hug so tight,” Aaron said of his mother.

The following newspaper article tells us something about the character of Hank Aaron. Although he was one of the greatest American baseball players ever, he kept his ego in check; Aaron was widely recognized as a good teammate and a quiet, respectful man—a true gentleman.

Hank Aaron kept his word on the 715th homerun

Wichita Times (Wichita, Kansas), 2 May 1974, page 5, (African American Newspapers).

As this newspaper article relates, Hank Aaron was sensitive to the disruption his teammates had to endure while the press thronged around him night after night in 1973-74 covering his chase of the home run record. When it was finally over and the champagne celebration in the Atlanta locker room after the game was ready, Aaron thought immediately of his teammates:

The Braves had opened the champagne and were ready to pour, but Hank Aaron had something he wanted to say first to all his teammates.

“Thank you for being patient,” he said, his sincerity moving them. “Thank you for putting up with all that you have—the newspapermen, the photographers and all the other distractions. I know how difficult it was sometimes, and I appreciate the patience you’ve shown.”

Hank Aaron doesn’t make many speeches. Everybody in the room knew he meant this one.

Away from the spotlight and the glare of media publicity, Aaron had another career: he was a great humanitarian. He devoted countless hours to helping others, especially children, as shown in the following newspaper article.

Hank Aaron Goes to Bat for Easter Seals

Milwaukee Star (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 9 August 1973, page 8, (African American Newspapers).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newspaper archives provide all sorts of surprising stories about the life of the person we’re researching. How many people know that Henry Aaron was once a mayor?

All Black Alabama Town Makes Hank Aaron Mayor

Wichita Times (Wichita, Kansas), 13 March 1975, page 1, (African American Newspapers).

Hank Aaron was born in Alabama, and in 1975 he was:

…sworn in as honorary mayor of Hobson City during ceremonies in which 75-year-old northeast Alabama all-black town dedicates new Town Hall.

There was a dark side to Hank Aaron’s pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record—and the newspapers covered that as well: racism raised its ugly head. Throughout the 1973 Major League baseball season, during the offseason, and again in 1974, Aaron received hate letters mixed in with the supportive letters that were pouring into the Atlanta Braves’ mailbox. Some even sent him death threats.

What pursuit of baseball homerun record has meant for Hank Aaron: People listen

Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), 9 April 1974, page 11.

In the above very revealing newspaper article, Hank Aaron opens up about the threats he’d been facing:

Aaron’s hero off the field is Dr. Martin Luther King. “He could walk with kings and talk with presidents,” said Aaron. “He wasn’t for lootings and bombings and fights but he wasn’t afraid of violence, either. He was 20 years ahead of his times.”

King’s death by assassination cannot, of course, be forgotten by Aaron. Sometimes Aaron wonders about that, too. He says that among the hundreds of letters he receives weekly, many are threats on his life.

“But I can’t think about that,” he says. “If I’m a target, then I’m a target. I can only worry about doing my job, and doing it good.”

This same newspaper article says of Aaron:

He has recently become identified with black causes. For example, he is now a close personal friend of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a leading young black spokesman. Aaron, in winter, now is the organizer of a celebrity bowling tournament in Atlanta with proceeds going to research on sickle cell anemia, a disease that afflicts black people.

And this:

Aaron is also outspoken on the progress, or lack of it, for blacks in baseball. He says that blacks are stagnating. “Whatever so-called progress there is—like blacks staying in the same hotels with the white players—this came about from civil rights legislation, not from any leveling action by baseball,” says Aaron.

“Why aren’t there even no black managers? Why aren’t there even no black third base coaches? There are token first base coaches—a few. But what does a first base coach do? He has no duties. No responsibilities. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. He’s not expected to have any intelligence.”

Aaron still feels some of the clichés of being black. He remembers that once blacks were considered “too gutless” to be able to take the pressures of day-in, day-out major league baseball.

“Jackie Robinson changed a lot of those beliefs,” says Aaron. “His courage and intelligence showed what the black man could be made of.

Hank Aaron’s stance on black rights is explored further in the following newspaper article.

Hank Aaron: Baseball Still Not Doing Enough To Give Equal Opportunities To Minorities

USA Monitor (Fort Worth, Texas), 1 March 1993, page 17, (African American Newspapers).

As you can see, newspaper archives are filled with stories you may never have heard before. You can discover little known facts, view pictures and learn more about the personal lives of famous people and your family members with newspapers.  Have fun searching our newspaper archives for details about celebrities and your own ancestors—you never know what you might find!

 

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Alabama, Mobile
Mobile Register. 1980-10-16 to 1983-05-30

Arkansas, Little Rock
Arkansas Gazette 1838-01-02 to 1871-11-25
Arkansas, White Hall
White Hall Journal* 10/2/2009 to Present

Arizona, Casa Grande
Casa Grande Dispatch* 6/19/2010 to Present
Arizona, Kearny
Copper Basin News* 6/10/2010 to Present

Colorado, Colorado Springs
Gazette-Telegraph 1904-01-17 to 1922-04-11

Connecticut, Hartford
Hartford Daily Courant. 1863-12-31 to 1866-06-27
Hartford Daily Courant. 1874-01-01 to 1876-05-27

Georgia, Augusta
Augusta Chronicle. 1843-06-12 to 1878-03-29

Hawaii, Kaunakakai
Molokai Dispatch, The* 3/1/2010 to Present

Idaho, Kellogg
Shoshone News-Press* 4/6/2007 to Present
Idaho, Sandpoint
Bonner County Daily Bee* 3/2/2004 to Present
Idaho, Twin Falls
Twin Falls News. 1919-06-20

Indiana, Aurora
Journal-Press, The* 5/13/2010 to Present

Kansas, Coffeyville
Vindicator*. 1904-12-23 to 1906-02-09
Kansas, Kansas City
Topics* . 1895-05-16 to 1895-12-07
Kansas, Parsons
Parsons Weekly Blade. 1900-03-02
Kansas, Topeka
Kansas Sentinel*. 1960-07-07 to 1960-11-26
Kansas, Topeka.

Kansas Watchman*. 1905-05-25 to 1905-11-17
Kansas, Wichita
Wichita Protest . 1920-08-20

Louisiana, Bossier City
Bossier Press-Tribune*. 2/4/2010 to Present
Louisiana, New Orleans
New Orleans Tribune. 1864-08-02 to 1869-02-14
Louisiana, New Orleans
Times-Picayune. 1848-01-04 to 1886-12-02 and 1973-10-02 to 1978-08-15

Massachusetts, Andover
Andover Townsman*. 4/20/2010 to Present
Massachusetts, Gloucester
Gloucester Daily Times*. 5/12/2010 to Present
Massachusetts, Greenfield
Greenfield Gazette. 1792-11-08 to 1809-07-31
Massachusetts, Newburyport
Daily News of Newburyport, The*. 5/13/2010 to Present
Massachusetts, Northampton
Hampshire Gazette. 1786-09-20 to 1843-03-28
Massachusetts, Springfield
Springfield Union. 1964-05-16 to 1969-02-20
Massachusetts, Worcester
National Aegis. 1821-01-10 to 1854-10-04

Michigan, Jackson
Jackson Citizen. 1868-10-06 to 1870-05-31
Michigan, Jackson
Jackson Citizen Patriot. 1865-07-01 to 1868-12-09

Minnesota, Virginia
Mesabi Daily News*. 3/17/1999 to Present

New Hampshire, Concord
New Hampshire Observer. 1825-01-03 to 1826-12-29
New Hampshire, Concord
New Hampshire Patriot . 1879-06-12
New Hampshire, Exeter.
Freeman’s Oracle . 1788-01-18

New Jersey, Englewood
Northern Valley Suburbanite*. 1/21/2010 to Present
New Jersey, Fort Lee
Fort Lee Suburbanite*. 11/5/2009 to Present
New Jersey, Midland Park
Midland Park Suburban News*. 10/11/2009 to Present
New Jersey, Montclair
Montclair Times, The*. 4/1/2010 to Present
New Jersey, Trenton
Trenton Evening Times. 1883-07-22 to 1885-08-02

New York, Albany
Albany Evening Journal. 1856-09-15 to 1876-12-29
New York, New York
New York Herald-Tribune. 1878-01-19 to 1896-12-07
New York, Penn Yan
Chronicle Express, The*. 3/27/2010 to Present

North Carolina, Clinton
Sampson Independent, The*. 4/18/2010 to Present
North Carolina, Pilot Mountain
Pilot, The*. 3/27/2010 to Present

Ohio, Canton
Repository, The*. 10/1/1999 to Present
Ohio, Cincinnati
Cincinnati Daily Gazette. 1868-09-07 to 1871-01-17
Ohio, Cleveland
Plain Dealer. 1858-11-02 to 1866-09-11 and 1971-01-31 to 1981-10-20

Oregon, Portland
Oregonian. 1969-09-01 to 1972-09-15

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Aurora General Advertiser. 1797-01-02 to 1797-12-30
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer. 1829-06-01 to 1849-12-31

Rhode Island, Pawtucket
Pawtucket Times . 1920-01-10 to 1921-02-08

Tennessee, Sweetwater
Advocate and Democrat, The*. 12/8/2009 to Present

Texas, Dallas
Dallas Morning News. 1980-07-23 to 1980-12-19
Texas, Fort Worth
Bronze Texan News*. 1969-05-02 to 1969-10-16

Virginia, Alexandria
Alexandria Gazette. 1821-04-12 to 1852-06-30

Vermont, St. Albans
St. Albans Daily Messenger. 1870-02-25 to 1898-07-02 and 1869-07-16
Vermont, Windsor
Vermont Republican . 1809-01-30

Washington, Seattle
Seattle Daily Times. 1957-10-06 to 1984-04-17

Wisconsin, Ashland
Daily Press, The*. 1/2/1999 to Present
Wisconsin, Hartford.

Times Press*. 3/29/2010 to Present
Wisconsin, Madison
Wisconsin Free Press*. 1984-05-10 to 1990-01-12
Wisconsin, Mukwonago
Mukwonago Chief*. 3/28/2010 to Present
Wisconsin, Oneida
Kalihwisaks*. 3/27/2010 to Present
Wisconsin, Wauwatosa
Wauwatosa NOW*. 3/27/2010 to Present

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10/02/2009 – Current

Montevideo American-News (Montevido, MN)
10/02/2009 – Current

Redwood Falls Gazette (Redwood Falls, MN)
10/03/2009 – Current

St. James Plaindealer (St. James, MN)
10/02/2009 – Current

Hackensack Chronicle (Hackensack, NJ)
10/02/2009 – Current

Mahwah Suburban News (Mahwah, NJ)
10/02/2009 – Current

News Transcript (Manalapan, NJ)
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Teaneck Suburbanite (Teaneck, NJ)
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Twin-Boro News (Bergenfield, Dumont, New Milford, NJ)
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Verona-Cedar Grove Times (Verona, Cedar Grove, NJ)
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Batavian, The (Batavia, NY)
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Forward, The (New York, NY)
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Livingston County News (Geneseo, NY)
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Niagara Gazette (Niagara Falls, NY)
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Press-Republican (Plattsburgh, NY)
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Tonawanda News (North Tonawanda, Tonawanda, NY)
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Union-Sun & Journal (Lockport, NY)
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Tahlequah Daily Press (Tahlequah, OK)
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Waurika News Democrat (Waurika, OK)
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Keizertimes (Keizer, OR)
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Tribune-Democrat, The (Johnstown, PA)
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Georgetown Times, The (Georgetown, SC)
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Athens Daily Review (Athens, TX)
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Mineral Wells Index (Mineral Wells, TX)
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Port Arthur News (Port Arthur, TX)
12/27/2009 – Current

Rockwall County Herald Banner (Greenville, TX)
03/27/2010 – Current

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Weatherford Democrat, The (Weatherford, TX)
02/03/2010 – Current

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02/27/2010 – Current

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10/07/2009 – Current

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AK
Juneau
Daily Record-Miner. 1911-01-05 to 1911-05-04

AL
Birmingham
Wide-Awake*. 1900-01-24
AL
Mobile
Mobile Register. 1970-01-04 to 1978-11-30

AR
Garden City
Jonesboro Evening Sun. 1905-12-02 to 1921-08-18
AR
Little Rock
Arkansas Gazette. 1846-11-02 to 1872-05-19

AZ
San Manuel
San Manuel Miner, The. 03/27/2010 to Current
AZ
Tucson
Amigos. 1976-08-03
AZ
Tucson
Tucsonense. 1917-01-03 to 1922-12-23

CA
Benicia
California Gazette. 1851-08-23 to 1852-01-24
CA
Los Angeles
Prensa. 1932-04-03
CA
Los Angeles
Regeneracion. 1913-01-25 to 1914-02-14
CA
Oakland
Oakland Sunshine*. 1915-03-20 to 1922-02-25
CA
Sacramento
Sacramento Weekly Union. 1851-10-31 to 1853-04-15
CA
San Francisco
Grafico Internacional*. 1937-02-01 to 1937-04-01
CA
San Francisco
Hispano America. 1923-08-25 to 1925-10-10
CA
San Francisco
San Francisco Vindicator*. 1887-05-02 to 1889-02-16
CA
San Francisco
Weekly Pacific News. 1849-12-31 to 1851-04-01

CO
Colorado Springs
Gazette-Telegraph. 1904-09-29 to 1907-08-02

CT
Hartford
Hartford Daily Courant. 1868-04-07 to 1876-12-30
CT
Hartford
Hartford Daily Courant. 1852-02-20 to 1866-05-29
CT
New London
New London Daily Chronicle. 1850-09-03 to 1852-06-23

DC
Washington
Leader*. 1888-12-08 to 1889-12-21
DC
Washington
Washington Bee. 1882-06-10 to 1920-06-26

FL
Jasper
Jasper News, The. 03/27/2010 to Current
FL
Mayo
Mayo Free Press, The. 03/17/2010 to Current
FL
Tampa
Internacional. 1941-02-27
FL
Tampa
Traduccion Prensa. 1946-05-06

GA
Americus
Americus Times-Recorder. 2010-05-06 to Current
GA
Augusta
Augusta Chronicle. 1841-10-19 to 1860-12-30
GA
Augusta
Loyal Georgian*. 1866-01-20 to 1868-02-15
GA
Savannah
Savannah Weekly Echo*. 1883-08-26 to 1884-02-10

HI
Homolulu
Afro-Hawaii News*. 1987-06-01 to 1991-12-31

IA
Des Moines
Iowa State Bystander*. 1896-11-13 to 1900-12-28
IA
Des Moines
Weekly Avalanche*. 1893-01-20
IA
Oskaloosa
Oskaloosa Herald. 2010-03-24 to Current
IA
Ottumwa
Ottumwa Courier, The. 2010-03-05 to Current

IL
Chicago
Latin Times. 1958-10-04 to 1972-05-05
IL
Chicago
Sunday Times. 1874-07-19
IL
Effingham
Effingham Daily News. 2010-01-29 to Current

IN
Indianapolis
Freeman. 1899-08-17 to 1916-11-25
IN
Indianapolis
Recorder*. 1899-01-07 to 1900-12-29
IN
New Albany
Weekly Review*. 1881-04-16

KS
Baxter Springs
Southern Argus*. 1891-06-18 to 1892-02-04
KS
Coffeyville
Afro-American Advocate. 1891-09-02 to 1893-09-01
KS
Coffeyville
American*. 1898-04-23 t0 1899-04-23
KS
Coffeyville
Kansas Blackman*. 1894-04-20 to 1894-06-29
KS
Lawrence
Historic Times*. 1891-07-11 to 1891-11-14
KS
Leavenworth
Leavenworth Advocate. 1888-08-18 to 1891-08-22
KS
Leavenworth
Leavenworth Herald*. 1894-02-07 to 1896-12-26
KS
Nicodemus
Nicodemus Cyclone*. 1887-12-30 to 1888-09-07
KS
Nicodemus
Nicodemus Enterprise*. 1887-08-17 to 1887-12-23
KS
Parsons
Parsons Weekly Blade*. 1892-09-24 to 1900-12-28
KS
Topeka
American Citizen. 1897-01-29 to 1902-05-23
KS
Topeka
American Citizen. 1889-01-11 to 1889-06-21
KS
Topeka
Benevolent Banner*. 1887-05-21 to 1887-10-22
KS
Topeka
Colored Patriot*. 1882-04-20 to 1882-06-22
KS
Topeka
Evening Call*. 1893-06-13 to 1893-07-08
KS
Topeka
Herald of Kansas*. 1880-01-30 to 1880-06-11
KS
Topeka
Plaindealer. 1900-01-26
KS
Wichita
National Baptist World*. 1894-08-31 to 1894-11-23
KS
Wichita
People’s Friend*. 1894-05-24 to 1894-05-24
KS
Wichita
Wichita Times*. 1972-01-11 to 1977-09-22

LA
New Orleans
L’Union*. 1862-09-27 to 1864-07-19
LA
New Orleans
Times-Picayune. 1940-06-22 to 1975-07-28
LA
New Orleans
Times-Picayune. 1866-02-13 to 1879-12-16
LA
New Orleans
Weekly Louisianian. 1882-01-14
LA
New Orleans
Weekly Pelican. 1887-01-29 to 1889-08-31
LA
St. Martinville
Echo*. 1873-03-15

MA
Amherst
Amherst Bulletin. 2009-10-02 to Current
MA
Boston
Boston Daily Advertiser. 1874-01-01 to 1874-04-30
MA
Lawrence
Eagle-Tribune, The. 2010-05-12 to Current
MA
Provincetown
Provincetown Banner. 2009-10-02 to Current
MA
Springfield
Springfield Republican. 1925-02-01 to 1946-09-26
MA
Springfield
Springfield Republican. 1886-12-02
MA
Springfield
Springfield Union. 1947-04-01 to 1963-02-15
MA
Worcester
National Aegis. 1825-01-12 to 1827-12-12

MD
Baltimore
Afro-American*. 1893-04-29 to 1898-03-26
MD
Baltimore
Baltimore American. 1905-06-18 to 1910-04-24
MD
Baltimore
Race Standard*. 1897-01-02 to 1897-01-16

MI
Detroit
Plaindealer. 1889-09-27 to 1892-11-18
MI
Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Press, The. 2010-05-12 to Current
MI
Holland
Holland Sentinel, The. 2009-10-02 to Current

MN
Minneapolis
Afro-American Advance*. 1899-05-27 to 1900-11-17
MN
Sleepy Eye
Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch. 2009-10-02 to Current
MN
St. Paul
Broad Axe. 1894-02-01 to 1902-06-12
MN
St. Paul
Negro World*. 1900-03-10 to 1900-06-09
MN
St. Paul
St. Paul Daily Pioneer. 1855-11-01 to 1855-12-22
MN
St. Paul
Western Appeal*. 1885-06-13 to 1888-12-29

MO
Kansas City
Cosmopolita. 1917-12-08 to 1919-11-15
MO
Kansas City
Kansas City Times. 1891-12-23 to 1895-10-16
MO
Kansas City
Rising Son*. 1903-01-16 to 1907-12-28
MO
Sedalia
Sedalia Times*. 1901-08-31 to 1903-12-19
MO
St. James
St. James Leader Journal. 2009-10-02 to Current
MO
St. Louis
St. Louis Palladium*. 1903-01-10 to 1907-10-05

NC
Asheboro
Courier-Tribune, The. 2010-04-06 to Current
NC
Boone
Watauga Democrat, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
NC
Littleton
True Reformer*. 1900-07-25
NC
Nashville
Nashville Graphic, The. 2010-01-28 to Current
NC
Raleigh
Gazette*. 1893-12-16 to 1898-02-19

NE
Omaha
Afro-American Sentinel. 1896-04-25 to 1899-03-25
NE
Omaha
Enterprise*. 1895-08-10 to 1897-07-03
NE
Omaha
Progress*. 1890-03-22 to 1891-03-07

NH
Concord
New Hampshire Patriot. 1879-06-26 to 1881-02-17
NH
Exeter
Freeman’s Oracle. 1786-07-01 to 1789-07-28

NJ
Flemington
Hunterdon County Democrat. 2009-10-02 to Current
NJ
Wayne
Wayne Today. 2009-10-14 to Current

NM
Albuquerque
Bandera Americana. 1903-10-01 to 1903-11-06
NM
Albuquerque
Daily Citizen. 1887-03-16 to 1892-12-31
NM
Albuquerque
Daily Times*. 1893-06-14
NM
Albuquerque
Evening Citizen. 1893-06-29 to 1893-06-29
NM
Las Cruces
Labrador. 1904-12-30
NM
Las Cruces
Tiempo. 1885-04-30 to 1902-04-02
NM
Las Vegas
Misionero Bautista: Organo Oficial de la Convencion Bautista Hispano-Americana de Nuevo Mexico. 1943-12-21 to 1951-08-21
NM
Mesilla
Mesilla News. 1879-04-19 to 1884-02-09
NM
Mountainair
Independent. 1918-02-02 to 1920-09-25
NM
Santa Fe
Daily New Mexican. 1871-04-15 to 1875-06-30
NM
Santa Fe
Santa Fe Weekly New Mexican and Livestock Journal. 1888-05-31 to 1895-09-26
NM
Socorro
Defensor del Pueblo. 1924-12-19 to 1938-02-11
NM
Springer
Colfax County Stockman. 1910-07-23 to 1911-06-10

NY
Albany
Albany Evening Journal. 1857-07-23 to 1876-12-13
NY
Brooklyn
Colonia Latina*. 1938-01-08
NY
Garden City
Eco. 1930-11-15
NY
New York
Morning Telegraph. 1877-12-09
NY
New York
New York Herald-Tribune. 1874-11-02 to 1888-11-02
NY
New York
Cosas*. 1931-12-03
NY
New York
Doctrina de Marti. 1897-04-30 to 1897-08-31
NY
New York
Ecos de Nueva York. 1954-10-10
NY
New York
New York Age*. 1889-11-02 to 1892-11-19
NY
New York
New York Freeman*. 1886-01-02 to 1887-10-08
NY
New York
Western Star*. 1900-01-27

OH
Cincinnati
Cincinnati Daily Gazette. 1867-04-13 to 1881-02-03
OH
Cleveland
Cleveland Gazette*. 1883-12-01 to 1941-08-09
OH
Cleveland
Plain Dealer. 1947-11-23 to 1975-12-10
OH
Cleveland
Plain Dealer. 1846-02-27 to 1858-10-30

OR
Portand
Oregonian. 1917-07-03 to 1918-08-12
OR
Portland
New Age*. 1900-01-27 to 1902-09-20
OR
Portland
Oregonian. 1925-08-22 to 1971-11-20
OR
Portland
Portland New Age*. 1905-12-23 to 1907-03-30

PA
Harrisburg
State Journal*. 1883-12-13 to 1885-01-24
PA
Philadelphia
Aurora General Advertiser. 1796-03-24
PA
Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer. 1830-01-08 to 1831-12-28

SC
Charleston
South Carolina Leader*. 1865-10-07 to 1866-05-12
SC
Columbia
Southern Indicator*. 1921-02-21 to 1923-02-03

TN
Knoxville
Negro World*. 1887-10-15 to 1887-11-26

TX
Beaumont
Beaumont Enterprise and Journal. 1906-04-11 to 1911-09-23
TX
Brownsville
Cronista del Valle. 1925-01-23 to 1929-09-06
TX
Brownsville
Daily Cosmopolitan. 1884-09-10 to 1885-07-11
TX
Brownsville
Heraldo de Brownsville. 1937-12-30 to 1940-02-28
TX
Brownsville
Puerto. 1959-03-21
TX
Dallas
Dallas Morning News. 1979-11-11 to 1980-07-20
TX
Edinburg
Defensor. 1931-07-10
TX
El Paso
Clarin del Norte. 1906-08-11 to 1906-10-06
TX
El Paso
Continental. 1935-12-31 to 1960-03-08
TX
El Paso
Defensor*. 1894-09-24 to 1895-03-03
TX
El Paso
Sunday Herald. 1888-10-28 to 1889-05-18
TX
Fort Worth
Torchlight Appeal*. 1890-01-17 to 1890-02-22
TX
Houston
Gaceta Mexicana. 1928-05-15
TX
Kingsville
Notas de Kingsville*. 1957-05-16 to 1960-08-18
TX
Kingsville
Tex. Mex. Reflector. 1922-04-21 to 1939-01-21
TX
Laredo
Evolucion. 1917-06-30 to 1918-08-11
TX
San Antonio
Epoca. 1919-03-23 to 1927-05-08
TX
San Antonio
Pan American Labor Express. 1918-08-28 to 1918-11-13
TX
San Antonio
Regidor. 1913-08-14 to 1915-06-30

UT
Salt Lake City
Broad Ax. 1897-02-06 to 1899-12-23
UT
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake Telegram. 1907-10-04 to 1922-11-12

VA
Richmond
Reformer*. 1900-01-27
VA
Richmond
Richmond Planet*. 1895-03-02 to 1900-01-13

WA
Seattle
Seattle Daily Times. 1936-10-20 to 1984-12-31
WA
Seattle
Seattle Republican*. 1900-01-19
WA
Seattle
World*. 1899-01-04

WI
Milwaukee
Guardia. 1969-10-21 to 1975-08-01
WI
Milwaukee
Wisconsin Afro-American*. 1892-08-13 to 1892-11-19

African American newspapers going up on GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank is adding over 280 fully-searchable African American newspapers with coverage from 1827 to 1999. GenealogyBank released the first 50+ newspapers this month.

This is an exciting new addition to GenealogyBank – we are pleased to make these resources available -opening up family history information just not found anywhere else.”

Alaska Spotlight (AK). 1956-1968

Homeland (AR). 1991-1999

Southern Mediator Journal (AR). 1962-1966

Inter-Faith Churchman (CA). 1941

Los Angeles Tribune (CA) 1943-1960

Teller (CA). 1946

Black Networking News (DC). 1989-1990

National Chronicle (DC). 1990-1991

Washington Bee (DC). 1914-1915

Florida Tattler (FL). 1934-1945

Savannah Tribune (GA). 1875-1922

Bags and Baggage (IL). 1937-1943

Bulletin (IL). 1968-1969

Central South Sider (IL). 1929

Chicago Courier (IL). 1974-1975

Chicago Metro News (IL). 1973-1990

Chicago World (IL). 1925-1935

Illinois Sentinel (IL). 1937

Metropolitan Post (IL). 1938-1939

Olivet Baptist Church Herald (IL) 1936

Freeman (IN) 1897-1899

Indianapolis Ledger (IN). 1918-1922

Advocate (KS). 1904-1926

People’s Elevator (KS). 1937-1940

Wyandotte Echo (KS). 1936-1937

Freeman’s Lance (KS) 1891

Plaindealer (KS). 1912-1921

Negro Star (KS). 1939-1952

Community Leader (LA). 1985

Inside New Orleans (LA) 1965

New Orleans Daily Creole (LA) 1856-1857

St. Louis Clarion (MO). 1920-1921

Mississippi Free Press (MS) 1961-1964

Mississippi Weekly (MS) 1935

Mound Bayou News-Digest(MS) 1950

People’s Community News (NY). 1970

Rights of All (NY) 1829

Minority Report (OH). 1969-1970

North Philly Free Press (PA) 1982-1983

Political Digest (PA) 1937

Memphis Triangle (TN). 1928-1929

Brotherhood Eyes (TX). 1936

Fort Worth Mind (TX) 1943-1947

USA Monitor (TX) 1992-1993

Soul City Courier (WI) 1976-1977

Wisconsin Labor Advocate (WI) 1886-1887

Milwaukee Defender (WI) 1957-1958

Milwaukee Star (WI) 1968-1977

Soul City Times (WI) 1968-1971

Racine Courier (WI) 1988-1992

Advocate (WV). 1904-1926

GenealogyBank adds 190 newspapers this month

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And, the month’s not over yet – there are still more newspapers going online before the year is over.

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AK. Anchorage. Alaska Spotlight. 7/28/1956 to 11/30/1968
AR. Forrest City. Homeland. 6/1/1998 to 7/1/1999
AR. Little Rock. Southern Mediator Journal. 6/22/1962 to 2/25/1966
CA. Los Angeles. Heraldo de Mexico. 5/12/1925

CA. Los Angeles. Inter-Faith Churchman. 4/20/1941
CA. Los Angeles. Los Angeles Tribune. 1/3/1958 to 4/22/1960
CA. Los Angeles. Teller. 3/20/1946
CT. New London. New London Gazette. 1827-01-03 to 1837-12-13
DC. Washington. Black Networking News. 1/1/1989 to 8/1/1990
DC. Washington. National Chronicle. 7/6/1990 to 9/20/1991
DC. Washington. Washington Bee. 1/3/1914 to 9/25/1915
FL. Jacksonville. Florida Tattler. 12/1/1934 to 9/29/1945
GA. Augusta. Augusta Chronicle. 1/1/1982 to 12/31/1996
GA. Savannah. Savannah Tribune. 1875-12-04 to 12/28/1922
IL. Chicago. Bulletin. 9/11/1968 to 12/3/1969
IL. Chicago. Central South Sider. 7/6/1929
IL. Chicago. Chicago Courier. 4/13/1974 to 11/15/1975
IL. Chicago. Chicago Metro News. 11/3/1973 to 12/26/1987
IL. Chicago. Chicago World. 10/29/1925 to 6/15/1935
IL. Chicago. Illinois Sentinel. 11/20/1937
IL. Chicago. Metropolitan Post. 9/10/1938 to 6/3/1939
IL. Chicago. Olivet Baptist Church Herald. 11/29/1936
IN. Indianapolis. Freeman. 1897-06-12 to 1899-02-04
IN. Indianapolis. Indianapolis Ledger. 4/13/1918 to 10/28/1922
KS. Kansas City. Advocate. 1/6/1922 to 4/23/1926
KS. Kansas City. People’s Elevator. 8/19/1937 to 9/19/1940
KS. Kansas City. Wyandotte Echo. 1/3/1936 to 12/24/1937
KS. Peru. Freeman’s Lance. 1891-02-20 to 1891-12-25
KS. Topeka. Plaindealer. 7/5/1912 to 4/29/1921
KS. Wichita. Negro Star. 1/5/1939 to 12/26/1952
LA. Baton Rouge. Community Leader. 6/13/1985
LA. New Orleans. Inside New Orleans. 5/1/1965
LA. New Orleans. Times Picayune. 12/7/1942 to 4/4/1950
LA. New Orleans. Times-Picayune. 1870-04-09 to 1899-02-06
MA. Boston. Boston Journal. 1870-07-01 to 1871-06-30
MI. Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo Gazette. 1876-06-07 to 8/31/1907
MO. St. Louis. St. Louis Clarion. 12/18/1920 to 4/2/1921
MS. Jackson. Mississippi Free Press. 12/16/1961 to 8/1/1964
MS. Jackson. Mississippi Weekly. 5/18/1935
MS. Mound Bayou. Mound Bayou News-Digest. 5/13/1950
NY. Harlem. People’s Community News. 5/10/1970
NY. New York. New York Herald. 1879-02-1 to 1895-01-26
NY. New York. New York Herald-Tribune. 1856-07-14 to 1875-06-30
NY. New York. Nueva Democracia. 1/1/1947 to 10/1/1948
NY. New York. Prensa. 10/9/1923 to 9/16/1927
NY. New York. Rights of All. 1829-05-29 to 1829-10-09
OH. Dayton. Minority Report. 1/1/1969 to 12/18/1970
OH. Sandusky. Sandusky Register. 1848-04-24 to 1867-04-24
PA. Philadelphia. North Philly Free Press. 3/23/1982 to 1/18/1983
PA. Philadelphia. Political Digest. 10/31/1937
SC. Charleston. City Gazette. 1825-01-01 to 1826-08-31
TN. Memphis. Memphis Triangle. 11/17/1928 to 7/27/1929
TN. Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro Union. 6/6/1939
TX. Brownsville. Cronista del Valle. 10/12/1928
TX. Dallas. Brotherhood Eyes. 10/31/1936
TX. Dallas. Dallas Morning News. 7/31/1978 to 12/28/1978
TX. El Paso. ontinental. 11/17/1936 to 1/2/1938
TX. Fort Worth. Fort Worth Mind. 11/13/1943 to 9/13/1947
TX. Fort Worth. USA Monitor. 8/1/1992 to 3/1/1993
WA. Seattle. Seattle Daily Times. 12/1/1938 to 12/31/1952
WI. Beloit. Soul City Courier. 10/12/1976 to 1/18/1977
WI. La Crosse. Wisconsin Labor Advocate. 1886-08-20 to 1887-06-06
WI. Milwaukee. Milwaukee Defender. 1/3/1957 to 2/1/1958
WI. Milwaukee. Milwaukee Star. 10/19/1968 to 2/10/1977
WI. Milwaukee. Soul City Times. 9/14/1968 to 12/16/1971
WI. Racine. Racine Courier. 9/3/1988 to 7/25/1992
WV. Charleston. Advocate. 6/9/1904

Tracking down Family Bibles ….

Family Bibles have been treasured by families for generations, but finding them today can be difficult.

It was common for families to have a family Bible – a large bound book that was prominently displayed in the family parlor – “…a large octavo volume, with a more or less ornate binding, with blank pages inserted on which to record births, marriages and deaths, and sometimes the near-slaying of Isaac, Moses in the bulrushes, the infernal regions and other interesting dramatic and historic incidents narrated in the [Bible]“. (Boston Journal 13 May 1908).
(Image from Antique Holy Bible Item #330235937204 – Ebay.com)
I spotted quite a few newspaper articles that cited the old family Bibles and who their current owners were.

For example – Henry Peters of Trenton, NJ used his family Bible to prove that he was “sixteen years old and two months older than that” so that he could get in to the show at the Trent theater. (Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram. Nov 4, 1909).
An article in the Columbus (GA) Enquirer (2 Sep 1898) tells us that “Mrs. Billard, the daughter of the late Rev. Edward Oldrin, who lives on Bank Street [Stamford, CT]” … and that she got it “by inheritance from her father. … The book is in the original binding and well preserved, the Old Testament part having been printed in 1597 and the New Testament in 1596. The covers are of wood.”

This is an important point. Always check the dates that each of the Testaments was printed. Printers often printed them separately and then joined them together when they published the Bible. This is a way to date a family Bible.

“Inscribed on the yellow fly-leat are the words: Edward Oulldron owns this book and after his death to his son Edward Oulldron, given by his grandfather – 1651.” Elsewhere it states “Edward Oldrin’s [note the change in spelling] book, given by his father on is deathbed in the 1827, July 28, to be kept in the family.”

Mrs. Jennie Fairbanks Milligan of Springfield, Ohio brought the family Bible when she was called to testify in a case trying to break the will of the late Delavan Smith of Lake Forest, IL. (Dallas Morning News. 1 October 1921).

John M. Butler of Ocean Grove, NJ found out by double checking his family Bible that he was 101 and not 100 years old when he went to celebrate his birthday. He said it was a “pretty tough job trying to keep track of so many birthdays.” He said with a smile … “I must have lived two years in Brooklyn [NY, the] one year that I was there. That’s the only way I can account for the discrepancy.” (Evening Times – Pawtucket, RI – 17 jan 1901).

But you won’t find the Belin family Bible. It seems that in November 1908, Joseph Belin of Wilkes-Barre, PA “came home intoxicated and threatened [his mother] and then burned the family Bible.” There were 7 prisoners in court that day for “being drunk”. Six of them were fined $1.00 but Joseph Belin was fined $5.00. (Wilkes-Barre (PA) Times Leader – 18 Nov 1908).

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