Key Historical Newspapers Online at GenealogyBank.com

With over 3,500 newspapers on GenealogyBank it might be difficult to be familiar with all of them.

GenealogyBank is packed with obituaries, birth records and marriage announcements – but here are some quick facts you might not know about some of our historical newspapers.

Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser (Maryland)
Although this prominent paper published some of Edgar Allen Poe’s earliest poetry, Poe was unable to secure a job on its staff as he had hoped. Includes 3,619 issues published between 1826 and 1838.

Blackfoot Register (Idaho)
The Register covers the Idaho mining boom and the run up to statehood. Publisher William Wheeler used his persuasive writing skills to bolster the population of the then-struggling Idaho Territory. Includes 255 issues published between 1880 and 1886.

Boston Journal (Massachusetts)
One of the first newspapers to conduct a census of its readers, the well-known Journal offered a balance of businessnews and general interest stories, especially those that focused on life in New England. Includes 14,438 issues published between 1870 and 1917.

Daily Alaska Dispatch (Juneau)
The Dispatch offers detailed coverage of shipwrecks, volcano eruptions and other dangers that settlers faced in the harsh northern lands. Includes 5,724 issues published between 1900 and 1919.

Frankfort Argus (Kentucky)
One of the first newspapers west of the Appalachians. Includes 283 issues published between 1808 and 1821. Alternate Title: Argus of the Western World.

Frederick Douglass’ Paper (Rochester, New York)
Including its predecessor the North Star, this powerful anti-slavery newspaper had a circulation of 4,000 readers worldwide. Includes 136 issues published between 1847 and 1860.

Hobart Republican (Oklahoma)
Founded the year Oklahoma achieved statehood, the Republican reflects conservative middle-American views on World War I and the Russian Revolution. Includes 7,438 issues published between 1907 and 1920.

Hokubei Jiji or The North American Times (Seattle, Washington)
This was the first Japanese newspaper in the Pacific Northwest. Includes 57 issues published between 1916 and 1918.

Jeffersonian (Thomson, Georgia)
The Jeffersonian was the official mouthpiece of Georgia’s controversial fire-brand Populist and former presidential candidate, Thomas E. Watson. Will include issues published between 1909 and 1914.

Milwaukee Sentinel (Wisconsin)
The Sentinel provides national and international coverage as well as a glimpse into the northern fur trade. Includes 5,929 issues published between 1837 and 1866.

New-Bedford Courier (Massachusetts)
This important weekly newspaper from the U.S. whaling capital covers the industry at its height. Includes 181 issues published between 1827 and 1833.

New York Tribune (New York City)
For much of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Horace Greeley’s newspaper was one of the most powerful and successful in America. Will include issues published between 1856 and 1922.

Prescott Daily Courier (Arizona)
This early daily covered Arizona in the years before statehood, after the Desert Land Act significantly increased the territory’s population. Includes 2,173 issues published between 1891 and 1908.

Steamer Pacific News (San Francisco, California)
One of the most popular California newspapers, the Pacific News was shipped east during the height of the Gold Rush. Will include issues published between 1849 and 1851.

St. Louis Republic (Missouri)
This respected daily provided firsthand coverage of Midwestern events such as the Great Tornado of 1896 and the death of Sitting Bull. Includes 3,955 issues published between 1888 and 1900.

Territorial Enterprise (Virginia City, Nevada)
Nevada’s most important early newspaper featured articles written by young staffer Samuel Clemens, later known as Mark Twain. Will include issues published between 1874 and 1881. It will be loaded soon.

Texas Gazette (Austin)
The first English-language newspaper in the state, this important but short-lived title set the standard for frontier journalism. Will include issues published between 1829 and 1832. It will be loaded soon.

Die Washingtoner Post (Washington, Missouri)
This German-language title portrayed the lives of immigrants along the Mississippi River in the 1870s. Will include issues published between 1870 and 1878. It will be loaded soon.

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1870 Census now online

FamilySerachLabs has now gone live with the 1870 Federal Census.

That site now has the 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880 and 1900 census indexed and available online. These indexes are free.

These are All New Indexes and Images.
I was using the various online census indexes to search for some of my relatives. There was a dark blotch on the page and it was difficult to make out the name. So, I went to the 1900 Census Index at FamilySerachLabs and was very surprised to see that the same image on this page was crystal clear – no blotch. Why – I asked? Answer – FamilySerachLabs made the extra effort to create all new digital images of the census pages.

The 1870 census is available in two formats:
Indexed and Searchable – search every name in the census for these States:

Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Dakota Territory, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.

Browsable – lets you look at the digital images of each page in the census for All States except Kentucky, Vermont and Virginia.

FamilySearchLabs will be putting the rest of these census images & indexes online shortly.

More Spanish Language Newspapers going Online for Genealogists

GenealogyBank has the largest collection of Spanish language newspapers online for genealogists.

That’s over 230 titles!
1808-1977

Arizona
Nogales, AZ. Monitor. 1890
Tucson, AZ. Amigos. 1975-1977
Tucson, AZ. Fronterizo. 1892
Tucson, AZ. Tucsonense. 1915-1923


California
Los Angeles, CA. Aguacero. 1878
Los Angeles, CA. Amigo del Pueblo. 1861
Los Angeles, CA. Cinema. 1935
Los Angeles, CA. Clamor Publico. 1855 – 1859
Los Angeles, CA. Correo Mexicano. 1917
Los Angeles, CA. Cronica. 1874
Los Angeles, CA. El Democrata. 1882
Los Angeles, CA. Eco de la Patria. 1878
Los Angeles, CA. El Eco Mexicano. 1885
Los Angeles, CA. Fe en la Democracia. 1884
Los Angeles, CA. Heraldo de Mexico. 1917-1928
Los Angeles, CA. Joven. 1877-1878
Los Angeles, CA. Monitor/Monitor Mejicano. 1897-1898
Los Angeles, CA. La Prensa. 1917-1922
Los Angeles, CA. Regeneracion – Semanal Revolucionario. 1910-1917
Los Angeles, CA. Union. 1896-1897
San Bernadino, CA. Chicano. 1968-1973
San Francisco, CA. Cronica. 1854-1855
San Francisco, CA. Eco del Pacifico. 1857
San Francisco, CA. Imparcial. 1931-1935
San Francisco, CA. Mefistofeles. 1918
San Francisco, CA. Seminario Imparcial. 1938
Santa Barbara, CA. Gaceta. 1879-1881

Colorado
Antonito, CO. Voz Del Valle. 1899-1901
Trinidad, CO. Anunciador. 1916-1922

Florida
Tampa, FL. Diario de Tampa. 1909-1911

Illinois
Chicago,IL. Noticia Mundial. 1927-1928

Indiana
Indiana Harbour, IN. Amigo del Hogar. 1925-1930

Louisiana
Natchitoches, LA. Mexicano. 1813-1819
New Orleans, LA. Abeja. 1929-1931
New Orleans, LA. El Misisipi. 1808

Missouri
Kansas City, MO. Cosmopolita. 1914-1919

New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM. Combate. 1892
Albuquerque, NM. Daily Citizen. 1887-1892
Albuquerque, NM. Daily Times. 1893
Albuquerque, NM. Defensor del Pueblo. 1891-1892
Albuquerque, NM. Estrella Mejicana. 1890
Albuquerque, NM. Evening Citizen. 1892-94
Albuquerque, NM. Hormiga de Oro. 1903
Albuquerque, NM. Indito. 1900-1901
Albuquerque, NM. Industrial Advertiser. 1899
Albuquerque, NM. Morning Journal. 1884-86
Albuquerque, NM. News. 1886
Albuquerque, NM. Nuevo Mundo. 1897- 1900
Albuquerque, NM. La Opinion Publica. 1892 – 1907
Albuquerque, NM. Pueblo. 1900
Albuquerque, NM. Revista. 1881
Albuquerque, NM. Union de Albuquerque. 1893
Bernalillo, NM. Agricultor Moderno. 1916
Bernalillo, NM. Espejo. 1879
Chama, NM. Northwest New Mexican. 1893
Deming, NM. Deming Headlight. 1891-1899
Deming, NM. Deming Tribune. 1884
Deming, NM. Headlight. 1889-99
Eddy, NM. Eddy Argus. 1893
Eddy, NM. Eddy County Citizen. 1893
Elizabethtown, NM. Mining Bulletin. 1900
Estancia, NM. Estancia News. 1905-1907
Hillsborough, NM. Sierra County Advocate. 1885-1886
Kingston, NM. Kingston Clipper. 1884
Kingston, NM. Kingston Weekly Shaft. 1893
Las Cruces, NM. Borderer. 1872-1874
Las Cruces, NM. El Democrata. 1891-1894
Las Cruces, NM. Dona Ana County Republican. 1897-1902
Las Cruces, NM. Eco del Rio Grande. 1876/1882
Las Cruces, NM. Eco del Valle. 1905-1911
Las Cruces, NM. El Observador Fronterizo. 1888
Las Cruces, NM. Empresa. 1896-1897
Las Cruces, NM. Estrella. 1911-1935
Las Cruces, NM. Flor del Valle. 1894
Las Cruces, NM. Fronterizo. 1875
Las Cruces, NM. Gaceta Popular. 1919
Las Cruces, NM. Labrador. 1896-1912
Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces Daily News. 1889
Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces Daily Times. 1889-1893
Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces Democrat/Independent Democrat. 1892-1898
Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces Progress. 1902-1904
Las Cruces, NM. Mesilla Valley Bulletin. 1934-1938
Las Cruces, NM. Mesilla Valley Democrat. 1886-1890
Las Cruces, NM. Newmans Semi-Weekly. 1881
Las Cruces, NM. Promotor Escolar. 1891-1892
Las Cruces, NM. Thirty-Four. 1879-80
Las Cruces, NM. Verdad. 1890-1898
Las Vegas, NM. Cachiporra. 1888
Las Vegas, NM. Cachiporrita. 1890
Las Vegas, NM. Campaign Bulletin. 1880
Las Vegas, NM. Chronicle. 1886
Las Vegas, NM. Clarin Mexicano. 1890
Las Vegas, NM. Hispano Americano. 1892
Las Vegas, NM. Las Vegas Daily Gazette. 1880-1886
Las Vegas, NM. Las Vegas Daily Optic. 1884, 1889-1900
Las Vegas, NM. Las Vegas Optic. 1884
Las Vegas, NM. Las Vegas Record. 1901-02
Las Vegas, NM. Las Vegas Weekly Optic. 1880
Las Vegas, NM. Sol de Mayo. 1891
Las Vegas, NM. Voz del Pueblo. 1892-1904
Lordsburg, NM. Western Liberal. 1893-1901
Magdalena, NM. Magdalena Mountain Mail. 1888
Maldonado, NM. Estrella. 1897
Maxwell, NM. Maxwell Mail. 1915
Mesilla, NM. Defensor del Pueblo. 1891
Mesilla, NM. Mesilla News. 1879-1884
Mora, NM. Cronica de Mora. 1889
Mora, NM. Gaceta de Mora. 1890
Mora, NM. Mora Echo. 1890
Mora, NM. Mosquito. 1891-1892
Raton, NM. Amigo del Pueblo. 1896
Raton, NM. Raton Range. 1893, 95
Raton, NM. Raton Reporter. 1893
Raton, NM. Weekly News. 1904
Rincon, NM. Rincon Weekly. 1895-1897
Roswell, NM. Roswell Record. 1893
San Acacio, NM. Comercio. 1907
San Marcial, NM. San Marcial Bee. 1893, 1902
San Marcial, NM. La Libertad. 1896
San Marcial, NM. San Marcial Reporter. 1888, 1890
Santa Fe, NM. Boletín Popular. 1886 – 1895
Santa Fe, NM. Capitol. 1901
Santa Fe, NM. Clarin Mejicano. 1873
Santa Fe, NM. Gato. 1894
Santa Fe, NM. Gauntlet. 1894
Santa Fe, NM. El Guia de Santa Fe. 1886
Santa Fe, NM. Nuevo Mejicano. 1863, 1881
Santa Fe, NM. Nuevo Mexicano. 1890-1908
Santa Fe, NM. Registro de Nuevo Mexico. 1916
Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe Weekly Express. 1887
Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe Weekly New Mexican & Livestock Journal. 1885-1895
Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe Weekly Sun. 1893
Santa Fe, NM. Verdad. 1844
Santa Fe, NM. Voz del Pueblo. 1889
Santa Fe, NM. Weekly New Mexican Review. 1883
Santa Rosa, NM. Santa Rosa Sun. 1919-1920
Silver City, NM. Eagle. 1895
Silver City, NM. Grant County Herald. 1878
Silver City, NM. Herald. 1876
Silver City, NM. Mining Chronicle. 1881
Silver City, NM. New Southwest. 1882
Silver City, NM. Silver City Enterprise. 1882, 86-96
Silver City, NM. Silver City Independent. 1897-1901
Silver City, NM. Southwest Sentinel. 1886-1887
Socorro, NM. Bullion. 1884
Socorro, NM. Combate. 1898
Socorro, NM. Defensor del Pueblo. 1913-1938
Socorro, NM. Estrella de Nuevo Mexico. 1896 – 1897
Socorro, NM. La Golondrina. 1898
Socorro, NM. Hispano Americano. 1891 – 1892
Socorro, NM. The Industrial Advertiser. 1893, 95
Socorro, NM. Progreso. 1887
Socorro, NM. Republicano. 1901
Socorro, NM. Socorro Bullion. 1886
Springer, NM. Colfax County Stockman. 1893-13
Springer, NM. Estandarte de Springer/Springer Banner. 1889 – 1893
Springer, NM. The Sentinel. 1901
Taos, NM. Revista de Taos, La (and the Taos Cresset English and Spanish). 1904
Wagon Mound, NM. Combate. 1902-1918
White Oaks, NM. Lincoln County Leader. 1893
White Oaks, NM. New Mexico Interpreter. 1889
White Oaks, NM. White Oaks Eagle. 1895

Nevada
Las Vegas, NV. Daily Examiner. 1895
Las Vegas, NV. Misionero Bautista. 1943-1951
Las Vegas, NV. New Mexico Herald. 1879
Las Vegas, NV. The Political Comet. 1882

New York
Brooklyn, NY. Espana Libre. 1939-1943
Las Vegas, NY. Boletín de Anuncios. 1878
New York, NY. Ahora. 1950
New York, NY. Independiente. 1898
New York, NY. Mulato. 1854

Texas
Austin, TX. Telegraph and Texas Register. 1835-1836
Austin, TX. Texas Gazette. 1829-1832
Brazoria, TX. Advocate of Peoples Rights. 1832-1834
Brazoria, TX. Texas Republican. 1834-1835
Brownsville, TX. Boletin Estraordinario. 1865
Brownsville, TX. Cronista del Valle. 1924-1930
Brownsville, TX. Daily Cosmopolitan. 1884-85, 91-92
Brownsville, TX. Daily Metropolitan. 1893
Brownsville, TX. Daily Republican. 1884
Brownsville, TX. El Heraldo de Brownsville. 1935-1940
Brownsville, TX. Progreso. 1876
Brownsville, TX. Puerto/Puerto de Brownsville. 1954-1961
Brownsville, TX. The Ranchero. 1864
Brownsville, TX. Republican/El Republicano. 1865
Brownsville, TX. The Rio Grande Sentinel. 1861
Brownsville, TX. The Sentinel. 1870
Brownsville, TX. Zaragoza. 1865
Corpus Christi, TX. Horizonte. 1879 – 1880
Corpus Christi, TX. Nueces County News. 1938-39
Corpus Christi, TX. Progreso. 1939-1940
Corpus Christi, TX. Verdad. 1950-1959
Corpus Christi, TX. Weekly Labor Herald. 1941-42
Edinburg, TX. Defensor. 1930-1931
El Paso, TX. Azote. 1922-1923
El Paso, TX. Buena Prensa. 1923
El Paso, TX. Clarin del Norte. 1905-1906
El Paso, TX. Commercial Review. 1891
El Paso, TX. Continental. 1934-1960
El Paso, TX. Correo del Bravo. 1913
El Paso, TX. Defensor. 1894-1895
El Paso, TX. Democracia. 1906
El Paso, TX. Dia. 1919
El Paso, TX. Echo Fronterizo. 1896
El Paso, TX. El Ciudadano. 1892
El Paso, TX. El Paso Daily News. 1901-1902
El Paso, TX. El Paso del Norte. 1904-1915
El Paso, TX. El Paso Evening Tribune. 1893
El Paso, TX. El Paso Weekly Tribune. 1886
El Paso, TX. Evening Telegram. 1896
El Paso, TX. Evening Tribune. 1889-1896
El Paso, TX. Hispano Americano. 1893
El Paso, TX. Homer Union News. 1919
El Paso, TX. Independiente. 1896
El Paso, TX. La Justicia. 1893
El Paso, TX. Las Dos Americas. 1898
El Paso, TX. Lone Star. 1881-83
El Paso, TX. Monday Mercury. 1893
El Paso, TX. Monitor. 1897 – 1900
El Paso, TX. Las Noticias. 1899-1900
El Paso, TX. La Opinion Publica. 1895
El Paso, TX. Progresista. 1901
El Paso, TX. Sancho Panza. 1891
El Paso, TX. Sunday Herald. 1888-1889
Houston, TX. Gaceta Mexicana. 1827-1828
Kingsville, TX. Acción. 1931-32
Kingsville, TX. Acción. 1932-36
Kingsville, TX. El Eco. 1931-1941
Kingsville, TX. Notas de Kingsville. 1943-1961
Laredo, TX. Cronica. 1910-1914
Laredo, TX. Democrata Fronterizo. 1917-1918
Laredo, TX. Evolucion. 1917-1920
Nacogdoches, TX. Gaceta de Texas. 1813
San Antonio, TX. Bejareno/Ranchero. 1855-1866
San Antonio, TX. Epoca. 1918-1923, 1927
San Antonio, TX. Heraldo de Mexicano. 1927-1930
San Antonio, TX. Imparcial de Texas. 1917-1921
San Antonio, TX. Pan American. 1918

GenealogyBank Adds Over 4 Million Records & Documents

GenealogyBank announced today that over 4 million historical newspapers records and documents from 24 States have been added to its database.

This constantly growing collection now features over 221 million family history records – I estimate that to contain over 1.3 Billion names.

You can search GenealogyBank for free and see a small slice of every record for your ancestors but you must join GenealogyBank to view the complete documents – 30 day trial memberships are available for only $9.95.

Here’s what’s new on the site:
Alaska
Juneau. Daily Alaska Dispatch. 5/1/1917 to 8/31/1917

Alabama
Montgomery. Montgomery Advertiser. 10/1/1912 to 12/31/1912

California
Anderson Valley Post. 5/3/2006 to Current

Connecticut
Bridgeport. Republican Farmer. 1/5/1814 to 12/20/1815

Georgia
Cordele. Cordele Dispatch. 11/14/2007 to Current
Savannah. Savannah Tribune. 12/4/1875 to 12/27/1913

Illinois
Danville. Commercial News. 11/6/2007 to Current

Massachusetts
Boston. Boston Journal. 7/1/1880 to 10/6/1917
Boston. Daily Atlas. 7/1/1841 to 4/11/1857
Lowell. Lowell Daily Citizen and News. 3/21/1857 to 1/24/1879
Springfield. Springfield Republican. 5/17/1900 to 11/15/1910
Worcester. Worcester Daily Spy. 7/6/1903 to 9/22/1903

Maryland
Baltimore. Baltimore American. 9/1/1917 to 12/31/1922
Baltimore Sun. 7/1/1847 to 1/3/1848

Maine
Portland. Portland Daily Advertiser. 1/1/1863 to 6/30/1863


Minnesota
St. Paul. St. Paul Daily Pioneer. 9/23/1854 to 4/12/1855

Missouri
Hannibal. Missouri Courier. 1/18/1849 to 2/17/1853
St. Louis. St. Louis Republic. 10/1/1889 to 4/30/1900

Montana
Anaconda. Anaconda Standard. 1/2/1898 to 4/30/1915

Nevada
Ely. Ely Times. 10/10/2007 to Current

New Hampshire
Portsmouth. Portsmouth Journal of Literature & Politics. 6/2/1838 to 12/31/1842

New Jersey
Bridgeton. Washington Whig. 1/7/1821 to 12/27/1822

New Mexico
Albuquerque. Albuquerque Journal. 9/1/1910 to 12/31/1910
Gallup. Gallup Independent. 10/11.2007 to Current

New York
New York Herald. 8/1/1858 to 12/31/1858

North Carolina
Halifax. North Carolina Journal. 1/2/1797 to 9/11/1797

Ohio
Ashtabula. Star Beacon. 10/20/2007 to Current

Oklahoma
Altus. Altus Times. 1/14/2008 to Current
Bartlesville. Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise. 10/18/2007 to Current
Knight. Frontier Index. 4/14/1868 to 4/14/1868
Oklahoma City. Daily Oklahoman. 5/1/1913 to 6/30/1913
Pauls Valley. Pauls Valley Daily Democrat. 9/8/2007 to current

Oregon
Portland. Oregonian. 8/8/1920 to 8/29/1920

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia. North American. 1/1/1845 to 6/30/1879

West Virginia
Bluefield. Bluefield Daily Telegraph. 12/28/2007 to Current
Fairmont. Times West Virginian. 1/11/2008 to Current
Logan. Logan Banner. 7/8/2007 to Current

And more – big news is on the way! Stay tuned.