Irish American Genealogy & Family History Facts Infographic

Irish American Genealogy & Family History Facts Infographic

In celebration of Irish Heritage Month, here are some interesting facts about Irish ancestry in America.

Irish American Population Statistics

  • There are 34.5 million people who claim Irish ancestry in America
  • Approximately 11% of the total United States population is Irish American
  • There are over 7 times more people of Irish descent in the United States than the entire population of Ireland

History of Irish Immigration to America

There were 2 major waves of Irish immigration to America.

  1. The first immigration period was in the Colonial era of the 18th century. These people set sail from the northern provinces of Ireland looking for new lives as American pioneers. The migration consisted of approximately 250,000 Scots-Irish who were predominately Protestant. The major ports of entry for these incoming Irish immigrants were in New York and Philadelphia.
  1. The second wave of immigration was between 1846 and 1900. During this period approximately 2,873,000 people fled to America from the southern provinces of Ireland. This was primarily due to the Great Irish Potato Famine, which caused poverty and starvation throughout Ireland. These new arrivals were predominately of Catholic denomination. The major American ports of entry were in New York and Boston. The Irish also arrived on trains and ships from Canada, which was then called British North America.

Origins of the Saying “Luck of the Irish”

During the 1848-1855 California Gold Rush many Irish immigrants headed out West to mine silver & gold. Many Americans said the immigrants’ mining success was due to luck, not skill—hence the saying “Luck of the Irish.”

Common Irish Surnames

Here is a list of the top 10 most common Irish last names and their meanings:

  • Murphy – Sea Battlers
  • Kelly – Bright-headed Ones
  • O’Sullivan – Hawkeyed Ones
  • Walsh – Welshmen
  • O’Brien – Noblemen
  • Byrne – Ravens
  • Ryan – Little Kings
  • O’Connor – Patrons of Warriors
  • O’Neill - From a Champion, Niall of the Nine Hostages
  • O’Reilly – Outgoing People, Descendants of Reilly

Percentage of Irish Americans by State

The Northeastern United States has the highest concentration of Irish Americans. The following 9 states all have more than 15% Irish ancestry in their total populations. The states are listed in descending order from highest to lowest total Irish population percentages. Massachusetts has the highest percentage in the United States with 22.5% of its residents claiming Irish ancestry.

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Delaware
  5. Connecticut
  6. Vermont
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. New Jersey
  9. Maine

The following 9 U.S. states also have high Irish American populations of 12-14%. Montana has the highest in this range with 14.8% of its population claiming Irish ancestry.

  1. Montana
  2. Iowa
  3. Nebraska
  4. Wyoming
  5. New York
  6. Missouri
  7. Ohio
  8. Colorado
  9. Illinois

11% to 11.9% of the residents in the following 7 states claim Irish ancestry.

  1. Oregon
  2. Maryland
  3. Kansas
  4. Washington
  5. Minnesota
  6. Nevada
  7. West Virginia

The remaining states have less than 11% Irish ancestry in their total populations.

Famous Americans Who Are a Wee Bit Irish

From presidents to outlaws, there have been many famous Irish Americans throughout U.S. history. Here are a few of them:

  • John F. Kennedy a.k.a. JFK: 35th President of the United States
  • Henry Ford: Founder of Ford Motor Company
  • Barack Obama: 44th President of the United States
  • William Henry McCarty Jr. a.k.a. Billy the Kid: Outlaw
  • Judy Garland: Actress & Singer
  • Bill O’Reilly: TV Host & Political Commentator
  • Conan O’Brien: TV Host & Comedian
  • Grace Kelly: Actress & Princess of Monaco
  • Walter Elias Disney a.k.a. Walt Disney: Film Producer & Co-founder of the Walt Disney Company
  • Danica Patrick: NASCAR Driver
  • Eddie Murphy: Actor & Comedian
  • Mel Gibson: Actor & Film Producer

Top Irish Genealogy Records

The top genealogy records to trace your Irish roots are:

Did You Know?

Civil registration in Ireland didn’t begin until 1864, although some non-Catholic marriages were recorded as early as 1845. Fortunately for genealogists, Irish American newspapers routinely published the news of Irish births, marriages and deaths for more than half a century before Ireland started recording them.

Got a little Irish in you? Discover your Irish American ancestry at http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ethnic/irish_american/

Follow GenealogyBank on social media with hashtag #IrishHeritage for more Irish American genealogy facts throughout Irish Heritage Month.

Sources:

http://www.biography.com/people/groups/famous-irish-americans

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb13-ff03.html

http://www.edwardtodonnell.com/

http://www.energyofanation.org/waves_of_irish_immigration.html

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/The-10-most-popular-Irish-last-names-2-133737553.html?page=3

http://names.mongabay.com/ancestry/st-Irish.html

http://www.udel.edu/soe/deal/IrishImmigrationFacts.html

http://www.wikipedia.org/

23 Million Newspaper Records for all 50 U.S. States Just Added!

Did you realize that every day GenealogyBank adds more records from over 3,000 newspapers from all 50 states? Our archivists and digital experts are gathering and digitizing more of America’s newspapers and putting them online continuously.

In the past month alone we added over 23 million newspaper records—that is more than 5 million records every week!

Here is a glimpse of just some of the new newspaper content that has recently been added to GenealogyBank. Since we can’t list all 3,000 newspapers here, we have selected a representative sample to give you a sense of GenealogyBank’s dynamic growth. Dig into our rapidly expanding newspaper archives and uncover your family history now!

Newspapers marked with an asterisk (*) are new to GenealogyBank.

State City Newspapers

Date Range

Collection

Alaska Anchorage Anchorage Daily News

1/2/1971–12/30/1972

Newspaper Archives

California San Diego Evening Tribune

9/2/1912–9/29/1936

Newspaper Archives

California San Diego San Diego Union

4/20/1881–12/23/1930

Newspaper Archives

California San Francisco Bay Citizen, The*

06/01/2010–Current

Recent Obituaries

Colorado Denver Denver Post

7/4/1903–5/22/1917

Newspaper Archives

Colorado Denver Denver Rocky Mountain News

11/30/1890–10/1/1898

Newspaper Archives

Colorado Golden Arvada Press*

08/30/2012–Current

Recent Obituaries

Colorado Golden Golden Transcript*

06/07/2012–Current

Recent Obituaries

Colorado Golden Wheat Ridge Transcript*

05/12/2012–Current

Recent Obituaries

Colorado Lakewood Lakewood Sentinel*

05/18/2012–Current

Recent Obituaries

Colorado Thornton Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel*

05/18/2012–Current

Recent Obituaries

Colorado Westminster Westminster Window*

05/18/2012–Current

Recent Obituaries

District of Columbia Washington Daily Union

05/01/1845–12/31/1853

Newspaper Archives

District of Columbia Washington (DC) Evening Star

4/11/1877–12/31/1922

Newspaper Archives

Georgia Marietta Marietta Journal

1/15/1961–12/8/1978

Newspaper Archives

Idaho Idaho Falls Post Register*

01/24/2013–Current

Recent Obituaries

Illinois Belleville Belleville News-Democrat: Blogs*

05/22/2009–Current

Recent Obituaries

Illinois Chicago Chicago Sun-Times: Blogs*

02/20/2008–Current

Recent Obituaries

Illinois Elburn Elburn Herald*

10/09/2008–Current

Recent Obituaries

Illinois Springfield Daily Illinois State Register

1/1/1856–1/14/1892

Newspaper Archives

Louisiana Baton Rouge Advocate

10/1/1943–5/15/1958

Newspaper Archives

Louisiana Baton Rouge State Times Advocate

3/3/1933–9/15/1969

Newspaper Archives

Louisiana New Orleans NOLA Defender*

03/13/2010–Current

Recent Obituaries

Maryland Baltimore Sun

8/9/1922–9/3/1922

Newspaper Archives

Massachusetts Boston Boston Herald

7/2/1855–9/19/1972

Newspaper Archives

Massachusetts Boston Boston Herald: Blogs*

10/28/2006–Current

Recent Obituaries

Massachusetts Boston Boston Traveler

9/1/1855–8/7/1951

Newspaper Archives

Massachusetts Springfield Republican, The: Web Edition Articles*

11/16/2012–Current

Recent Obituaries

Massachusetts Springfield Springfield Daily News

1/24/1914–11/6/1919

Newspaper Archives

Massachusetts Springfield Springfield Republican

01/18/1920–01/18/1920

Newspaper Archives

Massachusetts Westfield Westfield News, The*

12/13/2011–Current

Recent Obituaries

Michigan Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Daily Argus

11/17/1898–12/31/1906

Newspaper Archives

Michigan Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Daily Times

10/5/1907–4/7/1908

Newspaper Archives

Michigan Ann Arbor Michigan Argus

10/31/1879–12/20/1907

Newspaper Archives

Michigan Ypsilanti Ypsilanti Commercial

3/11/1864–8/18/1898

Newspaper Archives

Mississippi Hattiesburg Petal News, The*

04/21/2011–Current

Recent Obituaries

Nebraska Omaha Omaha Star*

01/07/2011–Current

Recent Obituaries

Nebraska Omaha Omaha World Herald

11/1/1981–11/30/1983

Newspaper Archives

Nevada Boulder City Boulder City Review*

11/05/2009–Current

Recent Obituaries

New Jersey Leonia Leonia Life*

01/22/2010–Current

Recent Obituaries

New York Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry Rivertowns Daily Voice*

08/02/2011–Current

Recent Obituaries

New York New York Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper

04/01/1871–10/21/1871

Newspaper Archives

New York New York New Yorker Volkszeitung

02/18/1894–02/28/1900

Newspaper Archives

New York Westchester County Newsday: Westchester County Edition*

05/02/2012–Current

Recent Obituaries

North Carolina Charlotte Charlotte Observer, The: Blogs*

11/09/2006–Current

Recent Obituaries

North Carolina Greensboro Greensboro Daily News

4/14/1945–9/30/1977

Newspaper Archives

North Carolina Greensboro Greensboro Record

2/22/1950–4/10/1981

Newspaper Archives

North Carolina Reidsville Eden Daily News, The*

02/13/2013–Current

Recent Obituaries

Ohio Cincinnati Cincinnati Post

1/7/1886–6/4/1920

Newspaper Archives

Oregon Hood River Hood River News*

08/09/2001–Current

Recent Obituaries

Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphia City Paper*

06/29/2006–Current

Recent Obituaries

South Carolina Charleston Charleston Courier*

8/14/1860–2/15/1861

Newspaper Archives

South Carolina Charleston Charleston News and Courier

11/04/1897–07/16/1913

Newspaper Archives

South Carolina Charleston Evening Post

9/29/1914–8/29/1921

Newspaper Archives

Texas Fredericksburg Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post*

08/07/2002–Current

Recent Obituaries

Vermont Middlebury Addison County Independent*

12/27/2006–Current

Recent Obituaries

Vermont St. Johnsbury Caledonian

8/12/1854–6/25/1897

Newspaper Archives

Vermont St. Johnsbury Caledonian-Record

11/25/1908–1/14/1925

Newspaper Archives

Virginia Richmond Richmond Times Dispatch

2/1/1948–12/31/1986

Newspaper Archives

Washington Bellingham Bellingham Herald, The: Blogs*

01/15/2008–Current

Recent Obituaries

Washington Forks Forks Forum*

12/15/2010–Current

Recent Obituaries

Wisconsin Chippewa Falls Chippewa Herald, The: Blogs*

06/21/2012–Current

Recent Obituaries

Wisconsin Milwaukee Wahrheit

09/05/1896–09/05/1896

Newspaper Archives

Thousands More Recent Obituaries from 13 States Coming Soon!

GenealogyBank is adding 21 new newspapers with thousands more obituaries to its Recent Obituaries archives to help with your family history research.

GenealogyBank's search form for Recent Newspaper Obituaries

GenealogyBank’s search form for Recent Newspaper Obituaries

These newspapers are from 13 states: California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.

You can view our entire Recent Obituaries archives here: http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/obituaries/

These newspapers will be added in the next few weeks.

Bay Citizen (San Francisco, CA)

  • Obituaries:  06/01/2010 – Current

Arvada Press (Golden, CO)

  • Obituaries:  08/30/2012 – Current

Golden Transcript (Golden, CO)

  • Obituaries:  06/07/2012 – Current

Lakewood Sentinel (Lakewood, CO)

  • Obituaries:  05/18/2012 – Current

Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel (Thornton, CO)

  • Obituaries:  05/18/2012 – Current

Westminster Window (Westminster, CO)

  • Obituaries:  05/18/2012 – Current

Wheat Ridge Transcript (Golden, CO)

  • Obituaries:  05/12/2012 – Current

Post Register (Idaho Falls, ID)

  • Obituaries:  01/24/2013 – Current

Belleville News-Democrat: Blogs (Belleville, IL)

  • Obituaries:  05/22/2009 – Current

Chicago Sun-Times: Blogs (Chicago, IL)

  • Obituaries:  02/20/2008 – Current

Elburn Herald (Elburn, IL)

  • Obituaries:  10/09/2008 – Current

Boston Herald: Blogs (Boston, MA)

  • Obituaries:  10/28/2006 – Current

Boulder City Review (Boulder City, NV)

  • Obituaries:  11/26/2009 – Current

Newsday: Westchester County Edition (NY)

  • Obituaries:  05/02/2012 – Current

Charlotte Observer: Blogs (Charlotte, NC)

  • Obituaries:  11/09/2006 – Current

Eden Daily News (Reidsville, NC)

  • Obituaries:  02/13/2013 – Current

Hood River News (Hood River, OR)

  • Obituaries:  08/09/2001 – Current

Philadelphia City Paper (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Obituaries:  06/29/2006 – Current

Addison County Independent (Middlebury, VT)

  • Obituaries:  12/27/2006 – Current

Bellingham Herald: Blogs (Bellingham, WA)

  • Obituaries:  01/15/2008 – Current

Chippewa Herald: Blogs (Chippewa Falls, WI)

  • Obituaries:  06/21/2012 – Current

Gin Marriages, Gretna Greens & Your Ancestor’s Marriage Records

Introduction: Gena Philibert-Ortega is a genealogist and author of the book “From the Family Kitchen.” In this guest blog post, Gena explains why gin marriage laws and Gretna Greens may have something to do with your ancestors’ marriage records appearing in unexpected newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s.

Where did you get married? Was it a town near where you lived? Did you run away to get married?

We often feel frustrated when we can’t find our ancestor’s marriage records in the most obvious place: the town they lived in. But let’s face it, not everyone gets married where they live. Maybe your ancestor chose to go to a “Gretna Green.”

What’s a Gretna Green?

Named after a city in Scotland, Gretna Greens are cities where couples run off to get married. According to the website The Gretna Wedding Bureau, Scotland historically has had lax requirements for marriage: a couple only had to be over 16 years of age and declare themselves husband and wife in front of witnesses. Because it was easy to get married in Scotland, people from neighboring countries flocked to marry there. Gretna Green was the first post along the route from England to the Scottish border, so it was a convenient wedding destination for eloping couples. Even today, Gretna Green, Scotland, continues to be a popular wedding destination.

There are Gretna Greens all over the United States. One of the most popular Gretna Greens is Las Vegas, NV. But even less glitzy places are popular wedding destinations for a whole host of reasons, especially places where couples can get married quickly without the requirement of blood tests, medical examinations or a marriage license. A Gretna Green might be the answer for couples who want to skip the hassle and expense of a traditional wedding and any disapproving family members.

Some people don’t want to wait to get married—for a variety of reasons.

Typically there is some time involved between the excitement of getting engaged and the actual wedding date. However, born out of a belief that those who married hastily, and perhaps while under the influence of alcohol, were more likely to divorce, some states enacted waiting periods between the time a marriage license was filed and the day the wedding could take place.

One state that enacted such a law was California. In 1927 California passed a “gin marriage” law. This law required a three-day waiting period from the time the couple purchased their marriage license until they could actually tie the knot.

Couples Must Give Notice of Bans, San Diego Union newspaper article 21 May 1927

San Diego Union (San Diego, California), 21 May 1927, page 11

As with any good intention there were some unanticipated results with this marriage legislation. While the law stopped couples from marrying quickly in California, it drove them to nearby out-of-state Gretna Greens such as Yuma, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada, where they could secure “quickie” weddings. During one year of enforcement of California’s marriage law, Yuma—then a town of 5,000 residents—recorded 17,000 marriages! During the years of California’s gin marriage law, both Yuma and Las Vegas became the hip place for Hollywood stars and everyday people to get married.

Government officials started becoming wise to couples crossing state borders to marry in states with no gin marriage laws. In reaction, more laws affecting marrying couples were passed. Some of those laws required blood tests to check for venereal disease, as in the following example.

Gin-Marriage Ban, Dallas Morning News newspaper article 30 January 1939

Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas), 30 January 1939, section 2, page 4

Here is another historical newspaper article about a gin marriage law, this one in New York.

Gin Marriage Law Reduces Gretna Green's Dawn Rites, Dallas Morning News newspaper article 26 May 1938

Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas), 26 May 1938, section 1, page 11

This old newspaper article points out how effective the gin marriage law has been in curbing drunken couples from impulsively getting married in the middle of the night:

“At last the 3 a.m. marriage evil became intolerable. Dozens of young squirts with a snootful of bubble-water were wont to shoot to nearby Gretna Greens toward dawn, rout out sleepy but fee-hungry clerks and Justices, and become spliced before they had any notion what day it was, if any at all. This made dandy copy for the gaudier press, but it distressed the quieter element who still believed that marriages were not properly made in a tub of Scotch and soda.

“Jane Todd acted with her bill, and the law soon read that seventy-two hours had to elapse between license and the vows. Now a quick checkup reveals that it works fine.”

Can’t find an ancestor’s marriage record from the late 1920s or the 1930s? Maybe they decided to elope to a nearby Gretna Green. After all, who wants to wait when you’re in love?

GenealogyBank Adds 22 Million Newspaper Records in March!

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 titles, but the following is a representative sample):

  • A total of 85 titles from 29 states plus the District of Columbia
  • Titles marked with an asterisk (*) are obituaries only and are new to our archive
  • Those marked with a plus sign (+) are historical newspapers new to our archive
  • We’ve shown the 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.

State Abbr Title City Start Date End Date
AL Mobile Register Mobile 1862 1870
AR Arkansas Gazette Little Rock 1823 1900
CA Free Angela San Francisco 1971 1971
CA San Diego Union San Diego 1937 1983
CT Connecticut Courant Hartford 1843 1843
CT Litchfield Republican Litchfield 1851 1851
CT American Mercury Hartford 1831 1831
CT Norwich Aurora Norwich 1858 1872
CT Columbian Register New Haven 1836 1875
CT Times Hartford 1834 1840
DC United States Telegraph Washington 1827 1829
FL Hometown News* Fort Pierce 2006 Current
GA Daily Constitutionalist Augusta 1862 1862
GA Marietta Journal Marietta 1987 1989
IA Globe Gazette* Mason City 2012 Current
IA Mitchell County Press-News* Osage 2005 Current
IA Forest City Summit* Forest City 2003 Current
IL Common Bond East Moline 1974 1978
IL Crusader Rockford 1952 1971
IL Illinois State Register Springfield 1844 1844
KS Wichita Times Wichita 1975 1975
KY Frankfort Argus* Frankfort 1822 1834
KY Palladium Frankfort 1807 1807
LA Times-Picayune New Orleans 1852 1907
LA Courrier de la Louisiane New Orleans 1821 1822
MA Weekly Messenger Boston 1829 1829
MA Hampshire Gazette Northampton 1840 1840
MA Massachusetts Spy Worcester 1866 1875
MA Salem Register Salem 1850 1871
MA Boston Courier Boston 1845 1855
MD Advocate of Hampstead and Manchester, The* Hampstead, Manchester 2011 Current
MD Baltimore American Baltimore 1904 1904
MD Political Intelligencer Fredericktown 1819 1819
ME Portland Advertiser Portland 1829 1833
MN Broad Axe St. Paul 1891 1891
NC Durham News, The* Durham 2011 Current
NC Southwest Wake News* Apex, Holly Springs 2011 Current
NC Garner-Cleveland Record* Garner, Cleveland 2011 Current
NC Midtown Raleigh News* Raleigh 2011 Current
NC Charlotte Observer Charlotte 1901 1901
NC North Raleigh News* Raleigh 2006 Current
NC Clayton News-Star, The* Clayton 2011 Current
NE Omaha World Herald Omaha 1980 1980
NE Plattsmouth Journal, The* Plattsmouth 2007 Current
NH Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics Portsmouth 1869 1872
NH Dartmouth Gazette Hanover 1801 1804
NJ Genius of Liberty Morristown 1798 1808
NV Elko Daily Free Press* Elko 2003 Current
NY Gold Coast Gazette* Glen Cove 2010 Current
NY Cabinet Schenectady 1813 1814
NY Commercial Advertiser New York 1836 1836
NY Waterford Gazette Waterford 1802 1802
NY New York Herald New York 1875 1876
NY Plattsburgh Republican Plattsburgh 1845 1850
NY New-York Morning Post New York 1787 1788
NY Ontario Messenger Canandaigua 1812 1812
NY Geneva Gazette Geneva 1815 1815
NY Spectator New York 1819 1819
NY Albany Argus Albany 1830 1872
PA State Journal Harrisburg 1884 1884
PA Public Ledger Philadelphia 1867 1867
PA National Gazette Philadelphia 1832 1841
PA Valley Advantage, The* Olyphant 2006 Current
PA Pennsylvania Journal* Philadelphia 1749 1791
PA Harrisburg Republican Harrisburg 1817 1817
PA Patriot Harrisburg 1890 1916
PA Washington Reporter Washington 1853 1872
RI Providence Evening Press Providence 1862 1871
SC Charleston Courier Charleston 1822 1870
SC Charleston News and Courier Charleston 1822 1870
SC Southern Chronicle Camden 1824 1824
SD Collegian, The* Brookings 2002 Current
TX Rancher, The* Sugar Land 2011 Current
TX Dallas Morning News Dallas 1984 1984
VA Virginia Patriot Richmond 1814 1814
VA Richmond Whig Richmond 1835 1870
VA Richmond Examiner Richmond 1862 1863
VA Richmond Times Dispatch Richmond 1930 1930
VA Alexandria Gazette Alexandria 1870 1873
VT Vermont Republican Windsor 1822 1822
VT North Star Danville 1831 1862
VT Vermont Phoenix Brattleboro 1834 1866
VT Vermont Journal Windsor 1821 1823
VT Vermont Centinel Burlington 1825 1825
VT Brattleboro Messenger Brattleboro 1825 1833

Click here to see our list of newspapers by state.

48 More newspapers added to GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank adds 48 more newspapers
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Kodiak Daily Mirror (Kodiak, AK) Death Notices: 02/01/2010 – Current
Birmingham Times (Birmingham, AL) Death Notices: 04/01/2010 – Current
Pinal Nugget, The (San Manuel, AZ) Death Notices: 05/14/2010 – Current
Midway Driller (Taft, CA) Death Notices: 10/05/2009 – Current
Oakland Post, The (Oakland, CA) Death Notices: 03/28/2010 – Current
Milford Beacon (Milford, DE) Death Notices: 10/23/2009 – Current
Times-Herald, The (Newnan, GA) Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current
Abbeville Meridional (Abbeville, LA) Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current
Rayne Acadian-Tribune (Rayne, LA) Death Notices: 10/06/2009 – Current
Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, LA) Death Notices: 10/08/2009 – Current
Hanson Express (Hanson, MA) Death Notices: 05/06/2010 – Current
North Attleborough Free Press, The (North Attleborough, MA) Death Notices: 10/03/2009 – Current
Coldwater Daily Reporter (Coldwater, MI) Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current
Jefferson Post (West Jefferson, NC) Death Notices: 10/05/2009 – Current
Atlanticville (Long Branch, Oakhurst, NJ) Death Notices: 12/29/2009 – Current
East Brunswick Sentinel (East Brunswick, NJ) Death Notices: 01/20/2010 – Current
Examiner (Millstone, Englishtown, Allentown, NJ) Death Notices: 03/08/2010 – Current
Hub, The (Red Bank, NJ) Death Notices: 01/05/2010 – Current
Independent, The (Middletown, Hazlet, NJ) Death Notices: 01/05/2010 – Current
North-South Brunswick Sentinel (North Brunswick, South Brunswick, NJ) Death Notices: 01/13/2010 – Current
Suburban (Old Bridge, NJ) Death Notices: 01/06/2010 – Current
Tri-Town News (Howell, Jackson, Lakewood, Plumstead, NJ) Death Notices: 01/16/2010 – Current
Daily Sparks Tribune, The (Sparks, NV) Death Notices: 11/12/2009 – Current
Cooperstown Crier, The (Cooperstown, NY) Death Notices: 04/21/2010 – Current
Courier, The (Bath, NY) Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current
Journal-Register, The (Medina, NY) Death Notices: 03/17/2010 – Current
Long Beach Herald (Long Beach, NY) Death Notices: 04/01/2010 – Current
Lynbrook – East Rockaway Herald (Lynbrook, NY) Death Notices: 03/28/2010 – Current
Riverdale Press, The (Bronx, NY) Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current
Villager, The (New York, NY) Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current
Antlers American, The (Antlers, OK) Death Notices: 03/27/2010 – Current
Express Star, The (Chickasha, OK) Death Notices: 03/17/2010 – Current
Daily Press, The (St. Marys, PA) Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current
Dispatch, The (Walterboro, SC) Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current
Blount Today (Maryville, TN) Death Notices: 12/23/2009 – Current
Morgan County News (Wartburg, TN) Death Notices: 04/22/2010 – Current
Bay City Tribune, The (Bay City, TX) Death Notices: 10/03/2009 – Current
Greenville Herald-Banner (Greenville, TX) Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current
Northeast Herald (San Antonio, TX) Death Notices: 10/18/2009 – Current
Journal Press, The (King George, VA) Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current
Shenandoah Valley-Herald (Woodstock, VA) Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current
Valley Banner, The (Elkton, VA) Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current
Warren Sentinel (Front Royal, VA) Death Notices: 01/16/2010 – Current
Progress-Index, The (Petersburg, VA) Obituaries: 10/31/2001 – 08/29/2005 Death Notices: 11/05/2001 – 08/29/2005

Statesman-Examiner (Colville, WA) Death Notices: 10/08/2009 – Current
Brookfield-Elm Grove NOW (Brookfield, WI) Death Notices: 10/04/2009 – Current
Kettle Moraine Index (Dousman, WI) Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current
Oconomowoc Enterprise (Oconomowoc, WI) Death Notices: 03/27/2010 – Current
Sussex Sun (Hartland, WI) Death Notices: 10/03/2009 – Current
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GenealogyBank adds 64 newspapers from 27 States

GenealogyBank has added more newspapers – 64 titles from 27 States.

GenealogyBank has also created separate search pages for each newspaper.
If you want to search a newspaper on this list – click on the title and start searching.

AK. Juneau. Daily Record-Miner. 1910

AZ. Tucson. Amigos. 1975 to 1975
AZ. Tucson. Tucsonense. 1923

CA. Colton. Chicano. 1971 to 1973
CA. Los Angeles. Heraldo de Mexico. 1921 to 1927

CO. Colorado Springs. Gazette-Telegraph. 1915 to 1922

DC. Washington. Daily National Intelligencer. 1823 to 1842

IL. O’Fallon. O’Fallon Progress. 2008 to Current
IL. Quincy. Quincy Whig. 1876
IL. Springfield. State Journal Register. 1985 to Current

IN. Elkhart. Elkhart Truth. 2007 to Current

LA. New Orleans. Abeja. 1830
LA. New Orleans. Times Picayune. 1861 to 1900
LA. New Orleans. Times Picayune. 1902 to 1920

MA. Boston. Boston Journal. 1870
MA. Carver. Carver Reporter. 2008 to Current
MA. Duxbury. Duxbury Reporter. 2008 to Current
MA. Gloucester. Gloucester Telegraph* 1850

MA. Halifax. Halifax-Plympton Reporter. 2008 to Current
MA. Lakeville. Lakeville Call. 2008 to Current
MA. Marion. Sentinel. 2007 to Current
MA. Salem. Salem Observer* 1823 to 1836
MA. West Roxbury. West Roxbury Transcript. 2006 to Current

MD. Annapolis. Annapolis Gazette. 1857 to 1866
MD. Annapolis. Maryland Gazette* 1788

MD. Baltimore. American and Commercial Daily Advertiser* 1812 to 1819
MD. Baltimore. Baltimore American. 1905 to 1911
MD. Baltimore. Federal Gazette*1807 to 1808

MI. Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Press. 1901 to 1920
MI. Jackson. Jackson Citizen Patriot. 1850 to 1858
MI. Temperance. Bedford Now. 2007 to Current

MO. Kansas City. Cosmopolita. 1915

NC. Asheboro. Randolph Guide. 2008 to Current

NJ. Trenton. Trenton Evening Times. 1883 to 1922
NJ. Trenton. Trenton Sunday Times-Advertiser. 1903 to 1917

NM. Las Cruces. Estrella. 1929
NM. Santa Fe. Nuevo Mexicano. 1894
NM. Santa Fe. Santa Fe Weekly New Mexican and Livestock Journal. 1888 to 1893
NM. Wagon Mound. Combate. 1903 to 1915

NV. Las Vegas. Anthem View. 2006 to Current

NY. Albany. Albany Evening Journal. 1850 to 1872
NY. New York. Grafico. 1927 to 1928
NY. New York. New York Herald. 1865


OH. Cincinnati. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. 1877 to 1885
OH. Cincinnati. Cincinnati Daily Enquirer. 1862 to 1876
OH. Cincinnati. Cincinnati Daily Gazette. 1880

OR. Portland. Oregonian. 1872 to 1907

PA. Glen Mills. Garnet Valley Press. 2007 to Current
PA. Philadelphia. Public Ledger. 1839 to 1868
PA. Pittsburgh. Tree of Liberty. 1801 to 1808

RI. Warren. Telescope. 1814 to 1817

TN. Oak Ridge. Oak Ridger. 1997 to Current

TX. Brownsville. Daily Metropolitan. 1893
TX. Brownsville. Heraldo de Brownsville. 1935 to 1936
TX. Corpus Christi. Verdad. 1955
TX. El Paso. Continental. 1836 to 1958
TX. Laredo. Cronica. 1910
TX. Paris. Paris News. 2000 to Current
TX. San Antonio. Epoca. 1918
TX. San Antonio. Prensa. 1929 to 1935
TX. San Antonio. Revista Mexicana. 1919

UT. Salt Lake City. Salt Lake Telegram. 1913 to 1922

VA. Richmond. Virginia Argus. 1805 to 1807

VT. St. Albins. American Repertory. 1828 to 1833

WI. Milwaukee. Guardia* 1971 to 1975

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O’Fallon Progress (O’Fallon, IL)
Obituaries: 09/26/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 10/21/2008 – Current

Elkhart Truth, (Elkhart, IN)
Obituaries: 12/29/2007 – Current
Death Notices: 12/29/2007 – Current

Carver Reporter (Carver, MA)
Obituaries: 02/24/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 11/14/2008 – Current

Duxbury Reporter (Duxbury, MA)
Death Notices: 11/17/2008 – Current

Halifax-Plympton Reporter (Halifax, MA)
Death Notices: 12/10/2008 – Current

Lakeville Call (Lakeville, MA)
Obituaries: 01/23/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 11/19/2008 – Current

Sentinel, The (Marion, MA)
Obituaries: 07/26/2007 – Current
Death Notices: 07/26/2007 – Current

West Roxbury Transcript (West Roxbury, MA)
Obituaries: 07/13/2006 – Current
Death Notices: 11/14/2008 – Current

Bedford Now (Temperance, MI)
Obituaries: 08/03/2007 – Current
Death Notices: See Monroe Evening News

Randolph Guide (Asheboro, NC)
Obituaries: 12/18/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 04/06/2008 – Current

Anthem View (Las Vegas, NV)
Obituaries: 06/06/2006 – Current

Garnet Valley Press (Glen Mills, PA)
Obituaries: 05/16/2007 – Current
Death Notices: 03/21/2007 – Current

Oak Ridger, The (Oak Ridge, TN)
Obituaries: 03/07/1997 – Current
Death Notices: 02/17/1997 – Current

Paris News, The (Paris, TX)
Obituaries: 06/02/2001 – 02/24/2008: Scattered earlier data available
Death Notices: 12/03/2000 – 03/26/2008

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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