Können Sie Dies Lesen? German-Language Newspapers for Genealogy

If you can read German, then these newspapers are for you!

Did you know that GenealogyBank has almost 90 German-language newspapers?

A montage of German-language newspapers available in GenealogyBank's Historical Newspaper Archives
Source: GenealogyBank.com

These newspapers were published in America from the 1700s up to the 1930s. Even if you can’t read German, a search in these newspapers for your German immigrant ancestor’s name might reveal birth announcements, marriage notices, etc., that you can read with the help of Google Translate.

 

State

City Title Years of Coverage
Alabama Birmingham Birmingham Courier 1889-1903
Alabama Cullman Nord Alabama Colonist 1881
Alabama Mobile Alabama Staats-Zeitung 01/10/1900 – 02/08/1917
Illinois Belleville Belleviller Post und Zeitung 01/11/1899 – 01/11/1899
Illinois Chicago Chicagoer Freie Presse 02/06/1872 – 07/02/1896
Illinois Chicago D. A. Burgerzeitung 12/30/1921 – 12/30/1921
Illinois Chicago Illinois Staats-Zeitung 04/21/1898 – 04/21/1898
Illinois Chicago Katholisches Wochenblatt 12/14/1870 – 12/30/1874
Illinois Freeport Deutscher Anzeiger 09/16/1903 – 08/31/1904
Illinois Highland Highland Union 1867-1910
Iowa Davenport Wochentliche Demokrat 1902
Kentucky Louisville Louisville Anzeiger 03/28/1923 – 05/31/1928
Maryland Baltimore Katholische Volkszeitung 07/02/1870 – 09/23/1876
Maryland Frankfort Freiheitsbothe 04/14/1810 – 04/14/1810
Maryland Frederick Bartgis’s Marylandische Zeitung 02/18/1789 – 02/18/1789
Michigan Detroit Detroiter Abend-Post 08/18/1929 – 08/18/1929
Michigan Detroit Detroiter Abend-Post 07/27/1914 – 12/31/1918
Michigan Detroit Herold 01/06/1911 – 12/29/1911
Missouri Kansas City Tagliche Post und Tribune 08/25/1876 – 08/27/1876
Missouri St. Louis Herold des Glaubens 02/27/1875 – 02/21/1877
Missouri St. Louis Westliche Post 03/13/1932 – 03/13/1932
Montana Great Falls Montana Herold 06/29/1893 – 07/11/1901
Montana Helena Montana Herold 05/04/1893 – 06/22/1893
Nebraska Omaha Tagliche Omaha Tribune 06/25/1937 – 06/25/1937
New Jersey Egg Harbor City Beobachter Am Egg Harbor River 10/02/1858 – 12/25/1858
New Jersey Egg Harbor City Egg Harbor Aurora 08/18/1860 – 11/28/1860
New Jersey Egg Harbor City Egg Harbor Beobachter 01/13/1859 – 04/28/1859
New Jersey Egg Harbor City Egg Harbor Pilot 03/22/1860 – 02/20/1915
New Jersey Egg Harbor City Wochentliche Anzeiger 06/04/1859 – 08/06/1859
New Jersey Newark New Jersey Deutsche Zeitung 04/12/1880 – 06/30/1898
New York Buffalo Taglicher Buffalo Volksfreund 10/23/1876 – 10/23/1876
New York Buffalo Wochentlicher Buffalo Volksfreund 09/01/1876 – 09/01/1876
New York New York Arbeiter Zeitung 03/07/1890 – 11/15/1902
New York New York Arbeiter-Stimme 11/28/1874 – 06/02/1878
New York New York Frank Leslie’s Illustrirte Zeitung 01/02/1858 – 01/27/1866
New York New York Freiheit 12/26/1903 – 12/26/1903
New York New York Jewish Messenger 01/02/1857 – 12/26/1902
New York New York New Yorker Volkszeitung 01/06/1889 – 10/12/1932
New York New York New-Yorker Handels-Zeitung 07/11/1863 – 12/30/1876
New York New York New-Yorker Presse 09/19/1876 – 09/19/1876
New York New York Sociale Republik 04/24/1858 – 05/26/1860
New York New York Sozialist 01/03/1885 – 11/12/1892
New York New York Vorwarts 1892-1922
North Dakota Bismarck Staats-Anzeiger 07/07/1931 – 07/07/1931
Ohio Cincinnati Cincinnati Republikaner 01/04/1858 – 03/23/1861
Ohio Cincinnati Cincinnati Volksfreund 02/18/1863 – 12/28/1904
Ohio Cincinnati Tagliches Cincinnatier volksblatt 03/02/1914 – 03/30/1918
Ohio Cincinnati Wahrheits-Freund 05/22/1844 – 08/08/1866
Ohio Cleveland Reformirte Kirchenzeitung und Evangelist 07/22/1875 – 01/18/1877
Ohio Cleveland Sendbote 1927-1952
Ohio Columbus Lutherische Kirchen Zeitung 01/01/1910 – 01/01/1910
Ohio Toledo Toledo Express 03/31/1932 – 03/31/1932
Oregon St. Benedict St. Josephs-Blatt 01/03/1938 – 01/03/1938
Pennsylvania Allentown Der friedens=bote und Lecha, Northampton, Bucks, Berks und Montgomery Caunties Anzeiger 07/15/1840 – 07/15/1840
Pennsylvania Erie Erie Tageblatt 03/07/1899 – 06/30/1917
Pennsylvania Germantown Germantowner Zeitung 12/15/1763 – 03/19/1777
Pennsylvania Harrisburg Pennsylvanische Staats zeitung 06/28/1866 – 08/02/1877
Pennsylvania Harrisburg Unparteyische Harrisburg Morgenroethe Zeitung 03/12/1799 – 11/05/1840
Pennsylvania Lancaster Neue Unpartheyische Lancaster Zeitung 08/08/1787 – 12/30/1789
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Amerikanischer Beobachter 09/09/1808 – 08/29/1811
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Nord Amerika 07/10/1952 – 07/10/1952
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphia Demokrat 1907
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphische Zeitung 05/06/1732 – 06/24/1732
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Volksblatt und Freiheits-freund 11/03/1934 – 11/03/1934
Pennsylvania Reading Der liberale Beobachter und Berks, Montgomery und Schuylkill Caunties allgemeine anzeiger 09/10/1839 – 09/02/1851
Pennsylvania Reading Pilger Durch Welt und Kirche 12/31/1870 – 12/24/1881
Pennsylvania Reading Readinger Postbothe und Berks, Schuylkill und Montgomery Caunties Adverteiser 08/03/1816 – 07/27/1822
Pennsylvania Scranton Fest-Zeitung 09/22/1884 – 09/22/1884
Pennsylvania Scranton Scranton Wochenblatt 01/07/1869 – 08/29/1918
Pennsylvania Sunbury Nordwestliche Post 11/13/1818 – 07/26/1822
South Dakota Eureka Eureka Post 06/06/1912 – 06/06/1912
South Dakota Sioux Falls Deutscher Herold 06/27/1918 – 06/27/1918
South Dakota Yankton Dakota Freie Presse 02/24/1920 – 02/24/1920
Texas
New Braunfels New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung 01/19/2010 – Current
Texas San Antonio Freie Presse fur Texas 05/12/1915 – 05/12/1915
Utah Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Beobachter 04/06/1930 – 04/06/1930
Virginia Richmond Taglicher Anzeiger 06/25/1876 – 06/25/1876
Wisconsin Appleton Appleton Volksfreund 09/11/1919 – 11/16/1922
Wisconsin Appleton Montags-Blatt 11/03/1919 – 11/03/1919
Wisconsin La Crosse La Crosse Volksfreund 01/03/1906 – 12/28/1907
Wisconsin La Crosse Nord Stern 04/10/1908 – 04/10/1908
Wisconsin Milwaukee Jugend-Post 01/01/1895 – 12/28/1895
Wisconsin Milwaukee Milwaukee Herold 01/01/1921 – 01/01/1921
Wisconsin Milwaukee Milwaukee Herold und Seebote 01/01/1901 – 01/01/1901
Wisconsin Milwaukee Wahrheit 01/07/1893 – 06/25/1910
Wisconsin Milwaukee Wiskonsin Banner 09/14/1844 – 09/21/1844

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