Springfield, Massachusetts, Digital Newspapers 1782-1989

Interested in researching historic Springfield, Massachusetts? Do you have ancestors from that area you’d like to learn more about?

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GenealogyBank has set up a special webpage for our online Springfield newspapers that were published in that city from 1782 to 1989. Click here.

Researchers will easily find information about families from Western Massachusetts as well as nearby Connecticut, New York and Vermont in these 16 Springfield newspapers.

List of Digital Springfield, Massachusetts, Newspapers:

 Federal Spy 1792-1805
 Hampden Federalist 1812-1823
 Hampden Journal and Advertiser 1823-1828
 Hampden Patriot 1818-1822
 Hampden Whig 1830-1837
 Hampshire Chronicle 1787-1796
 Hampshire Federalist 1782-1989
 Hampshire Herald 1784-1786
 Harrisonian 1840-1840
 Massachusetts Gazette 1782-1784
 Now and Then 1860-1860
 Republican Spy 1803-1804
 Springfield Daily News 1911-1969
 Springfield Republican 1824-1946
Springfield Union 1864-1989
 Springfield Union-News 1987-1989

Overview of Springfield’s Population 1790 to 2010

Springfield has grown from a small city in Western Massachusetts to a major regional hub today.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 1,574
1800 2,312
1810 2,767
1820 3,914
1830 6,784
1840 10,985
1850 11,766
1860 15,199
1870 26,703
1880 33,340
1890 44,179
1900 62,059
1910 88,926
1920 129,614
1930 149,900
1940 149,554
1950 162,399
1960 174,463
1970 163,905
1980 152,319
1990 156,983
2000 152,082
2010 153,060

Genealogists rely on GenealogyBank’s extensive Historical Newspaper Archives to find and document their family.

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