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Using Newspapers in Family History

This article is part of a series.
Overview of Newspapers in Family History
List of Genealogical Information in Newspapers
Vital Statistics in Newspapers
Local News
Biographical Sketches in Newspapers
Legal Notices in Newspapers
Public Announcements and Advertisements
Immigration Information in Newspapers
Slave Information in Newspapers
Reunion Information in Newspapers
How to Find Newspapers
Searching Newspapers
Religious Newspapers
Ethnic and Foreign-Language Newspapers
List of Useful Newspaper Resources

This article originally appeared in "Newspapers" by Loretto Dennis Szucs, FUGA, and James L. Hansen, FASG in The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy

The following lists of works related to newspapers are extensive but by no means exhaustive. The references include research aids, identifying and locating specific newspapers with content descriptions and suggestions on use where appropriate, as well as abstracts of newspaper data.

Not every newspaper has survived the ravages of time and neglect, and not all those that have survived (at least to the present) are available for research. Those identified in the various bibliographies are those that have (in most cases) been stored in research institutions. It is entirely possible that the newspaper file you need is still sitting on a shelf (or attic) in a newspaper office, in a shed of the former editor's grandson, or is uncataloged in the basement of a library, museum, or historical society. Original research to track down those elusive resources may be necessary, but check the available bibliographic resources to be sure it is necessary.

As this chapter is concerned with American newspapers, no reference is made to British or non-U.S. foreign newspapers, American newspapers in England and elsewhere, or English-language newspapers elsewhere in the world.

How-Tos, Analytical Studies

Clark, Thomas D. "The Country Newspaper as a Source of Social History." Indiana Magazine of History 48 (1952): 217-32.

Eakle, Arlene H. Were Your Ancestors Front-Page News? Salt Lake City: Genealogical Institute, 1974.

Golembiewski, Thomas. The Study of Obituaries as a Source for Polish Genealogical Research. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society, 1983.

Hosman, C. Lloyd. Newspaper Research. Indianapolis: Heritage House, 1985.

Lantz, Herman R. "Use of the Local Press in Historical Research." Mid-America 38 (1956): 172-79.

Mott, Frank Luther. American Journalism: A History, 1690-1960. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan, 1971.

Park, Robert Ezra. The Immigrant Press and Its Control. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1970.

Schwarzlose, Richard Allen. Newspapers, a Reference Guide. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Sniffen, Irene G. "Newspapers as a Genealogical Resource." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 68 (September 1980): 179-87.

Guides to "Current" Newspapers

American Newspaper Directory. New York: George P. Rowell and Co., 1869-1908, annual.

Editor and Publisher. International Year Book. New York: Editor and Publisher, 1921-, annual. Issued 1921-1958 as "International Year Book Number" of Editor and Publisher.

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale Group, 1880-, annual. As American Newspaper Annual (1880-1909); American Newspaper Annual and Directory (1910-29); N. W. Ayer & Sons Directory of Newspapers and Periodicals (1930-69); Ayer Directory, Newspapers, Magazines, and Trade Publications (1970-71); Ayer Directory of Publications (1972-82); IMS . . . Ayer Directory of Publications (1983-85); IMS Directory of Publications (1986); Gale Directory of Publications (1987-89); Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media (1990-).

Milner, Anita Cheek. Newspaper Genealogical Column Directory. 6th ed. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1996. Preliminary ed., 1975; 1st ed., 1979; 2nd ed., 1985; 3rd ed., 1987; 4th ed., 1989; 5th ed., 1996.

Working Press of the Nation. Burlington, Iowa: National Research Bureau, 1945-, annual.

National Bibliographies

Barnes, Timothy M. "Loyalist Newspapers of the American Revolution, 1763-1783; Bibliography." Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 83 (1973): 217-83.

Brigham, Clarence S. History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820. 2 vols. Worcester, Mass.: American Antiquarian Society, 1947. Brigham's "Additions and Corrections to History and Bibliography of American Newspapers" appeared in the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 72 (1971): 15-62.

Clarke, Avis G. An Alphabetical Index to the Titles in American Newspapers. Oxford, Mass., 1958. Clarke is particularly useful when the title of a paper, but not the place of publication, is known.

Gregory, Winifred. American Newspapers, 1821-1936: A Union List of Files Available in the United States and Canada. 1937. Reprint, New York: Kraus, 1967.

Hoornstra, Jean, and Trudy Heath. American Periodicals, 1741-1900: An Index to the Microfilm Collections-American Periodicals 18th Century, American Periodicals, 1800-1850, American Periodicals, 1850-1900, Civil War and Reconstruction. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1979.

Lathem, Edward Connery. Chronological Tables of American Newspapers, 1690-1820; Being a Tabular Guide to Holdings of Newspapers Published in America Through the Year 1820. Worcester, Mass.: American Antiquarian Society, 1972. Companion to Brigham, above.

Union List of Serials in Libraries of the United States and Canada. 3rd ed. 5 vols. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1965. Although it excludes general-interest newspapers covered by Gregory's American Newspapers, the Union List of Serials does include listings for many religious and special-interest publications that appeared in newspaper format and often contained obituaries and other materials of interest to the genealogical researcher.

U.S. Library of Congress, Catalog Management and Publication Division. Newspapers in Microform: United States, 1848-1983. 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1984.

United States Newspaper Program National Union List. 5th ed. Microfiche. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC, 1999.

Religious Newspapers

Allbaugh, Gaylord P. History and Annotated Bibliography of American Religious Periodicals and Newspapers Established From 1730 Through 1830. 2 vols. Worcester, Mass.: American Antiquarian Society, 1994.

Ames, Charlotte. Directory of Roman Catholic Newspapers on Microfilm-United States. Notre Dame, Ind.: Memorial Library, University of Notre Dame, 1982.

Batsel, John D., and Lyda K. Batsel. Union List of United Methodist Serials, 1773-1973. Evanston, Ill.: Garrett Theological Seminary, 1974. Prepared in cooperation with the Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Librarians' Fellowship and Garrett Theological Seminary.

Flake, Chad S. A Mormon Bibliography, 1830-1930. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1978. Ten Year Supplement. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1989. Indexes to A Mormon Bibliography and Ten Year Supplement. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1992.

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. American Jewish Periodical Center. Jewish Newspapers and Periodicals on Microfilm, Available at the American Jewish Periodical Center. Cincinnati: the center, 1984.

Microfilm Catalog of Baptist Historical Materials. Nashville: Historical Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, 1984. Supplement published in 1989.

Norton, Wesley. Religious Newspapers in the Old Northwest to 1861: A History, Bibliography, and Record of Opinion. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1977.

Spencer, Claude E. Periodicals of the Disciples of Christ and Related Religious Groups. Canton, Mo.: Disciples of Christ Historical Society, 1943.

Stroupe, Henry S. The Religious Press in the South Atlantic States, 1802-1865. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1956.

Willging, Eugene P., and Herta Hatzfeld. Catholic Serials of the 19th Century in the United States; a Descriptive Bibliography and Union List. 1st series, 2 vols.; 2nd series, 15 vols. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1959-68. The first series, which covered those states with a smaller publication history, first appeared in the Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, September 1954-December 1963.

Ethnic Newspapers

Arndt, Karl J. R., and Mary E. Olson. The German Language Press of the Americas. 3rd rev. ed. 3 vols. Munich: K. G. Saur, 1976-1980.

Balys, Jonas. Lithuanian Periodicals in American Libraries: A Union List. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1982.

Danky, James P., and Maureen E. Hady, eds. African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998.

Danky, James P., ed. Native American Periodicals and Newspapers, 1828-1982; Bibliography, Publishing Record, and Holdings. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1984.

Edelman, Hendrik. The Dutch Language Press in America. Nieuwkoop, The Netherlands: De Graaf Publishers, 1986.

Ethnic Serials at Selected University of California Libraries: A Union List. Los Angeles: University of California, 1977. A useful source for Asian American, Hispanic, and African American publications.

Haberstroh, Diane, and Laura DeGrazia. Voices of the Irish Immigrant: Information Wanted Ads in the Truth Teller, New York City, 1825-1844. New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2005.

Henritze, Barbara K. Bibliographic Checklist of African American Newspapers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995.

Hoerder, Dirk. The Immigrant Labor Press in North America, 1840s-1970s; an Annotated Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. Vol. 1: migrants from Northern Europe; Vol. 2: migrants from Eastern and Southeastern Europe; Vol. 3: migrants from Southern and Western Europe.

Hoglund, A. William. Union List of Finnish Newspapers Published by Finns in the United States and Canada, 1876-1985. Minneapolis: Finnish-American Newspapers Microfilm Project, 1985.

Hovde, Oivind M., and Martha E. Henzler. Norwegian American Newspapers in Luther College Library. Decorah, Iowa: Luther College Press, 1975.

Kestercanek, Nada. Croatian Newspapers and Calendars in the United States. Scranton, Pa.: Marywood College, 1952. Reprint, San Francisco: R. and E. Research Associates, 1971.

Marzolf, Marion. The Danish-Language Press in America. New York: Arno Press, 1979.

Setterdahl, Lilly. Swedish American Newspapers: A Guide to the Microfilms Held By the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. Rock Island: Augustana College Library, 1981.

University of Minnesota. Immigration History Research Center. The Newspaper and Serial Holdings of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota. St. Paul: the center, 1984-. Part 1: Ukrainian American periodicals; Part 2: Italian American periodicals; Part 3: Finnish American periodicals, Baltic American periodicals, West Slavic American periodicals, East Slavic American periodicals.

Wepsiec, Jan. Polish American Serial Publications, 1842-1966; An Annotated Bibliography. Chicago, 1968.

Wynar, Lubomyr R., and Anna T. Wynar. Encyclopedic Directory of Ethnic Newspapers and Periodicals in the United States. 2nd ed. Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1976. Lists "current" publications.

Zeps, Valdis J. Lettica in Microform; A Subject Guide. Madison, Wis.: Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, 1982.

Specialty Newspapers

Dornbusch, Charles E. Stars and Stripes: Check List of the Several Editions. New York: New York Public Library, 1948. "Reprinted From the Bulletin of the New York Public Library of July 1948." Supplement, New York: New York Public Library, 1949. "Reprinted From the Bulletin of the New York Public Library of July 1949."

Labor Papers on Microfilm: A Combined List. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1965.

Lutz, Earle. "Soldier Newspapers of the Civil War." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 46 (1952): 373-86.

Rudeen, Marlys. The Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Papers: A Guide. Chicago: Center for Research Libraries, 1991.

The Walter S. and Esther Dougherty Collection of Military Newspapers: A Guide to the Microfilm Edition. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microforms International, 1993.

Newspaper Sources by State

For each state, the institution bearing primary responsibility for that state's participation in the U.S. Newspaper Program is identified. For further information and up-to-date contact information and links, check the Program website

Alabama (Alabama Department of Archives and History)

Ellison, Rhoda C. History and Bibliography of Alabama Newspapers in the 19th Century. Birmingham: University of Alabama Press, 1954.

Alaska (Alaska Historical Collections, Alaska State Library)

Alaska Newspapers on Microfilm. 1998. Online at

Arizona (Arizona State Library)

Arizona Newspapers on Microfilm. Phoenix: Department of Library, Archives and Public Records, 1989.

Arkansas (Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries)

Arkansas Union List of Newspapers. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Libraries, 1993.

Historical Records Survey. Union List of Arkansas Newspapers, 1942. A Partial Inventory of Arkansas Newspaper Files Available in the Offices of Publishers, Libraries, and Private Collections. Little Rock, Ark.: Historical Records Survey, 1942.

California (Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside)

Leach, Marianne. Newspaper Holdings of the California State Library. Sacramento: California State Library Foundation, 1986.

Union List of Newspapers in the Libraries of San Diego and Imperial Counties. 3rd ed. San Diego: Serra Cooperative Library System, 1990.

Union List of Newspapers in Microforms in the California State University and College Libraries. 2nd ed. Fullerton: California State University, Fullerton, 1975.

Colorado (Colorado Historical Society)

Oehlerts, Donald E. Guide to Colorado Newspapers, 1859-1963. Denver: Rocky Mountain Bibliographic Center, 1964.

Connecticut (Connecticut State Library)

Gustafson, Don. A Preliminary Checklist of Connecticut Newspapers, 1755-1975. 2 vols. Hartford: Connecticut State Library, 1978.

Delaware (University of Delaware Library)

Union List of Newspapers in Delaware. Newark, N.J.: Delaware Newspaper Project, University of Delaware Library, 1990.

District of Columbia (Washingtoniana Division, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library)

Millington, Yale O. "A List of Newspapers Published in the District of Columbia, 1820-1850." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 19 (1925): 43-65.

Florida (University of Florida, Gainesville)

Georgia (University of Georgia, Athens)

Georgia Newspapers on Microfilm at the UGA Libraries. Athens: University of Georgia Libraries, 1977.

Hawaii (Hamilton Library, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Hawaii State Archives. Hawaii Newspapers and Periodicals on Microfilm: A Union List of Holdings in Libraries of Honolulu. Honolulu: Hawaiiana Section, Hawaii Library Association, 1977.

Hawaii Newspaper Project. Hawaii Newspapers: A Union List. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC, 1987.

Idaho (Idaho State Historical Society Library and Archives)

University of Idaho Newspaper Holdings as of July 1, 1975. Moscow: University of Idaho Library, 1975.

Illinois (Illinois Historical Society, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, and Chicago Historical Society)

Bibliography of Foreign Language Newspapers and Periodicals Published in Chicago. Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project, 1942.

Newspapers in the Illinois State Historical Library. Springfield: the library, 1998.

Scott, Franklin W. Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814-1879. Vol. 6. Rev. and enl. Collections of the ISHS Library. Springfield: Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Society, 1910.

Indiana (Indiana Historical Society and Indiana University, Bloomington)

Miller, John W. Indiana Newspaper Bibliography: Historical Accounts of All Indiana Newspapers Published From 1804-1980 and Locational Information for All Available Copies, Both Original and Microfilm. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1982.

Iowa (State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City)

Iowa Pilot Project of the Organization of American Historians. The Library of Congress, United States Newspaper Project. A Bibliography of Iowa Newspapers, 1836-1976. Iowa City: Iowa State Historical Department, 1979.

Iowa Union List of Newspapers. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC, 1994.

Kansas (Kansas State Historical Society)

Anderson, Aileen. Kansas Newspapers: A Directory of Newspaper Holdings in Kansas. Topeka: Kansas Library Network Board, 1984.

Haury, David A. Guide to the Microfilm Collection of the Kansas State Historical Society. Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society, 1991. Supplement, 1993-.

Kentucky (University of Kentucky Libraries)

Evans, Herndon J. The Newspaper Press in Kentucky. Lexington: University of Kentucky, 1975.

Kinkead, Ludie, and T. D. Clark. Checklist of Kentucky Newspapers Contained in Kentucky Libraries. Lexington, 1935.

Louisiana (Special Collections, Louisiana State University Libraries)

Historical Records Survey. Louisiana Newspapers, 1794-1940. List of Louisiana Newspaper Files in Offices of Publishers, Libraries, and Private Collections in Louisiana. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Library, 1941.

Louisiana Newspaper Project Printout, April 1990. Baton Rouge: Louisiana Newspaper Project, LSU Libraries, 1990.

McMullen, T. N., ed. Louisiana Newspapers, 1794-1961; a Union List of Louisiana Newspaper Files Available in Public, College, and University Libraries in Louisiana. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical Library, 1965.

Maine (Maine State Archives)

Maryland (Maryland State Archives)

Maryland Newspaper Project. A Guide to Newspapers and Newspaper Holdings in Maryland. Baltimore: Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services, 1991.

White, Les, et al. Newspapers of Maryland: A Guide to the Microfilm Collection of Newspapers at the Maryland State Archives. Annapolis: Maryland State Archives, 1990.

Massachusetts (Boston Public Library)

Boston Public Library. A List of Periodicals, Newspapers in Principal Libraries of Boston and Vicinity. Boston: Trustees of the Library, 1897.

Michigan (Library of Michigan and Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University)

Brown, Elizabeth Read. A Union List of Newspapers Published in Michigan Based on the Principal Newspaper Collections in the State With Notes Concerning Papers Not Located. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Department of Library Science, 1954.

Hathaway, Richard. Ethnic Newspapers and Periodicals in Michigan: A Checklist. Ann Arbor: Michigan Archival Association, 1978.

Leasher, Mary. Newspapers on Microfilm; Holdings of the Clarke Historical Library, September 1987. Mt. Pleasant: Clarke Historical Library, 1987.

Michigan State Library. Michigan Newspapers, Preliminary Bibliography, a Partial List of Michigan Newspapers Based Upon a Survey of Public Libraries and Newspaper Offices in the State of Michigan. Lansing: State Department of Education, 1966.

Michigan Newspapers on Microfilm. 7th ed. Lansing: Michigan State Board of Education, State Library Service, 1985.

Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society)

Hage, George S. Newspapers on the Minnesota Frontier, 1849-1860. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1967.

Mississippi (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)

Historical Records Survey. Mississippi Newspapers, 1805-1904. Jackson, Miss.: Works Progress Administration, 1942.

Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University. Union List of Newspapers. Mississippiana, vol. 2. Jackson: Mississippi Library Commission, 1971.

Missouri (University Libraries, University of Missouri-Kansas City)

Newspapers in Missouri, a Union List, 1994. 3 vols. Kansas City, Mo.: University Libraries, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1994.

Taft, William H. Missouri Newspapers, When and Where, 1803-1963. Columbia: State Historical Society of Missouri, 1964.

Montana (Montana Historical Society)

Montana Historical Society Newspaper Project. A Union List of Montana Newspapers in Montana Repositories. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC, 1986.

Nebraska (University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Nebraska Historical Society)

Diffendal, Anne P. A Guide to the Newspaper Collection of the State Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society. Rev. ed. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1977.

Nevada (University of Nevada-Reno)

Lingenfelter, Richard E., and Karen R. Gash. The Newspapers of Nevada: A History and Bibliography, 1854-1979. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1984.

New Hampshire (Dartmouth College and New Hampshire State Library)

New Jersey (Rutgers University and New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management)

Wright, William C., and Paul A. Stellhorn. Directory of New Jersey Newspapers, 1765-1970. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1977.

New Mexico (University of New Mexico General Library)

Grove, Pearce S., et al. New Mexico Newspapers; a Comprehensive Guide to Bibliographical Entries and Locations. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1975.

Stratton, Porter A. The Territorial Press of New Mexico, 1834-1912. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1969.

New York (New York State Library; on-line catalogs of newspapers in the State Library, and in other repositories at

A Bibliography of Newspapers in Two New York State Counties. 2 vols. Fredonia: State University of New York, College at Fredonia, 1975. Installment 1: Chautauqua County; Installment 2: Cattaraugus County.

Chautauqua County Historical Society. A Guide to Newspapers in Microform in Chautauqua County, New York. Westfield, N.Y.: the society, 1982. Part 1: guide; Part 2: microfilm index.

Faibisoff, Sylvia G. Bibliography of Newspapers in Fourteen New York Counties. Cooperstown: South Central Research Library Council, New York State Library Association, 1978. Covers Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates counties.

Mercer, Paul. Bibliographies and Lists of New York State Newspapers: An Annotated Guide. Albany: New York State Library, 1981.

Newspapers on Microfilm: A Listing of Newspapers on Microfilm in Allegheny, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates Counties. Corning, N.Y.: Southern Tier Library System, 1981.

Szczygiel, Rosemary. Union List of Long Island Newspapers. Stony Brook, N.Y.: Long Island Library Resources Council, 1995.

U.S. Newspapers on Microfilm at the New York State Library. Albany: New York Newspaper Project, 2000.

North Carolina (State Library of North Carolina)

Jones, H. G., and Julius H. Avant. Union List of North Carolina Newspapers, 1751-1900. Raleigh: State Department of Archives and History, 1963.

Jones, Roger C. Guide to North Carolina Newspapers on Microfilm: North Carolina Newspapers Available on Microfilm From the Division of Archives and History. 6th rev. ed. Raleigh: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1984.

North Dakota (State Historical Society of North Dakota)

Kolar, Carol K. Union List of North Dakota Newspapers, 1864-1976. Fargo: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1981.

Ohio (Ohio Historical Society)

Gutgesell, Stephen. Guide to Ohio Newspapers, 1793-1973: Union Bibliography of Ohio Newspapers Available in Ohio Libraries. Columbus: Ohio Historical Society, 1976.

Oklahoma (Oklahoma Historical Society)

Foreman, Carolyn T. Oklahoma Imprints, 1835-1907; a History of Printing in Oklahoma Before Statehood. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1936.

Stewart, John, and Kenny Franks. State Records, Manuscripts, and Newspapers at the Oklahoma State Archives and Oklahoma Historical Society. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1975.

Oregon (University of Oregon Libraries)

University of Oregon, Library. Oregon Newspapers on Microfilm. Portland: Genealogical Council of Oregon, 1991.

Pennsylvania (State Library of Pennsylvania)

Pennsylvania Historical Survey. A Checklist of Pennsylvania Newspapers. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical Commission, 1944. Vol. 1 (all published): Philadelphia County.

Newspapers on Microform, Pattee Library, Pennsylvania State University. New ed. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Library, 1978.

Pennsylvania Newspapers and Selected Out-of-State Newspapers. Harrisburg: State Library of Pennsylvania, 1976.

Rossell, Glenora E. Pennsylvania Newspapers: A Bibliography and Union List. 2nd ed. Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania Library Association, 1978.

Puerto Rico (Library System, University of Puerto Rico)

Rhode Island (Rhode Island Historical Society)

Chudacoff, Nancy F. Providence Newspapers on Microfilm, 1762 to the Present; a Bibliography and Subject Guide. Providence, 1974.

South Carolina (South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina)

Moore, John Hammond. South Carolina Newspapers. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1988.

South Dakota (South Dakota State Historical Society)

Checklist of South Dakota Newspapers in the South Dakota Historical Society and the Historical Resource Center at Pierre. Pierre: South Dakota Historical Society, 1976.

Tennessee (University Libraries, University of Tennessee-Knoxville)

John Willard Brister Library. Newspapers on Microforms. Memphis: Memphis State University, 1975.

Tennessee State Library and Archives. State Library Division. Tennessee Newspapers: A Cumulative List of Microfilmed Tennessee Newspapers in the Tennessee State Library. Nashville: Tennessee State Library, 1978.

Texas (Center for American History, University of Texas)

HARLiC Union List of Newspapers. Houston: Houston Area Research Library Consortium, 1992.

Historical Records Survey. A Union List of Texas Newspapers, 1831-1939. San Jacinto, Tex.: Museum of History Association, 1941.

Texas State Library, Austin, Information Services Division. Newspapers on Microfilm. Austin: Public Services Department, 1978.

U.S. Virgin Islands (Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums)

Gregg, Kathleen. Virgin Island Newspapers, 1770-1983. Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas: Department of Conservation and Cultural Affairs, 1984.

Utah (University of Utah)

Thatcher, Linda. Guide to Newspapers Located in the Utah State Historical Society Library. Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1985.

Vermont (University of Vermont Libraries, and Vermont Department of Libraries)

Vermont Newspaper Project Catalog. Available at

Virginia (Library of Virginia)

Cappon, Lester J. Virginia Newspapers, 1821-1935: A Bibliography With Historical Introduction and Notes. New York: Appleton-Century, 1936.

Washington (Washington State Library)

Hamilton, Katryn S. Newspapers on Microfilm in the Washington State Library. Olympia: Washington State Library, 1980.

Palmer, Gayle L. Washington State Union List of Newspapers on Microfilm. Olympia: Washington State Library, 1991.

West Virginia (West Virginia University Libraries)

West Virginia Newspapers: A Union List by Place of Publication. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC, 1987.

Wisconsin (Wisconsin Historical Society)

Hansen, James L. Wisconsin Newspapers, 1833-1850: An Analytical Bibliography. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1979.

Oehlerts, Donald E. Guide to Wisconsin Newspapers, 1833-1957. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1958.

Wyoming (University of Wyoming Libraries)

Homsher, Lola. Guide to Wyoming Newspapers, 1867-1967. Cheyenne: Wyoming State Library, 1971.

Guides to Indexes and Abstracts

Brayer, Herbert O. "Preliminary Guide to Indexed Newspapers in the United States, 1850-1900." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 33 (1946): 237-58.

Jarboe, Betty M. Obituaries: A Guide to Sources. 2nd ed. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1989.

Milner, Anita Cheek. Newspaper Indexes: A Location and Subject Guide for Researchers. 3 vols. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1977-82. Includes unpublished indexes and card indexes.

New England Library Association. Bibliography Committee. A Guide to Newspaper Indexes in New England. Holden, Mass.: New England Library Association, 1978.

Periodical Source Index (PERSI). Available on CD-ROM and to subscribers.

General Indexes and Abstracts

Abajian, James. Blacks in Selected Newspapers, Censuses and Other Sources: An Index to Names and Subjects. 3 vols. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1977.

Anastas, Walter, and Maria Woroby. A Select Index to "Svoboda," Official Publication of the Ukrainian National Association, Inc., a Fraternal Association. St. Paul, Minn.: Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota, 1990-. Vol. 1: 1893-99; Vol. 2: 1900-07.

Falk, Byron A., and Valerie R. Falk. Personal Name Index to "The New York Times Index" 1851-1974. 22 vols. Succasunna, N.J.: Roxbury Data Interface, 1976-1983. 1975-1999 Supplement. 8 vols. Sparks, Nev.: Roxbury Data Interface, 2001-2002. Single alphabetical index to millions of personal names buried in the New York Times indexes. Poor coverage of ca. 1905-to-1912 period because of weakness of original indexes. An excellent source for identifying an individual's "fifteen minutes of fame."

Haller, Dolores, and Marilyn Robinson. Gleanings From the Christian Advocate and Journal and Zion's Herald, September 1827-August 1831. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1987.

Hayward, Elizabeth. American Vital Records From the Baptist Register, 1824-1829, and the New York Baptist Register, 1829-1834. Mt. Airy, Md.: Pipe Creek, 1991.

Holloway, Lizabeth M., et al. Medical Obituaries: American Physicians' Biographical Notices in Selected Medical Journals Before 1907. New York: Garland Publishing Co., 1981.

Index of Obituaries of Boston Newspapers 1704-1800. 3 vols. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1968.

Manning, Barbara. Genealogical Abstracts From Newspapers of the German Reformed Church. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books. 1830-1839 (1992); 1840-1843 (1995).

Martin, George A. Marriage and Death Notices From the National Intelligencer, Washington, D.C., 1800-1850. 3 reels of microfilm. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1976.

Mennonite Archives. "MennObits." Indexed obituaries from the Herald of Truth, 1864-1908; Gospel Witness, 1905-1908; and Gospel Herald, 1908-1998. Available online at

New York Times. Index. 1851-present. Published annually since 1913. 1851-1912 covered by indexes originally printed for use by New York Times staff, as well as newly prepared indexes.

New York Times Obituaries Index, 1858-1968. New York: New York Times, 1970. Supplement, 1969-78. New York: New York Times, 1980. Contains more than 390,000 listings compiled from the New York Times Index. Alphabetically arranged list of names giving year of death and reference to the obituary in the New York Times.

Unrau, Ruth. Index to Obituaries in the Mennonite Weekly Review, 1924-1990. North Newton, Kan.: Bethel College, 1991.

Ware, Lowry. Associated Reformed Presbyterian Death and Marriage Notices From the Christian Magazine of the South, the Erskine Miscellany, and the Due West Telescope, 1843-1863. Columbia: South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, 1993.

Waters, Margaret, Dorothy Riker, and Doris Leistner. Abstracts of Obituaries in the Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1988.

Young, David C., and Robert L. Taylor. Death Notices From Freewill Baptist Publications, 1811-1851. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1985.

Indexes and Abstracts by State

The listings for the states are only a sample of those available. Some states have had very few indexes and abstracts published, others could have their lists extended almost indefinitely. Many more are held in typescript, printout, or microform at a limited number of research institutions. Check also at websites for local libraries and genealogical societies in the area of interest.


Foley, Helen S. Marriage and Death Notices From Alabama Newspapers and Family Records, 1819-1890. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981.

---. Obituaries From Barbour County, Alabama, Newspapers, 1890-1905. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981.

Gandrud, Pauline Jones. Marriage, Death, and Legal Notices From Early Alabama Newspapers, 1819-1893. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981.

Wellden, Eulalia Yancey. Death Notices From Limestone County, Alabama, Newspapers, 1828-1891. N.p., 1986.


DeArmond, Robert N. Subject Index to The Alaskan, 1885-1907, a Sitka Newspaper. Juneau: Alaska Division of State Libraries, 1974.

Hales, David A. An Index to the Early History of Alaska as Reported in the 1903-1907 Fairbanks Newspapers: Fairbanks News, September 1903-May 1905; Fairbanks Evening News, May 1905-June 1907. Fairbanks: Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska, 1980.

Stallings, Mike. Index to the Seward Gateway, a Newspaper, 1904-1910. Seward, Alaska: Seward Community Library, 1983.


Underhill, Lonnie E. Index to the Tombstone, Arizona, Daily Nugget. Tucson: Roan Horse Press, 1984.


Martin, James Logan. Arkansas Newspaper Index, 1819-1845. Newport, Ark.: Morgan Books, 1981.


Alaworth, Mary Dean. Gleanings From Alta California: Marriages and Deaths Reported in the First Newspaper Published in California, 1846 Through 1850. Rancho Cordova, Calif.: Dean Publications, 1980.

---. More Gleanings From Alta California: Vital Records Published in California's First Newspaper, Year-1851. Rancho Cordova, Calif.: Dean Publications, 1982.

Gold Rush Days: Vital Statistics Copies From Early Newspapers of Stockton, California. 6 vols. Stockton, Calif.: San Joaquin Genealogical Society, 1958-1989. Covers 1850-66.

Purdy, Tim I. Index to Birth and Death Notices of the Lassen Advocate Newspaper of Susanville, California, 1868-1899. Susanville, Calif.: Lahontan Images, 1986.


Denver Public Library. "Denver Obituary Index." Covers 1939-40, 1942-43, 1960-74, 1990-2000. Available online at

Griffin, Walter R., and Jay L. Rasmussen. "A Comprehensive Guide to the Location of Published and Unpublished Newspaper Indexes in Colorado Repositories." Colorado Magazine 49 (Fall 1972): 326-39.


Gingras, Raymond. Quelques francos au Connecticut: Notes, Références, et Index des Nécrologies Parties dans des Journeaux de 1963 à 1975. Quebec: the author, 1976.

Ireland, Norma Olin, and Winifred Irving. Index to Hartford Times "Genealogical Gleanings," 1912-1916. Fallbrook, Calif.: Ireland Indexing Service, 1974.

Scott, Kenneth, and Roseanne Conway. Genealogical Data From Colonial New Haven Newspapers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979.


Delaware Genealogical Abstracts from Newspapers. Wilmington, Del.: Delaware Genealogical Society, 1995-2000. Vol. 1: deaths from the Delaware Gazette, 1854-59, 1861-64; Vol. 2: marriages from the Delaware Gazette, 1854-59, 1861-64; Vol. 3: marriages and deaths, 1729-1853; Vol. 4: marriages and deaths from the Delaware Gazette, 1865-74; Vol. 5: marriages and deaths from the Delaware Gazette, 1875-79.

Wright, F. Edward. Delaware Newspaper Abstracts. Silver Spring, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1984. Vol. 1: 1786-95.

District of Columbia

Pippenger, Wesley E. The Georgetown Courier Marriage and Death Notices, 1865-1876. Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 1998.


Colket, Meredith B., Jr. "Indexes to Savannah, Georgia, Newspapers." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 69 (September 1981): 181-83.

Hartz, Fred R., and Emily K. Hartz. Genealogical Abstracts From the "Georgia Journal" (Milledgeville) Newspaper. Vidalia, Ga: Gwendolyn Press, 1990-. Vol. 1: 1809-18; Vol. 2: 1819-23; Vol. 3: 1824-28; Vol. 4: 1829-35; Vol. 5: 1836-40.

Huxford, Folks. Genealogical Material From Legal Notices in Early Georgia Newspapers. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1989.

LeMaster, Elizabeth T. Abstracts of Georgia Death Notices From the Southern Recorder, 1830-1855. Orange, Calif.: Orange County Genealogical Society, 1971.

---. Abstracts of Georgia Marriage Notices From the Southern Recorder, 1830-1855. Orange, Calif.: Orange County Genealogical Society, 1971.

Warren, Mary Bondurant. Marriages and Deaths, Abstracted From Extant Georgia Newspapers. 2 vols. Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1968-1972. Vol. 1: 1763-1820; Vol. 2: 1820-30.


McKinzie, Edith Kowelohea. Hawaiian Genealogies: Extracted From Hawaiian Language Newspapers. 2 vols. Laie, Hawaii.: Institute for Polynesian Studies, 1983-85.


Chicago Genealogical Society. Vital Records From Chicago Newspapers. 7 vols. Chicago: Chicago Genealogical Society, 1971-80. Covers 1833-48.

Helge, Jan, and Paula Malak. The Greater Roseland Area of Chicago; Newspaper Extracts, 1882-1894. South Holland, Ill.: South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society, 1992.

Koss, David. "Chicago Obituaries in Der Christliche Botschafter, 1844-1871." Chicago Genealogist 11 (Summer 1979): 5-11.


Beeson, Cecil. Newspaper Items From the Hartford City Telegram, Hartford City, Indiana. Fort Wayne, Ind.: Public Library, 1972.

Capt. Jacob Warrick Chapter, NSDAR. Warrick County, Indiana Newspapers, Standard and Enquirer of Boonesville. Owensboro, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1981.

Cox, Carroll O., and Gloria M. Cox. New Harmony, Indiana, Newspaper Gleanings, 1825-1844. Owensboro, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1980.

Fort Wayne and Allen County Public Library. Index to Obituary Records as Found in the "Journal Gazette," Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fort Wayne, Ind.: the library, 1973-76. Vol. 1: 1900-18; Vol. 2: 1938-49; Vol. 3: 1971-75.

Smith, W. W. Newspaper Abstracts of Owensville and Gibson County, Indiana, 1872-1915, Being a Reprint of the Information Contained in the Several Editions of a True Record. Evansville, Ind.: Tri-State Genealogical Society, 1978.

Wilke, Katherine. Newspaper Gleanings, Union City, Randolph County. Union City: the author, 1969. Vol. 1: 1873-83.


Newspaper Abstracts. 4 vols. Jamaica, Iowa: Guthrie County Genealogical Society, 1984. Vol. 1: Panora Weekly Umpire, Panora, Iowa, January-December 1888; Vol. 2: The Guthrian, 1903-1904; Vol. 3: Umpire-Vedette, Panora, Iowa, January-December 1889; Vol. 4: Vedette, Panora, Iowa, January-December 1891.


Branigar, Tom. Birth and Death Notices From Early Chapman Newspapers, 1884-1901. Abilene, Kans.: Dickinson County Historical Society, 1981.

Herrick, James L. Death Notices as Listed in Neosho Valley/Hartford Times, and Burials in Hartford Cemetery, Lyon County, Kansas (Tombstone Inscriptions and Sexton's Records): Supplemented With Information From the Hartford Call. Topeka, Kans.: Topeka Genealogical Society, 1978.

Pantle, Alberta. "Death Notices From Kansas Territorial Newspapers, 1854-1861." Kansas Historical Quarterly 18 (1950): 302-23.


Clift, G. Glenn. Kentucky Obituaries, 1787-1854. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984. Reprinted from a series originally published in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.

Green, Karen Mauer. The Kentucky Gazette, 1787-1800: Genealogical and Historical Abstracts. Galveston, Tex.: Frontier Press, 1983.

---. The Kentucky Gazette, 1800-1820: Genealogical and Historical Abstracts. Galveston, Tex.: Frontier Press, 1985.

Nagle, Eric C. Vital Records from Newspapers of Paris, Kentucky, 1813-1870. Dayton, Ohio: Ford and Nagle, 1999.


Assumption Pioneer Newspaper: Deaths, weddings, births, 1850-1912. Houma, La: Terrebonne Genealogical Society, 2002. "As published in Terrebonne Life Lines."

Chauvin, Philip, Jr. Houma Newspaper Deaths, 1855-1981. Houma, La.: Terrebonne Genealogical Society, 1988.

Mayers, Brenda LaGroue, and Gloria Lambert Kerns. Death Notices From Louisiana Newspapers. 6 vols. Baker, La.: Folk Finders, 1984-85. Vol. 1: 1811-19; Vol. 2: 1822-1914; Vol. 3: 1833-1917; Vol. 4: 1847-93; Vol. 5: 1824-87; Vol. 6: 1836-77.


Labonte, Youville. Necrologies of Franco-Americans Taken From Maine's Newspapers. Auburn, Maine: the author, 1977. Vol. 1: 1966-76.

Young, David. Index of Selected Obituaries: Kennebec Journal, 1825-1354, Oxford Observer, 1826-1828, Oxford Democrat, 1833-1855. Farmington, Maine: Mantor, Library, University of Maine at Farmington, 1977.

---, and Elizabeth Keene Young. Vital Records From Maine Newspapers, 1785-1820. 2 vols. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1993.


Arps, Walter E., Jr. Before the Fire, Genealogical Gleanings From the Cambridge (MD) Chronicle, 1830-1855. Lutherville, Md.: Bettie Carothers, 1978.

Barnes, Bobert. Gleanings From Maryland Newspapers, 1727-1795. 3 vols. Lutherville, Md.: Bettie Carothers, 1975-76.

---. Marriages and Deaths From Baltimore Newspapers, 1796-1816. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978.

---. Marriages and Deaths From the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1973.

Green, Karen Mauer. The Maryland Gazette, 1727-1761; Genealogical and Historical Abstracts. Galveston, Tex.: Frontier Press, 1989.

Hollowak, Thomas L. Index of Marriages and Deaths in the (Baltimore) Sun, 1837-1850. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978.

---. Index to Marriages and Deaths in the (Baltimore) Sun, 1851-1860. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978.

---. Indices of the Obituaries in the Jednosc-Polonia. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society, 1983. The most important Polish newspaper in Baltimore.

---. Baltimore's Polish Language Newspapers: Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, 1891-1925. Baltimore: Historyk Press, 1992.

Wright, F. Edward. Marriages and Deaths of the Lower Delmarva, 1835-1840: From Newspapers of Dorchester, Somerset and Worcester Counties, Maryland. Silver Spring, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1987.

---. Newspaper Abstracts of Cecil and Harford Counties, 1822-1830. Silver Spring, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1984.

---. Western Maryland Newspaper Abstracts, 1786-1810. 3 vols. Silver Spring, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1985-87.

---, and I. Harper. Maryland Eastern Shore Newspaper Abstracts. 8 vols. 1790-1834. Silver Spring, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1981-87.


American Antiquarian Society. Index of Marriages in the Massachusetts Centinel and the Columbian Sentinel, 1784-1840. 4 vols. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1961.

Codman, Ogden. Index of Obituaries in Boston Newspapers, 1704-1800. 3 vols. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1968. The index is in two parts: deaths within Boston, 1704-1800; deaths outside Boston, 1704-95.

Harris, Ruth-Ann M., and Donald Jacobs. The Search for Missing Friends; Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1989-1999. Vol. 1: 1831-50; Vol. 2: 1851-53; Vol. 3: 1854-56; Vol. 4: 1857-60; Vol. 5: 1861-65; Vol. 6: 1866-70; Vol. 7: 1871-76. Expanded CD-ROM version (2002) covers 1831-1920.

Historical Records Survey. Index to Local News in the Hampshire Gazette, 1786-1937. 3 vols. Boston: Historical Records Survey, 1937.

Rosen, David. Boston Jewish Advocate Wedding Announcements Database and Boston Jewish Advocate Obituary Database. Both cover 1905-2002. Available online at


Cowles, Jane A., et al. Condensed Transcripts of Obituaries in the Region of Southeast Isabella County, Michigan and Surrounding Area. Owensboro, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1980.

DeZeeuw, Donald J. Death and Marriage Items Abstracted From the Lansing State Republican, 1861-1871, and Some Divorces and Name Changes Noted in the Michigan Territorial and State Laws. Lansing: Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society.


Anoka County Newspapers: Marriage Records, 1863-1870; Death Records, 1863-1870. Anoka, Minn.: Anoka County Genealogical Society, 198[?].

The White Bear Press-A Genealogical Index, January 1, 1911 to 27 August 31, 1988. White Bear Lake, Minn.: White Bear Lake Genealogical Society, 1988.


Mississippi Genealogical Society. Newspaper Notices of Mississippians, 1820-1860. Jackson: Mississippi Historical Society, 1960. Reprinted from Journal of Mississippi History vols. 18-21 (1956-59).

Wiltshire, Betty Couch. Marriages and Deaths From Mississippi Newspapers. 4 vols. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1987-89. Vol. 1: 1837-63; Vol. 2: 1801-50; Vol. 3, 1813-50; Vol. 4, 1850-61.


Jackson, Vivian Poe, and Wanda Poe Fitzpatrick. Genealogical Gleanings From Cape Girardeau, Mo. Newspapers. 2 vols. 1849-62. Cape Girardeau, Mo.: the authors, ca. 1988.

McManus, Thelma S. Ripley County (Missouri) Records: Obituaries, 1874-1910. Doniphan: the author, 1979.

Rising, Marsha Hoffman. Genealogical Data From Southwest Missouri Newspapers, 1850-1860. Springfield, Mo.: the author, 1985.

---. Genealogical Data From Southwest Missouri Newspapers, 1860-1870. Springfield, Mo.: the author, 1987.

---. The Springfield Advertiser, Greene County, Missouri, 1844-1850. Springfield, Mo.: the author, 1984.

St. Louis Public Library. "St. Louis Obituary Index." Covers 1880-1921, 1943-45, 1992-2002. Available online at

Stanley, Lois, and Maryhelen Wilson. "Death and Estate Notices, Missouri Gazette, 1808-1822." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 65 (September 1977): 226-33; 67 (September 1979): 193-201.

Stanley, Lois, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson. Death Records From Missouri Newspapers: The Civil War Years, Jan. 1861-Dec. 1865. St. Louis: the authors, 1983.


Heil, Leila R. Genealogical Abstracts From the Tecumseh Chieftan, Johnson County, Nebraska, Official Newspaper, 1873-1900. N.p., 1970.

New Hampshire

Evans, Helen F. Index of References to American Women in Colonial Newspapers Through 1800. Bedford, N.H.: the bibliographer, 1979-87. Vol. 1: New Hampshire, 1756-70; Vol. 2: New Hampshire, 1771-85.

Hammond, Otis G. Death and Marriage Notices From the New Hampshire Gazette, 1765-1800. Lambertville, N.J.: Hunterdon House, 1970.

New Jersey

Lupp, Robert E. New Jersey Obituaries Index, 1974-1983. Trenton, N.J.: Division of State Library, New Jersey State Department of Education, 1983.

Nelson, William. "Extracts From American Newspapers Relating to New Jersey, 1704-1775." New Jersey Archives, series 1, vols. 11-12, 19-20, 24-29, 31.

Wilson, Thomas B. Notices From New Jersey Newspapers, 1781-1790. Lambertville, N.J.: Hunterdon House, 1988.

New York

Gottesman, Rita S. The Arts and Crafts in New York: Advertisements and News Items From New York City Newspapers. 3 vols. New York: New York Historical Society, 1938-49. Reprinted from the society's Collections, 1936, 1948, 1949. Vol. 1: 1726-76; Vol. 2: 1777-99; Vol. 3: 1800-04.

Hoff, Henry B. "Marriage and Death Notices in New York City Newspapers." NYG&B Newsletter 2 (1991): 3-5. A listing of available indexes and abstracts, both published and manuscript.

Hoff, Henry B. "Marriage and Death Notices in Long Island Newspapers." NYG&B Newsletter 2 (1991): 20-21. A listing of available indexes and abstracts, both published and manuscript.

Losee, John, and Clara Losee. Death Notices, Dutchess and Columbia County, New York, 1859-1918, From Red Hook Newspapers. Rhinebeck, N.Y.: Kinship, 1991.

New York Daily Tribune Index, 1875-1906. 31 vols. New York: Tribune Association, 1876-1907.

Scott, Kenneth. Genealogical Data From Colonial New York Newspapers: A Consolidation of Articles From the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977.

---. Genealogical Abstracts From the American Weekly, 1719-1746. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1974.

---. Genealogical Data From the New York Post Boy, 1743-1773. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1973.

---. Rivington's New York Newspaper: Excerpts From a Loyalist Press, 1773-1783. New York: New York Historical Society, 1973.

Smith, Mrs. Edwin P. Deaths, Births, and Marriages From Newspapers Published in Hamilton, Madison County, N.Y., 1818-1886. 1958. Reprint, Mt. Airy, Md.: Pipe Creek Pub., 1991.

North Carolina

Broughton, Carrie L. Marriage and Death Notices From "Raleigh Register" and "North Carolina State Gazette," 1799-1825. 1945. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975.

---. Marriage and Death Notices in "Raleigh Register" and "North Carolina State Gazette," 1826-1845. 1947. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968.

---. Marriage and Death Notices in the "Raleigh Register" and "North Carolina State Gazette," 1846-1867. 1949-50. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975.

Topkins, Robert M. Marriage and Death Notices From Extant Asheville Newspapers, 1830-1870: An Index. Raleigh: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1977.

---. Marriage and Death Notices From the "Western Carolinian" (Salisbury, N.C.) 1820-1842: An Indexed Abstract. 1975. Reprint, Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co., 1982.


Cleveland Public Library. Cleveland Necrology File. Covers the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1850-1975, and other scattered papers. Available online at

Green, Karen Mauer. Pioneer Ohio Newspapers, 1793-1810: Genealogical and Historical Abstracts. Galveston, Tex.: Frontier Press, 1986.

---. Pioneer Ohio Newspapers, 1802-1818: Genealogical and Historical Abstracts. Galveston, Tex.: Frontier Press, 1988.

Herbert, Jeffrey G. Index of Death Notices and Marriage Notices Appearing in the Cincinnati Daily Gazette, 1827-1881. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1993.

Wilke, Katherine. Newspaper Death Records, Darke County, Ohio. 4 vols. Union City, Ind., 1968. Vol. 1: 1850-80; Vol. 2: 1880-85; Vol. 3: 1886-91; Vol. 4: 1892-98.


Bogle, Dixie. Cherokee Nation Births and Deaths, 1884-1901. Venita: Northeast Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 1980.

---, and Dorthy Nix. Cherokee Nation Marriages, 1884-1901. Venita, Okla.: Abraham Coryell Chapter, DAR, 1980.

Mauldin, Dorothy Tincup. Cherokee Advocate Newspaper Abstracts. Tulsa: Oklahoma Yesterday Pubs., 1991-. Vol. 1: 1845-77; Vol. 2: 1877-80; Vol. 3: 1880-83; Vol. 4: 1883-93.

Parker, Doris Whitehall. Footprints on the Osage Reservation. 2 vols. Pawhuska, Okla.: the author, 1984. Covers 1894-1907.

Vanpool, Fern P. Obituaries and Death Notices Printed in Miami Daily News-Record, Miami, Oklahoma. Genealogical Records Committee, Oklahoma Society, DAR, n.d.


Hawbaker, Gary T. Runaways, Rascals and Rogues; Abstracts From Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Newspapers. Hershey, Pa.: the author, 1987. Vol. 1: "Lancaster Journal," 1794-1810.

Heilman, Robert A. Deaths Reported in "Der Libanon Demokrat," a German-Language Newspaper Published at Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1832-1864. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1990.

Hocker, Edward W. Genealogical Data Relating to the German Settlers of Pennsylvania and Adjacent Territory: From Advertisements in German Newspapers Published in Germantown, 1743-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980.

Meier, Judith A. H. Elopements and Other Miscreant Deeds of Women, as Advertized in the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1730-1789. Norristown, Pa.: J. A. H. Maier, 1986.

Rentmeister, Jean R. Marriage and Death Notices Extracted From the Genius of Liberty and Fayette Advertiser of Uniontown, Pa., 1805-1854. Apollo, Pa.: Closson Press, 1981.

Scott, Kenneth. Abstracts From Ben Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1748. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975.

---, and Janet R. Clarke. Abstracts From the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1748-1755. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977.

---. Genealogical Abstracts From the American Weekly Mercury, 1719-1746. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1974.

---. Genealogical Data From the Pennsylvania Chronicle, 1767-1774. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1980.

Rhode Island

Taylor, Maureen A. Runaways, Deserters, and Notorious Villains from Rhode Island Newspapers. Camden, Me.: Picton Press, 1994-2001. Vol. 1: The Providence Gazette, 1762-1800; Vol. 2: Additional from the Providence Gazette and all other Rhode Island Newspapers, 1732-1800.

South Carolina

Elliott, Colleen M. Marriage and Death Notices From the Keowee Courier, 1849-1883. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1979.

Holcomb, Brent H. Marriage and Death Notices From Baptist Newspapers of South Carolina, 1835-1865. Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co., 1981.

---. Marriage and Death Notices From Camden, South Carolina Newspapers, 1816-1865. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978.

---. Marriage and Death Notices From the Up-country of South Carolina: As Taken From Greenville Newspapers, 1826-1863. Columbia, S.C.: South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, 1983.

---. Marriage and Death Notices From Columbia, South Carolina Newspapers, 1792-1839. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1982.

---. Marriage and Death Notices From the "Pendleton (South Carolina) Messenger," 1807-1851. 1977. Reprint, Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1979.

---. Marriage and Death Notices From the "Lutheran Observer," 1831-1861; Southern Lutheran, 1861-1865. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1979.

---. Marriage and Death Notices From the "Southern Christian Advocate." Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1979-1980. Vol. 1: 1837-60; Vol. 2: 1861-67.

---. Marriage and Death Notices From Upper South Carolina Newspapers, 1843-1865. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1977.

Revill, Janie. Marriage and Death Notices Abstracted From Newspapers Published in Camden, South Carolina, 1822-1842. Columbia, S.C., 1936.

Salley, Alexander S. Marriage Notices in "Charleston Courier," 1803-1808. 1919. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976.

---. Marriage Notices in the "South Carolina" and "American General Gazette," 1766-1781; "The Royal Gazette," 1781-1782. 1914. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976.

Wilkinson, Tom C. Early Anderson County, South Carolina Newspapers Marriages and Obituaries, 1841-1882. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978.

Wilson, Teresa E., and Janice L. Grimes. Marriage and Death Notices From the Southern Patriot. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1982-86. Vol. 1: 1815-30; Vol. 2: 1831-48.

South Dakota

Ferris, Edna M. Jones County in Memory. Pierre, S.D.: the author, 1989. Collection of obituaries and memorials from newspapers and funeral homes.

Johnson, Linda. Newspaper Extracts From Java, South Dakota, 1903-1918. Seattle: the author, 1991.


Baker, Russell P. Marriages and Obituaries From the "Tennessee Baptist," 1844-1862. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1879.

Eddlemon, Sherida K. Genealogical Abstracts From Tennessee Newspapers, 1791-1808. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1988.

---. Genealogical Abstracts From Tennessee Newspapers, 1803-1812. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1989.

---. Genealogical Abstracts From Tennessee Newspapers, 1821-1828. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1991.

Garrett, Jill K. Obituaries From Tennessee Newspapers, 1851-1899. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1980.

Lucas, Silas Emmett, Jr. Marriages From Early Tennessee Newspapers, 1794-1851. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978.

---. Obituaries From Early Tennessee Newspapers, 1794-1851. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978.

Scoggins, Margaret B. Banner of Peace and Cumberland Presbyterian Advocate; Abstracts of Marriage, Death, and other Notices, 1843-1853. Poplar Bluff, Mo.: the author, 1988.


Cawthon, Juanita Davis. Marriage and Death Notices, Marion County, Texas and Environs, 1853-1927. Shreveport, La.: the author, 1980.

El Paso Genealogical Society. Births, Deaths, and Marriages From El Paso Newspapers Through 1885 for Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Indian Territory. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1982.

Lu, Helen Mason. Texas Methodist Newspaper Abstracts, 17 April 1850-17 Sept. 1881. 4 vols. Dallas: the author, 1987.

Swenson, Helen S. Early Texas News, 1831-1848; Abstracts From Early Texas Newspapers. St. Louis: F. T. Ingmire, 1984.


Historical and Genealogical Register of Indexes to Corinne, Utah Newspapers, 1869-1875. Brigham City, Utah: Golden Spike Chapter, Utah Genealogical Association, 1975.


Rising, Marsha Hoffman. Vermont Newspaper Abstracts, 1783-1816. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001.


Cappon, Lester J., and Stella F. Duff. Virginia Gazette Index. 2 vols. (1736-1780). Williamsburg: Institute of Early American Culture, 1950.

Headley, Robert K. Genealogical Abstracts From 18th-Century Virginia Newspapers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987.

Hodge, Robert Allen. Death Notices, Virginia Herald, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1788-1836. Fredericksburg, Va.: the author, 1981.

McIlwaine, H. R. Index to Obituary Notices, "Richmond Enquirer," May 9, 1824-1829; "Richmond Whig," 1824-1838. 1923. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979.

Obituary Notices From the Alexandria Gazette, 1784-1915. Compiled by the staff of Lloyd House, Alexandria Library. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1987.


McNeill, Ruby Simonson. Lewis County, Washington, Newspaper Abstracts. 5 vols. Spokane: the author, 1978. Vol. 1: 1884-86; Vol. 2: 1887-89; Vol. 3: 1890-93; Vol. 4: 1894-96; Vol. 5: 1897-99.

Townsend, Homer. Obituaries From the Skamania County Pioneer Newspaper, Skamania County, Washington, 1900-1929. Goldendale, Wash.: the author, 1985.

West Virginia

Hassig, Carol. Wetzel County, WV, Obituary Book, 1870-1940. 2 vols. New Martinsville, W.V.: Wetzel County Genealogical Society, 1981-92.

Hodge, Robert Allen. An Index for the Martinsburg Gazette, Martinsburg (West) Virginia. Fredericksburg, Va.: the author, 1973-74. Vol. 1: 1810-15; Vol. 2: 1823-33; Vol. 3: 1834-39; Vol. 4: 1839-48; Vol. 5: 1851-55.


Albertz, Sally P. Fond du Lac Comonwealth Newspaper: Genealogical Items Extracted From Newspapers Dated January 1863 Through December 1870. Fond du Lac, Wisc.: the author, 1988.

Gee, Patricia, and Wilma Foley. Marriages and Deaths in the "Depere News," 1871-1883. Dearborn, Mich.: the authors, 1976.

---. Deaths in the "Green Bay Advocate," 1870-1880. Dearborn, Mich: the authors, 1976.

---. Marriages in the "Green Bay Advocate," 1870-1880. Dearborn, Mich.: the authors, 1976.

Noonan, Barry C. Index to Green Bay Newspapers, 1833-1840. Monroe, Wis.: Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, 1987.

Obituary Index, 1939-1971, the New North, Rhinelander Daily News; Obituary Index, 1972-1975, Rhinelander Daily News. 2 microfilm reels. N.p., 1983.

Stevens Point Area Obituary Index. Covers 1872-the present. Available online at


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