Historical Jewish American Newspapers Online

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For those of you who have Jewish ancestry in your family tree, there are lots of Jewish-American newspapers that have been published over the last hundred or so years that may help you find some information and stories about your ancestors.

Take a look at these sites and search away!

Listed are only those that are available online. As always, there are tons more available via microfilm and in original form via libraries and archives.

Please note that most listed below are free and some require a subscription or a login from a university library. Some are indexed, and some are not. 

Please be aware that there are several titles that are available from more than one online collection, and the range of available dates may be different, so you might want to research all the sources.

(Updated December, 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Collections:

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Kentucky

Maryland

​Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Washington

Free from Libraries with a ProQuest Subscription:

Genealogy Bank (subscription):

Newspapers.com (subscription)

Other Excellent Resources:
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  • Compact Memory is a digital collection of about 300 Jewish periodicals from German-speaking countries, 1806-1938. All in German.

 

  • The Historical Jewish Press has a collection of 365 publications (most not from America). Included are Jewish newspapers published in various countries, languages, and time periods.

 

 

  • Several university libraries have purchased parts of the ProQuest collection and may have Jewish newspapers available. You might check with your nearest major university library to see what they have in their collection or have easy access to.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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