Historical Polish American Newspapers Online

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For those of you who have Polish ancestry in your family tree, there are lots of Polish-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.

​In fact, according to the Library of Congress, there are exactly 240 Polish language newspapers that have been published in the United States.

Listed below are only those that have been digitized and 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:

Florida

Illinois

Maryland

Michigan

Minnesota

New Jersey

New York

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Wisconsin

Library Access Only:

Readex/NewsBank Titles

From their Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971, there are a few Polish American newspapers available. Check with your nearby library to see if they have a subscription for this collection.  Clicking on the link will provide you with a list of titles.  Please understand that all of these titles listed are not Polish.  There are French, German,  Irish and other ethnic groups contained in this collection.

The Polish American Club of Columbus, Ohio has published a list of more current Polish American newspapers HERE.  Please be aware that this was written a few years ago, so some of the links may be broken.

​Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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