Last edited: 20110213 Gary Haas, Milwaukee, WI mailto:email@example.com
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Newspapers are a great source of information. Newspapers contain information about
events in our ancestors lives: births, marriages, deaths, bankruptcies, emigrations, and
participation in events. There is an incredible amount of newspaper information that can
be accessed on the Internet.
The purpose of this webpage is to show what's available and techniques to effectively use this information.
United States / Wisconsin Newspapers
“BadgerLink is a project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Division for Libraries,
Technology, and Community Learning. The goal is to provide access to quality online information
resources for all Wisconsin residents.”
YOU NEED A LIBRARY CARD FROM A WISCONSIN LIBRARY.
It can be tricky to access newspaper information on BadgerLink.
Watch the video and follow the steps below.
1. Access http://www.badgerlink.net/
2. Click on “Library Card Access”
3. “Choose your library”
4. Enter your “Library Barcode Number”
5. Click Login button
6. Scroll down to “Resources by type: Business | Health | Literature | Magazines | Newspapers”
7. Select “Newspapers”
· Newspaper ARCHIVE List of newspapers in holdings
NewspaperARCHIVE has newspaper holdings from four centuries covering localities
throughout the United States. The site has issues from the Wisconsin State Journal
published in Madison Wisconsin for the years 1852 through 2009.
· Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
Newspaper Source Plus includes over 1,500 full-text newspapers and newswires, providing more than 27 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 583,100 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts. Nine Wisconsin newspapers are included.
· Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site List of newspapers in holdings
This is an incredible site. You can access a fully searchable PDF file of most
local newspapers published in Wisconsin since 2005.
(These newspapers are available on a 60 day delay.)
Unfortunately the website can be difficult to use and can blow up for unknown reasons. WATCH VIDEOs
A Reset Button (resets any selections/options you have choosen)
B Enter Search Terms
C Search Button (hit this button after any changes to selections/options)
D Search Results (shows how many documents meet your selections/options)
E Dropdown list/buttons to scroll through results(use to see more results)
F Search and Sort Options (these do not work consistently)
Search: Boolean, Sort By: Hits-Descending Boolean, Sort By: Date-Descending Boolean, Sort By: Date-Ascending
Search: All Words, Sort By: Hits-Descending All Words, Sort By: Date-Descending All Words, Sort By: Date-Ascending
Search: Any Words, Sort By: Hits-Descending Any Words, Sort By: Date-Descending Any Words, Sort By: Date-Ascending
Sorting does not work as expected:
Hits-Descending sorts results from most recent to earliest
Date-Ascending / Date – Descending sorts results by newspaper
then by date
G Filter by Drop down list (newspaper, county, city, zip code)
H Drop down list for Filter by (use to select items to filter by)
I Issue List Button (good to review issues for a selected newspaper)
Online newspapers http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/usstate/uswiscon.htm
Google News – News Archive Search http://news.google.com/archivesearch
This site is similar to NewspaperArchive. You never know what you'll find.
Working with German Language
Google Translate Translate Webpages
Translate Client http://translateclient.com/download.php
The following links are a good first step to learning how to use German newspapers.
Cyndi’s List – Germany – Newspapers http://www.cyndislist.com/germany.htm#Newspapers
Currrent Newspapers http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/germany.htm
Bayerische Staats Bibliothek (Bavarian State Library) ENGLISH
The Bavarian State Library in Germany has a tremendous amount of digitized holdings.
Many of these can be accessed for free.
Bibliography of newspapers – Regierungsbezirk
These links provide excellent lists of newspapers published in Bavaria, Germany.
Altbayern un Oberpflaz
Google Books http://books.google.com/
Austrian National Library
Bavarian State Library
Cornell University Library
Ghent University Library
Keio University Library
Lyon Municipal Library
The National Library of Catalonia
The New York Public Library
University of California
University Complutense of Madrid
University Library of Lausanne
University of Michigan
University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia
UW – Madison
Thanks to a partnership between Google and the Bavarian State Library, many German newspapers from the
1800s on have been digitized and are available on books.google.com.
See WORKING WITH GERMAN LANGUAGE above how to easily translate these newspapers.
I have not found a complete list of the German newspapers digitized
and available on www.books.google.com.
The following are some of the newspapers I have found on Google.
The list is not complete and further descriptive information needs to be gathered about these newspapers.
NOTE: Newspaper “books” on Google usually contain an entire year of newspapers.
Allgemeine Zeitung des Judenthums
Allgemeines Intelligenzblatt für das Königreich Baiern
Amtsblatt der K.K.-Österreichischen und K.-Baierischen
Amtsblatt der preussischen Regierung zu Köslin
Amtsblatt der Regierung in Potsdam
Amtsblatt für den Regierungsbezirk Düsseldorf
Amtsblatt für Hannover
Amtsblatt der Bezirksregierung zu Trier
Amtsblatt der Königlich Bayerischen General-Zoll-Administration
Amtsblatt der Regierung in Schleswig
Aschaffenburger Zeitung / Intelligenz-Blatt
Bayerische Landtags Zeitung
Bohemia ein Unterhaltungsblatt
Deutsche Zeitung Frankfurt, Main
Justizministerialblatt für den Freistaat Bayern
Königlich-Bayerisches Kreis-Amtsblatt von Niederbayern
Königlich-Bayerisches Kreis-Amtsblatt von Niederbayern
Königlich-bayerisches Kreis-Amtsblatt von Oberbayern
Königlich-Bayerisches Kreis-Amtsblatt von Oberfranken
National-Zeitung der Deutschen
Neue Augsburger Zeitung
Neue Bamberger Zeitung
Neue Münchener Zeitung / Morgenblatt
Neue Würzburger Zeitung
Neuburger Bezirks-Amts-Blatt (contains publications about emigrates)
Unterhaltungsblatt als Beliage zur Regensburger Zeitung
Zentral- und Bezirks-Amtsblatt für Elsass-Lothringen
Police Reports – really entertaining
The following are Police related titles in Google Books.
Additional review needs to be done.
Die ländliche polizei-verwaltung des Preussischen Staates
Gesinde-Polizei für die Rheinprovinz: Amfassend
Das bayerische polizei-strafgesetzbuch
Die deutsche Polizei im neunzehnten Jahrhundert
Die Bau-Polizei des Preußischen Staats
Allgemeiner Kameral-, Polizei-, Oekonomie-, Forst-, Technologie-
Das Polizei-Strafgesetzbuch für das Königreich Bayern
Lehrbuch des Jagd-Rechts und der Jagd-Polizei: mit Angabe, wie ...
Die verrichtungen der bürgermeister: polizei-commissäre, amts-und gemeinde
Allgemeines rheinisches Intelligenzblatt: zu Erhaltung einer für die Justiz
Centralblatt für magistratische Verwaltung und allgemeine Polizei Fama fur Bayern
Handbuch der Sanitäts-Polizei: nach eignen Untersuchungen
Alphabetisches Handbuch der öffentlichen Verwaltung in Bezug auf praktische
Die Staats-Verträge des Königreichs Bayern in Bezug auf Justiz-, Polizei
Here are the main Google books options that I use.
They are found on left side of screen.
· Full View - this option displays only books that can be read in their entirety and downloaded
· Grid view - this shows more books on the computer screen, this is my preference
· 19th Century or Custom range - this allows you to exclude recent documents
· Click Related books - appears when you have selected a book to look at
· Get it now - ebooks - allows you to build your online library of Google books
· Read on your device - an incredible way to download Google books to personal devices
including iPads and other tables
Try different search terms variations – be creative in selecting words and combinations
Examples of different variations
Possible Search Terms
Allgemein general condition
Amtsblatt official journal
Anzeiger advertiser, gazette
Bekanntmachung notice,public announcement
Newspaper clippings created by individuals
Individuals have created personal collections of newspaper clippings. These can be harder to find on the Internet but they are worth the search.
Formal Digitizing Projects
Google is not the only organization digitizing library holdings.
Thousands of published family histories, city and county histories, historic city directories, and related records are coming to the Internet. The Allen County Public Library (ACPL) in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library, and FamilySearch's Family History Library in Salt Lake City announced the joint project today. When complete, it will be the most comprehensive collection of city and county histories on the Web—and access will be free at www.familyhistoryarchive.byu.edu.
Bob Dewel created a 9 volume set of books about Sauk County history. He had originally written these in The Baraboo Sun and The Baraboo News-Republic. A copy of this set was held by the Allen County Public Library and was digitized as part of the project. These personal collections are great if the person was a good editor.
Link to Bob Dewel’s newspaper clippings http://tinyurl.com/6xljj9e
Evernote is a phenomenal tool for newspaper clipping collections. My grandmother and my father created over 4500 pages of newspaper clippings. What's the best way to share this collection that doesn't have an index? Evernote solved my problems.
For about $50 a year, Evernote allows you to upload 1billion bytes of files to their site. I can give anybody FREE access to this online database. The really neat thing is that Evernote performs optical character recognition on the files that I upload. This creates a fully searchable index on all pages.