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Newspapers printed during your ancestor's lifetime may contain birth or marriage notices. Death notices and war casualties are especially common in old German papers. Death notices typically list birth and death dates and burial places. Sometimes they list the birth place or immediate family members. Since few indexes are available, you must know the approximate date of the newspaper to search. Newspapers became more common in Germany after 1855, when a tax on paper was lifted.  
 
Newspapers printed during your ancestor's lifetime may contain birth or marriage notices. Death notices and war casualties are especially common in old German papers. Death notices typically list birth and death dates and burial places. Sometimes they list the birth place or immediate family members. Since few indexes are available, you must know the approximate date of the newspaper to search. Newspapers became more common in Germany after 1855, when a tax on paper was lifted.  
  
== History ==
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=== History ===
  
== Resources for German Newspapers ==
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=== Resources for German Newspapers ===
  
=== Libraries and Archives ===
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==== Libraries and Archives ====
  
 
To find newspapers in German repositories, use this source:  
 
To find newspapers in German repositories, use this source:  
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*Wynar, Lubomyr R., and Anna T. Wynar. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/321239&referer=brief_results ''Encyclopedic Directory of Ethnic Newspapers and Periodicals in the United States, 2nd ed'']. Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1976. (FHL book 973 E4w.)
 
*Wynar, Lubomyr R., and Anna T. Wynar. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/321239&referer=brief_results ''Encyclopedic Directory of Ethnic Newspapers and Periodicals in the United States, 2nd ed'']. Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1976. (FHL book 973 E4w.)
  
==== Newspaper Directory ====
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===== Newspaper Directory =====
  
 
[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13118688&referer=brief_results ''Benn's Media Directory International'']. Tonbridge, England: Benn's Business Information Services, annual. (FHL book 011.35 B439.) This is arranged by the nation and city of the newspaper.
 
[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13118688&referer=brief_results ''Benn's Media Directory International'']. Tonbridge, England: Benn's Business Information Services, annual. (FHL book 011.35 B439.) This is arranged by the nation and city of the newspaper.
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An online newspaper directory is available at [http://dispatch.opac.ddb.de/ German Newspaper databank] (German language)
 
An online newspaper directory is available at [http://dispatch.opac.ddb.de/ German Newspaper databank] (German language)
  
=== Digital Issues Online ===
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==== Digital Issues Online ====
  
 
{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
 
{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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*The [http://digital-b.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/digitale_bibliothek/digital.php?gruppe=zeitung Digitale Bibliothek has many interesting newspapers] including occupational papers, such as locomotives and Germans in Argentina, etc. (German language)
 
*The [http://digital-b.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/digitale_bibliothek/digital.php?gruppe=zeitung Digitale Bibliothek has many interesting newspapers] including occupational papers, such as locomotives and Germans in Argentina, etc. (German language)
  
=== Indexes ===
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==== Indexes ====
  
=== Family History Library ===
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==== Family History Library ====
  
 
The Family History Library has virtually no German newspapers. A few related items may be found in the Place Search of the catalog under the name of the town or state and the topic NEWSPAPERS. For example, copies of the ''Augsburgisches Intelligenz-Blatt''&nbsp;1797-1827 and the ''Intelligenz-Blatt und Wochentlicher Anzeiger von Augsburg 1827-1899'' can be located in [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch.org] in the Place Search of the ''Family History Library Catalog'' under '''Germany, Bayern, Augsburg - Newspapers'''. The ''Amts-Blatt der Koenigl. Bayer. Stadt Augsburg'' 1900-1917 is listed under '''Germany, Bayern - Newspapers'''.<ref>"Newspapers, Unique Sources for German Family and Local History, Part II," ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12335732&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results German Genealogical Digest]'', 3 (1987): No. 4.</ref>
 
The Family History Library has virtually no German newspapers. A few related items may be found in the Place Search of the catalog under the name of the town or state and the topic NEWSPAPERS. For example, copies of the ''Augsburgisches Intelligenz-Blatt''&nbsp;1797-1827 and the ''Intelligenz-Blatt und Wochentlicher Anzeiger von Augsburg 1827-1899'' can be located in [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch.org] in the Place Search of the ''Family History Library Catalog'' under '''Germany, Bayern, Augsburg - Newspapers'''. The ''Amts-Blatt der Koenigl. Bayer. Stadt Augsburg'' 1900-1917 is listed under '''Germany, Bayern - Newspapers'''.<ref>"Newspapers, Unique Sources for German Family and Local History, Part II," ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12335732&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results German Genealogical Digest]'', 3 (1987): No. 4.</ref>
  
== Websites ==
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=== Websites ===
  
 
*[http://www.actualidad.com/dLI.cfm?co=98&OrdC=Rank World Newspapers Online]
 
*[http://www.actualidad.com/dLI.cfm?co=98&OrdC=Rank World Newspapers Online]
 
*[http://www.wochenschau-archiv.de/index.php?sprache=eng Wochenschau] - German Newsreels.
 
*[http://www.wochenschau-archiv.de/index.php?sprache=eng Wochenschau] - German Newsreels.
  
== References ==
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=== References ===
  
 
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Newspapers printed during your ancestor's lifetime may contain birth or marriage notices. Death notices and war casualties are especially common in old German papers. Death notices typically list birth and death dates and burial places. Sometimes they list the birth place or immediate family members. Since few indexes are available, you must know the approximate date of the newspaper to search. Newspapers became more common in Germany after 1855, when a tax on paper was lifted.

History

Resources for German Newspapers

Libraries and Archives

To find newspapers in German repositories, use this source:

German Papers in the Americas

Newly arrived immigrants and their home towns are often listed in old newspapers. For a listing of about 5,000 historical German-interest newspapers and the repositories, see the following source:

In most places where Germans settled around the world, they published a German-interest newspaper.

The directory below lists modern newspapers by language and title:

Newspaper Directory

Benn's Media Directory International. Tonbridge, England: Benn's Business Information Services, annual. (FHL book 011.35 B439.) This is arranged by the nation and city of the newspaper.

An online newspaper directory is available at German Newspaper databank (German language)

Digital Issues Online

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Indexes

Family History Library

The Family History Library has virtually no German newspapers. A few related items may be found in the Place Search of the catalog under the name of the town or state and the topic NEWSPAPERS. For example, copies of the Augsburgisches Intelligenz-Blatt 1797-1827 and the Intelligenz-Blatt und Wochentlicher Anzeiger von Augsburg 1827-1899 can be located in FamilySearch.org in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under Germany, Bayern, Augsburg - Newspapers. The Amts-Blatt der Koenigl. Bayer. Stadt Augsburg 1900-1917 is listed under Germany, Bayern - Newspapers.[1]

Websites

References

  1. "Newspapers, Unique Sources for German Family and Local History, Part II," German Genealogical Digest, 3 (1987): No. 4.