Example of Search Result from Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Ad placed by ancestor in 1879 to take in wash in Brooklyn.
Hints & Tips
You never know what you will find about your family in the older newspaper articles! Try to find local newspapers. Look for
- marriage announcements
- ship arrivals
- social events
- court judgements
- sports events
- gossipy news!
a) New York Times Historical Database
1851-2010 Available to LCCC students and staff.
Every issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle from October 26, 1841 to 1955 is available and searchable online for free, courtesy of the Brooklyn Public Library.
Get a free trial subscription and search historical newspapers from the 1700s to the 2000s from over 3500 US papers.
d) Don't forget GenealogyBank listed under the top ten tab!
e) Fulton History newspapers
A quirky website, with about 29,000,000 newspaper pages
from the US and Canada (mainly NY). Many local