Historical German American Newspapers Online

For these of you who’ve some German in your loved ones tree, there are a number of German-American newspapers which have been revealed over the past hundred or so years which will assist you discover some data and tales about your ancestors.

Listed are solely these which might be obtainable on-line. As all the time, there are tons extra obtainable through microfilm and within the unique type through libraries and archives.

Please notice that some are free and a few require a subscription or a login from a college (or native) library. Some are listed, and a few usually are not. Within the Free Collections, you might even see some duplicates – it is because the newspaper is supplied on a number of on-line websites, so you could want to search or browse every of the duplicates.

(Up to date November 2021; not too long ago added hyperlinks are in BOLD)

Free Collections:

Be aware: in some circumstances, town is supplied and in others, it isn’t – the identical is true of the date vary of the title within the on-line assortment.  Additionally, many states usually are not represented – this can be as a result of: 1) there are not any German newspapers in that state; 2) they haven’t been digitized; or 3) this creator has not discovered the hyperlink.
















New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota




Rhode Island

South Dakota





Library Entry Solely:

Readex/NewsBank Titles

From their Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971, there are fairly a couple of German American newspapers obtainable. Test together with your close by library to see if they’ve a subscription for this assortment.  Clicking on the hyperlink will offer you a listing of titles.  Please perceive that every one of those titles listed usually are not German.  There are French, Irish, and different ethnic teams contained on this assortment.

Subscription Websites:

Family tree Financial institution has over 30 German language titles obtainable at their web site:

GenealogyBank German American Newspapers

A terrific useful resource for German-language newspapers all through the world (together with the U.S.) is German-Language Newspaper Access in North America.  It has a database, sorted by metropolis, that identifies German-language titles and whether or not they’re obtainable in paper, microfilm or on-line.

Good Luck and Pleased Looking!