14 July 2009

ProQuest: Historical Jewish newspapers added

ProQuest.com is often found in public and educational institution libraries. A new collection of historical Jewish newspapers is being added to its lineup.

This new resource of the Michigan-based company will help genealogists and family history researchers find more information on their families and communities.
Historical Jewish Newspapers will provide users with access to esteemed Jewish newspapers from across the U.S. Newspapers such as The Jewish Advocate (1905-1990) from Boston, The Jewish Exponent (1887-1990) from Philadelphia, and other key papers allow users to explore the experience of Jews in America, including coverage of the rise of Zionism, reaction to US policy toward Israel, participation in labor movements and civil rights, as well as community news of value to genealogists.
Researchers using ProQuest Historical Newspapers can browse full-text and full-image newspapers from US and international titles, dating to the 18th century. With continuous newspaper runs, read each complete issue, or look for specific document types, such as articles, editorials, advertisements, obituaries, etc.), date,and author.

Billed as the largest digital newspaper archive, ProQuest Historical Newspapers includes more than 22 million pages since 1764.

Check to see if your local library carries access to ProQuest. For more information, click here.


  1. Anonymous4:55 AM

    I'm having trouble finding ProQuest Historical Newspapers in my area. ProQuest has so many products -- part of the problem, and apparently very few institutions subscribe to the Historical Newspaper database. But I can't seem to find out for sure. Any help out there?

  2. Susan Goldsmith2:28 PM

    Thanks for the tip on ProQuest, Schelly. As of yesterday the Jewish newspapers had not been added. Did ProQuest give you a date when the papers would be included?

    Thank you for your blog. There is always something to learn and/or enjoy in each of your thoughtful articles.

    The logo suits you and your work. It is lovely.

    Best Regards,
    Susan Goldsmith