Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday's Tip - Newspaper Annuals

The N. W. Ayer & Son's American Newspaper Annuals are a good resource for finding out what newspapers were published in the US and Canada for a given area and time. The annuals from the 1880's through the early 1900's are digitized and available for online searching at the University of North Texas Digital Library. The entries contain some information on each newspaper including the publisher and date the newspaper was established and some general census information for the area. The example for Celina, OH in 1915 shown below lists my great-grandfather George Pulskamp as the publisher of a German newspaper called the Mercer County Bote.

N.W. Ayer & Son's American Newspaper Annual entry for Celina, OH in 1915

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