19th Century Newspapers

Freely Available Online

National & Regional Newspapers/Journals

American Annual Register (New York & Boston) 1825-1833
American Aurora (Philadelphia) 1795-1805 Courtesy of Google News
American Farmer (Baltimore) 1819-1830
Boston Weekly Messenger 1811-1815 Courtesy of University of Texas, Austin
DeBow’s Review (New Orleans) 1846-1868
Hunt’s Merchants’ Magazine (New York) 1839-1870
The Missionary Herald (Boston) 1806-1861
National Intelligencer (Washington) 1805-1814 Courtesy of University of Texas, Austin
National Intelligencer (Washington) 1842 Courtesy of Google News
Niles Register (Baltimore) 1811-1839

Georgia Historic Newspapers at Digital Library of Georgia

Contains nearly all the important newspapers in Georgia, not hidden behind a pay wall

AZRLS Regional Library Georgia Newspaper Archives

Georgia Newspapers Available through Other Sources
Albany Herald (Albany) 1973-2009 Available through Google News
Atlanta Independent (Atlanta) 1904-1928 Available through Google News
Bulloch County Newspapers (Statesboro) 1893-1969 from Georgia Southern University
Calhoun Times (Calhoun) 1924-2008 Available through Google News
Cedartown Standard (Cedartown) 1988-2008 Available through Google News
Dahlonega Nugget (1864-1905) originally from the Andrew W. Cain Newspaper Collection at University of North Georgia. Available through Internet Archive
Rockmart Journal (Rockmart) 1961-2008 Available through Google News

Other Southern Newspapers/Journals

Alabama Civil War Newspapers Courtesy of Alabama Department of Archives & History
Avondale Sun (Avondale Mills) 1924-2004 Courtesy of B.B. Comer Memorial Library Searchable
Birmingham Newspapers 1874-1901 Courtesy Birmingham Public Libraries Searchable
Jacksonville Republican 1837-1895 Courtesy of Jacksonville State University

Palm Beach Post Archives 1916-2018 courtesy Palm Beach Post Searchable
Florida Digital Newspaper Library courtesy University of Florida Digital Collections Searchable

Louisiana Digital Newspapers & Magazines provided by LSU Libraries. Searchable

Natchez Ariel Select Issues, 1825-1829 Courtesy of University of Texas, Austin

Missouri Digital Newspaper Project provided by State Historical Society of Missouri. Searchable

North Carolina
North Carolina Newspapers in Digital North Carolina, part of Digital North Carolina Heritage Center. Searchable

South Carolina
Charleston City Gazette Select Issues, 1827-1830 Courtesy of University of Texas, Austin
Charleston Mercury 1818-1868 Courtesy of Google News
Columbian Herald (Charleston) 1787-1790 Courtesy of Google News
The Times (Charleston) 1801-1824 Courtesy of Google News

Texas Digital Newspaper Program Searchable

Virginia Chronicle Courtesy of Library of Virginia, contains newspapers from 1787 to 2007 Searchable

Databases & Lists:

[Chronicling America Newspapers at Library of Congress - after 1836]
Historical Newspapers
AFTER 1836 only
[Historic World Newspapers]
Newspapers from around the World Archived on Google
[Historic US Newspapers online from Google arranged by state]
Historic US Newspapers Index on Google

4 Responses to 19th Century Newspapers

  1. Dear Michael,

    In the category of Databases & Lists, other subscription databases that might be named here include several from Readex, including Early American Newspapers, 1690-1922 (http://www.readex.com/content/early-american-newspapers-1690-1922); African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 (http://www.readex.com/content/african-american-newspapers-series-1-and-2-1827-1998); Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 (http://www.readex.com/content/hispanic-american-newspapers-1808-1980); and several others.

    Best wishes,

  2. John Metz says:


    I have to direct you to Virginia Chronicle at the Library of Virginia. The link is here: http://virginiachronicle.com. This collection contains 101,299 issues comprising 795,935 pages and 122,203 articles (and counting). The LVA will continue to draw on its collection of over 3,000 Virginia and West Virginia imprints to continue to expand our online offerings. Many of these are titles that we have made available to Chronicling America because they fall outside of the scope of that project.
    Please refer to the Project’s Research Guides and Indexes on the Library of Virginia site for a comprehensive overview of the available resources for newspaper research. To search specific newspaper titles and holdings here at the Library, as well as holdings at select repositories, visit the Newspapers in Virginia Bibliography

    Let me know if you have any questions and keep up the great work.

    John Metz, Ph.D.
    Deputy for Collections and Programs
    Library of Virginia

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  4. Jennifer Black says:

    Thanks for this amazing resource! You also might include the expansive newspaper collections digitized by the Library of Congress, at http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/


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