New York County Newspaper Abstracts, 1825 - 1870

Collection Category: Newspapers | Collection Type: Text | Location: New York City

This collection consists of several digital volumes of transcribed New York County (Manhattan) newspapers. Each volume draws from different newspapers and has transcribed different content of genealogical relevance. Read below for a description of each volume. Text searches entered on this page will query all volumes in the collection. 

Index to Marriage and Death Notices in the New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung, 1836-1870

Frank A. Biebel of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B) compiled and wrote the Index to Marriage and Death Notices in the New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung, 1836-1870 in the year 2000. This collection is worth preserving because it highlights the pluralism that has existed in New York since its Dutch and British colonial era. The contents in this index helps researchers with find their German ancestors that emigrated to New York City during the nineteenth-century.

This index compiles marriage and death notices published between 1836 and 1870 in the German-language newspaper, New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung (NYSZ). Nicknamed the Staats, the NYSZ is one of the longest running newspaper in the United States and remains in operation today.

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Marriage Notices from New York City Newspapers of the 1830s

Frank A. Biebel's compilation of marriage notice from the 1830s is timely. Published in 2017, Biebel took two of the growing New York City newspapers from the 1830s and made the marriage notices in them accessible to genealogical researchers. The Marriage Notices from New York City Newspapers of the 1830s collection cover the New York Sun and the New York TranscriptThe Sun covers Sep. 3, 1883 to Aug. 31, 1835. The Transcript covers May 27, 1843 to August. 20 1835 and Jan. 4, 1836 to April 30, 1836.

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Voices of the Irish Immigrant: Information Wanted Ads in the Truth Teller, 1825-1844

Compiled in 2005 by Diane Fitzpatrick Haberstroh and Laura Murphy DeGrazia of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B), the Voices of the Irish Immigrant: Information Wanted Ads in New York City, 1825 - 1844 provides extracts useful information from the Truth Teller, a Catholic newspaper that widely circulated in the Irish community. 

Newspapers like the Truth Teller accepted “Information Wanted” advertisements from people who had lost contact with friends or relatives that had made the voyage from Ireland to United States. Information Wanted ads were not just exclusive to newly arrived immigrants. They were arranged by shipping companies, immigrant aid societies, “parents looking for missing children,” priests and masters looking for their “runaway apprentices” too.

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Suggested citation for this collection:

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, "New York County Newspaper Abstracts, 1825 - 1870” digital images, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org), 2019.