Accessing Online SLCL Database "Nineteenth Century US Newspapers"
December 17, 2007
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I just received an e-mail from Joyce Loving, Manager of the Genealogy Department at the St. Louis County Library. For anyone with a SLCL card consider this an early Christmas present.
Joyce informed me that the St. Louis County Library has a new subscription to a database that should benefit genealogists. The title is "19th Century U.S. Newspapers". If you are a SLCL cardholders you are now able to access this database from your home computer.
Go to "www.slcl.org"
Click on "Databases"
Click on "Genealogy"
Scroll down and click on "online databases"
Scroll down and click on "infotrac.galegroup.com" under the heading of "Nineteenth Century US Newspapers"
You will probably have to enter your name and library card number. BTW, for those that don't live in St. Louis area I would suggest you take the above info to your library to see if they offer the same service.
You can pick the State or City of interest. When doing a search, the default is for a search in the title, but you will get better results if you change this to "in entire article content."
St. Louis researchers will be interested in the 893 issues of "St. Louis Daily Commercial Bulletin (1835-1838)", 590 issues of the Missouri Republican (1822-1888), 224 issues of the St. Louis Enquirer (1819-1824), and a whooping 4433 issues of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (1875-1888).