Monday, July 13, 2009

Historical Jewish Newspapers Going Online

ProQuest continues to expand its renowned news program with several significant additions to ProQuest Historical Newspapers, including historical Jewish Newspapers, which will provide a new resource for exploring and understanding the Jewish experience through the lens of American Jewish newspapers.

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.

In ProQuest Historical Newspapers, researchers can browse full-text and full-image newspapers from significant U.S. and international titles, dating back to the 18th century. With continuous newspaper runs, scholars can read each digitized issue cover to cover, or narrow their search by specifying one of 20 different document types (articles, editorials, advertisements, obituaries, etc.), date, and author. (WWJ)

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*Click here to search through The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent Obituary Database on JewishGen. This database is an index of 35,000 obituary notices which appeared in the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, compiled by volunteers from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia. Data is currently available for the years 1887-1909, 1914-1936, 1946, 1950, 1955-1957, Jul-Dec 1958, Jan-Sep 1970, 1979, 1992-1994, and 2004-2007.

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