German Newspapers (Digitalized)

If you know of additional German or more especially West or East Prussian Digitalized Newspapers that should be online here, please use our contact page to send us the link(s).

I wish to extend my thanks for these links to:

  • Egon Giese
  • Judith Elam

Zeitungsbibliographie für Ost- und Westpreußen sowie das Baltikum (Newspaper Bibliography for East/ West Prussia and the Baltic area.

Vorhandene Digitalisate für Zeitungen

From the University of Heidelberg:

  • Amtspresse Preußens
    (“Provinzial-Correspondenz” (1863-1884) und “Neueste Mittheilungen” (1882-1894) in der Zeitungsabteilung der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin)
  • ANNO – Virtueller Zeitschriftenlesesaal der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek
    (Österreichische Zeitungen der letzten 300 Jahre online)
  • Compact Memory
    (Internetarachiv jüdischer Periodika. Gemeinschaftsprojekt der Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main, der RWTH Aachen und der Bibliothek Germania Judaica e.V., Köln, die Zeitungen, Zeitschriften und Jahrbücher des Judentums erschließen und digitalisiert bereitstellen. Digitales Weltkulturerbe der UNESCO)
  • DigiZeitschriften
    (Das deutsche digitale Zeitschriftenarchiv: Über 1 Million Seiten deutschsprachiger Fachzeitschriften im Online-Zugriff.)
  • Exilpresse digital
    (Im Rahmen des von der DFG geförderten Projektes wurden in der Deutschen Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main aus dem Bestand des Deutschen Exilarchivs 1933 – 1945 Frankfurt am Main und der Sammlung Exil-Literatur Leipzig 30 ausgewählte Exilzeitungen und -zeitschriften digitalisiert.)

Königsberger allgemeine Zeitung


  1. Sharon Steadman
    26 September, 2010 @ 6:44 am


    Thank you for your post about the old German newspapers. I hadn’t seen that link before and was able to find the family name that I’m searching – Knetsch – in the Oels newspaper. (Oels is the town where my grandmother Knetsch was born). So far I’ve hit dead-ends on a link between her and her family. The newspaper is 50 years before her time, but I’m excited that maybe it will lead to something. Thanks.

    Sharon Steadman

  2. Mark Rabideau
    26 September, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

    Hi Sharon

    I hope you find useful information. If you’d like to chat regarding approaches on gathering new material, I am happy to offer some additional ideas. Just let me know and we can chat.


  3. Anja Freudenthal
    14 November, 2010 @ 11:28 am

    I’ve tried opening a few of your links, especially the geneology and historical links. They require a certain program that I do not have and cannot open the docs. Any ideas?
    Thank you.

  4. Mark Rabideau
    14 November, 2010 @ 11:37 am

    Hello Anja

    If they are on this site then you likely need a DJVU plugin. See:

    Best regards

  5. cathy walters
    11 July, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    Hi Mark & group, I’ve down loaded the plug in and tried to search Berliner news papers,my google translator will not work in them. I am afraid I am very lost trying to find Rossin family 1890-up,hoped that in December 1905 obituary of Friedrich Rossin being know two daughters were living in Berlin at time. If by chance you if while your reading them,if you can please take note of them,I would be very thankful.

    I tried to down load West Preussen news papers-I couldn’t down load any.

  6. Mark Rabideau
    11 July, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    I all likelihood the plugin won’t work because the text is not digitized but rather merely an image (like a photo).

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