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:


  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).

  7. judy
    21 April, 2015 @ 5:37 pm

    thanks I am looking for any record for George eichstedt born july 1852 Germany. he left Germany 1869 on ship cimbria to new York. however I no nothing about his family or life in Germany at all. maybe as I look through this I will find him. judy eichstedt

  8. Mark Rabideau
    21 April, 2015 @ 6:11 pm

    Hi Judy. I would like to offer some encouragement and ideas. Given your lack of data, this search will be quite difficult. If you’d like to discuss options, please contact me off-line via the contact page.

  9. Tal
    12 September, 2015 @ 9:17 am

    If I’m intersted in Breslau and Beuthen area, which newspapers are mosr relevant? Thanks

  10. Mark Rabideau
    12 September, 2015 @ 10:00 am

    I am not certain. There are two newspapers listed that are from Silesia (Schlesien) but as to their relevancy for your search, I really have no idea.

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