If you have any ancestors that lived in the Greater Milwaukee area from 1884-2007, you’re in luck. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s website has access to search and view newspapers from its history, specifically:
- The Milwaukee Journal from 1884-1995
- Milwaukee Sentinel from 1909-1995
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from 1995-2007
It’s a great collection of news and information from the area. I’ve run across larger obituaries on my great-great-grandfather (shown above), my great-grandmother, and even a story about my great-grandfather during his Police work (3rd section down.)
Since the search and view section is run by Google, it works very well. You can even send a link to somebody pointing to the exact article on the page (as long as Google marked it.)
There is a link on the right that says “Get This Newspaper” but it seems to not go to the correct place. A quick email to JSOnline.com should hopefully clarify that.
Go search JSOnline’s Historical Newspapers.
And if you’re looking for more, it turns out Google has a lot more to choose from.