Tip: Searching Milwaukee Newspapers

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

Screenshot from my great-great-grandfather's obituary.Click to enlarge.

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.

About Brian Zalewski

I started genealogy research about mid-1999. My grandfather had passed away in April of that year. Since then I’ve done a lot of research not only for myself, but for friends and other relatives. In 2006, I married the love of my life, Darcy, and welcomed the birth of our daughter, Aerissa Jean, in 2010 and our son, Xander Lee, in 2012. I can’t wait to tell them stories about all of their ancestors.

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