ProQuest Day Wednesday July 31, 2019 9:00 AM-9:00 PM--ProQuest Databases at IAJGS 2019 Conference
From: Jan Meisels Allen (
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:24:43 -0700 (PDT)








One of the highlights of the annual IAJGS conferences is having ProQuest databases available in the Resource Room for one long day!  IAJGS is privileged to have the entire collection of historical newspapers, regional newspapers, Canadian newspapers, international newspapers and American Jewish newspapers at our conferences.  This email announces all the ProQuest databases. A forthcoming email will announce the other subscription and non-subscription databases available in the resource room. The resource room will be open on Wednesday July 31 from 9AM to 9PM. There will be 26 computers in the room.  Sign-up sheets will be available at the resource room desk on ProQuest Day. No day before sign-ups permitted. If there are people waiting to use a computer, then people will be limited to 30 minutes at the computer. ProQuest historical newspapers are only available in libraries –both public and university. Many public libraries may have one or two of the historical newspapers access on their websites but we will have ProQuest's entire collection of historical newspapers. 


As a special treat, ProQuest is also letting us have the entire collection for Thursday, August 1. The resource room will be open on Thursday from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Sign-up sheets will also be required if there are people waiting to use the computers—that will be true for each day the resource room is open. Again, no day before sign-ups and  30 minutes will be the time allotment if there are people waiting for the computers.

We are also privileged to have Bill Forsyth from ProQuest be available on Wednesday July 31 only.  Bill will be giving an overview on how to best research on the newspapers three times on Wednesday:  10:30 AM,  1:30 PM and 5:30 PM. As we are limited to 26 computers, that means you will have to sign up to attend.  The sign-up sheets will be in the resource room the morning of July 31 not before. You may only sign-up for one time slot and each person has to sign up individually. If after 30 minutes, you must relinquish the computer then you have to sign up again no double periods unless there is no one else waiting.


It is best to bring with you an USB drive to make copies of any newspaper articles etc. that you may find of value. The links to the ProQuest databases will only be on the resource room computers and their links will not be shared for your personal computers. No exceptions!

IAJGS is also privileged to be the first conference to offer access to the digitized USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive.


The Visual History Archive (VHA) is still in its early stages, as creating fully searchable transcriptions of the 55,000 video interviews will take many years to complete. The VHA contains over 13 years of continuous video. The Holocaust interviews were taped during 1988-2015. Currently, there are about 1,900 transcriptions available via the abbreviated VHA Online, USC Shoah Foundation’s YouTube Channel, and iWitness. The ones available for the conference are predominately from Germany. The VHA streams the USC Shoah Foundation proprietary platform, it is not on the ProQuest platform. While there are 40 languages represented in VHA, the platform is in English. Testimonies and transcripts are delivered in the language spoken during the interview. All indexing is done in English.

Databases for 2019 IAJGS Conference – ProQuest Day

·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers (all – see featured titles list below)

·         American Periodicals Series, 1740-1940 

·         Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War 

·         Voices from Ellis Island: An Oral History of American Immigration  

·         ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I 

·         Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (all)  

·         Digital Sanborn Maps 

·         HeritageQuest Online 

·         Visual History Archive (USC Shoah Foundation)

Featured ProQuest Historical Newspaper Titles


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Arizona Republican—1890-2007


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Atlanta Constitution—1868-1984


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Austin American Statesman—1871-1978*


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Sun—1837-1993*


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Boston Globe—1872-1987*


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Chicago Tribune—1849-2010* (Extension Years coming in 2019)


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Christian Science Monitor—1908-2004*


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Cincinnati Enquirer—1841-2009


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Dayton Daily News—1898-1922


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Detroit Free Press—1831-1999


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Hartford Courant—1764-1993*


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Indianapolis Star—1903-2004


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times—1881-2010*


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Louisville Courier-Journal—1830-2000


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Minneapolis Star Tribune—1867-2001


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Nashville Tennessean—1812-2002


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2015*) with Index —(1851-1993)


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Tribune / Herald Tribune—1841-1962


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Newsday—1940-1990*


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Philadelphia Inquirer—1860-2001


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—1786-2003


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: San Francisco Chronicle—1865-1922


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: St. Louis Post-Dispatch—1874-2003


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: St. Petersburg Times / Tampa Bay Times—1901-2009


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Wall Street Journal—1889-2001*


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post—1877-2002*


ProQuest U.S. Regional Collections


Not all titles listed below are live. Each new title will load with the content we have, and remaining new titles will continue loading through 2020. There are gaps in years of coverage for some of these titles.




·         The Advocate (Newark, OH)—1882-2011


·         Battle Creek Inquirer (Battle Creek, MI)—1918-2011


·         Chillicothe Gazette (Chillicothe, OH)—1862-2011


·         Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, OH)—1909-2011


·         The Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)—1890-2011


·         Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, WI)—1871-2006


·         Herald Times-Reporter (Manitowoc, WI)—1960-2011


·         Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, IN)—1869-1999


·         Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)—1920-2011


·         The Journal News (Hamilton, OH)—1891-1977


·         Lancaster Eagle-Gazette (Lancaster, OH)—1915-2011


·         Lansing State Journal (Lansing, MI)—1911-2009


·         The Marion Star (Marion, OH)—1878-2011


·         Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, WI)—1889-2006


·         News Herald (Port Clinton, OH)—1967-2011


·         News Journal (Marion, OH)—1909-2011


·         Oshkosh Northwestern (Oshkosh, WI)—1875-2006


·         Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN)—1831-1985


·         The Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI)—TBD


·         The Reporter (Fond Du Lac, WI)—TBD


·         Springfield News-Sun (Springfield, OH)—1900-2011


·         The Star Press (Muncie, IN)—1817-2008


·         Stevens Point Journal (Stevens Point, WI)—1895-2011


·         The Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, WI)—1911-2005


·         Times Herald (Port Huron, MI)—1910-2011


·         Times Recorder (Zanesville, OH)—1885-2011


·         Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, WI)—1907-2006


North Central


·         Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD)—1886-2009


·         The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA)—1871-2008


·         Fort Collins Coloradoan (Fort Collins, CO)—1972-2012


·         Great Falls Tribune (Great Falls, MT)—1885-2011


·         Iowa City Press Citizen (Iowa City, IA)—1965-2008


·         Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, MO)—1987-2011


·         St. Cloud Times (St. Cloud, MN)—1928-2011




·         Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, NJ)—1905-2009


·         The Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT)—1848-2007


·         Courier News (Bridgewater, NJ)—1891-2010


·         Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, NJ)—1949-2009


·         The Daily Journal (Vineland, NJ)—1925-2011


·         Daily Record (Morristown, NJ)—1974-2012


·         Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, NJ)—1903-2009


·         The Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, NY)—1914-2011


·         The Journal News (Rockland: West Nyack, NY)—1889-1990


·         The Journal News (Yorktown: White Plains, NY)—TBD


·         The Morning Call (Allentown, PA)—1883-2010


·         New York Daily News (New York, NY)—1919-2009


·         The News Journal (Wilmington, DE)—1871-2009


·         Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia, PA)—1960-2001


·         Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA)—1960-2001


·         Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, NY)—1785-2010


·         Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, NY)—1904-2009


·         Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY)—1871-2008


·         Star-Gazette (Elmira, NY)—1891-2011)


South Central


·         Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)—1882-2004


·         The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)—1923-2009


·         The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA)—1914-2011


·         Daily World (Opelousas, LA)—1939-2012


·         Hattiesburg American (Hattiesburg, MS)—1940-2013


·         The Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL)—1952-2009


·         The News-Star (Monroe, LA)—2001-2012


·         The Times (Shreveport, LA)—1871-2009


·         The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA)—1883-1999




·         Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC)—1873-2009


·         The Daily News Leader (Staunton, VA)—1912-2011


·         The Daily News-Journal (Murfreesboro, TN)—TBD


·         Daily Press (Newport News, VA)—1898-2001


·         The Daily Times (Salisbury, MD)—1913-2011


·         Florida Today (Brevard County, FL)—1968-2006


·         The Jackson Sun (Jackson, TN)—TBD


·         The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville, TN)—TBD


·         Miami News (Miami, FL)—1904-1988


·         The News-Press (Fort Meyers, FL)—1911-2010


·         Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL)—1892-2001


·         Palm Beach Daily News (Palm Beach, FL)—1976-2011


·         Palm Beach Post (Palm Beach, FL)—1916-2004


·         Pensacola News Journal (Pensacola, FL)—1956-2011


·         South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)—1925-2000


·         Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee, FL)—1913-2008


·         The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, FL)—1895-2016




·         The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA)—TBD


·         Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, NV)—1876-2008


·         The Salinas Californian (Salinas, CA)—2001-2012


·         San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA)—1865-2007


·         Statesman Journal (Salem, OR)—1869-2008


·         Tulare Advance-Register (Visalia, CA)—2001-2007


·         Visalia Times-Delta (Visalia, CA)—2001-2014


ProQuest Canadian Historical Newspapers


Not all titles listed below are live. Content will load into new titles starting in 2019 and will continue through 2020.


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Calgary Herald—1883-2010


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Edmonton Journal—1903-2000


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail—1844-2014*


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Leader-Post (Regina)—1883-2010


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Montreal Gazette—1857-2010


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: National Post (Toronto)—1998-2000


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Ottawa Citizen—1845-2010


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Province (Vancouver)—1898-2010


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Times-Colonist—1858-2010


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Toronto Star—1894-2015*


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Vancouver Sun—1912-2010


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Windsor Star—1888-2000


ProQuest International Newspapers


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection—1832-1953


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Guardian (1821-2003) & The Observer—(1791-2003)


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Irish Times (1859-2016*) & Weekly Irish Times—(1876-1958)


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Jerusalem Post—1932-2008


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Korea Times—1956-2016


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Scotsman—1817-1950


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: South China Morning Post—1903-1998*


·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Times of India—1838-2008*


ProQuest American Jewish Newspapers

·                     ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger  1857-1922

·                     ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The American Israelite—1854-2000

·                     ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Jewish Advocate—1905-1990

·                     ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Jewish Exponent—1887-1990

ProQuest Specialty Historical Newspapers

·         ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Communist Historical Newspaper Collection—1919-2013

·         ProQuest Civil War Era 1840-1865

*Additional year of content added annually


Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland.


Jan Meisels Allen

39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Resource Room Database Coordinator

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