Lesen Sie Deutsch?

The final two batches of our 2011-13 newspapers recently went up on Chronicling America. Included on these batches are 14,800 pages of the German-language Indiana Tribüne from August 1900-March 1907.  The addition of the Tribüne brings the number of German-language titles in Chronicling America to 13 core titles (or 23 total because of title changes) from 9 different states (Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota).

Even if you cannot read German, these titles can still be useful for genealogical purposes.  If your ancestors were German-Americans in any of the states mentioned, there is always a chance the German-language press would carry obituaries or notices of your ancestors’ civil and social engagements.

As a reminder, the Tribüne is also accessible via the Indiana State Library’s digital newspaper site.  One bonus of using the ISL site is that you can crowd-source the German text, and even add tags to enrich other users’ searches.