Newspaper Resources


The Newspaper Index Database (NIDB) indexes names of Jefferson County (Missouri) residents found in local historical newspapers that are microfilmed and housed in the Northwest Branch Special Collection. The index includes names found in articles relating to items of genealogical interest. Births, deaths, marriages, probate, divorce, and other items of importance to the genealogist are included. Please be aware that there are some articles with local names not included, such as political, school-related, and many social events. New entries are added as time allows.

Newspaper Source

Full text articles from national and international newspapers and selective regional newspapers.

This extensive database provides online access to 5,600+ historical newspapers from nearly 60 locations in the US, plus Canada, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Australia and Panama. Numbering over 200 million pages, the World Collection is a prime resource for genealogy and historical content.


Find information covering the St. Louis metropolitan area including community issues and events, obituaries, business, education, government, sports and more from (1988-present).

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Microfilm copies of the Post-Dispatch are available at the Northwest Branch for the years 1966-2002.

Chronicling America

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Missouri Digital Heritage

More than 9 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and other institutions from across the state.