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Primary Newspapers

Sunday Newspapers

The News Journal predecessors did not have a Sunday edition until 1966, when the paper had the title Morning News.

Indexes to the News Journal

There is no official index to the News Journal.

The Wilmington Public Library has created two indexes for the (Wilmington) News Journal

Newspaper Index (Wilmington Public Library Reference Dept.)

Covers October 1988 to present. A selective index. Indexing is limited to major local or state articles. No national articles are included unless a local aspect is covered. Obituaries are not indexed unless it is a person of major importance. An average of six articles are indexed each day.

The index is searchable in the Delaware Library Catalog. Enter a search term and select "zNewspaper Index (Wilmington Public Library Reference Dept.)" from the drop down menu of the search box "library."


Old Delaware Index

A card catalog. A subject and biographical index to articles in the Wilmington Morning News and Evening Journal newspapers. It also indexes selected Delaware history books. It has extensive indexing from the 1920s to 1977, with limited indexing from the 1880s to the 1920s. Obituaries are included for prominent Delawareans. There is a clippings file which accompanies the Index and provides the text of about a third of the entries. The Delaware Index is available only at the Wilmington Public Library. (The Morning News later became the News Journal.)

Contact the Wilmington Public Library for policies on lookups and other information.

From Off Campus

Most Library online resources can be accessed from off campus by current UD faculty, staff, and students. When using links on these pages, you may be prompted for your UDelNetID and password. Please report any issues you encounter while accessing Library databases, e-journals, or e-books.

Saving and Printing Newspaper Articles

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Useful Resources

How to look up a newspaper microfilm call number in DELCAT Discovery.

nu:s 37

Must have a space between the "s" and the number

Select newspapers from the left options (facets)

This is not a "clean search." But it works well for newspapers


Delaware Genealogical Abstracts from Newspapers (DGAN). Wilmington, DE: Delaware Genealogical Society, 1995-.
Location: Morris Library (F163 .D45x)
Location: Morris Library - Special Collections (Del F163 .D45x)
Compilation of death and marriage notices. Covers 1729-1859 and 1861-1879; the 1860 Delaware Gazette is not available. Vol. 1. Deaths from the Delaware Gazette 1854-59, 61-64. Vol. 2. Marriages from the Delaware Gazette 1854-59, 1861-64. Vol. 3. Delaware Marriages and Deaths from Newspapers, 1729-1853. Vol. 4. Marriages and Deaths from the Delaware Gazette 1865-74. Vol. 5. Marriages and Deaths from the Delaware Gazette 1875-79.
Frazier, Margaret Mendenhall. Delaware Advertiser, 1827-1831: Genealogical Abstracts. Newhall, CA: C. Boyer, 1987.
Location: Morris Library (F163 .F73 1987)
Location: Morris Library - Special Collections (Del F163 .F73 1987)
A summary or quote of the information included with every name mentioned in the Delaware Advertiser in its 5 years of publication. Includes a name index.
Hocker, Edward W. Genealogical Data Relating to the German Settlers of Pennsylvania and Adjacent Territory: From Advertisements in German Newspapers Published in Philadelphia and Germantown, 1743-1800. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980.
Location: Morris Library (F160 .G3 H6 1980)
Scott, Kenneth. Abstracts from Ben Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1748. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975.
Location: Morris Library (F148 .S36 1975)
Items of genealogical interest relating to Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland.
Scott, Kenneth. Abstracts (Mainly Deaths) from the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1775-1783. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1976 (1991 printing).
Location: Morris Library (F148 .A27 1976)
Scott, Kenneth. Buried Genealogical Data: A Complete List of Addressed Letters Left in the Post Offices of Philadelphia, Chester, Lancaster, Trenton, New Castle and Wilmington between 1748 and 1780, Abstracted from the Pennsylvania Gazette. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977.
Location: Morris Library (F148 .S37)
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