German newspapers are a great resource to find out more about your ancestors. More and more newspapers are digitized and are available online. Let me give you two links that will be very helpful – but there are many more out there and many more to come!

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich has a project called digibib and you just need to follow this link to find loads of newspapers! The best thing is that they have a search function where you can even search for your ancestor’s name! It is called Volltextsuche in German.

Another site (without the Volltextsuche) is the site of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin which holds a lot of newspapers from Prussia. Follow this link and find many interesting newspapers.