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Genealogy: Magazines, Journals & Newspapers

This guide is highlights the most important indexes, tools, and resources for those doing genealogical research and family history. Although the Library does not support Genealogy, we do collect many resources for researching family histories.

I need to find magazines & other publications

The Dartmouth College Library does not attempt to collect genealogical periodicals; however, the Library does maintain an outstanding collection of serials relating to history. These journals often include articles that deal with local history and customs and may contain biographical [not necessarily genealogical] information and also primary records and documents.

I need to find newspapers & other publications

The Dartmouth College Library has a considerable collection of eighteenth and nineteenth-century newspapers from all over the country with special emphasis upon the New England region. Many of early newspapers are available in the original paper edition. All the newspapers are listed in the online catalog.

A chronological list is also available in the Jones Media Center and at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of Berry Library.


(Text and resources taken from the print edition of: Jaccaud, Robert D, comp. Passages to Family History: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the Dartmouth College Library. Rev. ed. Hanover: Dartmouth College Library, 1994).