For those who research Brooklyn, NY the expansion of the digitized Brooklyn Eagle can be a goldmine! For a while the papers were only available online through 1902 through the Brooklyn Public Library. With the expanded digitization, the images are hosted free on Newspapers.com (owned by Ancestry.com). The search mechanism permits the researcher to limit the time frame and one can search by name or subject…be aware that the OCT is such that the search results may return all hits for the first name or the second name as well as the combined name—to avoid that put the full search term in quotes. The website permits you to save or print or clip. If you wish to clip the article you will be required to register for Newspapers.com—it’s free. To search the website go to: http://newsstand.bklynpubliclibrary.org/ . At the top of the page there is also “photo search” where one may search the Brooklyn Eagle photograph collection.
Thank you to Emily Garber of (going) The Extra Yad for alerting us to this new expansion of the digitized version of the Brooklyn Eagle.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee