Italian Newspapers in NYC c.1891

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Italian Newspapers in NYC c.1891

Postby Jmonaco » 27 Apr 2006, 07:10

I am looking for an obituary for my ggrandfather. Can you tell me which Italian newspapers were circulated in Manhattan in 1891.
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Postby ally » 27 Apr 2006, 09:19

Hi

I was also looking for obits from New York. Did you try the New York Public library????

I think the following is their website: www.nypl.org. If i am not correct google new york public library.

Good luck, I had a hard time finding what I needed, hope you do better!!

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Re: Italian Newspapers in NYC c.1891

Postby jcsm400 » 27 Apr 2006, 09:31

I have also tried finding older Italian newspapers, but for the Chicago area.
There doesn't seem to be much information on the internet about where to locate Italian newspapers

I agree with member Ally that you should try the New York Public Library.


This is a link that may also help.

http://www.italiangen.org/contacts.stm

Good luck
Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.

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Re: Italian Newspapers in NYC c.1891

Postby Jmonaco » 27 Apr 2006, 10:10

Thanks for you help. I'll try both the library and italiangen.org.

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Re: Italian Newspapers in NYC c.1891

Postby ally » 27 Apr 2006, 18:27

Hi,

Italian newspapers did exist, but the few I found only listed certain events, like parties & meetings. I guess associated with clubs etc.

Also, I could not find any obits for New York area on whom I was looking.
Email the library and they will give you some other area of finding a death notice. (Sorry I cannot locate the email they sent me with the correct email for this service)

Note, this is much more expensive, it is a research service, I spent the money and still came up empty. :(

I found in New Jersey, where I live, the Jersey City Library could not find any Italians in the local newspapers. And in early 1900's there were alot of Italians living in North Bergen and Jersey City area. She suggested to look at Italian newspapers thus is how I found the few here also.

Good luck, if I locate the email for this service I will let you know by pm.

Ally

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Re: Italian Newspapers in NYC c.1891

Postby Jmonaco » 27 Apr 2006, 19:55

You are so nice to go to the trouble to help. Grazie. Janis

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Re: Italian Newspapers in NYC c.1891

Postby MauroMags » 27 Apr 2006, 21:04

The Main Library in Paterson, NJ houses a microfilmed collection of "La Questione Sociale from 1895-1916.

This paper was probably one of the top Italian language "anarchist" papers of the time, but i don't think obits were part of its repertoire.

In fact, i've found that most 19th papers did not list many obits unless they were of prominent people.


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