Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Search the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online

Produced by the Brooklyn Public Library, and funded by the Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online is an outstanding resource for historical and genealogical information! The years covered are 1841 to 1902. The pages of several years of this historical newspaper have been digitized, and are searchable via computer. In the Advanced Search feature, you can limit by date, as well as by these categories: articles, pictures, or ads. The website for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online is:

Even though I reside in Ohio, there are several references to Ohio residents in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online. Three articles about former Sandusky Register editor Isaac F. Mack were retrieved after I entered in these three keywords:

Isaac Mack Sandusky

On August 30, 1849, an article about a Sandusky woman appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Everyone thought the Sandusky woman was dead from cholera, but the next day she was found at her home eating cucumber pickles. The keywords which retrieved this “hit” were:

Sandusky cholera epitaph

An article about the daughter of Sallie Reber was found in the August 15, 1885 issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online after I entered the keywords:

Sandusky Oakland Cemetery

Any variety of keywords can be entered into the search box. Even if your ancestors were not from Brooklyn, you may find articles of interest in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online.

Note: Be sure to read the Terms & Conditions of Use associated with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online.


Greta Koehl said...

I love the Brooklyn Daily Eagle - found a number of helpful articles on my husband's family, plus some items on Vermont ancestors (lurid murder story).

Katie O. said...

If you haven't already, you can also visit, where a wider range of years are available for the Eagle, in addition to dozens of other NYS newspapers, and occasional papers from elsewhere in the country. Searching is a little trickier, but once you get the hang of it, the number of papers you can search is phenomenal!

Dorene from Ohio said...

Thanks Katie! I will check it out!