Using Newspapers

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Newspapers in Print

Newspapers can be a great resource for genealogy research. There are many newspapers available in print through the St. Tammany Parish Library branches. Patrons, as well as visitors, can browse through the latest editions. Many branches have issues of the current and previous year. 

Below is a list of newspapers in print that may be of interest to genealogists:

  • Amite Tangi Digest - Folsom
  • The [Baton Rouge] Advocate – Covington, Mandeville
  • The Daily News – Bush
  • The Daily Star – Covington
  • Era Leader - Folsom
  • The New Orleans Advocate – Abita, Causeway, Covington, Madisonville, Slidell
  • The New York Times – Covington, Mandeville, Slidell
  • The St. Tammany Farmer – Abita, Bush, Covington, Folsom, Lee Road, Mandeville, Pearl River, Slidell
  • The Times-Picayune – Abita, Bush, Causeway, Covington, Folsom, Lee Road, Madisonville, Mandeville, Pearl River, Slidell

Newspapers on Microfilm

Previous editions of newspapers may not be available in print form because of the deterioration of newspapers over the course of time. Many facilities are microfilming newspapers in an effort to preserve historical information found in their contents. 

Newspapers on microfilm available through St. Tammany Parish Library:

Covington Branch

  • Alexandria Times (Alexandria, Louisiana) – March 13, 1998- May 6, 1938
  • Daily True Delta (New Orleans, Louisiana) – March 4, 1860 – September 15, 1860
  • Lafayette City Advertiser (New Orleans, Louisiana) – January 1, 1842 - November 15, 1843
  • Mandeville Bantam (Mandeville, Louisiana) – January 3, 1969 – December 26, 1973
  • National Republican (New Orleans, Louisiana) – January 2, 1872 – December 22, 1872
  • New Orleans Misc. News (New Orleans, Louisiana) – 1825 -1937
  • Renaissance Louisiana (New Orleans, Louisiana) – May 5, 1861 - December 29, 1861
  • Slidell News (Slidell, Louisiana) – May 19, 1933 – 1941-1943 (missing issues)
  • Slidell Times and Weekly News (Slidell, Louisiana) – July 27, 1951 – December 26, 1952
  • Slidell Weekly News (Slidell, Louisiana) – January 6, 1950 - December 29, 1950
  • St. Tammany Farmer – October 26, 1878 – December 25, 2008
  • St. Tammany News-Banner – January 4, 1976 – December 30, 1979
  • St. Tammany Tribune (Covington, Louisiana) – January 6, 1961 – December 24, 1970 (missing issues)

Slidell Branch

  • Times Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana) – January 1, 1982 to March 10, 2010; March 16, 2010 to April 28, 2013; May 1, 2013 to February 28, 2015
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