How to use the East Side Journal database

The East Side Journal database indexes headlines for almost every article printed during the years 1918-1975. Over 60,000 headlines are partitioned into over 100 categories, with some headlines listed under several categories. Each headline is listed with the date and page number of the article, as shown in the following example.

Headline INTERVIEW WITH CREW OF LAKE FERRY REVEALS MANY INTERESTING FACTS
Subject TRANSPORTATION, LAKE
Date 6/19/30
Page 1

Note: The index only contains headlines for each article. Information on obtaining the full text of the articles can be found here.

Since this online index can be searched in a variety of ways, search techniques may vary based on the type of information being researched. The pages listed below provide hints and examples for all levels of research, from exhaustive to casual.

Searching for information about a person or family

Researching a building or piece of property

Researching a particular topic - Full list of categories used in the index

Turning a broad search into a narrow search

Casually Browsing the ESJ Database

 

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