The Jacksonville Newspaper Indexes were created to supplement the local newspapers: The Jacksonville Journal, The Florida Times-Union, and The Florida Times-Union Star Edition. They include reference to news stories and vital statistics of the day, such as: crimes and trials, construction of buildings and roadways, death notices and obituaries, birth and marriages.
The Jacksonville Journal was a Monday through Friday, afternoon newspaper in the Jacksonville, Florida area. It began publication as the Metropolis in 1887. In the early 1900s, it was renamed The Florida Metropolis. The name was changed to the Jacksonville Journal in 1922 when purchased by John H. Perry. In 1959, the Times-Union's then parent company, the Florida Publishing Company, bought the Journal. Due to falling circulation and distribution difficulties, The Journal ceased publication on October 28, 1988.
The Florida Times-Union is a major daily newspaper in Jacksonville, Florida. Widely known as the oldest newspaper in the state, it began publication as the Florida Union in 1864. In 1883, the Florida Union merged with another Jacksonville paper, the Florida Daily Times and was renamed The Florida Times-Union. The first publication under the name of Florida Times-Union was February 4, 1883. Since Jan. 1, 1983 the Florida Times-Union has been owned by Morris Communications.
The Florida Times-Union Star Edition was a daily edition of the Florida Times-Union distributed for the Jacksonville African American community during the 1950s-and 1960s.