The Gentleman’s Magazine: the 18th Century Answer to Google

Dealing with almost every imaginable fact and fantasy, it was the first source to refer to. This fact truly makes the Gentleman’s Magazine the 18th century answer to Google. Every page is a surprise in this early searchable hard-copy database.

Special Collections, University of Otago Library, is fortunate to have an entire run of the Gentleman’s Magazine from 1731 to 1866. It remains an inexhaustible mine of information for scholars of eighteenth century life, and because of the wealth of genealogical information and records, it has become an important resource for family historians.