Newspaper Archives 1690 - 2010, All 50 States

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This newspaper archive was built through OCR technology. There are a few important points to remember:

  • Newspapers don't always include full first names. Your ancestor could be listed under an initial or salutation. Also try last name variations.
  • Don't limit your search to just one newspaper. Newspapers often picked up stories and obituaries in former hometowns and in places where other family members lived.
  • If your family lived in a small town, look for a larger nearby city newspaper which might have included local news.
  • Don't limit your search to your direct ancestors. Search for the names of cousins, siblings, in-laws, and other family members who lived in the same area.

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