Virginia Newspaper Archives (1736 - 1986)
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Discover more about your ancestors than names and dates in Virginia newspapers. Get to know your ancestors' stories—the lives they lived, their hardships and triumphs. Family trees are just not complete without the details available in VA newspapers.
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Newspapers are likely the only surviving documentation of the daily lives of your ancestors. Daily newspapers covered the news, reported on events, and recorded the births, marriages and deaths of the people in their community and beyond. Rich or poor, each of us makes it into the newspaper at least once—but the papers themselves record the daily pace of life unfolding around us.
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