Newspapers for Family History

Research in newspapers can add so much to our family history. Whether it be a birth, death or marriage; a celebration; an award; a court case or just finding out about the area that they lived in and the events that affected them. These links lead to a number of different sources for researching your family history in newspapers.
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"Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress."

"Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress."

Have you checked out the Google News website. Search newspapers around the world.

Have you checked out the Google News website. Search newspapers around the world.

Trove is a fabulous resource for your Australian research. I get lost in the newspapers but there is so much more. www.memoriesintime.co.nz

Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

Add some flesh to the bones of your family history. Newspapers tell you the stories that may have been lost through the generations. www.memoriesintime.co.nz

Add some flesh to the bones of your family history. Newspapers tell you the stories that may have been lost through the generations.

USA & Canada newspapers are searchable for free from the Fulton History website.

USA & Canada newspapers are searchable for free from the Fulton History website.

British Newspaper Archive. Subscription or Pay As You Go.

British Newspaper Archive. Subscription or Pay As You Go.

"The London Gazette is an official newspaper of record for the United Kingdom, published by H. M. Stationery Office It contains legal and government notices, including notices of military honors and awards." The Gazette Archive includes the Belfast and Edinburgh Gazette's as well.

"The London Gazette is an official newspaper of record for the United Kingdom, published by H. Stationery Office It contains legal and government notices, including notices of military honors and awards.

Provided by the National Library of Wales, this is a free online resource for researching in Welsh newspapers.

Provided by the National Library of Wales, this is a free online resource for researching in Welsh newspapers.

Irish Newspaper Archive. Subscription based.

Irish Newspaper Archive. Subscription based.

With years ranging from 1871-2013, you may find your Canadian families in these newspapers. Hosted by the University of Alberta.

With years ranging from 1871-2013, you may find your Canadian families in these newspapers. Hosted by the University of Alberta.

British Columbia Historical Newspapers. Dates range from 1865 to 1994. Hosted by The University of British Columbia.

British Columbia Historical Newspapers. Dates range from 1865 to 1994. Hosted by The University of British Columbia.

"The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York's unique history."

"The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York's unique history.

How can you use newspapers to add to your family history?  People - Events - Places

How can you use newspapers to add to your family history?

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