Old newspapers hold secrets that are waiting to be discovered by you. NewspaperArchive has content from 15,963 publications and over 3,431 cities from all over the world—big cities, small towns, and everything in between—but we focus on staying close to home with newspaper publications from small towns, where you are more likely to find your family.
Large newspaper publications generally have articles detailing world news and big events in the city, but in smaller towns, everyone has a greater chance of being featured in the local paper. Newspapers in small towns usually include more details about everyday life—some articles might even mention who offered prayer at a local church event or which families left for vacation. Your family could be spotlighted several times in a small newspaper.
Find your family’s story in old newspaper articles, save clippings, and pass on your family legacy.
Keep track of ancestors, historical figures, and other important people by creating people. Or look through the many people already created and become a collaborator on their profile. Using the people feature, you can collect newspaper clippings and organize them by person. Using this tool will help you stay organized as you complete your family history or learn about historical figures.
Get to know your ancestors by saving and collecting their stories.Find Your Person
Obituaries are one of the greatest tools in genealogy research. In obituaries, you can find birth dates, death dates, and names of family members, enabling you to grow your family tree and trace your line back further.
Obituaries are also a great source for getting to know your ancestors. Read about the cherished qualities your ancestors possessed and get to know them by learning their interests and reading about their impact on family and community. Search our vast bank of more than 108 million obituaries and find family members, stories, and dates.Search Obituaries
Use our This Day in History feature to find articles about any historical event. Search by date and see every newspaper published in a given year or day. This tool is extremely useful for historians and researchers interested in events that changed the world. Also check out what happened today in history!Search by Date
Check out free clippings and articles in our free newspaper archives. Browse through collections of historical athletes, art and entertainment icons, wars, and more. While the free newspaper archives have a lot to offer, there is much more to explore with full access to NewspaperArchive.
The NewspaperArchive team is constantly adding newspapers to the expanding collection. We collaborate with libraries, historical societies, and newspaper publishers to make more content available to you. "This content is a small subset of the entire NewspaperArchive collection. We work hard to bring billions of articles, millions of pages, and thousands of newspapers to NewspaperArchive. Most of the content on the site is exclusive and membership is required to get full access.Browse Free Newspapers