Digital newspapers are a real help in genealogy research.

Google Newspapers Archive is a tool that connects with digital newspapers that match the search term. Nothing new has been put in GNA since May 2011, but everything before that is still there. For some of the newspapers, the entire article will be visible. For some, though, a payment will need to be made before seeing the article. However, if it is something about your ancestor, the payment will probably be worth it!

Another possible source for seeing digital newspapers is a college or university. The university in my town, DePauw U., is in the process of digitizing all of the Putnam County, Indiana, newspapers. The website is: So, check out the university close to your research area – they may have digital newspapers there!