There are many newspapers available on-line. And, that is great! However, if you cannot find your ancestor in that newspaper, a call to the local library may help.

Sometimes, not all of the newspapers are on-line. If there was more than one newspaper published in the town at the same time, it could be that there is another newspaper available at the library. I have found obituaries in more than one of the local papers in a town, and each obit has at least some information that was not in one of the other papers. So, don’t just check one paper!