If you are looking for the mention of your ancestor in the newspaper, you may not be able to find a mention because your ancestor may have lived before there was a newspaper.

Even if there was not a newspaper when your ancestor lived, don’t despair.

In this newspaper article, in the Perry Herald, of Perry, New York, the heading is Genealogy.  In the article, it is mentioned about who were the early settlers of Castile, New York.

It could be that your ancestor will be mentioned in an article similar to this.