Newspapers are an invaluable resource for researching your house occupiers and sometimes the house itself. Each newspaper contains reports, advertisements and notices that can help you discover stories about your residents. Archives and libraries will have collections of national and local newspapers on a variety of media – usually microfilm. The problem may be in finding the relevant article, but occasionally you may be lucky and find a newspaper has been indexed by local historians or transcribed by a subscription site. Some paid for sites have indexed newspapers such as Find my Past
What you will find in newspapers
YWhere to find newspapers
Apart from your local library or archives these may be of use.
Great article by British Newspaper Archive
British Newspaper Archive You can search for articles and adverts by using keywords, name, location & date.
Find My Past has some newspapers
Ancestry Newspapers and Publications
Local Archives and Libraries
You should check with your local archive or library to see wether they have indexes to their newspaper collection or collections of news cuttings.
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
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Church & Parish Records
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