Historical Newspapers Cheat Sheet

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Learn about your ancestors and their communities using historical newspapers. Newspapers were the “social media” of their day, and it’s easier to search for them than ever before. With this cheat sheet, you’ll learn how and where to search for historical newspapers online.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • What you can expect to find in newspapers, including the kinds of records that appear in them
  • Guides to searching for historical newspapers on popular sites Newspapers.com and GenealogyBank
  • Tips for researching historical records across the internet

Once you download the Newspapers Cheat Sheet, you'll need a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Reader software, to open it. Adobe Reader is available for both Mac and Windows computers.

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