Welcome to Newspaper Abstracts - Finding Our Ancestors In The News!
- George Bernard Shaw (Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 - 1950))
Newspaper Abstracts your resource for family history research using newspapers. Our site continues to grow with over 1,100 new pages added each month and currently contains 177396 pages of abstracts and extracts from historical newspapers. These articles range in size from a single entry to an entire newspaper issue, all provided by site visitors like you and made available to everyone free of charge. See "Submit an Article or Link" to learn how to contribute your news items.
Newspapers have played an important role through the years by not only bringing us local happenings in the community, but also news from across the country and around the world. The Boston News-Letter which began publication in Boston, Massachusetts on April 24, 1704 was the first newspaper with a continuous run in the United States.
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