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Page last updated on 3 Jun 2014


Newspapers offer information on the communities our ancestors lived in.  They might also offer specific information about those ancestors.  There are many printed and online indexes to California Newspapers as well as many digitized newsletters available online.  For a list of all known newspaper publications and where you can find original or microfilm copies visit the California Newspaper Project Website hosted by the University of California Riverside. Be sure and check out the free, digitized, searchable California Newspapers as well, see table below.

You might also want to visit the following websites

These websites provide links to the web sites of current  newspapers throughout the state.

NewspaperObituaries.net provides links to obituary websites.

Most online listings of newspapers are purely alphabetical.  In order to facilitate finding the right newspapers for an area, a list of online newspapers has been added to each county page.  The legend below provides a link to the websites were they are available.
Explanation of Newspaper Codes


America’s Obituaries on Genealogy Bank (1977-current) [Paid]


 Ancestry [Paid]


 Access World News at NewsBank [Paid] Through libraries and educational facilities


California Digital Newspaper Collection [Free


 Ethnic Newswatch by ProQuest [Paid] Through libraries and educational facilities


 Genealogy Bank Historical Newspapers (1690-1977) [Paid]


 Academic on Lexis Nexis [Paid] Through libraries and educational facilities


Library of Congress Chronicling America 


 NewspaperARCHIVE.com  [Paid] Godfrey, libraries and educational facilities, and individual subscription


Official Newspaper Website - Use a search engine to find current address


 SmallTown Papers smalltownpapers.com also worldvitalrecords.com

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