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Monday, June 29, 2009

Finding out what newspapers exist in different locations

Gini asked
I would like to find out how you find out the name of newspapers in a certain city or state. I would like to search newspapers but do not know the names of them. My Ancestors were from Owensboro and Breckinridge and many other different parts of Kentucky. Many of those newspapers of course are no longer in circulation and I live in California and have just recently learned of Kentucky relatives. One of the cities was a very small city, Patesville. I have put off looking because I am not sure where to start.

Olive Tree Answer: Hi Gini, there are different ways to find out if Patesville or other Kentucky areas had a newspaper which has accessible records. One is to go to the various online newspaper sites and check their list of Kentucky newspapers.

You can try NewspaperARCHIVE.com, GenealogyBank.com and Ancestry.com first.

You can also go to the Kentucky GenWeb site to see if there is a list (by county) of available newspapers. Also try FamilySearch Catalogue to see what they have on microfilm. The University of Kentucky also has a list of newspapers they hold.

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  1. Another way is to use a Google search. Just put name of town, county and state and results usually list name(s) of newspapers. ECOLA.com also helpful.

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