Extra! Extra! You can read all about your family in historical newspapers, even without an index.
"Necessarily we are all fond of murders, scandals, swindles, robberies, explosions, collisions, and all such things, when we know the people, and when they are neighbors and friends.”
Mark Twain might've added “and ancestors” to his statement had he foreseen how many genealogists would be scouring newspapers for word on their forebears.