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Investigative Reporting
How to track down elusive hometown newspapers.

Before you can use these shortcuts to finding your ancestors in print, of course, you need to track down the name of their hometown paper, its publication dates and a repository that has back issues.

First, contact the local library or historical society, which probably holds microfilm of area newspapers. (Find library contact information using LibDex <>.) It may even have an index to headlines and vital-event announcements. If not, see if you can request a search and order copies of relevant articles.

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