Monday, June 4, 2012

Newpapers - Lives Your Ancestors Lived


Newspapers: What Does it Say in Great Grandpa's Obit?
Was He a Bank Robber or a Hero?

Newspapers carry national and local events, but newspapers also carry information about births, marriages, deaths, funerals and obituaries, society events, missing persons, shipping announcements and passenger lists, shipwrecks, petitions, examination results, advertisements, trial records, court cases and inquests, government notices, etc.  To know our ancestors better; the lives they lived, their hardships and triumphs; you need to know their stories. You can often find details about the lives of your ancestors in newspapers.

Two great sources:
1.     Historical Newspapers Online http://gethelp.library.upenn.edu/guides/hist/onlinenewspapers.html  This table provides a list of historical U.S. newspapers that are available online at no cost.
2.    Newspaper on Microfilm at the BYU-I FHC
There are many rolls of microfilm of local historical newspapers that are in the BYU-Idaho Family History Center on the second floor of the McKay Library.  Are any of these of interest to you?  Come to the FHC.

Ashton
The Ashton Herald
08 Jan 1942 - 27 June 1984
Ashton (Misc)
Ashton Herald
1956 and 1906
Blackfoot
The Blackfoot News
07 Nov 1891 - 01 Jan 1902
Blackfoot
The Idaho News
11 June 1887 - 31 Oct 1891
Blackfoot
The Idaho Register
10 July 1880 - 31 July 1886
Boise
Idaho Daily Statesman
10 Jan 1888 - 31 Oct 1899
Boise
Idaho Daily Statesman
01 Nov 1899 - 31 Dec 1900
Boise
Idaho Daily Statesman
01 Jan 1966 - 15 Jan 1969
Boise
Idaho Daily Statesman
16 Jan 1969 - 31 Dec 1969
Boise
Idaho Daily Statesman
01 Jan 1972 - 30 Apr 1986
Boise
Idaho Daily Statesman
01 May 1986 - 31 Dec 1987
Boise
The Idaho Statesman
01 Jan 1970 - 31 Dec 1971
Boise
The Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman
26 July 1864 - 31 Dec 1887
Challis
Challis-Messenger
19 Mar 1912 - 31 Dec 1912
Challis
Silver Messenger
31 July 1894 - 18 Mar 1912
Driggs
Teton Valley News
15 Apr 1909 - 13 Dec 2004
Dubois
Clark County Enterprise
24 July 1959 - July 1971
Dubois
Clark County Enterprise Banner
08 May 1924 - 23 July 1959
Dubois
Enterprise Citizen
July 1971 - 02 Dec 1976
Dubois
merged with Rexburg Journal
03 Dec 1976
Hailey
Wood River News-Miner (Daily)
03 Apr 1883 - 30 Mar 1890
Hailey
Wood River Times (Weekly)
15 June 1881 - 31 Dec 1900
Idaho City
Boise News
29 Sept 1863 - 11 Nov 1864
Idaho City
The Idaho World
12 Nov 1864 - 01 Nov 1918
Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls Daily Post
31 Mar 1916 - 05 Aug 1920
Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls Daily Post
06 Aug 1920 - 21 Nov 1926
Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls Post
02 Aug 1926 - 26 Feb 1932
Idaho Falls
Polk City Directories
1911-1933
Idaho Falls
Post Register
01 Nov 1931 - 08 Nov 1948
Idaho Falls
Post Register
07 Nov 1948 - Jul 1959
Idaho Falls
Post Register
30 Aug 1959 - 30 Apr 1966
Idaho Falls
Post Register
01 May 1966 - 31 Oct 1972
Idaho Falls
Post Register
30 Nov 1972 - 30 Nov 1978
Idaho Falls
Post Register
01 Dec 1978 - 15 Dec 1982
Idaho Falls
Post Register
16 Dec 1982 - 30 Apr 1986
Idaho Falls
Post Register
01 May 1986 - 15 Oct 1989
Idaho Falls
Post Register
16 Oct 1989 - 31 May 1993
Idaho Falls
Post Register
01 June 1993 - 31 Aug 1998
Idaho Falls
Post Register
01 Sept 1998 - 15 Sept 2004
Idaho Falls
Post Register
16 Sept 2004 - 02 Nov 2009
Idaho Falls
Post Register
01 Dec 2009 - Present
Idaho Falls
The Idaho Commoner
03 Jan 1941 - 30 Jul 1948
Idaho Falls
The Idaho Register
   (merged with Idaho Times)
04 Sept 1886 - 16 Sept 1920
Idaho Falls
The Times Register
17 Sept 1920 - 28 Jan 1921
Lewiston
Morning Tribune
01 Jan 1986 - 15 Dec 1987
London
London Gazette
01 Apr 1686 - 30 Dec 1800
Paris
Southern Idaho Independent
23 Oct 1885 - 26 Aug 1892
Paris
The Bear Lake Democrat
12 Oct 1880 - 09 Oct 1885
Pocatello
Polk City Directories
1901-1935
Preston
Preston Standard
16 Aug 1901 - 05 Sept 1902
Rexburg
Rexburg Silver Hammer
05 Jan 1894 - 20 Aug 1896
Rexburg
Rexburg Standard
30 Dec 1909 - 31 Dec 1936
Rexburg
Rexburg Standard
  (merged with Rexburg Journal)
07 Jan 1937 - 24 Aug 1984
Rexburg
Standard Journal
02 Apr 2003 - Present
Rexburg
The Current Journal
19 Jan 1905 - 28 Dec 1917
Rexburg
The Rexburg Journal
06 Jan 1982 - 29 Dec 1982
Rexburg
The Rexburg Standard
04 Jan 1918 - 30 Dec 1982
Rexburg
The Rexburg Standard Journal
05 Jan 1984 - 01 Jan 2003
Rexburg
The Vikings Scroll
1927 - 1988
Rexburg (Misc)
Rexburg Standard Journal
01 Dec 1915
Rigby
Jefferson Star
07 Jan 1982 - 26 Dec 1984
Rigby
The Jefferson County Star
03 Jan 1979 - 31 Dec 1981
Rigby
The Rigby Star
05 Jan 1906 - 27 Dec 1978
Roberts
Jefferson County Advocate
22 Aug 1913 - 14 Nov 1913
Roberts
Roberts Sentinel
1912 - 1914
Salmon
Recorder Herald
22 Apr 1927 - 27 Dec 1951
Salmon
The Idaho Recorder
13 Nov 1886 - 21 Apr 1927
Salt Lake City
Church News
1931 - present
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
15 June 1850 - 31 Aug 1912
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
02 Sept 1912 - 31 Dec 1927
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
01 Jan 1928 - 28 Feb 1942
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
02 Mar 1942 - 30 Nov 1951
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
01 Dec 1951 - 31 July 1958
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
01 Aug 1958 - 30 Apr 1965
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
01 May 1965 - 30 Oct 1971
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
01 Nov 1971 - 31 Mar 1978
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
01 Apr 1978 - 30 Nov 1982
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
01 Dec 1982 - 28 Feb 1986
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
31 Mar 1986 - 15 Aug 1989
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
16 Aug 1989 - 15 Feb 1993
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
16 Feb 1993 - 31 Aug 1996
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
01 Sept 1996 - 21 Jan 2000
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
22 Jan 2000 - 15 July 2003
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
16 July 2003 - 30 Nov 2006
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
01 Dec 2006 - 31 May 2010
Salt Lake City
Deseret News
01 June 2010 - Present
Salt Lake City
The Children's Friend
1902 - 1970
Salt Lake City
The Contributor
1887 - 1896
Salt Lake City
The Deseret Evening News
21 Nov 1867 - 29 May 1891
Salt Lake City
The Deseret Semi-Weekly News
04 Dec 1865 - 30 Apr 1890
Salt Lake City
The Improvement Era
1897 - 1970 (includes the index)
Salt Lake City
The Instructor
1866 - 1970
Salt Lake City
The Relief Society Magazine
1914 - 1970
Salt Lake City
The Valley Tan Salt Lake City
06 Nov 1858 - 29 Feb 1860
Salt Lake City
The Women's Exponent
V. 1 to 44
St Anthony
Fremont Republican
12 Mar 1898 - 15 Apr 1899
St Anthony
The Fremont Chronicle News
07 Aug 1952 - 27 Dec 1984
St Anthony
The Fremont County News
07 June 1916 - 06 Aug 1952
St Anthony
The Teton Peak
22 Apr 1899 - 20 Apr 1905
St Anthony
The Teton Peak Chronicle
27 Apr 1905 - 13 Apr 1950
St Anthony (Misc)
Fremont County Chronicle News
08 Aug 1963
Sugar City
Sugar City Times
1913 - 1914
Sugar City (Misc)
Sugar City Times
1906 and 1908
U.S.
Congressional Record
1873 - 1905



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