Free Search of Historic American Newspapers

What can you learn at the Library of Congress’ FREE Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers site? (link:
As an example I searched on Quitman in Texas newspapers and came up with these two of many hits. You might find your own ancestors’ names there either in Texas or other states.

Prisoner returned to Quitman
From the Palestine Texas Daily Herald, Jan. 05, 1906, Image 5

Winnsboro hosts Educational Conference
From the Jefferson, Texas Jimplecute, Nov. 5, 1904, Image 5

Thanks to Randy Seaver for calling this site to my attention today in his daily tips.

Query: Randolph, King, Davidson, Workman

My ancestors in the area have the surnames: Randolph, King, Davidson and Workman. If anyone has any info I would appreciate hearing from them. Thanks, Paula Randolph


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