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: Norris

My aunt, Norma Louise [Anderson] NORRIS, died in Quitman, Wood County, Texas on 7 Jun 1977.

Do you have any suggestion on where I might be able to obtain a copy of her obit? The local library? I appreciate your assistance.

Donna Williams Logan
Spring, Texas


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