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Resources for Texas Newspapers

Libraries and Archives

Collections of Texas newspapers are in the archives listed in Texas Archives and Libraries. The Family History Library has microfilm copies of a few newspapers, such as the Galveston Daily News from 1865 to 1900.

Locating Texas Newspapers

The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.

To find the title and location of an ethnic newspaper in which your Texas emigrant ancestor may have appeared see Texas Newspaper Collection by Ethnic, Religious, Professional or Political Orientation (Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin).

Guide to help you locate newspapers:

  • Texas Newspapers, 1813-1939: A Union List. Houston: San Jacinto Museum of History Association, 1951. FHL film 1036813 item 4

Digital Issues Online

Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection (over 9 million pages) of Texas newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries. It may be under the name Access NewspaperArchive.

Chronicling America has some historical issues for the state of Texas online.


Some obituaries and other vital statistics have been abstracted and published in:

  • Pearl Hendricks, comp., Texas Obituaries: Death Notices Taken From Early Texas Newspapers, 1835-1890. Two Volumes in 1 typescript at the Clayton Library in Houston. FHL book 976.4 V4t; revised version with the dates 1832-1885: FHL film 1398600 items 6-7