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The best collections of Texas newspapers are in the archives listed in the "[[Texas Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" section of this outline. The Family History Library has microfilm copies of a few newspapers, such as the Galveston Daily News from 1865 to 1900.  
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Guides to help you locate newspapers are:
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Sibley, Marilyn McAdams. ''Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers Before the Civil War''. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1983. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=204680&disp=Lone+Stars+and+state+gazettes%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 976.4 H2smm].)
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== History  ==
  
''Texas Newspapers, 1813-1939: A Union List. Houston: San Jacinto Museum of History Association, 1951''. (Family History Library book 976.4 B3h; 1941 edition is on [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=189076&disp=Texas+newspapers%2C+1813-1939++ film 1036813 item 4].)
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== Resources for Texas Newspapers ==
  
Some obituaries and other vital statistics have been abstracted and published. An example is
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=== Libraries and Archives  ===
  
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. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=189968&disp=Texas+obituaries%2C+death+notices+taken+++ book 976.4 V4t; film 845442]; a revised version with the dates 1832-1885 is on [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=239929&disp=Obituaries%2C+1832+-+1885++ film 1398600 items 6-7].)
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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.  
  
Use this listing to find the title and location of an ethnic newspaper in which your Texas emigrant ancestor may have appeared:  Texas Newspaper Collection by Ethnic, Religious, Professional or Political Orientation  (Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin)   [http://www.cah.utexas.edu/services/finding_items/newspapers_ethnic.php http://www.cah.utexas.edu/services/finding_items/newspapers_ethnic.php]
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=== Locating Texas Newspapers  ===
  
=== Web Sites  ===
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The [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles 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.
  
http://metalinks.com/texnews.htm
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To find the title and location of an ethnic newspaper in which your Texas emigrant ancestor may have appeared see [http://www.cah.utexas.edu/services/finding_items/newspapers_ethnic.php Texas Newspaper Collection by Ethnic, Religious, Professional or Political Orientation] (Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin).  
  
http://www.usnewspapers.org/state/texas/<br>
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Guide to help you locate newspapers:
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*Sibley, Marilyn McAdams. ''Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers Before the Civil War''. College Station, Texas: Texas A&amp;M University Press, 1983. {{FHL|204680|item|disp=FHL book 976.4 H2smm}}; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9084079 at other libraries (Worldcat)].
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*''Texas Newspapers, 1813-1939: A Union List. Houston: San Jacinto Museum of History Association, 1951.'' {{FHL|189076|item|disp=FHL film 1036813 item 4}}
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=== Digital Issues Online  ===
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{{wikipedia|Wikipedia:List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection {{nowrap|(over 9 million pages)}} of [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=94 Texas newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries. It may be under the name Access NewspaperArchive.
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[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov Chronicling America] has some historical issues for the state of Texas online.
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=== Indexes  ===
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Some obituaries and other vital statistics have been abstracted and published in:
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:*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|189968|item|disp=FHL book 976.4 V4t}}; revised version with the dates 1832-1885: {{FHL|239929|item|disp=FHL film 1398600 items 6-7}}
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://metalinks.com/texnews.htm Texas Newspapers Online]
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*[http://www.usnewspapers.org/state/texas/ Texas Newspapers]
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/hotel_guest_lists.html The Olden Times website] partially indexes newspaper announcements of selected hotel guest registers. Very limited.<br>
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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
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.

Indexes

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

Web Sites