Texas NewspapersEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

Revision as of 15:49, 15 October 2008 by Jpayne (Talk | contribs)

The best collections of Texas newspapers are in the archives listed in the "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.

Guides to help you locate newspapers are:

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 book 976.4 H2smm.)

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 film 1036813 item 4.)

Some obituaries and other vital statistics have been abstracted and published. An example is

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 book 976.4 V4t; film 845442; a revised version with the dates 1832-1885 is on film 1398600 items 6-7.)

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

Web Sites

http://metalinks.com/texnews.htm

http://www.usnewspapers.org/state/texas/


 

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).