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Newspapers can provide useful information. They publish notices of marriages, divorces, deaths, and funerals. Notices include names of the persons involved, the date of the event, and may contain maiden names, names of parents, and names of other living relatives.  
 
Newspapers can provide useful information. They publish notices of marriages, divorces, deaths, and funerals. Notices include names of the persons involved, the date of the event, and may contain maiden names, names of parents, and names of other living relatives.  
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Newspapers are an important source of family history information for Alabama. Look for marriage and death notices, news of visiting relatives, local events, stories about the elderly , and histories (continuing in several issues). The Tombigbee-Mobile area had the earliest newspapers, including the Mobile Sentinel, Fort Stoddert, 1811; Mobile Gazette, Mobile, 1812; Halcyon, St. Stephens, 1815; and Blackall Sun and Alabama Advertiser, Blackall, 1819. The probate judge of the county was required to maintain copies of all newspapers carrying legal notices. The judges did not always comply. [[Image:Old printing press.jpg|right|200px|Old printing press.jpg]] <br><br>  
 
Newspapers are an important source of family history information for Alabama. Look for marriage and death notices, news of visiting relatives, local events, stories about the elderly , and histories (continuing in several issues). The Tombigbee-Mobile area had the earliest newspapers, including the Mobile Sentinel, Fort Stoddert, 1811; Mobile Gazette, Mobile, 1812; Halcyon, St. Stephens, 1815; and Blackall Sun and Alabama Advertiser, Blackall, 1819. The probate judge of the county was required to maintain copies of all newspapers carrying legal notices. The judges did not always comply. [[Image:Old printing press.jpg|right|200px|Old printing press.jpg]] <br><br>  
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==Online Resources ==
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/al Alabama Online Historical Newspapers]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26420 Gleanings from Alabama newspaper files]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/oldsearch/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=3&categoryFilterID=38&showPaging=true Alabama Newspapers] ($)
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*[http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/alabama-online-historical-newspapers-summary-updated-2015#.VZlYl-1Vikp Alabama Online Historical Newspapers Summary]
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Alabama]
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/alabama/?kbid=10435&m=13 GenealogyBank.com, Alabama Newspaper Archives (1813 - 2003)] ($)
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*[http://newslink.org/alnews.html NewsLink Alabama]
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*[http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=314 Newspaper Abstracts - Alabama]
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/alabama/ NewspaperARCHIVE.com - Alabama] ($)
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*[http://www.newspapers.com/place-alabama/?xid=186 Newspapers.com - Historical Newspapers in Alabama] ($)
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*[http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/usstate/usalabam.htm OnlineNewspapers.com: Alabama]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/AL/Newspapers-and-Obituaries.htm Alabama Newspapers]
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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{{wikipedia|Wikipedia:List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
 
{{wikipedia|Wikipedia:List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
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[http://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/al Alabama Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
  
 
[http://www.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank] ($) the site has a large collection of searchable historical newspapers.  
 
[http://www.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank] ($) the site has a large collection of searchable historical newspapers.  
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=== Family History Library  ===
 
=== Family History Library  ===
  
The Family History Library collects indexes and abstracts of newspapers, but has not acquired original newspapers for [[Alabama|Alabama]]. The Gandrud and Jones Alabama Records Collection (see [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama Genealogy]]) includes many extracts of newspaper and obituary records. Most of the newspaper records from that collection have been abstracted and published in:  
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The Family History Library collects indexes and abstracts of newspapers, but has not acquired original newspapers for [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]. The Gandrud and Jones Alabama Records Collection (see [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama Genealogy]]) includes many extracts of newspaper and obituary records. Most of the newspaper records from that collection have been abstracted and published in:  
  
 
Gandrud, Pauline, and Myra Jones. ''Marriage, Death, and Legal Notices from Early Alabama Newspapers, 1819–1893''. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981. {{FHL|1760|item|disp=BHL Book 976.1 V2g.)}} The book is indexed.  
 
Gandrud, Pauline, and Myra Jones. ''Marriage, Death, and Legal Notices from Early Alabama Newspapers, 1819–1893''. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981. {{FHL|1760|item|disp=BHL Book 976.1 V2g.)}} The book is indexed.  
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*''Newspapers on Microfilm, Samford University Library.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Samford University Library, 1970. {{FHL|215887|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 A1 no.; Film 874252 item 7}}.) This alphabetical list of newspapers shows the dates of publication and number of pages available on microfilm.
 
*''Newspapers on Microfilm, Samford University Library.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Samford University Library, 1970. {{FHL|215887|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 A1 no.; Film 874252 item 7}}.) This alphabetical list of newspapers shows the dates of publication and number of pages available on microfilm.
  
*Owen, Thomas M. ''Alabama Newspapers and Periodicals in 1915. 1919''. Reprint, Sheffield, Alabama: Jump Fast Copy, 1991. {{FHL|632975|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 B5o}}. Available '''online''' through the FHLC link. This contains names and descriptions of newspapers and periodicals published in Alabama in 1915.
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*Owen, Thomas M. ''Alabama Newspapers and Periodicals in 1915. 1919''. Reprint, Sheffield, Alabama: Jump Fast Copy, 1991. {{FHL|632975|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 B5o}}. Available '''online''' through the FamilySearch Catalog link. This contains names and descriptions of newspapers and periodicals published in Alabama in 1915.
  
 
Over 2,000 Alabama newspapers are [http://www.archives.state.al.us/newsmicro/search.cfm cataloged] in the "Alabama Newspaper Project." Alabama Department of Archives and History. This database briefly lists newspaper title, town, county, and life span of newspapers microfilmed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Researchers can contact them for further details and obtain microfilm copies through interlibrary loan.  
 
Over 2,000 Alabama newspapers are [http://www.archives.state.al.us/newsmicro/search.cfm cataloged] in the "Alabama Newspaper Project." Alabama Department of Archives and History. This database briefly lists newspaper title, town, county, and life span of newspapers microfilmed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Researchers can contact them for further details and obtain microfilm copies through interlibrary loan.  
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'''Newspaper Clippings'''  
 
'''Newspaper Clippings'''  
  
*''Alabama Newspaper Clippings: Taken from Georgia Newspapers, 1814-1907'' {{FHL|1430295|item|disp=FHL Book 975.8 B38e}} - available '''online''' through FHLC link.
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*''Alabama Newspaper Clippings: Taken from Georgia Newspapers, 1814-1907'' {{FHL|1430295|item|disp=FHL Book 975.8 B38e}} - available '''online''' through FamilySearch Catalog link.
  
Newspapers are listed in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog] under:  
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Newspapers are listed in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog] under:  
  
 
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:ALABAMA - NEWSPAPERS  
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{{Alabama|Alabama}}{{U.S. Newspapers}}  
  
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Newspapers can provide useful information. They publish notices of marriages, divorces, deaths, and funerals. Notices include names of the persons involved, the date of the event, and may contain maiden names, names of parents, and names of other living relatives.

Newspapers also publish articles of local interest including religious and social events in the community with the names of those involved. Some newspapers serve several communities and devote columns to the everyday happenings in the area. Newspapers also include legal notices, estate sales, and advertising for local businesses.

Newspapers are an important source of family history information for Alabama. Look for marriage and death notices, news of visiting relatives, local events, stories about the elderly , and histories (continuing in several issues). The Tombigbee-Mobile area had the earliest newspapers, including the Mobile Sentinel, Fort Stoddert, 1811; Mobile Gazette, Mobile, 1812; Halcyon, St. Stephens, 1815; and Blackall Sun and Alabama Advertiser, Blackall, 1819. The probate judge of the county was required to maintain copies of all newspapers carrying legal notices. The judges did not always comply.
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Online Resources

History

Resources for Alabama Newspapers

Libraries and Archives

Newspaper Directory

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.

Ancestorhunt.com provides a list of Alabama Newspapers currently being published in the state of Alabama.

Digital Issues Online

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

Alabama Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Genealogy Bank ($) the site has a large collection of searchable historical newspapers.

The Jacksonville Republican: 1837-1895

Indexes

Family History Library

The Family History Library collects indexes and abstracts of newspapers, but has not acquired original newspapers for Alabama. The Gandrud and Jones Alabama Records Collection (see Alabama Genealogy) includes many extracts of newspaper and obituary records. Most of the newspaper records from that collection have been abstracted and published in:

Gandrud, Pauline, and Myra Jones. Marriage, Death, and Legal Notices from Early Alabama Newspapers, 1819–1893. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981. BHL Book 976.1 V2g.) The book is indexed.

Three guides to help you locate Alabama newspapers are:

  • Martin, Paul E., comp. Alabama Newspapers Bibliography: A Working Paper. Montgomery, Alabama: Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1989. This lists newspapers by county and tells where the newspapers are available.
  • Newspapers on Microfilm, Samford University Library. Birmingham, Ala.: Samford University Library, 1970. FHL Book 976.1 A1 no.; Film 874252 item 7.) This alphabetical list of newspapers shows the dates of publication and number of pages available on microfilm.
  • Owen, Thomas M. Alabama Newspapers and Periodicals in 1915. 1919. Reprint, Sheffield, Alabama: Jump Fast Copy, 1991. FHL Book 976.1 B5o. Available online through the FamilySearch Catalog link. This contains names and descriptions of newspapers and periodicals published in Alabama in 1915.

Over 2,000 Alabama newspapers are cataloged in the "Alabama Newspaper Project." Alabama Department of Archives and History. This database briefly lists newspaper title, town, county, and life span of newspapers microfilmed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Researchers can contact them for further details and obtain microfilm copies through interlibrary loan.

Newspaper Clippings

  • Alabama Newspaper Clippings: Taken from Georgia Newspapers, 1814-1907 FHL Book 975.8 B38e - available online through FamilySearch Catalog link.

Newspapers are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

ALABAMA - NEWSPAPERS
ALABAMA, [COUNTY]- NEWSPAPERS
ALABAMA, [COUNTY] - VITAL RECORDS
ALABAMA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - NEWSPAPERS

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