Texas Newspapers

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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

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