Whether you are searching old newspapers to find an ancestor as part of your genealogy research, or you are searching for an event in these newspapers as part of a classroom assignment, or for history research, these tips all apply.
Many times, we get stuck in searching just names, but there are excellent alternatives that will help you hone in on articles that apply to your research.
If you are searching for a person, try these different types of searches combined with a name, or by themselves in certain cases:
If you are searching for an event, some of the above tips may apply, but also:
The point here is to “think outside the box.” Using information of all types that you know or suspect about the person or event will help you uncover more relevant newspaper articles.