Newspapers can be a valuable asset when doing family history research. Many have been published for years, many have online indexes and many of them provide free access. Newspapers on microfilm can also be ordered through our Inter-Library Loan (ILLO) system.
The Niagara Falls Public Library has produced its own online index to local Niagara Falls newspapers. Keep in mind that this an index. As time permits we are adding full text. It includes a feature to bookmark articles or entries that you are interested in, when finished go to your "bookmarked" articles and you can send an email to the Reference & Information Services Department. They will scan and upload your articles to the web. There may be a small charge if multiple scans are required. Also it may be some time before your requested articles are uploaded to the database, all requests are dealt with on a first-come first-served basis.
Canadian Newspapers on Microform - a listing of all newspapers held by Library and Archives Canada
Checklist of Indexes to Canadian newspapers - Comprises indexes to Canadian newspaper titles received by Library & Archives Canada. Also provides online and Internet sources for indexes to Canadian newspapers
Legacy.com - useful for US research, includes obituaries from current US newspapers
Mennobits - obituaries of Mennonites and the Amish published in newspapers of the Mennonite Church in North America, indexed back to 1864
Newspaper Abstracts - if your ancestor was in the news, then you might find them here. Contains abstracts of newspaper notices from the United States, Canada and Ireland from 1704 to 1923, submitted by volunteers. Subscription required
Newspaper Archive - this is a subscription database featuring billions of articles from historical newspapers
Obituary Daily Times - a daily index of published obituaries. It is distributed FREELY, often twice a day by email, and usually has over 2500 entries a day
Obituary Lookup: Find a volunteer - volunteers from many locations are listed on this web site. So, if you cannot travel to do your research check here first, help may be at hand. Contains links to newspapers, libraries, genealogical/historical societies, etc., where obituaries can be researched and/or requested
ProQuest Archiver - indexes current news articles from many of the leading US newspapers. Searching is free but you have to pay if a copy is required