National and local newspaper contain all sorts of reports from simple birth, marriage and death announcements, to inquest and other reports.

Below are examples of things you can find in newspapers.

Local Newspaper 1902 Inquest report

National Jewish Newspaper 1910 Obituary

Local Newspaper Theatre Review

National Jewish Newspaper Silver Wedding Announcement

Searching Newspapers:

Some online genealogy sites now have newspaper sections.

For local newspapers, try your local large library which may well have them on film. Local studies libraries usually have local papers on film.

National papers such as the Jewish World and Jewish Chronicle will be at most major libraries. If all else fails try the British Library (Newspaper Section). They require you to sign copyright forms and the administration costs are not cheap, but they do post the copies in cardboard tubes to prevent damage. Email, visit in person or telephone 0207 412 7353. is a worldwide listing of online newspapers, with a searchable index. Search by region, country, county, city etc


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Newspaper Searches:

The Jewish Victorian & Jewish Chronicle Project:
Look ups available from our Look Up Exchange.

The Jewish Chronicle:
Online searchable database at The JC. Subscription is required to view actual pages.

The London Gazette Search: This contains links to the Edinburgh and Belfast editions.

Early Journals:
ILEJ Website.

The Times:
Times Archive 1785-1985 This archive is also available at most large libraries.

The Gale Group:
Offers trial access to the Times here and may have other links of interest.