We are pleased to announce that we’ve added new papers from California and Kentucky to our archives. If you have ancestors from these states or an interest in the history of these areas, you’ll want to explore these new additions!

The Fresno Bee 7.3.1937 – The Search for Amelia Earhart

Fresno Bee: Founded in 1922, the Fresno Bee is a daily newspaper serving Fresno, California, and surrounding counties in the San Joaquin Valley. The Fresno Bee archive includes the Daily Morning Republican, the Fresno Morning Republican, and the Fresno Weekly Republican, with issues dating back to 1876. In Spanish, Fresno means ash tree, and the city was named in honor of the abundance of ash trees growing in the area. Fresno was a large agricultural area, and in 1876, the city installed the first irrigation system for farmers. Fresno is also a gateway to Yosemite, which was named a National Park in 1890. In 1893, the Fresno Weekly Republican reported that Galen Clark, a pioneer who first settled in Yosemite in the 1850s, ventured outside the park for the first time in 40 years. The Fresno Bee chronicled the growth of Fresno as the population increased and new industries arrived. In 1922, this ad touted a home for sale on a “paved” street! If you have ancestors from Fresno, search for them in birth announcements, wedding announcements, divorce notices, and obituaries.

Lexington Herald-Leader 3.25.1937 – F4 Tornado Destruction

The Lexington Herald-Leader: Located in Bluegrass Country, Lexington, Kentucky, is known for its beautiful horse farms and thoroughbred racetracks. The city also comes with a rich history and the Lexington Herald-Leader has chronicled it dating back to 1888. Our archives also include The Lexington Leader (1896-1982), and The Weekly Leader (1888-1901). The equine industry has played an important part in Lexington’s history. The state quarter and the state license plate both sport a horse, and Lexington claims the title “horse capital of the world.” The childhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln is located in Lexington, and in 1969, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported on a proposal by citizens to preserve the home. In 1977, the home opened as a museum and visitors can still tour the property today. If you have ancestors from Lexington, search this archive for stories about early settlers. You may also find them mentioned in society news, like this 1888 gossip column.

Start searching the Fresno Bee and the Lexington Herald-Leader on Newspapers.com™ today!

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19 thoughts on “New Papers from California and Kentucky!

  1. I think the reason for the lack of real updates (from experience) is smartphones. Smartphones cannot do this stuff. The people who use smartphones don’t do it for this kind of thing and if they did they’d find it very hard.

    It’ll be a major pain in the butt to do any kind of research on a phone and as a result comments are also only one liners these days.

    If you type on a phone you can only do one stinking letter at at time. If you make a mistake you have to start it ALL OVER!

    1. While typing on an iPhone, hold down on the space bar on the virtual keyboard, and you can then drag to move the cursor to elsewhere in your text. That way you can edit without having to retype. It’s a little awkward, but it works.

  2. I’m not against smartphones for the purpose of a TELEPHONE but to make it replace computers and laptops either is a VERY stupid market industry OR they are evil pushing an agenda to control us.

    From the way things are going the latter is more and more likely but it’s not an actual conspiracy though.

    A conspiracy involves people agree to do a certain thing behind other people’s backs where as in this case they just all think the same being taught by the same universities that don’t teach real economics.

    These people wouldn’t last long if they took a real crash course in economics 101.

  3. Mr T must be like me, a Boomer. However, unlike him I have no problems using Newspapers.com for research on my iPhone. In fact, I use it quite often when I’m working on genealogy research. I’m glad I can use it as a valuable tool. Adding the Herald-Leader will be a huge asset for me being I live in Kentucky.

    1. Yeah an Iphone! 800$ and more for service. Most people cannot afford that unless they work their tail off either 3 jobs or both mom and Dad work so they can’t raise their kids properly. THEN they can afford it while cutting other expenses down just barely.

      Most people have Android which really really sucks. I use a desktop computer so I don’t do either. I refuse to ever touch a f’k phone.

      I think your part of the CCP or an alt right extremist.

  4. I am happy to have another Kentucky newspaper to search as I do Civil War research. Hopefully you can acquire the old issues of the Owensboro Messenger, the Owensboro Inquirer and the Owensboro Monitor in the future. The monitor is on microfilm in the Owensboro-Daviess County Public Library and they only have 1861-1865.

  5. I have no choice and I do all my research on my Android and do perfectly well. There is a button on chrome that says desktop site. It turns your page to what it shows in a computer. You just zoom in where you want to look.

    But personally I need bell county papers.

  6. I look forward to an archive of the Marysville (Ca) Appeal Democrat & Syracuse (Ny) Post Standard/ Herald Journal

  7. I would like to see more Wichita, Kansas newspapers – especially the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s — and more of the defunct NYC papers from the early 20th century.

  8. I’d love to see Warren County, Bowling Green, Ky, & Green County,Ky. Papers at least back to 1920. I love Newspapers.com.

  9. I’d love to see The San Diego Evening Tribune, The San Diego Union, The San Diego Tribune, The San Diego Union Tribune and other San Diego newspapers(San Diego, Encinitas, El Cajon, La Jolla, Del Mar, Ocean Beach) from 1868 through Present on Newspapers.com, I love Newspapers.com TOO!!

  10. No San Diego newspapers! Eighth biggest metropolitan area in the country! Also, no Seattle or Portland papers for most years.

  11. I would love to see more Black newspapers digitized. What about the Kansas City Call?



    1. I’d rather they do a Black.newspapers.com so it would be easier to find them all instead of being scattered with the regular ones in an unorganized heap.

      Oops watch me get censored!

  12. Don’t forget about us up here in Canada. Newspapers.com should desire some coverage east of Montreal. A newspaper from Halifax with decades of history and archives would be appreciated. Newspapers.com currently promotes archived newspapers in Canada and the USA that had articles about the great Halifax Explosion of Dec 1917. Not one of the articles is from Halifax or a newspaper east of Montreal. Nova Scotia was the recipient of early settlers from Scotland. Nova Scotia had strong trading ties with New England. Halifax was the starting point for convoys to England during WWII. There is a lot of history attributed to Nova Scotia with descendants all across Canada and USA. Coverage of archived newspapers from Halifax would be greatly appreciated and no doubt yield many more Newspaper.com memberships from the Atlantic Provinces, New England and other parts of Canada. Please consider.

    1. Good lord YES!!!!!! It doesn’t even REMOTELY make sense why they did that: “Newspapers.com currently promotes archived newspapers in Canada and the USA that had articles about the great Halifax Explosion of Dec 1917. Not one of the articles is from Halifax or a newspaper east of Montreal.”

      I remember when they showed it in their blog yet no actual papers!

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