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Genealogy at the UGA Libraries: Newspapers

Provides an overview of doing genealogy research at the UGA Libraries.


This is a list of resources to get started with newspapers for genealogy research. We also maintain a separate guide to finding newspapers at the UGA Libraries which provides much more detailed information.


  • American Newspapers, 1821-1936: A Union List of Files Available in the United States and Canada by Kraus Reprint Corporation. Location: Main Library Reference Folio PN4855 .A43 1967. 
  • The Georgia Newspaper Project Holdings List by the University of Georgia Libraries. Location: Main Library Reference PN4897 .G6S47.
  • Bibliographic Checklist of African American Newspapers by Barbara K. Henritze. Location: Main Library Reference PN4882 .H46 1995.
  • American Indian and Alaska Native Newspapers and Periodicals, v. 1-3 by Daniel F. Littlefield and James W. Parrins. Location: Main Library Reference PN4883 .L57 1984.
  • Newspapers in Microform by University Microfilms International. Location: Main Library  Reference PN4700 .N43. Shelved at the Main Reference Desk.
  • United States Newspaper Program National Union List. Location: Main Library Basement Microforms MFC PN4855 .U55 1993.

Please note: the Main Library of the University of Georgia Libraries has a vast collection of newspapers on microfilm, including large numbers of old Georgia newspapers. To check UGA holdings, please look under the name of the newspaper in GIL-Find (e.g., Atlanta Constitution) or under the geographical location (e.g., Madison (Ga.) newspapers or Bibb County (Ga.) newspapers). The reels of microfilm are shelved in call number order in the basement of the Main Library.

Please consult with the Reference Department of the Main Library for further assistance with locating newspapers.