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Birthday Research: Newspapers in Databases

Florida Newspapers

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Florida Newspapers

Several Florida newspapers, but not the Pensacola News Journal, provide older issues. Among many others, includes:

Miami Herald from 05/19/1982
Orlando Sentinel from 04/01/1985

Users may select a newspaper by title and by date. Use the drop down menu to limit to date. A prompt will appear allowing a search before a specific date. Use another drop down menu to search after a specific date. No need to put search words in the search boxes.

U.S. Newspapers

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America’s News

A collection of more than 600 U.S. newspapers. Titles may be searched individually and by date. Contains a set called Major Metro titles which may be useful.

Major Metro newspapers include:
Boston Globe from 12/12/1979
Charlotte Observer from 01/01/1985
Chicago Tribune from 01/01/1985
Dallas Morning News from 08/12/1984
Detroit Free Press from 01/01/1982-Current    Philadelphia Inquirer from 01/01/1981
San Francisco Chronicle from 01/01/1985
San Jose Morning News from 01/01/1985
Seattle Times from 01/01/1985
Washington Post from 01/01/1977

New York Times Historical

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New York Times Historical

Coverage of this newspaper is from 1851 through 2009. Use the Advanced Search option. 

Choose On this date.   Type your birthdate under Search for content published on this specific year, month or date.

Follow the prompts to enter month, day and year. No need to enter search words in search box. From results screen, narrow results on the right under Document type. The More options choice allows limiting to articles on the front page.