Did Your Mom Ever Make the Paper?

Learn about the women who came before you.

Find the stories that made her who she is today by searching 20,000+ papers on Newspapers.com™

Discover your mom, grandma, and more in the paper. Search 919 million+ pages in our newspaper archive for obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, social pages and much, much more.

Tips for Researching on Newspapers.com™

  • Try using quotation marks around names or phrases to narrow search results (e.g., “Jane Smith”). This will give you results where those words appear next to each other on the newspaper page.
  • Find an article about Mom? Don't forget to clip articles as you find them!
  • Check for nicknames and spelling variations. Liz, Liza, Eliza, and Elizabeth might all be ways a family member appeared in the paper.
  • Research grandparents, siblings, cousins, and other family members. Even if your mom isn't mentioned in an article, her family members might be.
  • Research places of business and home addresses. These can help you uncover valuable details about your relative’s career and community.

"My mom’s wedding announcement was so detailed. The paper took two full paragraphs to describe her veil! It was so fun to show her the article and reminisce about her wedding day!"
-Claire A.

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