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Newspaper Articles: Virginia Newspapers Online

A Guide to Finding Newspaper Articles

Virginia Newspapers Online

The online edition of Fredericksburg's daily newspaper includes full-text articles, wire reports, a calendar of events, and other features. The Free Lance-Star is indexed in the Newspaper Source Plus database (2002-date).  Click here to do an archives search (both basic and advanced).

Fredericksburg newspapers from the Google News Archive include the Virginia Herald (1792-1809), the News (1849-1862), the Ledger (1865-1874), the Free Lance (1885-1926), the Star (1898-1900), the Daily Star (1917-1918), and the Free Lance-Star (1920-2006).  Holdings are not complete for all years.  Chronicling America provides full-text coverage of the Free Lance.

Fredericksburg Research Sources.
Developed by the Historic Preservation Department at the University of Mary Washington. Enables users to search such area resources as 19th-century Fredericksburg directories, historic district codes, 18th- and 19th-century newspaper indexes, and local Mutual Assurance Policies and Censuses of Manufacturing Lists.

Richmond Daily Dispatch, 1860-1865.
A digitization of the Richmond Daily Dispatch for the Civil War years.

Virginia Chronicle
Provides access to thousands of newspaper articles from newspapers throughout Virginia.  Users can both browse (by title and date) and search the collection.  This resources is sponsored by the Library of Virginia, whose Virginia Newspaper Project attempts to find, identify, catalog, and preserve American newspapers housed in Virginia libraries.  See also Virginia Newspapers.

Virginia Gazette, 1736-1780.
Digital issues of Williamsburg's weekly newspaper, published from 1736-1780.

Wikipedia: List of Online Newspaper Archives
A list of worldwide "free and pay wall blocked digital online newspaper archives." Includes Virginia section.