N. W. Ayer & Son's American Newspaper Annual
The Library of Congress has digitized images from 34 editions of N. W. Ayer & Son's American Newspaper Annual published between 1869 and 1919. This is a great place to find out what newspapers your American and Canadian ancestors might have read, and where you might find their names in print. Papers and periodicals are arranged by state (or province) and town, and also by religious affiliation, subject matter (education, agriculture, temperance, etc.), and language (German, French, Scandinavian, etc.). Use the "Page turner" format for quick browsing, or download the "extremely large" PDF files for searching.