Newspapers contain much more information than obituaries. Many list birth and marriage information. If your ancestor was a prominent person you can often find articles written specially about them.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

A freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from 1846 to the present.

California Small Town Newspapers

Small Town Papers gives you free access to the people, places and events recorded in real time over the decades or even centuries! Browse and search the scanned newspaper archive from 1846 up to the current edition!

Current California Newspapers Published and their Websites