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If your family history takes place primarily in the Pacific Northwest then the following digitized newspapers will be helpful in getting the flavor of the times with coverage of local events, issues, and advertisements. Be sure to use a date range to limit your results to those published during the period you are researching.
Additional local newspapers (e.g., Grays Harbor Post) are available on microfilm. To find these papers use the Microforms & Newspapers Collection Database or use this model in UW Libraries Search: town newspapers. For example: bothell newspapers.
Microfilm scanners are available to use in Government Publications, Maps, Microforms & Newspapers (GMM) located on the ground floor of Suzzallo Library.
Popular magazines such as Time, Good Housekeeping, and the Saturday Evening Post are useful for coverage of national issues and trends. Looking at a women's magazine such as Good Housekeeping can help you get the feel of the times and illustrate common gender roles and expectations. Be sure to use a date range to limit your results to those articles published during the period you are researching.
In addition to searching digitized versions of magazines, you can also browse our print collection. Many of our print magazines can be found on the 4th floor of Suzzallo Library in the AP 2 call number section.
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For more information on using newspapers see: Analyzing Newspapers, Newspapers & Learning to Do Historical Research Prowling the Periodicals.