The Library of Congress features an online site titled “Chronicling America“. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
The website allows you to search newspapers from 1880 to 1910 from the following states: California, District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. It has an effective search engine, zooming capabilities and print options.
The site also gives you the option of searching newspapers published in the United States from 1690 to the present. You can browse by title, or select several different search options. The search results will also give you holding locations of the documents. I applaud the Library of Congress for offering this valuable, free, on-line tool. The website can be accessed by clicking the link http://www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica/index.html.
I have found many invaluable articles and photographs to add to my family collection. I hope you will utilize this site. Happy Hunting.