Newspapers from SmallTownPapers are Now Searchable at World Vital Records

Posted by on

In September, we announced a partnership that we formed with SmallTownPapers, Inc., a newspaper archive company featuring small town newspapers and articles.

Today World Vital Records made 5,555,023 records available for viewing. (One record equals one paragraph in a newspaper.) The following newspapers are available for viewing at World Vital Records:

Ajo Copper News Ajo, Arizona

Askov American Askov, Minnesota

Atwood Herald Atwood, Illinois

Big Timber Pioneer Big Timber, Montana

Boise City News Boise City, Oklahoma

Cuba Free Press Cuba, Missouri

Deer Park Tribune Deer Park, Washington

Deer Park Union Deer Park, Washington

Freeman Courier Freeman, South Dakota

Franklin County Citizen Preston, Idaho

Freeman Courier Freeman, South Dakota

Glenville Democrat Glenville, West Virginia

The Gridley Herald Gridley, California

Heppner Gazette-Times Heppner, Oregon

Indian Valley Record Greenville, California

Inwood Herald Inwood, Iowa

Each newspaper search result includes the newspaper page, day, month, year, city, county, state, and content. Users will be able to see high quality, completely searchable digital images of the newspaper articles, which appear on the pages just as the newspapers were printed. World Vital Records has also added a feature allowing the user to zoom in and zoom out to view the newspaper page, as well as the option to see the full image.

These newspapers can be accessed in one of two ways:

Option 1: Go to Click on What Are We Offering (located on the left, toward the bottom of the home page). Look under the Subscription Content for the SmallTownPapers category. (Note: Although this content is located in our subscription section, right now it is free to browse.) You will see a listing of the newspapers. Click on any of the newspaper to browse the archive.

Option 2: Go to Type in the word that you are looking for into the Surname box and hit Search. Scroll down until you see the Newspapers category. Click on the newspaper that you would like to view. Look to the left on the Page column. Click on the page number that you wish to view.

Leave a comment