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Des Moines Register is the largest online newspaper archive consisting of 4 million+ pages of historical newspapers from 8 newspapers from around the United States and beyond. Newspapers provide a unique view of the past and can help us understand and connect with the people, events and attitudes of an earlier time.

Des Moines Register is perfect for:

  • Historians
  • Genealogists
  • Family Historians
  • Researchers
  • Teachers

At Des Moines Register it is easy and convenient to search or browse the collection to find news, notices of births, marriages and deaths, sports, comics and much more. Our high quality digital images and powerful viewer provide the best look at these historical papers and make it easy to print, save and share what you find.

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