4 Big Challenges in Downloading Historical Newspaper Articles

I have been researching online historical newspaper sites for several years, both the free ones as well as the subscription-based sites. Their software capabilities, independent of the size and quality of their scanned collections, break down into two parts: 1. How do you search the site and find “stuff” 2. How do you download and save the […]

32 Reasons Why Searching for Obituaries is Like Finding Gold

OK – you won’t get rich when you find an obituary, but your genealogy research will benefit, and your family history research will get richer. We have a tendency as researchers to underappreciate the value of the documents or articles that we already have acquired, and spend our time looking for new “stuff.” There are […]

Advantage Archives Adds 2.9 Million Historical Newspaper Pages – June 2024

In February 2017, I started publishing a list of the catalog of online historical newspapers from over 400 different collections put together by the Advantage Archives Company, developed in conjunction with the libraries, historical societies, and museums across the U.S. that preserve historical newspapers for their communities. The list has grown a lot since then. […]

California Digital Newspaper Collection Adds/Updates 3 Titles – June 2024

The California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) regularly adds or updates titles for the collection. Last month 3 titles were added or updated (Information provided by Veridian Software, which powers the CDNC website). Here is the list of titles: To access the site go to CDNC

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection Adds/Updates 17 Titles – June 2024

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection regularly adds or updates newspaper titles for the collection. Last month 17 titles were added or updated (Information provided by Veridian Software, which powers the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection website). Here is the list of titles: To access the site go to Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Digital Michigan Newspapers Adds/Updates 12 Titles – June 2024

Digital Michigan Newspapers regularly adds or updates newspaper titles for the collection. Last month 12 titles were added or updated (Information provided by Veridian Software, which powers the Digital Michigan Newspapers website). Here is the list of titles: To access the site go to Digital Michigan Newspapers

NY State Historical Newspapers Adds/Updates 9 Titles – June, 2024

Source: Northern New York Library Network  If you follow this website at all, you know that I from time to time update the free online historical newspapers that are available for you to search. I originally posted the New York Online Historical Newspapers Summary in February 2014, and have added many updates, the latest in July 2023. The largest collection […]

Veridian Adds/Updates 251 Titles – July 2024

Veridian Software has many clients with collections of digitized newspapers that can be searched for free. Over 100 million pages currently. They power California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Virginia,  Washington, and Wyoming state newspaper collections. And country-wide collections, such as Estonia, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, and Switzerland. Veridian is the name of the […]

GenealogyBank Adds/Updates 14 Titles – July 2024

GenealogyBank, a subscription newspaper site, has announced its’ updates for July 2024. There are 5 New Titles and 9 Titles that have had issues added in the previous month. From GenealogyBank: Here are some of the details about our most recent U.S. newspaper additions: To see our newspaper archives’ entire title list of more than […]

The Ancestor Hunt July 2024 Newspaper Research Webinar Schedule

Here is the webinar schedule for July 2024. July 9   – 1:00 PM EDT Exploring 95 Tips for Researching Online Historical Newspapers July 11 – 1:00 PM EDT Using the New Chronicling America Version 2.0 – It is Different and It Is Better July 16 – 4:00 PM EDT How to Develop Critical Online Newspaper […]