Find My Past Adds/Updates 129 Historical Newspaper Titles – July, 2021

Find My Past is an underappreciated source for digitized newspapers. A subscription site that specializes in British and Irish newspapers, it has titles from all over the world, including the U.S. Currently their collection numbers nearly 120 million pages. It is growing rapidly. This month, Find My Past added 34 New Titles and added to …

NewspaperARCHIVE Update – July, 2021

NewspaperARCHIVE, a subscription site, has announced its’ updates for July 2021. There is 1 New Title and 172 Titles that have had issues added. There are a total of over 15,000 titles available at the site. A complete list of all of the site’s titles can be found HERE. Below are the titles added or …

British Newspaper Archive Adds/Updates 157 Titles – July, 2021

The British Newspaper Archive, a subscription site owned by FindMyPast, has announced its’ updates for July 2021. There are 68 New Titles and 89 Titles that have had issues added. There are a total of over 44 million pages available at the site. A complete list of all of the site’s titles can be found HERE. …

Chronicling America Updates – July 2021

Chronicling America, the newspaper collection available for online research of United States historical newspapers regularly updates their collection. Here are the updated titles for July 2021. Some are new titles and some are added to an existing title’s pages in the database. There are 18 in total from 5 different states. Alaska Updated content for …

Search Hyphenated Words in Historical Newspapers to Get Up To 30% More Results

Finding your ancestors in newspaper articles is in my opinion – an art, not a science. You must be clever and resourceful to get around the quality limitations in old newspapers A “feature” of older newspapers is the use of the hyphen. Hyphenated words were often used heavily to save space and due to the …

An Interview With Stefan Boddie, CEO of Veridian Software/DL Consulting

I recently conducted an interview with the CEO, Stefan Boddie. Below is a transcript of that interview. But first a quick overview of Veridian Did you know that Veridian Software has collections of digitized newspapers that can be searched for free? Over 50 million pages! Did you know that they power California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, …

GenealogyBank Adds/Updates 64 Titles – July, 2021

GenealogyBank, a subscription newspaper site, has announced its’ updates for July 2021. There are 31 New Titles and 33 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: A total of 62 titles from 29 states, plus 1 title from …

32 Free Genealogy and Newspaper Research Quick Reference Guides

In the past couple of months, I have been inspired to create what I call Quick Sheets, more commonly called Quick Reference Guides. There now are a total of 32 of them. Here are all of them. Just click on the link to the right of the word “Download” to view and download the pdf. …

Why the Heck Aren’t You Researching Old Newspapers – The Third Dimension

I have to admit to a huge bias here – but I will say it – Searching old newspapers for articles about my ancestors is without question the most fulfilling research about my family history. Period! Everyone has different motivations for genealogy research. Some are name collectors, some want to be tied to someone famous; …

Canada Online Historical Newspaper Links

This past week I have been updating the articles published in the past that contain links to free online historical newspapers for Canada. Each article focuses on one single province (the territories are grouped into one article).  There are about 4,075 historical newspapers available online for free, and the links are included in these articles. …