Newspaper Research Tip – 5 Things to Consider When Selecting an Online Newspaper Subscription Site

Finding information and articles in newspapers about your ancestors is incredibly rewarding. And the amount of information about your ancestors in old newspapers is likely more than we can find. If you follow this site, you know that I am “big” on using old newspapers as resources to find about your family and their stories. And that there are over 40,000 links to Free Collections at the Newspaper Links page

​But what about the paid newspaper subscription sites? I have used the three large ones in the U.S. (, NewspaperArchive, and GenealogyBank). There are other sites where newspapers are available, such as, British Newspaper Archive, FindMyPast, MyHeritage, etc. There are pluses and minuses to all of these sites, but this article is not a comparison of these sites. 

Why is that you ask? In my opinion, each person should make up their own mind as to what characteristics are important to them and how each of these sites fit your particular preferences.

This Research Tip is all about understanding the characteristics of online personal subscription newspaper databases so that you can make a judicious decision as to which one(s) to subscribe to.

To obtain the one-page Newspaper Research Tip pdf for easy reference of how to compare these online newspaper databases, you can download it by clicking on 5 Things to Consider When Selecting an Online Newspaper Subscription Site

For all the previously published Quick Reference Guides, click on QuickSheets

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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