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 out about your family and their stories. And that there are over 60,000 links to Free Collections on the Newspaper Links page
But what about paid newspaper subscription sites? I have used the three large ones in the U.S. (Newspapers.com, NewspaperArchive, and GenealogyBank). There are other sites where newspapers are available, such as Ancestry.com, 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 fits their particular preferences.
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This Quicksheet 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.
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