Poll Results! – The Genealogy Newspaper Research Poll

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Two weeks ago I asked readers to take The Genealogy Newspaper Research Poll.

Below are the results.  Not too many big surprises although some conclusions can be made from these results.  My commentary regarding these conclusions are included along with the results for each of the seven questions.


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These results were a VERY big surprise. Over 2/3 were very frequent newspaper researchers, which makes my heart go pitty pat. It looks like we need to get the nine going though who rarely do this kind of research

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It looks like there is room for improvement for many, although half boasted about their research prowess. Good for them!

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I found this to be one of the more interesting and revealing responses.  Two takeaways – I wonder what the “Others’ are; and it appears that Newspaper Archive is not as popular as it once was.

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Again a quite interesting response. Newspaper Archive has less who have it as a current subscription while the others have more now than “not currently subscribed to”)

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I didn’t find too many surprises here.

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No surprise here, but I think the user interface may play a role in the responses.  But that is just my guess.

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I was pleasantly surprised to see that not all researchers have only been online researchers and in the past have had to wash newspaper ink off their fingers after completing their research.


What conclusions can you draw from these responses?  Please let us know in the Comments!
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