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

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If you are going to spend money to access an online historical newspaper website, there are several things to consider before giving the site your credit card number. And they are very important if your choice is to produce results for you. This video shows you these considerations.

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13 Hidden Gems in Old Newspapers to Amplify Your Ancestors’ Life Stories

242 views · Sep 6, 2022 theancestorhunt.com

Old newspapers have an abundance of articles about our ancestors, many of which we knew nothing about. And the categories of articles enrich our ability to write their life stories. These categories are ones that we would never find in a newspaper these days. here's a list of many that provide insight into their lives.

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8 Ways to Screw Up​ Your Newspaper Research
8 Ways to Screw Up​ Your Newspaper Research

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Online newspaper research is imperfect because the source materials (old newsprint) are imperfect. Take these imperfections into account and do not make inaccurate assumptions with your results.

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10 Clever Ways to Find More Ancestor Newspaper Articles
10 Clever Ways to Find More Ancestor Newspaper Articles

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This video provides you with several tips and techniques to obtain better results when doing online newspaper research.

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The Best Way to Find 20% More Pertinent Newspaper Articles Online

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searching old newspapers online is an art, not a science. It takes creativity and persistence. This video shows you how you can obtain better results by just making some changes to your search criteria.

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Win The OCR Text Battle - Change the Letters in Your Search
Win The OCR Text Battle - Change the Letters in Your Search

61 views · Aug 31, 2022 theancestorhunt.com

Researching old newspapers online requires creativity and patience. After the OCR process, the index won't be very close to accurate, primarily because of quality issues with the original newspaper. Learn to overcome these limitations with this video.

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Quick Tips for Searching Historical Newspapers - Part 2
Quick Tips for Searching Historical Newspapers - Part 2

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Searching Historical Newspapers requires some special techniques in order to be successful. These tips will help you improve your newspaper research skills.

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Quick Tips for Searching Historical Newspapers - Part 1
Quick Tips for Searching Historical Newspapers - Part 1

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Searching Historical Newspapers requires some special techniques in order to be successful. These tips will help you improve your newspaper research skills.

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Mastering Chronicling America’s Advanced Search
Mastering Chronicling America’s Advanced Search

26 views · Aug 27, 2022 theancestorhunt.com

Chronicling America has two search options - Basic, and Advanced. The Advanced Search option is highly recommended. The details of the Advanced search function are included in this video, with a description of each of the ten fields available.

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Chronicling America - Part 3 - Finding Articles
Chronicling America - Part 3 - Finding Articles

1K views · Aug 24, 2022 theancestorhunt.com

Chronicling America has two ways of searching historical newspapers - Basic Search and Advanced Search. This video demonstrates with examples how to use these two methods to achieve optimal results

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Chronicling America - Part 2 - Finding Digitized Newspapers
Chronicling America - Part 2 - Finding Digitized Newspapers

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Chronicling America has about 4,000 newspaper titles that have been digitized and are available to search and/or browse. This video shows you how to find the digitized newspapers that are in their collection

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Chronicling America - Part 1 - Finding All Newspapers
Chronicling America - Part 1 - Finding All Newspapers

4K views · Aug 24, 2022 theancestorhunt.com

Chronicling America has a great feature that allows you to search for any newspaper in the U.S. and determine where that newspaper is located. It will tell you which libraries or archives where you might locate the newspaper. It also tells you the format Microform or Original.

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21 Do's and Don'ts When Researching Historical Newspapers

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Researching online historical newspapers takes some getting used to to get the hang of it. It is not as easy as lacing a name in a search box and hoping for the best. Here are some do's and don'ts that if implemented will help you be much more successful and adept.

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32 Reasons Why Searching for Obituaries is Like Finding Gold
32 Reasons Why Searching for Obituaries is Like Finding Gold

33 views · Aug 10, 2022 theancestorhunt.com

The amount of information in an obituary is substantial. It actually is a mini-life story of the deceased. Every word in the obit should be analyzed carefully. This video describes the abundant amount of information that is packed into the obituary.

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What is the Difference Between an Obituary, a Death Notice, an Obituary Index and a Death Index?

539 views · Aug 9, 2022 theancestorhunt.com

The terms "Obituary" and "Death Notice" are often used interchangeably. The definition is stated in this video. When looking for obituaries online, you will come across Obituary Indexes and Death Indexes. There are distinct differences. These definitions are also included in this video, along with some examples. You need to make sure that you are using the data from the correct type of index.

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Obituary Genealogy Guide
Obituary Genealogy Guide

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Obituaries are one of the favorite articles that genealogy researchers look for in old newspapers. They can be found by searching these online newspapers or by tracking down the obituary via online obituary indexes.

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What Is The Future of Obituaries
What Is The Future of Obituaries

278 views · Aug 9, 2022 theancestorhunt.com

Obituaries, since around the year 2000, have been transitioning from hardcopy printed newspapers to online obituaries. It seems like a logical change, as more of the information that we consume is also making the same transition from hard copy to online. There are some risks, however, for obituaries to be only available. This video looks at some of these issues.

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5 Secrets for Searching Old Digitized Newspapers
5 Secrets for Searching Old Digitized Newspapers

518 views · Aug 7, 2022 theancestorhunt.com

Online searching of old historical newspapers is an art, not a science. Trying deliberate misspelling and syllables in hyphenated words can provide as much as 50% more pertinent results.

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How to Use Abbreviations in Your Newspaper Research to Drastically Improve Results

326 views · Jun 18, 2021 theancestorhunt.com

In older newspapers, abbreviations were used extensively, in order to save space and save ink. When searching these historical newspapers, we can increase our search results by over 20% if we include abbreviations in our search criteria. This video shows dozens of abbreviations commonly used in older newspapers.

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How to More Easily Find Obituaries in Old Newspapers
How to More Easily Find Obituaries in Old Newspapers

3K views · Jun 18, 2021 theancestorhunt.com

There are several techniques that will help you go right to the Obituary section of the newspaper and allow you to more easily find newspaper obituaries online

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The Easiest Way to Find Every Historical Newspaper in America

397 views · Jan 25, 2022 theancestorhunt.com

All newspapers in the United States have not been digitized. Chronicling America has a directory of over 150,000 titles that have been published. You can search this directory and find out what institutions have microfilm or original newspapers in their collections.

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10 Reasons Why You Can't Find Ancestor Articles in Online Newspapers

1K views · Feb 6, 2022 theancestorhunt.com

Researching historical newspapers online can be difficult. There are many roadblocks. But your expectations are often the reason why it can be difficult.

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Historical Newspaper Search Tips and What to Avoid
Historical Newspaper Search Tips and What to Avoid

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There are lots of ways you can miss achieving positive newspaper search results. There are also some traps to avoid.

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The 7 Must Use Abbreviations for Searching Genealogy Records and Newspapers

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Using abbreviations in your search criteria when searching old newspapers will provide you with considerably more pertinent results.

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Use These 12 Special Keywords to Improve Your Newspaper Research Results

846 views · Aug 1, 2022 theancestorhunt.com

Often, newspaper articles use keywords specific to the person referenced. Including these keywords in your search will give you fantastic results.