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Newspaper archive has the biggest collection of newspapers online. You can search them with keywords and then view the whole paper online exactly as it was printed. There are over 250 years worth of world and local newspapers available and the collection is growing. This is a great site for anyone who is trying to find information about their ancestors or people who love to learn about history just as it appeared in the newspapers.
The website is a great resource but for some reason there have been several complaints about their membership renewal process. In my opinion, these complainers didnít read the email they got when they first signed up that states your card will be charged in 30 days. You see when you sign up, you get a month free but you have to give them your credit card. If you decide to cancel your membership you have to give them notice before the one month is up. If you do it after, their automatic billing system will charge your credit card for a yearís membership.
Itís a pretty standard arrangement, all the subscriptions sites Iím a member of do it that way too. You have to be on top of these things if you want to cancel. But really, if you are researching your family tree, or have a child who is studying history, you need to keep your membership. Newspaper Archive is a valuable resource to experience history as it was happening, not as some historian interprets it.
This website is a bit mesmerizing, once you start finding articles and newspapers, itís hard to stop. Iíve been able to locate several obituaries and articles with pictures which keeps me wanting to search more and more.
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By Mike on November 23, 2009
"I found this website in college when I had to find out about the 1929 stock market crash for a business course I was taking. I was blown away at the coverage of the story, it gave me the upper hand in that assignment and I got 98% in that class because of newspaper archives."
Found out about great grandma
By Greta on November 7, 2009
"Newspaper archive was so helpful when I was searching for information about my great grandma. All I had was her name and the city where she lived. To my surprise I found an article written about her and her coworkers in an ammunitions factory during WWII! I couldnít believe it. I had no idea who she was or what she did until I read that article. "