Several Free Newspaper Websites

A friend posted this link on Facebook.

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/1/post/2013/08/the-5-best-free-sites-for-online-newspaper-research-for-genealogy.html

Trove – Australia newspapers with more than 100 million articles. I had not heard of this site, but I don’t have many family traces in Australia. Includes new titles coming soon.

Elephind – over 2,000 newspaper titles representing 2 million newspapers and 55 million articles/pages from Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States. Ran a quick search and it included Trove and Chronicling America results.

Old Fulton New York Post Cards – more than 26.1 million pages of New York newspapers. One of the best sources for New York state newspapers.

Chronicling America/Library of Congress – over 7.246 million pages from 36 U.S. states.

Google News Archive – more than 2,500 newspapers.

The link does not mention NewspaperArchive.com which offers one free page view/day if you use your Facebook account to log-in. They used to offer 10 free page views/day, but they reduced it to one a while back. A nice thing about NewspaperArchive is you can do multiple searches before using your one free page view. The searches usually give you a brief snippet of the article which is helpful in determining if it is relevant.

Another source of potentially free Internet newspapers is your local public library, historical/genealogical society, or college. In some cases, the access is only available on-site. For example, Wichita Public Library system allows off-site access to Newsbank articles from the local newspaper. If you are a member of certain societies, libraries, or museums, you may get access to online newspapers as a member benefit. You may have to access the resource on-site, but several offer off-site access.

Wikipedia has a list of online newspapers, both free and paid.

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