Several Free Newspaper Websites February 3, 2014

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 log into the library website using your library card. You only get access to local newspapers, and not necessarily all of them. With the local newspaper in Wichita, access only goes back to late 1984.

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.

About Wichita Genealogist

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