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Old 12-05-2021, 03:53 PM
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Has anyone used newspaperarchive.com? I'm interested subscribing but it's certainly not exhaustive and doesn't cover most of the towns around me, although it has a few. Does anyone know of other more exhaustive online archives or is the library the best way to go?

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Old 12-05-2021, 04:39 PM
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Has anyone used newspaperarchive.com? I'm interested subscribing but it's certainly not exhaustive and doesn't cover most of the towns around me, although it has a few. Does anyone know of other more exhaustive online archives or is the library the best way to go?

A buddy of mine has used vintage newspapers, that have key-word search ability, to search for key words like "picnic" (hoping to find small-town defunct country picnic spots). And he's come up with some interesting results. Which we then cross-reference with other sources to hone down where the sites are.

And I don't think he's every paid to subscribe. I think the way he does it is to take advantage of their free-trial-periods. And as soon as the subscription is up, he does it via a new email address .

Yeah yeah, I know, that's cheating. But .... you asked
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Old 12-05-2021, 07:29 PM
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Do you know the website address? I didn't see anything by that name.

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Do you know the website address? I didn't see anything by that name.
No, I do not know what website(s) he's used.
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Old 12-05-2021, 10:58 PM
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newspaperarchive.com has a search feature so it's probably the same one. I wasn't aware it had the search feature so I'm trying it out now.

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Old 12-06-2021, 12:56 AM
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I use genealogybank.com for genealogy research as they have a good selection of newspapers.

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Newspapers.com is a subscription archive similar to newspaperarchive.com. Coverage might be a little different - you can browse the towns/titles in their collection using this tool: https://www.newspapers.com/browse/

I do use newspapers.com personally, as it supplements the general historical research I like to do. But that said, your library is probably more likely to have a better selection of older, local newspapers for your specific area…and it’s probably free.

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Old 12-10-2021, 11:51 PM
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I go onto my local newspapers web page and can use my kids school id to read all the archives for free.

I was going through the lost and found post. I wanted find a post about a lost ring in the 1800's and go find it. I tried but have not found any yet.
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Old 12-12-2021, 06:15 PM
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A lot of libraries or historical societies will have them.

The library of Congress also has a pretty decent collection: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/n...ity=&language=

UNT has many digitized too:
https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/TDNP/

I've used this one from the state of georgia: https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/

As far as exhaustive, a library's microfilm archives will be your best bet.
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
A buddy of mine has used vintage newspapers, that have key-word search ability, to search for key words like "picnic" (hoping to find small-town defunct country picnic spots). And he's come up with some interesting results. Which we then cross-reference with other sources to hone down where the sites are.

And I don't think he's every paid to subscribe. I think the way he does it is to take advantage of their free-trial-periods. And as soon as the subscription is up, he does it via a new email address .

Yeah yeah, I know, that's cheating. But .... you asked
As far as using a new email address goes, you can actually use the same email address multiple times.

If you have an email address at gmail at least. Let's say you have the email address of fredjones@gmail.com

The following email addresses will go to your regular inbox, but NOT be detected as the same email in forms:


fred.jones@gmail.com
f.redjones@gmail.com
fre.djones@gmail.com
fr.e.d.jones@gmail.com
fredjones+sally@gmail.com
fredjones+access@gmail.com

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https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/
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Old 12-26-2021, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by pryan67 View post
As far as using a new email address goes, you can actually use the same email address multiple times.

If you have an email address at gmail at least. Let's say you have the email address of fredjones@gmail.com

The following email addresses will go to your regular inbox, but NOT be detected as the same email in forms:


fred.jones@gmail.com
f.redjones@gmail.com
fre.djones@gmail.com
fr.e.d.jones@gmail.com
fredjones+sally@gmail.com
fredjones+access@gmail.com
oOooohhhh, someone's being SNEAKY here. Eh ?
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Originally Posted by jordanmills View post
A lot of libraries or historical societies will have them.

The library of Congress also has a pretty decent collection: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/n...ity=&language=

UNT has many digitized too:
https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/TDNP/

I've used this one from the state of georgia: https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/

As far as exhaustive, a library's microfilm archives will be your best bet.
That Texas history link is a gold mine. I'm reading a paper from a town down the road from the 1890's, incredible stuff. Not yet helpful as far as specific locations, but a glimpse into how people lived then. Thanks so much for these links.

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