Oct 20, 2022

Discover Your Ancestors in Historical Newspapers

This isn’t a brand-new service. It has been available for some time but I just “re-discovered” it. I was looking for information about an ancestor and I found it in, a service I had not used for a long time.  Maybe you have forgotten about it also.

The web site proclaims:

“Search Historical Newspapers from the 1700s–2000s”


“Search for obituaries, marriage announcements, birth announcements, social pages, local sports action, advertisements, news articles, and more in the largest online newspaper archive.”

Other online statements include:

“Clip Articles, Obituaries, and Photos From Over 23,400+ Papers

“Clippings are an easy way to keep track of interesting things you find on You can clip an article, a page, a newspaper, a search, or another member’s profile. Once it’s clipped, you can easily find it again, share it with friends, and receive notifications when it’s updated.”

“Easily View, Print, Save, and Share Your Findings

“The viewer is a powerful tool that lets you explore a newspaper page in detail, clip a page or article and print, save or share what you find. When you find something on that you would like to have a copy of you can print the image directly from the viewer or you can download the image and save a digital copy.” may or may not help you in your search for genealogy information. You will never know until you try. is a service of and is available at:

The Terms and Conditions of the web site specify:

When accessing Ancestry Content, you agree:

To use Ancestry Content only in connection with your personal use of the Services or professional family history research;

To download Ancestry Content only in connection with your family history research or where expressly permitted by Ancestry;

Not to remove any copyright or other proprietary notices on any Ancestry Content;

Not to use significant portions of Ancestry Content outside the Services, or in a manner inconsistent with your subscription; and

To contact us to obtain written permission to use more than a small number of photos and documents that are Public Domain Content

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