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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Newspapers

I am just learning about the wealth of genealogical information newspapers can provide. An ancestry subscription will often have articles with your ancestor's name, and I've always known about the Library of Congress (LOC.gov). However, recently there are two more sites to fill my newspaper hunger. They are:

1.  NewspaperArchive at  http://newspaperarchive.com/  Just yesterday I subscribed to the 3 month special for $19.95.

2. Google newspapers at  http://news.google.com/newspapers#V was written about today by Brenda Silvey on facebook. She posted the information on the facebook site, Technology for Genealogists, started by Susan Petersen. There are a combination of both free and fee papers. The nice thing with this site is, you can put in the surname, and most likely, you'll get a lot of hits. Since I'm currently working on the SCRAMLIN line, the first hit was about the man I'm currently working on, and I found out he froze to death. After finding that, I went through about 50 other articles.

Below, keeping with the Scramlin surname, here are two articles about distant relatives who did some murdering during their lifetime.

William Scramlin killed his wife, Helen Annette Teach on Aug. 2, 1967.

and

James Earl Scramlin beat Albert Willard to death in 1977
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vURYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=cz4NAAAAIBAJ&pg=4310,576481&dq=scramlin&hl=en

ADDITIONAL NEWSPAPER SOURCES FROM READERS

Albert Riezebos shared the sites below:
Yesterday 9:03 PM

Early Manitoba newspapers.
http://manitobia.ca/content/en/newspapers

Henderson Directories and newspapers mostly for Manitoba,Sask. and Alberta.

http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/henderson.html

From csccat, she shared:

Old Fulton NY Postcards, aka: Old Fulton Newspapers or Fulton History

4 comments:

Carol said...

Wow, you are having some great hits on those papers. I must go try the google one sometime soon!

Taneya said...

Glad you found them. They are both incredibly useful resources. My mom found my paternal grandfather's death notice at newspaperarchive.com (http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog/i-proclaim-this-my-koonce-week) and I have found some great family stories in Google Newspapers. Keep up the great research!

csccat said...

Without a doubt the most amazing newspaper site (for NY state, al least) is Fulton Postcards. The search feature is a little complicated--read the instructions--but the coverage for the 19th century is amazing.
http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

Barbara Poole said...

Thanks everybody, and yes csccat, I've got to put in Fulton Postcards. I was thinking new to me, but a site for all newspapers is a good idea, so thanks.