Sunday, April 10, 2011

Googled again

Google has put more old newspapers online. The search feature isn't perfect because not all the articles are indexed. I'm not sure how it works, you can find some articles by searching for keywords but the article in the next column on the same page may not show up in the search.

In any event, if you know the date of an event you can browse the newspapers by year, month and day and then read the issues that has the article you are looking for. They don't have every issue of the papers but it looks like they have 50-60% of them.

To see which newspapers and locations are available start with this page.

I have found a number of articles about family members, going back to the 1920-30s. You can't print or save the image but you can read the article and if you want, transcribe it or save the link.

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