These websites are great resources for digging through obituaries and other newspaper articles to track down ancestors.
The goal of this site is to make it possible to search all the world’s online historic newspapers from one place. At last count, it was up to 142 million items from 2,704 newspaper titles, including Australian publications. Clicking on the Elephind result takes you to the site where it’s hosted—often a lesser-known university or archive site you might never have thought to check.
Powerful search tools take you deep into this trove of more than 600,000 digitized newspaper pages, representing 160-plus individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. Save your finds in My Collection, a personal clipping file.
The online collection of more than 6,500 newspapers and 215 million obituaries—many unavailable elsewhere on the web—makes this subscription site ($69.96 a year if paid annually) a standout. You’ll also find military records and other historical documents.
This Ancestry.com offshoot boasts more than 99 million pages from 3,500-plus US newspapers, searchable by name, keywords, location and date. Try a $7.95 monthly subscription or get a whole year for $79.95.
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