This subscription site, which you can access from home, lets you search the full text of thousands of historical newspapers and millions of articles from US newspapers published between 1800 and 2000.
A subscription costs $99.95 for a year or $19.95 per month.
So whats different? NewsInHistory.com targets a more-general audience of history buffs and scholars. The announcement of its launch emphasizes how the articles capture the civic, political, social and cultural events of American life. You search it by a keyword, date and place of publication.
GenealogyBank content goes back to 1690, for one thing, and the search places more importance on finding ancestors’ names. It also has genealogy-friendly collections including America’s Obituaries, the Social Security Death Index and Historical Documents.
GenealogyBank costs $69.95 per year or $19.95 per month. Look for our special pull-out guide to using the site in the December 2009 Family Tree Magazine.