101 Best Web Sites: Online Newspapers

101 Best Web Sites: Online Newspapers

This week's installment of 101 Best Web Sites delivers two resources for paging through historical newspapers:Colorado Historic Newspaper CollectionClick on the county map to see what's available and where to find it in this collection of nearly 450,000 digitized pages from 136 Colorado newspapers, published from 1859 to 1933...

This week’s installment of 101 Best Web Sites delivers two resources for paging through historical newspapers:

  • Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection
    Click on the county map to see what’s available and where to find it in this collection of nearly 450,000 digitized pages from 136 Colorado newspapers, published from 1859 to 1933. Coverage spans 71 cities and 41 Centennial State counties. You’ll need Internet Explorer to get the most out of this site.

  • Newspaper Abstracts
    Find your ancestors in the news—without getting ink on your fingers. At last count this volunteer project included nearly 52,000 pages of abstracts and extracts from historical newspapers, with an emphasis on items of interest to genealogists such as obituaries.

See the rest of the best sites in the Research Toolkit area of our Web site.

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  1. A resource of interest might be The Nambour Chronicle & North Coast Advertiser was first published 31st July 1903 and continued as the local newspaper for the Sunshine Coast Region (north of Brisbane, Australia) until 1983. It has been scanned from microfilm and made available, in digital format, the entire full text run of this newspaper from 1903 to 1955. Researchers are now able to search the entire paper by keyword or issue date and can download and print directly from the paper. This provides easy and convenient access to this valuable historical newspaper

    http://www.nambour-chronicle.com/index.php

    Not on the same scale as the Google project but still worth a visit.