NewsInHistory.com Database Launches

NewsInHistory.com Database Launches

NewsBank, which produces the GenealogyBank newspaper subscription site as well as news services for libraries, has introduced another site called NewsInHistory.com.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...

NewsBank, which produces the GenealogyBank newspaper subscription site as well as news services for libraries, has introduced another site called NewsInHistory.com.

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.

See a title list sorted by state on the site. The content appears similar to GenealogyBank’s Historical News collection, at least for the 1800-to-2000 time frame.

So what’s 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 It also has genealogy-friendly collections including America’s Obituaries, the Social Security Death Index and Historical Documents.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.

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