Monday, September 29, 2014

Which Newspaper Site Is Best for Your Genealogy Research?

There are some sites you can visit to access historical newspapers for free. Chronicling America from the Library of Congress is definitely one you should explore. But if you're thinking about subscribing to one of the paid newspaper websites, it's easy to get confused. Which one should you choose for your research?

Some of the paid sites include:

Basically, one site isn't best for everyone. I subscribed to GenealogyBank for a year because it seemed to have the most newspapers. But I found out that it didn't work well for my genealogy research because it didn't have many newspapers around the Pittsburgh, PA area. I now work with and have been much happier with what I'm finding. The number of Pittsburgh newspapers is still limited, but I've found some great information on relatives in newspapers from nearby Canonsburg, Indiana, and Monongahela.

Be sure to sign up for a free trial to test out a newspaper website before you commit. Newspapers are a key resource for your genealogy research, so it's important to find the one that's best for you.

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