Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Are newspapers one of your favorite sources for your genealogy and family history research?  There is a little known FREE site, that searches over two million newspapers from 1800 to 2013 from one place at one time.  I tried this site today and found additional information on one of my Arkansas ancestors that was printed in an Illinois paper.  The site is entirely free and you can sign up to join their mailing list to get up to date information on any new newspapers as they are added.

Give this site a try and let us know what you find.
The goal of is to make it possible to search all the world’s online historic newspapers from one place. We aren’t there yet, but we are adding more newspapers every day.
With it is now possible for family historians, genealogists, and researchers to search historic digitized newspaper archives from around the globe. is much like Google, Bing, or other search engines but is focused on only historical, digitized newspapers. It enables you to search, for free, across many newspaper sites simultaneously, rather than having to visit each site separately. By clicking on the search result that interests you you'll go directly to the newspaper site which hosts that story.
Many of the smaller newspaper sites are not well known and may be difficult to find with the usual search engines but are searchable from
We're continuing to add more newspapers to, so if at first you can't find what you're looking for, please check back later. Or you can add your name to our mailing list, and we'll email you when a new collection is added.
Here at Veridian we've been involved with lots of newspaper digitization projects for customers like Cornell, Princeton, the National Libraries of New Zealand and Singapore, and many others. If you have any comments or suggestions about this site, or if you know of other free online newspaper collections which you'd like to see added to, please contact us.

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