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Adding “Color” to Your Reports – More on Old Newspaper Articles

As I’ve mentioned before, I love browsing through old newspaper clippings to both get hidden genealogical information as well as to add some “color” to my research reports. We all know that genealogical research can be pretty dry and boring to read. I try to add anecdotal information about the people and places that they lived in to give some life to my reports.

There are a couple of places that I use often for newspaper research. For old articles in the US I use GenealogyBank.com. They have some reasonable annual memberships that have proven to be worthwhile to my reasearch. For old newspapers in the UK, I’ve been using the new database at FindMyPast.co.uk. On FindMyPast.co.uk I don’t have a subscription. Instead I purchase “Pay as You Go” credits. It is 5 credits each to view an article. Continue reading Adding “Color” to Your Reports – More on Old Newspaper Articles