There are 21 collections that I have written articles about as a result of analyzing and comparing several characteristics. Obviously I could have added other outstanding collections if I went beyond 21.
There are many reasons why some online collections stand out from the rest of the hundreds of available collections. These are:
- The size of the collection
- The quality of the collection
- The ease of use of the underlying software
- The breadth of features of the software
- The ease of searching
- The quality of the index
- The display of images and download capability
- Uniqueness of content
There are many other collections that are noteworthy, that are certainly quite usable and capable. I did not intend to write about hundreds of these collections. There may be a few that you use that are helpful to you. Please let other readers know in the comments.
The Collections (in no particular order):
Primarily New York, U.S.A.
Many countries, Europe
U.S.A. and Canada
North Carolina, U.S.A.
New York, U.S.A.
Take a look at these 21 outstanding online collections. They represent the best of the current state of free online historical newspapers.
For information about how to best perform newspaper research, and thousands of links to free online collections throughout the world, check out the Newspapers! page on The Ancestor Hunt website.