These treasures can be found either via online searches or by browsing microfilm and/or newsprint at libraries and archives.
On this website, I have written profusely about researching old newspapers, and have also kept readers informed as to online links that can be accessed to find ancestor articles - mostly for the U.S. and Canada, but from time to time, links to collections from all over the world.
I don't pass judgment on the features and quality of these online collections, because I leave that up to the reader to decide.
But in the interest of informing readers about collections that I feel are noteworthy, I will be highlighting some of these collections in this series.
The software has a very easy to use Browse, Simple Search and Advanced Search capability.
One of the things that I like about this collection is that it unites around a common theme. There are just a few of these types of subject-based collections available online. It takes extra work on the part of those who have built the collection for us to search online. There are other examples, such as a few Civil War collections, African-American collections and a Farming collection - just to name a few. So rather than having to search multiple sites, whether they be national or state sites, one can search the thematic collections in one place, saving researcher time.
This is why I am choosing this collection as the "Online Historical Newspaper Collection of the Day".
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.