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.
What distinguishes this site from other state-based sites is that it not only includes it's own collection (CONDOR) but also provides links, listed by county, to other sites that house historic Michigan newspapers, whether free or subscription-based. In essence it is a one stop shop for old Michigan newspapers.
This is a unique idea, and as long as it is kept up to date by CMU, then it will be a go to site for those searching for Michigan ancestors.
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.