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.
This is an index only and the newspaper obituary images must be ordered from the source library. Yes, this is not a one stop "shop" where full newspaper pages have been digitized and from the index you can perform a full text search and have the image displayed immediately.
Is this the latest and greatest technology such as Chronicling America, Fulton, Elephind or Europeana provide? No it isn't. Remember that all these online collections are far more easy to access than driving to the source library where the actual newsprint is housed and then flipping from page by page to find what you are looking for. This is a large collection with a very easy to use interface. I like easy. And the collection is growing.
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.