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.
Most of the collection is for newspapers from Alberta, but there are titles from British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It is one of the few multi-province collections available across Canada.
This is a very nice collection. The software in the Advanced Search feature allows for Boolean operations, nested searches, truncated words, as well as fuzzy and proximity searches. You can also search by city/town as well as include a date range. Furthermore you can select articles, advertisements, and/or pictures in the newspaper collection. Also, one can search for maps, books, postcards and photos, which are part of the collections.
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.