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.
There are a total of 59 titles represented in this collection. The cities of publication included are:
I find this collection particularly interesting because it is built around a common theme and represents an important part of American history. Most collections are just a collection of random newspapers with no connection or relationship to one another or any historical period.
Anyone could have put some random digitized newspapers together for a certain timeframe and called it a collection. But Penn State obviously put some thought into this collection of important newspapers.
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.