One of my two most favorite things about genealogical research is finding stories about my ancestors in old newspapers.
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 is a browse by date capability as well as the ability to perform full text searches once you select a newspaper of interest.
This is a very clean and easy to learn interface. It covers those newspapers that are sometimes forgotten in the large digitization projects that are underway all over the U.S. They claim that none of these titles are available on subscription sites. And it is free to use. Let's hope that it continues to grow.
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.