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.
The underlying software for this site has a lot of interesting features. You can search English or Welsh newspapers. You can search all articles, or just advertisements or lists for example. When browsing, you can just browse maps, or illustrations, or even cartoons that are in the newspaper collection. And there is a slide bar for easy selection of a date range. Downloading of pages or parts of pages is not easy. One must use a snipping tool to select the article that one wants to save (Remember to check the Copyright status that is well displayed in the upper right of the page). All in all this is a very nice user interface, and the quality of the scans of the newspaper pages is quite good.
This collection and its software are one of the cleanest and well presented online collections in the world. This is well worth your time if you are searching for articles about your Welsh 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.