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.
Over the years, Mr. Tryniski has managed to provide at the date of this publication - over 30 million newspaper pages that are full-text searchable.
Yes the interface looks kinda funky. But the variety of types of searches that are available can't be found (in my experience) at any other site. Booleans, proximity searching, stemming, synonym searches, fuzzy searches and phonic searches - just to name some of the options. Check out the Help FAQ for descriptions of how to make use of these options.
At current count, there are over 740 newspapers available for online research. And now it is not just newspapers from New York state. He has started to add many newspapers from other states as well to the collection.
This collection is a researcher's dream.
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.