Thursday, May 06, 2010

Footnote: open access to newspaper collection

Historical newspapers continue to be an essential record group for family history research, not only for mention of a specific ancestor, but for developing an understanding of the social and cultural influences of the time.

Our friend just posted an email to Ol' Myrt here which reads:
I wanted to let you know that for the month of May all the historical newspapers on will be open to the public. A free registration is needed to view the images.

To access the newspaper collections visit

On Footnote you will find newspapers ranging from small towns to major cities and dating back to the 1700’s. Whether a historian or a genealogists, historical newspapers are one of the best resources that provide a unique window into the past.
So check out this special free access at Footnote.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.