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 Justin@Footnote.com 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 Footnote.com will be open to the public. A free registration is needed to view the images.So check out this special free access at Footnote.
To access the newspaper collections visit www.footnote.com/newspapers.
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.
Happy family tree climbing!
Your friend in genealogy.