These two pages of newspaper were refused as documents in the FamilySearch.org Memories section. The first one mentions a Tanner family reunion and the second one mentions the death of my Great-grandmother.
FamilySearch is worried about “commercial advertising” from 90 years ago? Perhaps we need to add a date qualifier to that rule? Thanks anyway.
Genealogy's Star (http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com)
Walking Arizona (http://walkingarizona.blogspot.com)
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:59 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Dear James Tanner,
Thank you for contacting the FamilySearch support team. Your support case #02140690 has been updated.
Thank you for contacting us regarding Artifact 23387032 on familysearch.org. This has been restricted since it violates policy.Specifically no commercial advertising We suggest you crop your article to just the death notices and eliminate the advertisements. We really appreciate your interest in FamilySearch and wish you great success in your family history efforts
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OK, so why are there hundreds of digital newspaper websites that have digitized images of the entire newspaper page? Why does the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website show full newspaper pages? Why does the Utah Digital Newspaper Project from the University of Utah show full newspaper pages? Just wondering.
By the way, as far as I can tell, all of these companies are long out of business. One page is dated August 23, 1939 and the other is dated August 25, 1930.