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Monday, May 27, 2019

Getting the Rest of the Gold out of the Google Goldmine for Genealogists Part Four
  • Google Help
  • Google Search
  • Google Newspapers Archive
  • Google Drive
  • Google Docs including Sheets, Slides, Forms, Draw and more
  • Google Keep
  • Google Trips
  • Chrome Web Store
  • Chrome Extensions
If you have read the previous installments of this series, you will realize that the list above indicates the particular Google apps or programs that I am highlighting and that this post refers to the Google Newspapers Archive.

Google started out to create a major digital newspaper archive, but apparently, the objective of the collection has changed. Previously, the collection had a very robust search capability, but now it is mainly a list of newspapers with a simple search field. It is now mainly focused on current news. But fortunately for genealogists, the free searchable collection of newspapers from around the world is still online. The holdings are spotty and incomplete but still useful. Clicking on a single entry gives you an overview of what Google has in that particular collection.
You can search the entire collection or focus in on reading separate issues. There is not a lot more to say, but it is useful to know that it is free and exists.

See the other posts in this series:

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