Friday, March 23, 2012

Google "Restarts" Their Newspaper Archive

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

Many of us who do newspaper research have used the Google archives for many years. During the past year it has been more difficult --to find it on their website because in May 2011 Google announced it was stopping its archival project. Recently, Google has had a change of heart and their archives may now be found at: http://news.google.com/newspapers .
Previously, Google stated they would not be providing any further features or functionality to the Google News Archives and were no longer accepting new microfilm or digital files for processing. The change of heart to start more sites etc. is welcome.The site contains about 2,000 historic newspapers predominately from the United States and Canada. Google has also announced a new digitization project with the Mons, Belgium (Mundaneum) Museum for their archives.

More about this can be read in Genealogy In Time Magazine.
http://tinyurl.com/7sg253l or original URL:
http://www.genealogyintime.com/NewsStories/2012/Q1/a%20restarted%20google%20newspaper%20archive%20page1.html.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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