NewspaperArchive Is a Blast From the Past!By Sharyl O. Wed, March 22, 2023
NewspaperArchive is an online database of billions (and yes, that’s BILLIONS with a B!) of newspaper articles from Pennsylvania, the U.S. (all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands), and all over the globe spanning 1607 to the present. NewspaperArchive is a great tool for genealogists and historians, providing dates, names, and stories about individuals, communities, and the world.
Browse by date, location, or publication to find news stories, births, marriages, obituaries, old photographs, and more.
Our NewspaperArchive subscription features 15,600+ newspapers and publications, 250+ million pages, 3+ billion photos and articles, 9+ billion names, and over 108 million obituaries from 413 years of newspapers.
You won't have Genealogical "FOMO" (Fear of Missing Out) if you use NewspaperArchive!
You will need a Free Library of Philadelphia library card and PIN to access NewspaperArchive. If you do not have a library card, you can sign up today. You will find a link to NewspaperArchive on our database page.
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