We all know how much of a daunting task it can be to research ones genealogy. However, websites such as Archives.com is making it a little easier and enjoyable at the same time! Even though this post pertains to searching Newspaper articles, there are many other valuable pieces that one can find.
For me, I stumbled upon Archives.com when trying to break down some brick walls in my research. I enrolled for the 7 day free trial and started searching. When you log onto the website you will be presented with a series of text boxes; (i.e. Name, Date etc...). Make you that you click "Newspapers" in the drop down box on the left hand side of the webpage. After entering all the information that you know the results will begin populating. Now the fun begins, start by clicking on the image of the newspaper on the right had side of the screen. A larger "viewing" window will open with highlighted markers over your search field.
I have also learned that it is easier to find someones obituary by simply scrolling through the newspaper archives. I first tried using the "Obituary" selector however I was not having any luck getting searches to populate.
I have been finding tons an tons of information by using archives.com! There have already been a couple of family stories that I have been able to confirm by using the service! Some of the following images are clippings that I have found.
All in all, if you are a researcher of ancestry or genealogy I would highly recommend giving archives.com a try!