Comments on: Ancestry.com Doubles its Historical Newspaper Collection http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection The official blog of Ancestry.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:13:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Anitahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-33703 Anita Sat, 21 Feb 2009 16:02:40 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-33703 Nine months later. In June I asked why I was no longer able to view several Texas newspapers in the Historic Newspaper collection. The San Antonio papers were soon viewable again, but the El Paso Herald-Post (El Paso, Texas) still just provides error messages, so it is just a waste of time. If cannot be fixed, I suggest removing it from your site. Thank you for all the other papers that we can see and for the enhanced viewer!

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By: Nancy L. Morrishttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-32544 Nancy L. Morris Tue, 10 Feb 2009 22:21:38 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-32544 I would love to read an article about how you select the newspapers you include, and what kinds of problems you encounter in the process. I have to believe that there is a really good reason why the Michigan selection studiously avoids the Detroit Metropolitan area and focuses instead on the U.P. or far West/Lake MI area. Are the really useful papers in the heavily- populated areas more expensive to acquire? Or do you get shut out by the owners of the archives? Thank God my secondary families are from Ohio; there’s a lovely bunch of papers available for that area.

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By: Neoma Walshawhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-30996 Neoma Walshaw Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:10:24 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-30996 Until Ancestry installs a true boolean search or some other logic to this Newspapers and Periodicals “feature”, it is virtually useless to thousands of us. Quit expanding the database and making your shiny press announcements – and make the search feature work properly.
I’ve been with Ancestry since your earliest days; in the past year, I’ve spent at least 4 out of every 5 research sessions debating whether it will really be worthwhile to renew my subscription this year.

Signed, Disgusted “Supporter”

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By: Evie Ricehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-26375 Evie Rice Mon, 24 Nov 2008 00:21:46 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-26375 It would be extremely helpful & useful if the COUNTY newspapers were published in was included along with the city, in its description. It would help to locate nearby papers, when Ancestry does not have one for the specific area of interest.
I have yet to find a good place to send/post suggestions. Is there a central place for such? If not, please let me know if there’s a better place for this.

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By: charles wallenhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-25600 charles wallen Sat, 15 Nov 2008 16:41:49 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-25600 I don’t get any response when i select ancestry com.
charles wallen

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By: Greghttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-21400 Greg Thu, 25 Sep 2008 00:43:10 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-21400 Although not part of the collection if you are interested in the North Coast Region of Queensland Australia have at look at: http://www.nambour-chronicle.com . This website archives the Nambour Chronicle & North Coast Advertiser first published in 1903. Lots of local history recorded here. The site is free and you can search the entire paper by keyword or issue date from 1903-1955. You can download any pages of interest also for free

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By: Linda Hopkinshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-17176 Linda Hopkins Sun, 17 Aug 2008 17:45:59 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-17176 I agree with Valerie’s post on June 15, 2008. I find a definite lack of information from Georgia sources. In my hometown, Washington,Wilkes County, Ga., there is the second oldest library in the state and the oldest in continuous operation, I am told. The information there would apply to many as Wilkes County is one of the oldest in the state and the “gateway” to many families passing westward. The old newspapers there are available on microfilm but it is time consuming to do research on site. Nearby, the newspaper records of another old Georgia county, Richmond County, are only available by online subscription. These records are probably available at the Georgia archives but again there are time and distance constraints. I have just read of the Ancestry.Com venture with various state archives but hope that digitization and preservation on a local level could be initiated more quickly. Needless to say there are also many early records available at the Wilkes County Court House.

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By: JMaulehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-16891 JMaule Tue, 12 Aug 2008 23:56:58 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-16891 Now it’s all the census records. Last night and again tonight. Is it really THAT difficult to get it right and keep it working?

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By: Deanhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-16629 Dean Fri, 08 Aug 2008 05:32:09 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-16629 What happened to the Historical Newspaper option to select by state? That was a very useful and simple method of limiting a selection of newspapers to only one state, allowing you to more easily pick out a single title for search. So I tried the card catalogue search box but it failed to recognize and retrieve a newspaper title I know exists from previous searches: Titusville Morning Herald (Titusville, PA) Would appreciate a working method to get back to searching this particular newspaper. Thanks.

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By: Judy Hayhursthttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-15930 Judy Hayhurst Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:27:02 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/12/ancestrycom-doubles-its-historical-newspaper-collection/#comment-15930 I am working on preparing my info for a book. I had typed obituaries as part of the stories for different people. When I loaded my book, non of my stories were included. Why?

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