Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

20/8/2011

The Death of Google News Archive

We often get asked what happened to the Google News Archive. Unfortunately, Google announced in May 2011 that it would stop its historic newspaper archive project. This is sad news as the Google News Archive was an important source of information for genealogists wanting to trace their ancestors and for anyone wanting to look up historical information. The project had already scanned roughly 2,000 historic newspapers from around the world. Some of the scanned newspapers were particularly valuable because they were from less developed countries that lacked traditional genealogical records.

Fortunately, the Google News Archive is not going away, at least not for the moment. According to a Google spokesperson “users can continue to search digitized newspapers at news.google.com/archivesearch, but we don’t plan to introduce any further features or functionality to the Google News Archives and we are no longer accepting new microfilm or digital files for processing”. for more click here

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