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Subject: [OTTI] HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 15:07:18 EST
I thought you may want to know about this.
HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS ARE COMING TO ANCESTRY.COM
Have you ever wondered what life was like for your ancestors during
the Civil War? The Roaring 20's? The Depression? Newspapers can give
us a window into their world, revealing what the nation was thinking
about during these and other historic eras. In addition, newspapers
can also give us important details about the ancestors we seek.
Wedding and birth announcements, obituaries, school graduation and
military appointments are all chronicled in our nations newspapers.
In the next few weeks, Ancestry.com will be bringing these valuable
genealogical resources as close as your home computer, launching an
entirely new subscription collection of historical documents. Never
before available at this level of convenience or quality, our
Historical Newspaper Collection will begin with newspapers from the
western frontier in the 1870's, the Midwest at the turn of the
century, and the long time standard of our nation's news, The New York
We will start with 100,000 newspaper pages and add 1,000 pages per
working day to keep the collection growing. With over 50 million pages
slated to be posted, we will soon have the largest collection of
historical newspapers ever assembled.
Our free viewer software allows you to see these pages in the comfort
of your home, with all of the convenience and power you have learned
to expect from Ancestry.com. The Newspaper Collection is fully
searchable, and individual pages can be saved to your home computer or
printed for your family history files.
At Ancestry.com, it is our goal to make our collections available at a
very reasonable rate. This new collection may not interest all
researchers and so is being offered as a separate subscription. This
keeps the overall price of our core services affordable. Current
subscribers to any of our collections can add a Historical Newspaper
subscription at a greatly discounted rate.
This new offering comes at an exciting time at Ancestry.com where, as
announced a few weeks ago, our core data subscribers will be seeing
more and more images accompanying new datasets at no additional cost.
In addition, census subscribers will be seeing exclusive images of the
1930 U.S. Federal Census going on line within hours of its release.
The new Historical Newspaper Collection promises to be just as
exciting and valuable to researchers.
Get a flavor of the Ancestry Historical Newspaper Collection at: