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From: "Vicky Drake" <>
Subject: Re: [SELLON] website to share
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 07:56:24 -0700
It just came to my attention that when you click on the link I gave you you get a link to newsbank which is not the
site I was talking about. Try typing newspaperarchives.com into your search engine.
Here is the letter I received back from the company about the special price. If you call ask them about their $50
special. When I called to expand my subscription for the year (that was advertised as a spring cleaning special for $60 which still seemed like a good deal) they asked which special I was calling about because they had one for 50 and one for 60 dollars. Apparently you get the same stuff but pay $10 less so ask for that too
Dear Vicky Drake,
Thank you for your emails. I have forwarded your suggestion to our development team.
The Spring Cleaning Offer is available to new accounts as well as previous subscribers, however the process will be slightly different.
Since we would not have previous billing information people interested in this offer would have to call. I would be happy to assist anyone who
would like to take advantage of this offer, they can call me at (888) 845-2887 ex 27. Replying to the email does not automatically sign you
up for the special offer. Again if you are interested in this please let me know either by email or phone.
Customer Care Associate
4049 21st Avenue SW,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
----- Original Message -----
From: Vicky Drake
To: ; ; ;
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:14 PM
Subject: website to share
I have recently subscribed to
It's a pay for service site that is digitalizing newspapers.
You can go to that site, without paying and put in your surname and or location and see how many hits it has but you have to be a paid member to actually see the newspaper.
Once you find what you are looking for you can download it to your computer or print it out pr store it in their "file drawer" to look at more closely later.
Costs range from $25 for a 10 day period, $15 for a 1 month period and $98 for an annual subscription. They're having a spring cleaning special that ends 4/31 with a subscription for one year for $60. That's $5/month. I think it's a deal if you are looking for info that might be in newspapers, ie engagement and wedding announcements, birth announcements, obituaries, and sometime just little blurbs about an ancestor. I found my grandmothers 1910 wedding announcement. It was really neat!
I put in the name Housden, which is a pretty unusual name, and got back 1,900+ hits. Apparently they are adding new newspapers daily so every once in a while you will need to go back and look again. Some of the things I've pulled up go back into the 1880 and some are as current as 2008.
The one thing to be aware of is that they will continue billing your credit card until you physically tell them to quit. So be sure to mark your end of year date so you can cancel or negotiate what the price might be for the next year.
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