GENEALOGY AND HISTORY SITES THAT ARE FREE TO ACCESS AND FREE TO USE

Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
For more information about Jerry Reed - Voice Talent visit:
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I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.



Sunday, October 19, 2008

More Free Newspapers

The North Country Library System offeres free access to old newspapers in a system similar to the one at Fulton History but focuses on newspapers from the seven counties the system serves from its base in Watertown, New York. They are: Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton and Essex counties. The search and layout are similar but does feature some newspapers not available in the other site.

NNY Historical Newspapers

Again, access to the digital newspapers is free to anyone at the above link.

However, there are some additional features such as access to the pay site from Heritage Quest containing Census and Digital Historical Books that are free to patrons of the system with a North Country Library System borrower's card. Those without a library card from a member library unfortunately can not access Heritage Quest. Check with your home library to see if it offers Heritage Quest access. Some systems and individual libraries do make it available to library patrons with an active borrower's card.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I love the digitized newspapers. Excellent complement to Fulton postcards.http://sksgenealogy.blogspot.com/

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