How To Find A Grave By Cemetery – Another Free Genealogy Site

Recently I posted about a free source for genealogists, Find A Grave By Name – Online memorials Make It Easy. The article is about a free genealogy site called findagrave.com. There are many free resources out there for genealogists and I am your resource for those free genealogy sites.

In this post I’ll go over how to find a grave by cemetery and another free online grave site resource called Billion Graves at billiongraves.com. Billion Graves is a bit different from the find a grave website because it is not really an online memorial site. This site is geared more towards the genealogist as a resource for finding graves of those he/she is researching or just for anyone searching for the burial location of someone else.

Why Would You Need To Find A Grave?

In the last post I made regarding how to find a grave by name, I had some questions pop up about why someone would actually need to find a grave. It does sound odd, but if you think about it there could be a lot of reasons why you do not know how to find a grave of a loved one.

Reasons Why You Would Need To Find A Grave Of A Loved One:

  • Grave is unmarked – there have been quite a number of people in my family through-out the years who do not have, or did not in the past have, a headstone.
  • Moved from the area – you could have moved from the area or maybe your relative has moved from the area and you do not know exactly where the person is buried.
  • Researching family members you do not actually know – genealogists are researching family history and at some point in that research, you are bound to come up with a relative or some relatives whom you have never actually met. For instance, my mom’s grandfather who died when her dad was a child. I have never met him nor has she ever met him. He is buried in a place no one else in my family is buried and few people left alive today know of that location. She very recently took me to where he is buried so I can now pass that piece of our family history on.
  • Adoption – adoption could play a role for either the parents who have given up a child or the child who most likely never knew the biological family.
  • Unknown death – now this sounds absurd I’m sure, but trust me it happens. My mom’s sister passed away three months before anyone in the family was told and, to top it off, she was cremated. There is no final resting place for anyone to visit, but had she been buried an online find a grave site would come in very handy.
  • Divorce – I have an aunt who died about twelve years ago. She is an aunt through my dad’s brother. The two divorced many years ago so technically she is no longer my aunt, but I was raised with her as an aunt and will always consider her this way. I did not know where she was buried and this is an example of why a site like findagrave.com or billiongraves.com are important. Researching any link to the family is important for completing your family tree…even the broken links.
  • Family secrets – It is a sad thing indeed that families sometimes choose to cover up bits of their history and pretend they do not exist, but it does happen. As a child I remember my mom and her sisters talking about a young relative giving birth, many years ago when that was absolutely taboo, at the age of sixteen. She was unwed and her and the baby died during delivery. They were buried together on a hillside next to a tree. Now the only ones left who know about the girl and baby are my mom and her sisters, none of which remember what I am asking about. They are all in their seventies and their minds are failing. Without a name or something to go I cannot even check the databases to find her grave, but if I did have a name and location using one of the free genealogy sites like billiongraves.com would be an excellent way to find a grave by cemetery or name.

I’m sure there are other reasons why maybe you do not know where a grave of a loved one is, but I think you now understand there are cases where maybe you do not know. These online memorial and grave sites are meant for that purpose. To help the families connect with deceased loved ones and even living relatives who are searching for the same people they are.

Resource For Genealogy Research

How exactly does a site like Billion Graves help with family history research? Billion Graves and sites like it are a great resource for genealogists because they give you yet another avenue to find loved ones and ancestors. Sites like Billion Graves and Find A Grave give you the ability to search for deceased relatives by name, location, cemetery, birth year, death year, and they give you the possibility to do a broader search over like a 5-year span if you are uncertain of the exact year of death.

Account Basics

Billion Graves is a completely free genealogy site with the basic membership. There is an option to upgrade to premium, but that is completely optional. The free site works just fine.

I haven’t known about Billion Graves for long and I am still working with it to figure out all the aspects it has, but so far it seems like a good site. I do wish it had more records available and that will come when more and more people help to take and transcribe photos.

Volunteering Your Time In The Name Of Research

You can help to grow the databases within Billion graves! Do you ever visit cemeteries and loved ones at cemeteries? If you do you can help expand the databases simply by photographing graves for your loved ones!

Get the Billion Graves app for your android or IPhone. It is super simple to use! All you have to do is install the app and sign into your Billion Graves account. Then when you are in the app you’ll see the following picture:

To then add pictures onto the site, just click “Take Pictures” and start clicking away. The bottom left icon is where you set up your settings for auto upload, auto flash, preview after capture and more. I have mine set to not automatically upload so I can preview the picture prior to uploading. This comes in handy in case you need to retake the photo if it’s blurry or unfocused.

Once you take the photos you would transcribe them which is just entering the information from the stones into the database such as name, birth date, death date, etc. Presto…you now have added your loved ones into the database so someone else doing research will be able to find the record. It’s that simple. Create your account and save your favorite cemeteries and help someone else to be able to find a grave by cemetery or to find a grave by name!

I actually volunteer for cemeteries in my local area where I have no relatives buried. My family are all buried in other states so I volunteer to help with pictures within my local community to assist other researchers with their family research. We can all help each other get the information we are looking for. With the Billion Graves app it is super easy to get the photos and transcribe them. Volunteer today!

Areas Covered By Billion Graves

Billion Graves is available for many countries including the United Kingdom, United States, Mexico, the Netherlands, Mongolia, and many more! If the cemetery you need is not in the database already, simply add it! This site covers a lot of territory and connected to FamilySearch, which is the free genealogy site from The LDS Church which is the largest collection of genealogy records. The collection is massive and includes records from many countries.

Another Great Free Genealogy Website

Genealogy is about making connections with the past and present, and part of that is networking with other researchers. By helping others with their research you can in turn help yourself. Volunteer to donate pictures of a local cemetery and I assure you, someone will volunteer in a location where you need photos taken. You can also make photo requests and someone will answer the call!

Billion Graves is a growing site, but already encompasses a huge territory and will only grow as more and more people donate photos. With the Billion Graves app you can very easily add new photos and transcribe them later when you have a computer to view the pictures better. The account is completely free, unless you opt for the paid membership which comes with added benefits, but is completely unnecessary. The free account works just fine.

Billion Graves is a great free genealogy site which can definitely help you with your family history research! I look forward to hearing from you with comments and/or questions below. Please like and share this post with the links below if you found it beneficial.

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The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center – A Free Resource For Your Family Research

Across the country there are some really great free resources for genealogy research. Libraries are a rich source of free records, materials and tools to aid researchers in their family tree research for many countries. I’ll be posting a series on the best libraries for researching your family history starting with the Allen County Public Library Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Fort Wayne, IN Located in Allen County

If you have never been to Fort Wayne, IN it is a really nice place to live and/or visit. My husband and I met in Indiana. He is originally from the New Haven/Fort Wayne area and I moved there years ago.

We lived in Fort Wayne for a while, before moving out west, and one of the main attractions, at least for me, was the Allen County Public Library located in downtown Fort Wayne.

I have always held a fondness for books. As a child I read a lot and I mean a lot! I read three novels a day during summer breaks and so the Allen County Public Library was a dream place for me!

The rows and rows of books, the reading tower, the large computer area, the genealogy section, the coffee stand, the art wing, and the rest of the enormous library was like a sanctuary for me.

I spent many days up in the reading tower. I really loved it at the library and every time my husband and I visit Indiana, that is the one place I have to go.

The Genealogy Center

The Allen County Public Library is truly a huge library and has a lot to offer. Really there is something there for everyone and for all of us genealogists there is a whole wing devoted to family history research. Visit the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center online here. You can visit in person with the below address. If you are planning a visit, make sure to check their website for the online catalog which allows you to check the databases to see if there is something there for you to research prior to making the trip.

Allen County Public Library

900 Library Plaza

PO Box 2270

Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270

(260) 421-1225

Genealogy@ACPL.Info

www.ACPL.Info

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

It is great they are open on Sundays! A library with weekend hours is a great thing indeed!

Genealogy Center Databases & Research Archives

The genealogy center at the Allen County Public Library is one of the largest collections of genealogy data anywhere. It contains records from all over the world and is a great resource for genealogists all over. One of the greatest aspects of the genealogy center at ACPL is that their librarians are all genealogists! The staff is very knowledgeable and can answer questions and assist you with your research.

If you visit the online center for the genealogy department, you’ll notice they hold events like 30-minute personal consultations for genealogy research with staff members. I visit the site regularly and see they are always holding some sort of genealogy related events. That would be something you would want to check out if you plan a research trip to Fort Wayne, IN.

The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center collaborates with other libraries across the county to get the archives online and available for use. The following is a list of the collaborative efforts available thus far:

  • Allen County Public Library
  • American Fork Library
  • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
  • Birmingham Public Library
  • Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
  • Brigham Young University, Hawaii Joseph F. Smith Library
  • Brigham Young University, Idaho David O. McKay Library
  • Church History Library
  • Family History Library
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Houston Public Library – Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
  • Mid-Continent Public Library – Midwest Genealogy Center
  • Maine State Library
  • Onondaga County Public Library
  • University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries

The links to these sites are all found within the online center at ACPL. This collaboration effort is called Family History Books and contains more than 350,000 records from around the world. Included in the collection are local and county histories, family histories, some genealogy magazines, some how-to books and medieval histories and family pedigrees.

The genealogy center at ACPL also has more than 95,000 books which have been digitized from their own collection. The collection includes books written in several languages, books from areas across the country and also includes microfilm, and another almost 3 million books which have been digitized from libraries all over the country. The database is search-able by keyword and best of all, completely free!

The genealogy center at ACPL has yet another collaboration which is actually an online family tree. It is a collaborative effort with all the members contributing information. The site is completely free and currently has 2.9 million people adding records. It runs off of tax-deductible contributions and volunteers. This free genealogy site is called werelate.org.

So Much To See, So Much To Do, So Little Time

There is really a lot of information available for genealogists at the Allen County Public Library and it is a really great collection. It would be worth your time to plan a trip and see what all they have to offer, and best of all it is completely free! If you feel the need to plan a trip, just make sure to schedule a tour of the department and use the trip planner online to see what is all available in the collection to research while you are there. Also, don’t forget to bring along your portable external hard drive! These handy devices help researchers stay organized.

The Allen County Public Library – A Must See Stop For Genealogists!

If you have the time and money for travel, then visiting the ACPL is a great place for genealogists to go for researching their family history. I would really prefer to have the time to research in a large library and this one in particular, but my time currently does not allow for that so I primarily utilize online free genealogy websites like WikiTree.

For those of you close to Fort Wayne, IN I would definitely recommend taking a trip to this library. There is a lot of information in this library and something for everyone! If you bring along your children/grand-children, there is a wing for kids too! They will absolutely love the children’s wing and it will keep them occupied while you do your research!

The genealogy center at ACPL has an extensive collection for genealogy, state-of-the-art equipment, librarians that are also genealogists, and so much more! If you are planning a trip somewhere in the Midwest, add a stop in Fort Wayne and check out the library for yourself.

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Portable External Hard Drive Review – Get One For Your Genealogy Research Today!

In a previous post, read about it here, I talked about a great device for genealogy researchers. That device is a portable external hard drive. Why is a great tool for genealogy research you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you why. With a portable external hard drive, your research goes everywhere you go. All of it…all of your pictures you compiled of relatives, cemetery signs, grave sites, pictures you’ve collected through research for newspaper articles plus everything in your family tree!

A portable external hard drive, like the ones listed in this portable external hard drive review, is perfect for the traveling genealogist. Take them on vacation, to the library with you while you research, to the office to work on during breaks, etc. With a portable external hard drive, you are completely mobile, but also you’ll have a place where all of your research is backed up.  A safe place in case something happens to your paper files and/or your family tree database you store in one of the many online genealogy sites.


For this review, I’ll be going over the following aspects for each of the six portable external hard drives I have included in this review.

Overall Rank

Product Description

Pros & Cons

Guarantee (YES, NO)

Product Specifications

At the end of the review, you’ll have enough information to decide for yourself if one of these units is for you or not.


Toshiba HDTB410XK3AA Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black

Overall Rank #1

Rated #1 for the price and value it delivers

Product Description

This product is a streamlined unit with a surface that is smudge-resistant. The unit is very small and will easily fit into a purse or bag. The unit is plug and play, meaning you just plug it into your computer or laptop and it installs the necessary data and it’s ready to go in seconds!

Pros & Cons

The pros for this unit are that is light-weight (5.3 oz.) and durable and is smudge-resistant. The unit is 1TB of memory, is small ( 4.3 x 3.1 x 0.55 in), and will ship for free from Amazon. It is also reasonably priced, has really great reviews from Amazon and is easy to use. It has 4.4 out of 5 possible stars on Amazon from 4,376 reviews total!

The major con is that it is not Mac ready, but is easy to set up for Mac users by going into applications, utilities, disk utility, erase tab, format and then select Mac OS and then click erase. I read a lot of reviews for the unit and many of the users noted it is very easy to set up for Mac users and works great with a Mac.

Guarantee (YES) – Comes with a one-year standard warranty.

Product Specifications

Compatible with 3.0 and 2.0 USB. Weighs 5.3 oz. and is 4.3 x 3.1 x 0.55 in. The unit comes in only black, is smudge-resistant and has a matte finish. You can purchase it in classic or contemporary style. Memory available in either 1TB, 2 TB or 3TB with additional cost for each memory size. Plug and play capable with no power cord needed. USB cord included to attach to USB drive in your computer.


WD 1TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN

Overall Rank #2

Product Description

Compact device with fast transfer rates. It is lightweight and can easily be stowed in a purse, laptop bag or other carrying apparatus. Works with either 2.0 or 3.0 USB and has plug and play capability.

Pros & Cons

The pros for this unit would be the fast transfer rates, it is plug and play except for Mac users, it is lightweight and portable, it comes in 1TB-4TB of memory, and weights just 1 pound! It has 4.3 out of 5 possible stars on Amazon from 1,433 reviews total!

The cons are that the unit is not plug and play for Mac users and must be formatted to work with Mac, although this process does not seem difficult at all. Also, some users left reviews about issues with power failure and the cord not functioning properly.

Guarantee – Does not say anything about a guarantee

Product Specifications

Includes 1 Tb, but can be purchased in 2TB, 3TB, or 4TB. Unit is black, weighs just 1 lb. and is 5.08 x 1.81 x 5.59 inches. The memory type is DDR3 SDRAM, works with either Mac or PC, and has one processor.


Silicon Power 1TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor A30, Shockproof USB 3.0 for PC, Mac, Xbox and PS4, Black

Overall Rank #3

Product Description

The unit is military-grade Shockproof, is scratch-resistant, and has 1TB of memory. The unit is very lightweight and features a 3 year warranty. Color choices are black/green, black/orange and silver.

Pros & Cons

The pros include being shockproof, it weighs 7.2 oz., and a choice of three colors. It comes with a 3-year manufacturer warranty and ships to the US and some other countries. It is also scratch-resistant and appears to be durable. It has 4.3 out of 5 possible stars on Amazon from 1,622 reviews total!

The major con, which I gathered from reading the reviews, is that it seems like quite a few people had trouble with them dying out after a short time…days to a few months after purchase. Some other reviews spoke negatively about the durability.

Guarantee – 3 Year manufacturer warranty

Product Specifications

The unit is 5.3 x 3.4 x 0.7 and comes in either 1TB or 500GB of memory. It is a 3.0 USB drive with 2.0 backward compatible.


Silicon Power 1TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor A80, Waterproof USB 3.0 for PC, Mac, Xbox and PS4, Blue

Overall Rank #4

Product Description

Unit has an aluminum casing which protects it from force applied up to 500 KG. It is shockproof and waterproof and it also has a built in area for cable carrying.

Pros & Cons

The pros of the unit are that it has a sleek design and is lightweight at 9.6 Oz. It is available in black, blue, green and red. It is shockproof, waterproof and resistant to force of up to 500 KG and is backed by a 3 year warranty. The ergonomic design has a built in area for carrying the cable and comes with 2 SuperSpeed 3.0 USB cables. It has 4.1 out of 5 possible stars on Amazon from 1,098 reviews total!

The major con is that the reviews on this unit show 10% gave a 1 star. That’s quite a bit higher than the average for other similar units. Many of the negative reviews are related to the durability not living up to par.

Guarantee – 3 Year manufacturer warranty

Product Specifications

Military-grade for shockproof and also waterproof. Built to withstand 500KG of force and contains an area to place the cable to keep it handy. The unit has 1TB of memory or can be purchased with 2TB.


WD 1TB My Passport Ultra Silver Portable External Hard Drive, USB-C – WDBC3C0010BSL-WESN

Overall Rank #5

Product Description

Sleek designed, very lightweight model that comes in 1-4 TB of memory.  Weighs in at just 4.6 oz!  Comes with a 3 year manufacturer warranty.

Pros & Cons

The pros are that it is available in either silver or blue and also it can be purchased with either 1TB, 2TB or 4TB of memory. The RAM is 4TB and it can be used with Windows or Mac. The unit is very lightweight at just 4.6 oz and is 4.33 x 3.21 x 0.5 inches. It comes with a 3-year manufacturer warranty and has a very sleek, metallic design.

The cons are that it just became available in September 2018 (a couple of weeks ago from the date of this post) so the unit is newly available and has no reviews. New technology is always nice, but you are blind as to what to expect from the product.

Guarantee – 3 year warranty

Product Specifications

The unit is 4.33 x 3.21 x 0.5 inches and weighs in at just 4.6 oz! It is lightweight and portable. The USB cable is 3.0, the RAM is 4TB and the unit can come in up to 4TB of memory.


ADATA HD710 1TB USB 3.0 Waterproof/Dustproof/ Shock-Resistant External Hard Drive, Yellow (AHD710-1TU3-CYL)

Overall Rank #6

Rated for the lower reviews

Product Description

This portable external hard drive is shock-resistant, waterproof and dust proof. It is available in multiple colors and levels of memory.

Pros & Cons

The pros for this unit are that it is available in black, blue, camo and yellow. It is shockproof, waterproof and dust proof. The external drive has a built in carry feature for the cord and is a 3.0 USB. The drive is very lightweight at just 7.84 oz, is backed by a limited 3-year warranty, and comes in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB or 4TB of memory. This unit has a rating of 4.1 stars out of 5 from 252 reviews on amazon.

The major con is that the hard drive has 12% reviews with a 1 star and only 64% with a 5 star. Another con is that it was first available in 2012, but only has 252 reviews available.

Guarantee – 3 years limited warranty

Product Specifications

This portable external hard drive is 1TB, but comes in up to 4TB. It is shock-resistant, waterproof and dust proof.


The Toshiba HDTB410XK3AA Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black Is #1

In summary, I have provided details for six different portable external hard drive units available on Amazon. A portable external hard drive is a must have for a tech savvy genealogist today because your research can go where you go. Back up your family tree file on one. Save all the newspaper clippings and pictures you come across onto it. Take pictures and/or scan all of your genealogy notes. With an external hard drive you can literally carry your family research in the palm of your hand!

All six of these units have fairly decent reviews, 4.1-4.4 stars, available on Amazon, but my top pick is the Toshiba HDTB410XK3AA Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black. This unit has the best overall ratings, is one of the cheapest models at $49.99 and provides the most bang for your buck! Pick it up today at amazon!

Toshiba HDTB410XK3AA Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black

I hope you have enjoyed this portable external hard drive review. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I’ll be happy to get back to you.

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Old Newspaper Archives – Best Pick For Genealogy Tools!

As genealogists, we all know that microfilm machines, books, and records for birth, death, land, etc. are all important aspects of the search. I recently wrote a post on some genealogy supplies, you can read about HERE. In this post I spoke about how to get a free printable family tree chart which is a must have for any family tree researcher! It just makes the whole process so much simpler because it gives you a visual of your family tree (helps from getting lost).

Now I want to dig deeper into the well and talk about another important genealogy research tool. Old newspaper archives are a must for any researcher! Why is that you say? Well read on and I’ll tell you!!

Why Old Newspaper Archives?

Old Newspaper ArchivesOld newspaper archives give us a glimpse of what was. It is a journey into the lives of those that lived before us. Newspaper articles can give you a wealth of information about those you are researching such as birth notices, death notices (obituaries), social events, land deals, lawsuits, and so much more!

When you are searching for a relative’s name in a database such as WikiTree, you are primarily searching census records, birth records, death records, etc. Everything is very formal and doesn’t really give you a glimpse of the life of your ancestor. However, when you search newspaper archives online or in print/microfilm, you are getting another side of the view. You are seeing into the lives of the people you are researching.

To illustrate my point, I’ll tell you a true story. I was searching for my great-grandmother on my mom’s side. I found some information out when I searched the databases. I found out her birthday, death date, how she died and area she lived in. I confirmed what my mom told me about her grandfather dying at a very young age (32) when her dad was young. What I didn’t find was who my great-grandmother was. I didn’t get a feel for the person she was when she lived.

By searching the newspaper archives I discovered my great-grandmother was quite the social butterfly! She attended banquets, church events, strawberry socials, charity events, etc! She was in the newspaper articles all over the area where her and her second husband lived in. I got a real feel for who she was while she lived.

I found this so interesting because noone in my family is social! We are all pretty much stay at home, non-social people so seeing how my great-grandmother was intrigued me.

Kinds Of Newspaper Archives

Newspaper archives are typically all on microfilm. Microfilm is found on huge reels at libraries. Typically you’ll only find articles in the local area where the news would have been published. This makes it difficult for researchers because, in the past, you would have to take a genealogy trip to complete your research! Larger libraries such as the LDS Genealogy and Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, contain records from many newspapers across the country, and as a result are primary tourists spots for genealogists from all over.

But let’s face it….not everyone has the time, energy, or moolah to travel! Some of us, like me, have busy lives, but still want to be able to complete research for genealogy. Well the answer for those us that cannot travel, is to utilize newspaper archives online. Yes there are actually old newspaper archives available from the comfort of your own home!

Best Practices When Researching The Archives

#1 – Know what you are researching!

There is nothing more frustrating than searching for long hours and finding absolutely nothing! By having your duck sin a row, so to speak, you’ll have much better chances of finding information on your relatives you are searching for.

#2 – Have a research plan.

By this I mean create a list of things you hope to accomplish while searching the newspaper archives. For me, I search the archives after I filled out a branch of my family tree completely. I then will take each name from that family unit and will search the newspaper archives where the family lived. I have found that by doing my searches this way, it narrows down what I am researching to a specific geographic location. Once I find one family member in the archives in that area, it makes finding the rest so much easier!

#3 – Stick to the plan and don’t skip around!

By sticking to you research plan, you’ll be able to find out everything possible for a family unit at a time and this does a few things. First of all, it helps you stay focused on the names and dates you are researching. This will save you time so you don’t have to refresh your mind each time you switch gears and search another branch of your family tree. It will also save you some confusion…particularly where you have multiple people in your family tree with the same or similar names.

Secondly, as you are searching each family member within a family unit, you are discovering new leads. By continuing with searching all the leads until you hit that “brick wall,” you will know that branch is completely done for a time. New records are being added to databases all the time, so by “for a time” I mean that every once in a while you should check back and see what new information is available.

Lastly, it simply save you time and effort. Skipping around will cause you to lose stamina in your search since you’ll have to recheck all the dates and names you are searching for. If you are on a time crunch, this could cause some headache. For me, I have limited amount of time each day I can devote to research and every minute counts!

#4 – Save all of you information you find!

Everything you find related to your genealogy search is important and should be treated as such! Whatever method of storage you choose, stick to it and save everything. If you like handwritten notes, then keep journals or notebooks for notes organized. If you like printed out sheets from a computer, either type your notes out or if you are searching online, then print out copies of everything you find. Read about my tips for organization here.

My #1 way to store the information I find, is via a portable external hard drive which I back up everything onto. I have an external external_harddrive_for_storing_genealogy_informationhard drive that is 1TB and I save all the data I find on it as well as pictures, family mementos, death notices and so much more! Read my portable external hard drive review today! I have had this for years…and I do mean years! Probably 10+ years and I have everything on it so when I am on the go, vacationing or whatever, it goes with me so I always have all of my research readily available!

My Top Pick For Newspaper Archives Online

Now you are probably asking yourself, where do you search old newspaper archives online? well I have an answer for you! Newspapers.com is a great source for newspaper archives online.

Benefits of Newspapers.com

  1. It is one of the largest newspaper archives online
  2. Contains records from 8,900+ papers
  3. New pages are being added all the time!
  4. Easy to use/very user friendly
  5. Relatively inexpensive
  6. Easy to store clippings
  7. Easy to add clippings to some genealogy databases
  8. Completely free basic subscription with Ancestry.com all access account

Downfalls of Newspapers.com

  1. Some newspapers have not been archived
  2. 2 levels of subscription and papers you need may be only available in the extra publishing subscription

Cost of Newspapers.com

Well, the true question is, how much does it cost to have a subscription to Newspapers.com? Below is all the pricing information for Newspapers.com.

Old Newspaper Archives

Why Do I Need A Newspaper Archives Online Account?

Do you complete research for genealogy? Do you have relatives/ancestors you want to research? Do you have time to travel to large libraries and comb through endless hours of microfilm?

If you answered yes to either or both of the first questions and no to the last question, then Newspapers.com is for YOU! Sign up for your free trial at Newspapers.com today and see what is like for yourself! I know you’ll love it when you use the account. It is so easy to maneuver and store your clippings. It is easy to organize them and get everything you find into your ancestry family tree file.

Newspapers.com Is The Answer To Your Prayers!

Any genealogist will be happy with an account at newspapers.com because of all the time and effort it will save you! You’ll absolutely love the ease of use the account affords and the ease of storing all of your clippings. It is slightly annoying that not all newspapers have been archived, but be patient because new papers are being archived every day!

Newspapers.com will definitely help make your research easier! Try it out today and see for yourself! You will be happy you did!!

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Chas Guevara

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