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 Posted: Fri Nov 19th, 2021 01:47 pm
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I've recently experienced a problem with NewspaperArchive.com where multiple issues from different years are combined in a single listing. I am reporting them as I find them, but should you find a listing that confuses you because it seems like it is in the wrong year, double check the date on the paper.

I was searching some early Roy Welch information and found that on several issues from the Dec 1931 Clovis News Journal, the first half of the paper (pp1-8) was Dec 1931, but the second half (pp9-16) was actually from March 1932.

It is a small thing, but can go a long way toward contributing to bad information being propagated in your research.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 19th, 2021 05:37 pm
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I have been going to this link since it's autofilled in my browser, and it has given me plenty of routes to take as I decide where to search:

https://theancestorhunt.com/blog/90-million-historic-u-s-newspaper-pages-now-available-from-advantage-archives/

But of late I have gone to the drop-down menus at the top under "More" and selected their "Newsletters" option, which gives you access to their bi-monthly Ancestor Hunt newsletter.  Within each issue they have links to any updates that were made to their site in the previous two weeks.  When you open any link within that list, like "Puerto Rico Online Newspapers Summary" for example, they will highlight within that link any territorial updates, and those regions may have been something you haven't seen to explore previously.   Part of me wants to index where I have been and where I have yet to go, but there is a vast enough range of options that I won't worry about it; the worst case is that I may double post a card I explored months ago and didn't recognize.   

Anyway, the newsletter is just over a year old, and this link will take you to all of the previous issues.  The updates in each cover details in many of the main research sites, so no matter what sites you frequent, you're bound to find something of note.

https://theancestorhunt.com/newsletters.html

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 Posted: Sun Nov 28th, 2021 01:19 pm
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I have been going to this link since it's autofilled in my browser, and it has given me plenty of routes to take as I decide where to search:

https://theancestorhunt.com/blog/90-million-historic-u-s-newspaper-pages-now-available-from-advantage-archives/


Wow, thanks for this.  I'd been hoping to find Fort Smith, Arkansas papers, and there it is, at least up to 1938, which is perfect for me.

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Here is a link for search results in Missouri which shows a list of papers that at one point were linked through TheAncestorhunt but appear to have been reclassified so that old link no longer works.
I'm hoping that any hyperlinks I provide with results from there can be accessed and viewed, but I guess I'm always skeptical.   


https://shsmo.org/collections/newspapers/mdnp




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 Posted: Mon Dec 13th, 2021 04:44 pm
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This announcement is shown at the top of search results from the elephind.com site and has been there a few days.  It seems you can do a search to find individual newspapers but cannot go to the scanned pages themselves to read them in-depth:


"As a consequence of the data center losing power last Friday the file server is down and images are not available. We are working to replace the failed hardware. Thank you for your patience."

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 Posted: Thu Jan 6th, 2022 03:51 pm
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The elephind news archives have had a partial compromise as it relates to newspapers under the California category, at least.   There was a note at the top of those pages about an outage that occurred about two weeks ago.   You could get search results but clicking them would only show broken links for the visual display of the connective scan images that comprise the pages in question that you were seeking.    This week, you will see an updated message indicating they have partially restored the archive but continue to work to restore image access.

Once again for reference, here is a front page for newspaper searches under Elephind.   As mentioned, the issue with California searches has been the extent of the issue as I have found thus far, but there may be other issues.

https://elephind.com/?a=p&p=browsepubs&e=-------en-10--1--txt-txINtxCO----------

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 Posted: Tue Jan 18th, 2022 10:57 am
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Checked the California collection again today and the header noted that all access to images has now been restored, thanking the users for their patience.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 24th, 2022 04:33 am
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I don't know if anyone here can take advantage of it in their given location, but I found a way to access newspapers that are behind a subscription wall by utilizing a login to a statewide consortia with my library card number and entering which location it is issued.   There are some points where I am logged out after inactivity and I have to sign in again, but it's a small annoyance to be able to look through new material.  It's a lot of transcription and toggling between screens but I have found wrestling references in everything from high school and university newspapers, to databases with video segments covering wrestling from many angles.  
For fellow Wisconsin residents who want to try it, this link can get you started:
https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/resources

I would presume that other states have a similar opportunity.   They occasionally pop up a screen wanting you to utilize the trial feature, but I bypass it because I don't choose to make a clipped article.    Being able to search at home instead of going to the library itself is a great benefit.



It seems that now, despite being able to search newspapers.com through my library link, the site itself has put some of the basic tools like rotating the screen within the walls of their specific logins, meaning you need to subscribe specifically through them to access these tools.  One some search sites you can use your computer to rotate the entire screen, but I cannot make it work on this site.   

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