New digitized newspapers in the future

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Jul 12 23:29:49 UTC 2006

This may make up for the loss of easy access to ProQuest Historical

"Thomas J. Kemp from Newsbank announced a new suite of genealogy
databses his company calls American Genealogy Bank. The product, which
will be available after Labor Day includes:

1. Historical newspapers 1690-1923 - There will be over 900
copyright-free titles which included over 3.2 million obituaries. These
digitized newspapers, which cover all fifty states, have never before
been available digitally.

2. Obituaries from 1980s to date - There are more than 19 million to
start. The datebase will be working its way back in time.

3. Digital books 1639-1819 - Genealogies, local histories, land title
records, and even funeral sermons are included.

. . . .

Newsbank will market to libraries and individuals."

The American Dialect Society -

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