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Postby CowryShells » 03 Jul 2010, 14:53

I'm having trouble finding on-line newspaper archives for obituaries from Essex County, Massachusetts. I've not had success with this free on-line source: http://theoldentimes.com/index.html or this one: http://news.google.com/archivesearch and this one doesn't include Massachusetts: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

My people aren't famous enough to be in the Boston Globe, but I checked anyway: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/advancedsearch.html

I tried searching Ancestry through my local library a few weeks ago and I have been discouraged from trusting my money to the "world's largest on-line newspaper archive" because of these reviews: http://www.cyberjournalist.net/news/003889.php

Have I overlooked something? Thank you for any suggestions.

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Re: Newspaper Archives

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 Jul 2010, 15:00

1) Check to see if your city is covered by newspaperarchive.com: http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx

2) I have had excellent results contacting the research desk at a public library in the area of interest and asking if they would search their newspaper archives for a given obituary. If you can give a specific date of death, you may have very good luck trying the same.
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Re: Newspaper Archives

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 Jul 2010, 15:06

PS: I just read the NewspaperArchive.com reviews you linked to and will just say that I have not had any problems with my account, including the one time that I cancelled it for an extended period (before re-signing up for new research).

Your milage may vary.
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Re: Newspaper Archives

Postby PeterTimber » 03 Jul 2010, 15:07

Try www.genealogybuff.com/ma/ma-essex-obits1.htm for miscellaneous obits for Essex County =Peter=
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Re: Newspaper Archives

Postby CowryShells » 03 Jul 2010, 17:30

Thank you both, Johnny and Peter, for your quick responses! I will certainly check out the links. Your advice is very much appreciated!
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