Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB) March 14, 2007
A portal to the past, NewspaperARCHIVE.com, has added the 60 millionth historical newspaper page to its archive. Now, with an even larger newspaper database, researchers can quickly find stories about ancestors, political leaders, celebrities and classmates by simply entering names, keywords or dates.
"We're excited to add more and more content everyday, because each newspaper page contains stories that someone may be waiting to locate," said Jeff Kiley, General Manager of NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
As the largest newspaper database available online, NewspaperARCHIVE contains information about billions of people and events. With a membership, researchers can look for articles about people with family connections, such as great-grandfathers, or read stories about celebrities, like Marilyn Monroe. Many researchers also use the archive to find news stories about themselves.
In May of 2005, NewspaperARCHIVE began adding one newspaper page per second, which equals more than 80,000 historic pages a day. While the archive currently contains content from more than 2,500 titles throughout the U.S. and abroad, researchers can request specific titles through the "Content Request" link found on the NewspaperARCHIVE.com homepage. Members can also set "search alerts" which will notify them by email when content with specific keywords has been added to the archive.
NewspaperARCHIVE.com, which is owned by Heritage Microfilm of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, began in 1999.