Cedar Rapids, Iowa (PRWEB) September 12, 2008
NewspaperARCHIVE.com has launched the first phase of an initiative to provide site content and community toolsets of interest to their core genealogy and historical research user groups. The first phase includes user guides to effectively use the NewspaperARCHIVE.com search tools in each area, plus the launch of the work of genealogy columnists memoir writers.
The new launch also includes a broad array of articles of historic interest on topics such as people, events, entertainment, sports, war, disasters, politics, health, space, etc. Each of the articles refers to a number of newspaper accounts of relevance in the archive.
All of this new content and the referenced newspaper articles are available free of charge to all users. You can view the new content in the left margin navigation area of the home page at http://www.newspaperARCHIVE.com.
The User Community Content Array launches September 8, 2008.
Subsequent launch phases will include academic lesson plans, community discussion and collaboration tools, and a gallery tool to allow users to assemble and annotate their own public collections of newspapers into themed galleries, memorials, reading assignments and academic reports.
NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1759 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date making it easy to quickly explore historical content. NewspaperArchive.com is a subsidiary of Heritage Microfilm, an archival microfilm and digitization company. Publishers or librarians interested in finding more information about NewspaperARCHIVE.com can visit http://www.newspaperarchive.com.