I got a note from my friend, Tom Kemp, this morning, apprising me of the fact that GenealogyBank.com is now up to over 280 African-American newspapers in their online offerings. The following is from the website:

This fully searchable and expanding collection of newspapers provides details about the daily lives of millions of African-American NewspapersAfrican Americans from 1827-1999. No other online source provides such a detailed snapshot of the African American experience. Find family history records across the U.S. including obituaries, military records, advertisements, editorials, illustrations and much more.

Tom also noted that 61 newspaper titles went live this month and more will be added every few weeks. The newspapers are from across the country and cover more than 170 years.

GenealogyBank is a subscription site. However, searches are free. Your search results come back as “snippets” of digitized newspaper. To get beyond the “snippets,” you must subscribe.

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