Commercial-News Details Genealogy Hunt (Illinois)

Advantage Preservation was recently featured in the Commercial News of Danville, Illinois as they detailed the “genealogy hunt” and genealogical materials helpful to their readers.

The Commercial-News highlighted Advantage Preservation’s work with libraries and other institutions across the U.S. to digitize and host their online newspaper collections. Currently more than 50 million pages from 517 collections in 39 states are available to be searched free at Advantage Preservation. The Community Archive sites created for libraries provide a search page for that facility, where one can conduct a search or browse by newspaper title or year.

At present there are 34 libraries listed for Illinois.

While visiting the Advantage Preservation homepage, be sure to scroll down the list of states/libraries. At the end of the list are links to additional information. For example, there is a link to an article, “Newspaper Research Tip –- Hyphens Are Your Friend” (which explains why you may get better results by searching for a portion of a name).

To read the full article from the Commercial-News click HERE.