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Celebrating 120,000,000 Images: A Milestone for Advantage Archives

Advantage Archives — Founded on the key principle that no history should ever have to live behind a paywall. Since our formation, we have provided FREE digital access to over 120,000,000 images and partnered with over 1,000 institutions. 


 “The Ancestor Hunt has been tracking Advantage Archives Community History Archive installations at libraries and other institutions since 2017. We have been publishing links to these Archives for our readers since there were just a couple hundred institutions 7 years ago. Our interest has always been in newspapers, a favorite topic at The Ancestor Hunt.

Advantage has always been very cooperative with us and we know it is dedicated to assisting local libraries especially, to digitize newspapers and other historical documents. Our mutual goals are the same – to assist library patrons, researchers, and local communities.

We celebrate with Advantage a major milestone – over 120 million pages of historical documents digitized and searchable and available to researchers for free everywhere. We honor the 1,000 libraries and other institutions that take on the challenge of funding these projects in service to their patrons and communities.”

~ Kenneth R. Marks, The Ancestor Hunt

Celebrating 120,000,000 Images: A Milestone for Advantage Archives

We are thrilled to announce that Advantage Archives has reached a remarkable milestone: 120,000,000 images, making up the largest online collection of free historical content. This achievement is not just a number; it represents countless hours of dedication, collaboration, and a shared passion for preserving history across a thousand different communities.

A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Partners

We owe this success to our invaluable partners. Libraries, historical societies, and local institutions across the country have trusted us with their precious archives. Their unwavering partnerships have been instrumental in building the Community History Archives. Together, we have created a resource that will benefit researchers, historians, and the curious minds of future generations.

The Formation of Advantage Archives

Advantage Archives was founded with a clear mission: to preserve and make accessible the rich history captured in newspapers. Our journey began with a small but passionate team committed to using the latest technology to digitize and protect historical documents. From those early days, we have grown into a leading provider of archival solutions, helping communities safeguard their heritage.

Our Vision for the Future

Our vision is rooted in the belief that history should be accessible to everyone. As we continue to work with our partners to add additional content, we remain committed to providing free access to these invaluable resources. We envision a world where anyone, anywhere, can explore the past, uncover stories, and gain insights that inform the present and future.

We are excited about the journey ahead and look forward to reaching even greater heights with the continued support of our partners. Thank you for being a part of this incredible adventure. Together, we are preserving history, one image at a time.

Advantage partners with communities across the United States to create digital archives of local historical content that is impractical to physically access, burdensome to utilize as a research tool, or would otherwise be lost to the erosion of time. If you would like to see more local history online, please contact your local library, newspaper publisher, genealogical society, historical society, or educational institution, and encourage them to learn more about creating a Community History Archive, or have them contact Advantage Archives at (855) 303-2727.

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