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Got some Google news for you today: First, Google has announced it’s stopping
to digitize old newspapers and post them online in the Google
News Archive—to the disappointment of genealogists searching the archive for their
ancestors’ names. Also, small newspapers lose the Google option for preserving old
Google will continue to support the existing News Archive, so you can still search
it. But it won’t add any search enhancements.
sites where you can search online newspapers in this free FamilyTreeMagazine.com article,
and look for even more help using online newspaper databases in our November 2011
also got a Family Tree University course on newspaper research.)
In other (happier) Google news, now you can get definitions for words in Google
Books right then and there. Just select the word and a little pop-up menu gives
you options to define it, translate it, or search for it in the book, Google or Wikipedia. You
have to be in “Flowing Text” mode for this to work; click here for more details.