Let’s talk about finding newspapers worldwide for genealogy research. There’s a free historic newspapers portal that can help.


Elephind.com‘s mission is to provide researchers with one site to search the world’s online historic newspapers. Veridian Software, a digitizing company, hosts this site free of charge. Think of Elephind like a specialized Google that only searches for historical and digitized newspapers.

Get started using Elephind here.

Veridian writes, “With Elephind.com it is now possible for family historians, genealogists, and researchers to search historic digitized newspaper archives from around the globe…. It enables you to search, for free, across many newspaper sites simultaneously, rather than having to visit each site separately. By clicking on the Elephind.com search result that interests you, you’ll go directly to the newspaper site which hosts that story.”

Finding newspapers worldwide for genealogy

In addition to international newspapers, Elephind also includes many US state digital newspaper programs. Many smaller archival collections of newspapers  are easily located at Elephind. Check back often because Veridian updates their portal as they digitize more collections.

The image below shows just a few of the digitized historic newspapers at this site:


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