Nov
11
2010
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Where Can I Find Free Obituaries?

funeral free obituariesThere’s nothing quite like a good obituary. In a concise and usually heartfelt manner, you get a wonderful overview of the highlights and accomplishments of a person’s life, their important relationships, information on schools and careers, and perhaps just a hint of some of the darker aspects of their time here on Earth. There isn’t [&hel[more...]

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Jul
18
2009
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Where Can I Find Free Newspaper Archives Online for College Newspapers?

This is what mom wants you to believe (Flickr Commons - NKCR)Exactly what were mom and dad doing back in their college days?  Seeking new knowledge in the library, or sneaking out the dorm for a midnight rendezvous?  Getting stoked for the big game, or getting a secret smoke behind the gym? I can’t tell you all the details, but maybe with a bit of prompting, you can get [&hel[more...]

Jul
14
2009
2

Where Can I Find Free Newspaper Archives Online for Australia and New Zealand?

Australian Infantryman (Flickr Commons NKCR)Quezi, I am told, is Australian slang for question, as in, ‘scuse me, mate, I’ve got a quezi for ya’. Don’t believe me?  Try looking up the history of the word in old newspaper archives.  There are a number of free online newspaper archives covering Australia and New Zealand.  Here are the major ones you [&hel[more...]

Jul
12
2009
4

Where Can I Find Free Newspaper Archives Online for Canada?

Canadian Rockies (Flickr Commons, PD)Online newspaper archives are a wonderful source for researching your ancestors, studying history, learning more about your family, hometown or roots, or simply browsing to learn what was happening in day-to-day life in earlier times. There are some wonderful free newspaper archives online covering history and news in Canada. Did I mention they’re free? Take a look! Canadian [&hel[more...]

Mar
11
2009
0

Will I be able to hide my past?

Today’s news, tomorrow’s fish and chip wrapper. (photo by James Cridland CC-BYThere are a few of us who have made mistakes in our life and have seen ourselves appear in newspapers. Perhaps for court appearance, a criminal conviction, or a scandal involving our private life. Until a few years ago it was possible to go on with your life knowing that after 20 or 30 years [&hel[more...]

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