MyHeritage adds Newspaper Name Index for Canada and US

This collection of 982,821,881 records is a structured name index extracted from existing free-text U.S. and Canadian newspaper collections on MyHeritage.

Records typically include a person’s name, a snippet of text mentioning them in the newspaper, the newspaper publication title, date, and place of publication. Some records will also include additional searchable information such as the name of a spouse and the place of residence.

Limitations are that the collection is based on OCR technology and coverage of the newspaper collection which varies greatly.

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