Friday, July 9, 2010

Follow Friday: The New York Times Public Domain Articles

I stumbled upon this great resource quite by chance a few years ago and go back to it regularly to this day.  While you do have to pay to read many articles in The New York Times Article Archive, those in the Public Domain are free to view.  The articles span the years 1851 to 1922 and provide an excellent resource for anyone with New York City roots especially but also covers many world events and the surrounding areas of NYC.  For instance, I have found articles on the riot in Evansville, Indiana in 1903 that claimed the life of my 2nd great-grandmother's niece and obituaries for relatives of mine who lived in the Raritan Bayshore of New Jersey.

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