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From: Al Lenkner <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Ancestry newspapers, etc.
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2003 00:47:55 -0400
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It could be done but the cost would be prohibitive. When you download a
particular newspaper page, you are looking at a graphics file, not at a
database. Whenever I want to save an article, whether from a newspaper,
magazine or what, I scan it and then run my OCR program which converts the
dots into alphabetic characters. Now I can search on any word in the file
AND I save a lot of room on my computer as the OCR'd file is normally about
2k per page whereas the graphics file, depending on the resolution, can hit 5m.
At 11:43 PM 7/4/2003, you wrote:
>I too have a subscription to Ancestry.com and their newspaper collection. I
>have been so frustrated with it tho because even tho I will type in a name
>perhaps get as many as five or six hits. When I go to search the papers, I
>have to view every tiny thing on the page and most times I do not find a
>reference to the name I am searching. It would seem to me that
>highlight the reference itself on the page of the newspaper so it would
>easier to find.
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