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From: "lapiubella1" <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Old Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspapers to be digitizedby Google
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 10:25:01 -0400
This is up and running right now, and I just gave it a try.
Go to the Google home page, click on the NEWS icon in the upper left. Then
go to: " News Archive Search" found underneath the Google logo. On the next
screen chose "advanced archive search" (Looks like the earliest papers are
In "Find Results" insert Pittsburgh Post Gazette"
and the date you want. It worked for me.
I got a short (very short) factual obit for a gal from the Northside in Dec
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Braund" <>
To: "Allegheny County List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 7:50 PM
Subject: [ALL] Old Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspapers to be digitized by
> This will be a wonderful research tool for those with ancestors in the
> Pittsburgh region:
> Google expands search in old newspapers
> Mon Sep 8, 2008 3:50pm EDT
> SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc has stepped up efforts to digitize
> dozens of historical newspapers and make scanned images of the original
> papers available online, the Internet search leader said on Monday.
> In a blog post on the Silicon Valley-based company's website, Google said
> is looking to make old newspapers searchable online by partnering with
> newspaper publishers to digitize millions of pages of news archives.
> The effort involves the archives of dozens of newspaper titles and expands
> on a two-year-old effort by Google to work with two major U.S.
> newspapers --
> The New York Times and Washington Post -- to index old papers in Google
> "Not only will you be able to search these newspapers, you'll also be able
> to browse through them exactly as they were printed -- photographs,
> headlines, articles, advertisements and all," Google product manager Punit
> Soni said in the blog post.
> The new papers range from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "the first
> West of the Alleghenies" (the Allegheny Mountains), to the Quebec
> Chronicle-Telegraph, which has continuously published for 244 years,
> it North America's oldest lasting paper.
> The additional newspapers allow readers to see how newspapers of bygone
> covered historical events.
> As an example, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's coverage of Neil Armstrong's
> (and Edwin Aldrin's) 1969 moon walk can be found at
> The initial newspaper partners for the digital archiving program are
> in the United States and Canada, a spokesman said.
> "The goal is no different than Google Book Search," company spokesman
> Gabriel Stricker said, referring to Google's broad-based effort to work
> major academic libraries around the world to scan older, out-of-print
> "It is just getting a lot of published offline content online."
> (Reporting by Eric Auchard, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)
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