Free genealogy records do exist on the internet. They are just scattered across many hard-to-find websites. The powerful Genealogy Search Engine helps bring them all together in one convenient location. Combined with our other search engine (the Family Tree Search Engine), a total of 6.5 billion records can now be searched for free.
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If you want to search only the Google Newspaper Archive using the Genealogy Search Engine, you need to use the site command. For example, if you wanted to search for John Smith in the newspaper archive, you would enter the following into the search engine:
“john smith” site: news.google.com/newspapers
Similarly, if you wanted to search only Trove, you would enter the following:
“john smith” site: trove.nla.gov.au