Paper of Record is a great database of newspapers from all over the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. It is very useful to genealogists as well as to sports historians and to many others. It has been available online before but has been hard to find and expensive to access. Now the service will soon be available at World Vital Records, a company best known for its genealogy offerings.
The following was written by Rod Nelson, Founder of PaperofRecord.com:
To Our Library Community,
Thank you for your continuing patience as we bring PaperofRecord.com back online. PaperofRecord.com has recently concluded an exclusive distribution agreement with World Vital Records of Provo, Utah a division of Familylink.com.
FamilyLink.com, Inc. has more than 15 million unique global visitors each month and 40 million page views per month. With more than 31 million users We’re Related is the fastest growing social network for families and genealogists. We’re Related, a top-five application on Facebook, allows individuals to find relatives on Facebook, connect with friends and family members, build family trees, and share news and photos. It is the most popular family application on Facebook. Since October 2007, when the application was launched, more than 150 million relationships (of living people) have been defined on We’re Related. Within the past 30 days, the application has had 14.9 million monthly active users and 1,000,000 daily active users.
WorldVitalRecords.com provides affordable access to genealogy databases and family history tools used by more than 258,000 monthly visitors. The site registers 3.6 million monthly pages views and serves tens of thousands of paying subscribers. With thousands of databases—including birth, death, military, census, and parish records—WorldVitalRecords.com makes it easy to fill in missing information in your family tree. Some of its partners include Everton Publishers, Quintin Publications, Archive CD Books Australia, Gould Genealogy, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Archive CD Books Canada, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., SmallTownPapers®, Accessible Archives, Genealogical Publishing Company, Find My Past, Godfrey Memorial Library, Find A Grave, and FamilySearch.