I had a subscription to NewspaperArchive because I needed a single paper from them, the Hattiesburg American. This newspaper is extremely important to my research because it includes an area of Mississippi that is very rural and very poor. The newspaper was really the only way for these people to communicate important events to extended family members in the surrounding area and it is a goldmine. I much prefer GenealogyBank because GenealogyBank’s search is more intuitive and they carry many papers that I am interested in but they don’t carry the Hattiesburg American so I had to have NewspaperArchive… until this week.
My subscription price was $71.88 a year which is more than GenealogyBank charges, but like I said, it was worth it to me for this one newspaper. My subscription ran out and when I called to renew I found out that the price had gone up--a lot. The price is now $99.95 for SIX MONTHS. Using my handy dandy calculator I figured out that is a 178% increase in one year. I asked them if they had any special deals for customers wanting to renew. I was told no. Needless to say, I didn’t renew. My library system doesn’t have a subscription so I will just have to live without it. What I will do is keep a list of things I need to look up and then maybe in 6 months I will sign up for one month and knock them all out at one time. I can easily keep track of the ones I need to do in Legacy's To Do List. If I didn’t have Legacy I would probably keep it on a special research log just for this purpose.
I didn’t have NewspaperArchive set to auto renew (thank goodness!). I wanted to warn you that if you do have yours set to auto renew, and if you paid the cheaper price like I did, your bank account is about to take a big hit.
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