Google News Archive Correction

The Google News Archive web page has some errors in their newspaper data base and I am trying to correct the errors as I find them.

 In my Table of States table I’ve added a Petersburg, Virginia newspaper box and put in the link to that collection, which is listed as an Adrian, Michigan newspaper. Google has the title “The Daily Express” but the newspaper collections found within that web page are “The Daily Press” (from Adrian, MI), “The Daily Express” (from Petersburg, VA) then again “The Daily Press” (from Adrian, MI).

The Daily Express Mich - Virginia
The Daily Express Mich – Virginia

I updated my Table of States table to reflect the correct name for the collection:

Michigan – Adrian Michigan – Adrian
The Daily Express
1,393 issues
Aug 30, 1815 – Feb 3, 1877
The Daily Press
1,393 issues
Aug 30, 1815 – Feb 3, 1877

It would not be a problem if indeed the original newspaper editors had changed the name but that is not the case the Title of the whole collection should be The Daily Press but somewhere in the Google process the name was put in wrong.
I cannot change the Google list but I can change my Table of States table, which I have done. I have not changed the total number of issues listed in either box because I am not sure how Google counted the issues and I am not sure how many were for Michigan and how manay were for Virginia.

Michigan - Adrian
Michigan – Adrian
Virginia - Petersburg
Virginia – Petersburg

The updated table can be found in Table of States newspaper collection.

I hope this correction will help in your family tree creation searches.

Thank You

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.

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