How to point to a newspaper story when it has no highlight

How to point to a newspaper story when it is not highlighted.

A highlight of an item in a newspaper is the way the system finds matches to the search command; therefore if the item is not highlighted the item is not found in a search.

When you find an item in a newspaper and want to tell people where they can find it, it is hard to do so if it is not highlighted and therefore does not have a link.

You can point to the item by giving the newspaper name, the date, the page and the column where the item can be found, but there are problems with this method. Many people will not know how to get to the newspaper collection, let alone the exact page using the above clues, so you will have to give them a link along with all the above information.

But, you can get a person to the exact page and close to the news item you found, if you do the following.

Once you are on the page where you found the item, you can find a highlighted item by moving your mouse over the page.

Once you find a highlighted item that is close to your item, then you can click on the “Link to article” in the upper right corner (see below).

In the example below, we see an obit for a Willaim Simpson that does not have a highlight and so we looked for an item near it that had a highlight. We found the “Work for Moxee Bank” item and we captured the link by clicking on “Link to article”.

Once you have the link, you can copy it and put it on the caption for the news item with a note that says “See to right and below from this link”.

Using this method you will direct the reader of the news item directly to the page and location of the news item you found, even if your news item is not highlighted.

I hope this will help you with your found newspaper items.

Jose from Clarkston and Covert, Michigan, USA

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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