How to Add Newspapers.com Clippings to Ancestry.com

How to  Add Newspapers.com Clippings to Ancestry.com


Newspapers com has millions of
wonderful articles that might contain stories about your ancestors and when
you find a newspaper clipping that you want to attach to Ancestry.com to your
family tree how do you go about doing that we’re going to talk about that next Howdy
I’m Devon Noel Lee and this is Family History Fanatics what we like to teach
you how to climb your family tree and have a whole lot of fun along the way
today we’re gonna talk about Newspapers.com we have a previous video
about the great things that you can discover on Newspapers.com
be sure to check out that video using the pop outs length or the description
below now although we’re talking about Newspapers.com
it’s important that if we want to clip newspapers to our Ancestry media gallery
like you see here notice I have a lot of these little newspaper clipping for
Henry David Townley and what we’re going to do is we’re going to add more stories
to this gallery in it so we have to go over to Newspapers.com
and find articles about Henry that have not yet been attached to Ancestry I
start by typing Henry David Townley and go ahead and press this search button
right now I’m just focusing on the fact that he lived in Cincinnati Ohio let’s
go back to Ancestry and figure out what the years were so I zoomed in on
Ancestry.com city you can see the years that he lived there 1877 10 1940 now I’m
going to filtered to 1877 to 1940 specifically in Cincinnati Ohio I’m
going to press the show advanced link right here and then I’m going to type in
my location once I have done that I press search and I start looking for
articles what I’m really gonna do is I’m gonna go
ahead and take out David because in newspapers if you don’t always have to
put all of the names so let me go ahead and filter that back down to Henry
family so let’s go ahead and click in on this one and this says dr. Henry Townley
veterinarian in Cincinnati so this is the right gentleman
now we’re gonna zoom out and we’re going to see that the article starts over here
I don’t have any great suggestions on how to clip part of an article that
starts at the bottom of another column and then the top of a column how it
continues in old newspapers so I would either clip the entire article or just
clip where your ancestors name is found and then when you see the article you’ll
have to remind yourself that it needs to look at the entire article so let’s zoom
in and go through that process so we want to clip click on this clipping
button and we get this bounding box right here and one has these little
marching ants going around it you can use your left my left mouse button if
you are on a computer and hold one of these boxes and shape it to the size of
article hew blind I’m gonna go ahead and go a little bit larger than the article
just to suggest that I need to clip this entire article and read it later and I’m
just going to add a few low notes so I’m just going to say this article is dr.
Tammy helps round up a cow it’s actually kind of a funny story so now I can add
little notes maybe I can extract some of the information about the actual story
but if I want to try to remember wait a minute this is just a little segment of
a larger article that spans across multiple columns as you can see here I
added that notation so then I’m in a press clip now this is where we are
going to go ahead and add this to Ancestry.com because it in the previous
newspaper video we talked about clipping and then I’ll say all of our files will
just stay on Newspapers com but if we want to transfer them over
you Ancestry like I did here then I’m going to press the Ancestry button how
easy as that actually it’s quite easy now if you
happen to have multiple family trees in Ancestry you’re going to have to select
the tree that you want now Henry Townley is on my Geisler brown
tree so all I did was click on either the name or the drop down menu and then
I go and select the tree that I’d want and in this case I know his name is
Henry David Townley if you happen to have more than one individuals with the
name Henry probably want to go ahead and type in the middle name or any
identifying pieces of information let’s go back and see if I just put in Henry I
have a large list of individuals he happens to be right here but if I can’t
find him because I haven’t even like John Smith than a thousand John Smith
stand my tree then you can add a little bit more detail and grab his name press
next and now we’re going to see that it’s successfully saved to Ancestry.com
go over here at the Ancestry refresh when I pressed refresh I didn’t see the
article so one of the tricks is to sort by newest so I’m gonna press sort newest
and here’s my newest clipping I really don’t like the name Newspapers.com the
date how can I change that so it’s like Henry Tarrant’s first property I can go
ahead and click on that article it is the one I just clipped and press edit
then all I’m gonna do is delete that information now it says doctor Townley
is hold it helps round up a cow and press save go
back to my gallery now I can see exactly what I need it now one of the things
that I learned when filming this video is that when you are trying to decide if
something has been clipped or it hasn’t if an entry has these arrows it means
somebody has created some clippings from that newspaper if it does not have any
kind of markings it is a page in the newspapers that no one has created in
clippings on and if you scroll further you’re going to get to one with the
little scissors over at the top and a little dashed line all the way around
that means you have clicked the article so just keep that in mind those are some
of the ways Newspapers.com tries to tell you if you’ve seen an article
before some of your clippings will be in the arrows but sometimes like what I’m
about to show you the clippings are for another article on the page so don’t get
confused because it confuses me all that time let’s go down here to this entry
that I found this looks to be an obituary for Katherine Townley one of
the things I wanted to show you is that you can clip this article so not only
katherine hab Townley but also to everybody that is in this article as I
said before when you have the two little arrows on that previous page it means
somebody has clipped something on this article but not necessarily you and
that’s why you see this blue bounding box but notice over here on Katherine I
don’t have that book so I’m going to clip just like I showed you earlier with
the previous article I’m gonna clip this one and I’m going to give it a
description there’s my description and opt for
Katherine Townley I press clip I’m going to go
through the Ancestry button and I’m going to go find Katherine in my tree
sometimes I like to use the unusual name there’s lots of Katherine’s in my tree
I’ll show you Catherine there’s a lot of Catherine’s in my tree at sometimes I
just like to use the one that thing that’s unusual to quickly find the name
so I’m going to type next and now it’s attached but but remember there’s look
there’s a couple of their names there’s a satanic here mother of gene Pat and
all these other folks I can add them to the article very quickly so link to
another person I’m going to type ASA H Townley this one right here and I can
add for the rest of the folks who are in my ancestor each tree and then when I’m
done I click Save and now that newspaper article is clipped to not only the first
person that it was attached to Catherine because it’s her obituary but every
other person I go ahead and tag so have fun
tagging right there and making sure your articles get to everyone’s profile there
you have it that is how you can set transfer articles that you clip on
Newspapers.com to Ancestry.com have them in your gallery and it makes it a
whole lot easier to keep your files in one place if you have any further
questions about Newspapers.com and Ancestry be sure to put them in the
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5 thoughts on “How to Add Newspapers.com Clippings to Ancestry.com

  1. When I put anything in the profile gallery, I go to the edit screen and always put the year first in the description, then the source of the citation and location of the event and then the reason I clipped it. That way I can sort A-Z and get a timeline and the other information is all grouped as well. In your example I may have put (sorry I don't remember the specific date of the article) 1900 Newspapers.com Cincinnati OH Townley occupation.

  2. I've been a bit reluctant to create a tree on Ancestry.com. I love Ancestry (been using it for years) and I love Newspapers.com (been using it for about a year). This video shows how they can work very well together, so I'm getting more inclined to do it somewhere along the way! Thank you for the encouragement!

  3. Do you know if the clipping saved is downloaded as a separate PDF or does it link to newspapers.com? I currently have a world subscription to ancestry that expires in a couple of months, it includes a access to some of newspapers.com. If I saved articles from paid newspapers will I still be able to view them after my subscription expires?

  4. I find this works well for small clippings but that when you want to clip bigger articles the resolution of the image is too low to read them when they are copied to Ancestry. I have using the tedious process of screenshooting them, manually cropping the image and uploading to the Ancestry media gallery as images. This also means that you have to add the reference information rather than have it added automatically. Have you any comments on this issue?

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