Through May 1, NewspaperArchive.com is expanding their 7-day free trial of their to a 30-day free trial if you use the coupon code “NEWS” when signing up.

Here are the details I received by email:

“We are making this 30-day free trial available for everyone with whom you share this coupon code who does not have a subscription. Simply forward the code “NEWS” and the steps below to share this opportunity. This offer expires at 11:59 pm on May 1st.

Steps to redeem the FREE 30-day coupon code:

1. Click this coupon link.

2. Select your desired subscription option and enter your account and billing information.

3. Enter the coupon code listed below and click Apply Coupon.

4. Click Start Membership to begin your 30-day free trial.


At any time during the 30 days be sure to cancel your subscription to prevent future billing. We hope you continue, but we understand that 30 days may be all you need at this time.”

And information from the sign-up page:

“Details About Your Subscription: Your credit card will be charged $74.95 for a 6 Month subscription, $139.90 for an Annual Subscription or $19.95 for a Monthly subscription * with full access to ALL features and ALL record sets after 30-day free trial. If you enjoy your premium subscription and want to continue you don’t need to do anything – your account will automatically renew at the end of your term after 30-day free trial. You may easily cancel or change your subscription any time by visiting My Billing or emailing Customer Service.”

* Emphasis is mine.

Newspaper Archive isn’t bad. Their pricing is on par with Newspapers.com’s “Publisher Extra” subscription plan, and they do have options for organizing articles that you clip to save, which Newspapers.com does not have. (Although you can save newspaper clippings directly to family trees on Ancestry.com through Newspapers.com. Useful in some ways, but mostly if you are really into genealogy.) I don’t think either site has the functionality of Chronicling America’s advanced search form, which lets you narrow your search from the beginning, but on both sites you can refine your search results after the initial basic search.

If you’ve been interested in checking out NewspaperArchive.com, why not try it out now? An extra 23 days of free trial, and most people still aren’t going anywhere at the moment. Just make sure to cancel before the end of the trial if you can’t/don’t want to pay for it!