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Millions of Nordic Newspaper Pages Added to

30 May 2024 9:28 AM | Anonymous

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We’re excited to announce the addition of 11.6 million new Nordic newspaper pages to, the innovative website for historical newspapers, by MyHeritage. enables genealogists, researchers, and history enthusiasts to search, save, and share articles about people and events throughout history. 

The new content includes historical local, regional and national newspapers, periodicals and gazettes from SwedenFinlandDenmarkIcelandNorwayGreenland, and the Faroe Islands, with articles dating back to 1666, but mostly from the 19th century.

The new Nordic content has been indexed and is searchable on It has also been added to MyHeritage, with the full images for the newspaper pages available on via direct links from MyHeritage.

Exploring Nordic Newspapers

Newspapers are essential for genealogical research as they can contain rich information about people and the events in their lives through stories, obituaries, and other vital record substitutes such as birth, marriage, and death notices. Additionally, society pages and stories of local interest can contain detailed records of activities and events in the community and often provide more information about the people involved that bring your family history to life, as well as provide insight into the historical context. 

If you have Nordic roots and are exploring your family history, you’ll find these Nordic newspapers incredibly useful. We’ve gathered them from various sources into one place, making it easier than ever to search through them.

The Power of OCR Technology 

At, all of our new content is scanned using the latest optical character recognition (OCR) technology and enhanced with sophisticated algorithms developed in-house by MyHeritage.  

While most of the publications on use the standard Roman typeface, the Nordic newspaper collection includes several publications that feature the more complex Fraktur font. Thanks to our OCR technology, even these more intricate fonts have been indexed with high accuracy. This enhancement greatly improves your chances of uncovering new and exciting finds that might have eluded you in your previous searches.

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