Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions


"How do I subscribe or unsubscribe from the Newspaper-Abstracts mail list?"

For the individual mail mode of the mail list send an email to:

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and in the body of the email write only the word subscribe or unsubscribe

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"How do I submit newspaper items?"

To submit here are several ways for you to submit your articles.

To submit news items directly to the site, see Submit an Article or Link.

You can send the news item inside an email (no attachments please) to:
Newspaper-Abstracts-L@rootsweb.com

Please do not send me email attachments for transcribing. The quality needed to read and transcribe attachments is very poor.




"What type of submissions are acceptable?"

Type of articles we can accept.

Dated todays date in 1938 or earlier

Extract - A selection from a writing, such as an exact transcript.
Any news item that appeared in a newspaper published before 1938 is accepted as an extraction and may be submitted exactly as it appeared in the original newspaper or as an abstract.

Dated tomorrows date in 1938 or later
Abstract - A summary of points usually presented in skeletal form, such as an index.
Any news item that appeared in a newspaper published 1938 or later is accepted as an abstract only and should be limited to an index type format.





"What should I include in my submission?"

Further information can be found at Type of News Articles Accepted.





"I already have (or know of) a web site with newspaper items. Can you link to my site?"

Yes - Simply go to the Submit an Article or Link page for more information. Reciprocal links are also appreciated.





"Who retains the rights to the abstracts I submit?"

All rights to the pages found within this site are retained by the original submitter of the information. Pages may be printed or copied for personal use only. They may NOT be reproduced in any form in whole or in part by any individual or organization for profit.
So we can provide current and future users with access to your posts, by posting to any part of our web site(s), mailing lists, message boards, or other facilities associated with our site, you do give Newspaper Abstracts' a permanent license to archive and redistribute those posts. Also see our Acceptable Use Policy.




"What about copyright laws?"

To review the laws on copyright issues please see these sites:

The USGenWeb Project - Copyright Information

and the

U.S. Copyright Office Home Page


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