Get Rid of the Ads

I LOVE newspapers.com for all the information that I can find about my ancestors. Saving those articles is easy when the article is in a column or two, and not mixed with other content, like advertisements. I really don't like seeing ads for **hemorrhoids** or other odd things mixed into his funeral notice for example.

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Removing Them is Easy to Do

Thank goodness there are a couple of easy ways to clean these up. The first way is actually pretty easy using photoediting software and just "masking out' or covering the areas you don't want to see with an object, like a square. Or, you can select the area and then just delete it.

The second way is to use a word processor like Microsoft Word, or LibreOffice Writer to mask over the areas you don't want to see. I hope that doesn't sound complicated to you because it really isn't.

If you are interested in this fun project, I have a webpage with instructions on how to do this with a word processor. Click HERE for more information.

Happy "Clipping"!

  1. I am a retired pediatrician who has a love for technology use in family history. I have been given a rich heritage of photos, old letters, stories, videos, and more from my ancestors. I love to preserve that heritage and share it with my two generations of posterity now. Sharing my ancestor's heritage as well as my own, with my posterity allows them to discover more about their own heritage as well.