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Newspaper Name Index, USA and Canada
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This collection is a structured name index extracted from existing free-text U.S. and Canadian newspaper collections on MyHeritage. Records will typically include a person’s name, a snippet of text mentioning them in the newspaper, the newspaper publication title, date, and place of publication. Some records will also include additional searchable information such as the name of a spouse and the place of residence. Year range and place coverage in this collection vary greatly.<br><br><p>Names in this collection were extracted using machine learning technology and may contain mistakes due to Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and the automatic extraction. Users are encouraged to fix such mistakes using the “Suggest an alternative” feature that is found on every record page.</p><br><p>Searching this collection offers several major advantages compared to searching the free-text collections of these newspapers. Thanks to its structured name index, this collection supports synonyms in search results (e.g., it finds Andy when you search for Andrew, etc.) and it will apply synonyms differently for first names and last names. It also allows searching for a person and their spouse, which is not possible in free-text collections. In addition, it leverages MyHeritage’s Global Name Translation™ technology so that searching in a foreign language such as Hebrew or Russian will return search results from newspapers in English.</p><br><p>Newspapers are an important resource for genealogy and family history research as they contain obituaries and other vital record substitutes such as birth, marriage, and death notices. Additionally, society pages and stories of local interest contain rich information on activities and events in the community and often provide details about the persons involved.</p><br><p>This collection will constantly be updated in the future and records will be added to the name index from additional newspapers.</p>
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Johnny CashWife: June Cash
Johnny Cash was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice.