The MyHeritage Blog post today titled NewspaperARCHIVE.com Collection Notice says this:
We wanted to give our users a heads up that MyHeritage's license of the newspaper content from NewspaperARCHIVE.com is about to expire next week. This means that on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the collection will be de-published (withdrawn) from MyHeritage. In addition, pending Record Matches from this collection will be removed. Confirmed Record Matches that were saved to family trees will remain in place.
MyHeritage is currently in negotiations with NewspaperARCHIVE.com to enter into a new license in order to keep this collection on MyHeritage. If these efforts are successful and the content is relicensed, then it will be reloaded onto MyHeritage and the Record Matches will return, and all links to newspaper records that were saved into family trees will continue to work. This will work well even if the newspaper content will be de-published for a while, and then return.
We advise users who have pending Record Matches from this collection, to view them before Tuesday, and to confirm as many as of them as possible and extract their value into their family trees.
This does not affect other newspaper collections on MyHeritage such as Trove from Australia and Jewish Chronicle from the UK.
Thanks,The MyHeritage Team
I hope that MyHeritage is able to make an agreement with NewspaperARCHIVE.com that preserves the collection, and the Record Matches from the collection.
If they do, I hope that MyHeritage and NewspaperARCHIVE.com improve the reliability of the page images appearing on MyHeritage - in many cases, the page image fails to load, which is very frustrating.
What can researchers do now? As the MyHeritage blog post suggests, they could use the Record Matches for NewspaperARCHIVES.com on MyHeritage to find as many useful records as possible. I plan on doing that.
Copyright (c) 2016, Randall J. Seaver