Download OldNews USA and discover family stories lost to history!

Designed for both genealogists and history enthusiasts, the OldNews USA app makes getting started with historical newspaper research easier than ever.  With OldNews USA, you can quickly discover interesting stories and articles in historical US newspapers using the Chronicling America collection of over 12 million newspaper pages from 1789 to 1963.

OldNews USA is free to try, including all research features.  After a successful search and article save, a one time in-app purchase of $3.99 is required to continue using the app.  

The innovative features of OldNews USA app won first place in the 2017 RootsTech Innovator Showdown.  See for yourself why newspaper research has never been easier.  Try OldNews USA today!

OldNew USA on iOS

Coming Soon - OldNews USA for iOS!

Development of the OldNews USA app for iOS is nearly complete. Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement of the launch date.

If you are an iPhone user and are interested in being a beta tester for OldNews USA, please contact us!

My Vision for Genealogy Research Software

Revgenea Software is out to revolutionize the field of genealogy software.  We need to make family history more approachable and accessible for the average person.  In today’s increasingly mobile world, we should be able to research our family from anywhere, whenever we have a few minutes, and use the power of our mobile devices to make finding those family stories easier and faster.

How do we achieve this vision?  All of our genealogy apps have the following qualities:

  • Designed for mobile first.  Our apps are designed from the beginning to minimize data entry, and to summarize important information using limited screen space.  Mobile-first apps are easy to use.  Unfortunately, most of today’s genealogy apps are designed for the web first.  Their mobile apps are the poor second cousin to the web versions, with fewer features that are difficult to use.
  • Make it easy to get started.  Our apps let you describe what you want to find, then help you to find it quickly.
  • Search is king!  Our apps automatically save every search you try, so you can easily retrieve and modify a search without reentering all of the search terms.  Also, our search capability is full-featured, with support for all advanced search options.  Finally, our apps help people learn how to use the advanced search options by example.
  • Automate best practices.  Our apps automate best research practices such as source citations and research logs.

OldNews USA is the first app that applies my vision to the problem of historic newspaper research.  Give it a try today, and join me in raising the bar for genealogy research software.

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