Here are some new, merely worthy of a mention and updated search portals, search engines and databases.
RootsWeb – Newspaper Indexes
Search for the appearance of personal names in some historical newspapers.
Public Records Portals>
SearchSystems – New Web site links. This site collects links to searchable public records databases and non governmental databases that collect various types of information. The “Newsites” page is updated several times a week.
American Legal Media has revamped its search engine, which primarily searches sites within the Law.com network. LawQuest may be useful for identifying articles and case decisions but much of the content is restricted to subscribers. [Via LegalSites]
Perform a name search at Voompeople to find employment and business associations. This can be a means of doing a name search for officers in a corporation, particularly useful in states (like California) where the Secretary of State corporation entity lookup is only by corporate name.