Guess I have a different point of view to express. I tried newspaperARCHIVE.com's free offer but, admittedly, changed immediately to the annual subscription after I found six obits. The search process, itself, works rather slow and occasionally it will not load and interesting article, but I believe I have definitely got my money's worth. As in any site I suppose I will someday exhaust the supply of useful material for my family, then I will just cancel. I would surely NOT call it a scam.