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Providence College (Providence, RI) Posts the Student Newspaper #Genealogy

Providence College, of Providence, Rhode Island, has digitized and posted “The Cowl.” The issues currently available on the website run from 1935 through 1979. The following is from Providence College’s student newspaper, The Cowl, began publication on November 16th, 1935. It has been published continuously each academic year since then, with the exception of […]

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Georgia State University Library Completes Digitization of “The Signal,” the Student Newspaper

Georgia State University Library announced the completion of the digitization of The Signal, Georgia State University’s student newspaper. The digitization included the previous incarnations titled The Technite, The Evening Signal, and The Junior Collegiate. Two Thousand One Hundred Thirty Five (2,135 issues) totaling 34,456 pages, were scanned, described with metadata, and uploaded to the library’s […]

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Library and Archives Canada Launches Portal for Residental Schools 1885-1996

The following is from the Library and Archives Canada website: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is launching a single portal to provide access to photos related to Residential Schools, taken between 1885 and 1996. Some 150,000 Aboriginal children attended over 130 residential schools located across the country. The first set of published photos comprises about […]

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Archives Digitizes Over 100 Years of the Student Newspaper

The following excerpt is from the February 27, 2014 edition of The staff of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Archives has digitized more than a century of The Polytechnic student newspaper. The Poly archive is available online through the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Digital Collections, and can be searched by date or keyword. The archive offers […]

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Indian Schools, Seminaries, and Asylums

From the November 2, 2013, Beginning in 1878 the goal was to assimilate Indian people into the general population of the United States. By placing the Indian children in first day schools and boarding schools it was thought this would be accomplished. Federal policy sanctioned the removal of children from their families and placed […]

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Records of Military College Preparatory Schools

The following was written by Bryan Mulcahy, M.L.S., Reference Librarian at the Ft. Myers – Lee County Public Library, and used with his permission: Periodically we receive queries from patrons seeking information and records from military college preparatory schools or academies. For those not familiar with these institutions, conducting a basic Internet search using the […]

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Updates to USA Census & Tax Records AND Canadian Vital Records Databases at

Here are the most recent USA Census & Tax Records AND  Canadian Vital Records related databases updated at Family We have also updated the following records on this site:   USA State, Territorial & School Censuses and Tax Records at Canadian Vital Records Databases Posted at   THE FOLLOWING UNITED STATES CENSUS […]

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A Checklist of 150 Genealogical Sources

The following article was written by my good friend, William Dollarhide. Enjoy… That first pedigree chart usually shows up to four generations, sometimes more, but if a 4-generation chart starts with yourself, there are up to fourteen direct ancestors presented. How many documents have you collected for each of those fourteen persons? How many have […]

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Wingate University Posts Yearbooks 1924-2009 Added to the Yearbook Collections of 67 Other NC University’s Online at

The following excerpt is from a blog posted at the EKS Libris website: Wingate University Special Collections recently partnered with The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. … The partnership between WUSC and the […]

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Kansas State Posts Their Yearbooks on the Internet Archive

The following exceprt is from the October 3, 2012 edition of the The Royal Purple, K-State’s yearbook, has become digitized. According to a Sept. 20 university press release, every edition from 1926 to 2009 will now be available online. The print editions are hosted by a free online database available to anyone [the Internet […]

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Western Washington University’s “The Western Front” Being Digitized and Posted Online

The following excerpt is from the September 26, 2012 edition of the Since Western was founded in 1899, there has been a student newspaper, said Tamara Belts, Special Collections Manager at Western. People often come to the Special Collections Office in the Western libraries to thumb through old copies of the paper, which date […]

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North Carolina’s Elon University Newspapers 1920-1970 Digitized, Searchable and Online

Do you have relative’s that attended Elon University? If so, you might want to check out the newly digitized newspapers. The following excerpt is from an article written by Natalie Allison ’13, for the Elon University website. Elon student newspapers from 1920-1970 are now available in digital format online, and the collection will soon be […]

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University of Iowa Yearbooks Now Online

The University of Iowa, located in Iowa City in southeast Iowa, has posted online their yearbooks dating from 1892 through 1992. The following is from their website: “Published from 1892 until 1992 (except for a brief interruption during the 1970s), The University of Iowa’s Hawkeye yearbook features student portraits, photographs of the campus, club and […]

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There’s nothing like an old annual to bring back memories. I just spent a few minutes browsing the 1964 Orting, Washington high school yearbook. And the memories came flooding back. Although I didn’t attend school there, many of the Orting freshman class were among my friends. The following News Release was written by staff: […]

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New Data Coming to in 2011

According to, they have a lot of new things in store for us in 2011. The following lists are from their press release of December 27, with details found on their “What’s ahead” webpage. United States Records to be posted in 2011 • More naturalization records, 1795-1900s • Improved 1930 U.S. Census • More […]

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