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Online Historic Digitized Canadian Newspapers

Bowling Green State University has links to digitized Canadian newspapers that are freely available on the Internet. The site is broken down into eleven tabs covering the twelve Canadian provinces. They are: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Territory Many Thanks to Cyndi […]

Leave a Comment and the Associated Press Bring Historical AP Archives Online

The following press release is from and the Associated Press Bring Historical AP Archives Online New Agreement Provides a View of the Past through Historical News Reports (Provo, Utah) – November 18, 2013 –, the world’s largest online family history resource, is proud to announce a collaboration with the Associated Press that […]

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The Gazette: Opening Up 350 Years of UK History

From the 30 October 2013 of the latest news from the British National Archives: The London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes have been brought together today into a new, re-launched, and fully searchable online service available at Carol Tullo, Director of Information Policy and Services, said: ‘This new look, integrated service has been shaped by […]

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Mississippi Department of Archives and History to Digitize Newspapers Dating from 1836 to 1922

The following teaser is from an AP article posted in the September 22, 2013 editon of Jackson, Mississippi — The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has received a $274,000 grant to digitize 100,000 pages of state newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. Julia Marks Young, director of the MDAH Archives and Records Services […]

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New Online Irish Newspapers Make Ireland’s History Searchable

The following news release was received from Laura Zilverberg for Titles cover all four provinces of Ireland with articles dating 1820-1926 LOS ANGELES (Sept. 23, 2013) –, an international leader in online family history, today announced the launch of its Irish Newspaper Collection, making almost 2 million historical Irish newspaper articles available to […]

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Grundy County, Missouri Newspapers Being Digitized

The following is from the September 19, 2013 edition of the Trenton Republican-Times The Grundy County Genealogy Society, with the assistance of the Grundy County-Jewett Norris Library, has begun a project to digitize the entire microfilm collection of newspapers on file at the library. The microfilm collection dates back to 1894 and is used extensively […]

Leave a Comment – Search 1,099,175 Newspapers From 1,034 Newspaper Titles is a website with a search engine that searches a number of newspaper collections. According to the website, 1,099,175 Newspapers are searched from 1,034 Newspaper Titles. Quite a number of newspapers are made available in searchable digital format with a software called Veridan. Veridian makes it easy to search, view and interact with digitized […]

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More Historic Oregon Newspapers

Nearly two years ago I posted links to 30 digitized historic Oregon Newpapers posted by the University of Oregon. At that time, they had about 180,000 page posted and the site was quickly developing into an important source of genealogical data. Although I can’t find a number of pages listed on the site, I’m sure […]

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Everything You Need to Know About… How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers

“Newspapers are genealogy’s ‘hottest’ record group today and Cooke’s engaging writing teamed with helpful worksheets makes searching for them much easier.” The above is just one of many positive comments given about Lisa Louise Cooke’s book Everything You Need to Know About… How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers. This book is a step-by-step […]

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Petersburg, Alaska, Public Library Posts Early Newspapers Online

The Petersburg, Alaska Public Library has posted several early newspapers online in their Digital Archives. The following papers are currently available for searching online: Petersburg Weekly Report (2226) Petersburg Press (1298) The Petersburg Herald (610) The Progressive (388) The dates of items currently posted are from 1913 through 1931. According to an article posted at […]

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Father & Daughter (my mom) Reunited After 43 Years

Fifty-six years ago last month, a daughter was reunited with her father who she hadn’t seen for 43 years – not since she was less than 5 years old. That daughter was my mother, nee Virginia Cornett Feller. I was reminded of the reunion while searching for Meitzlers at last evening. The event is […]

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ProQuest to Distribute to Libraries and Institutions.

I see that my old employer, ProQuest, is taking on the global distribution of to libraries and institutions. ANN ARBOR — Ann Arbor-based ProQuest announce Monday that it is expanding its selection of historical news content as the global distributor to libraries and other institutions for, a 130 million-page database that captures coverage […]

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Twenty-Two Million Newspaper Pages and Growing

There’s an excellent article about Tom Tryniski’s website posted at the March 5, 2013 edition of is one of my very favorite websites – one that has allowed me to gather all kinds of interesting information about my Meitzler families in New York State. Currently, I get 754 hits on the name […]

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Terminology Found in Historic Newspapers

Mary Harrell-Sesniak wrote an excellent article for the GenealogyBank blog, posted On February 11, 2013. She deals with a number of terms that are often seen but may not be understood. Following is a list of terms that she explained in detail – with examples: Communicated (often abbreviated Com.) Requests to Insert Mastheads Banns or […]

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National Library of Australia Digitizing Newspapers

The National Library of Australia has posted a list of newspapers that will be digitized and made available during the year. According to their website, “Multiple titles may be processed and made available at any given time. Dates of when specific issues will be available unfortunately cannot be provided.” I counted about 170 titles in […]

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