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Old Ohio Newspapers Added to the Chronicling America Collection Posted by the Library of Congress

The following is from the July 14, 2014 edition of The Columbus Dispatch: A fascinating collection of Ohio’s historic small town newspapers has been digitized and added to the Library of Congress “Chronicling America” website … The Ohio History Connection said the [searchable] newspapers were digitized with a $248,600 grant from the National Endowment for […]

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London & Northern Ireland Military Newspaper Editions from World War II to Debut On Stars and Stripes’ Online Archive

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Stars and Stripes first launched its digital archive in 2008 with over 1.0 million newspaper pages spanning 1948 through 1999. Fittingly, the World War II editions will begin to become available on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Originally established in London in 1942 for American military service […]

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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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8 Million Newspaper Pages Online at The British Newspaper Archive

The following is from Amy Sell with DC Thomson Family History: You can now explore 8 million newspaper pages at The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) after the website reached a major milestone today. While adding editions of the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Cheshire Observer and The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, the counter on the homepage […]

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FindMyPast Adds New York Marriage & Death Notices from Newspapers

FindMyPast has just announced the addition of marriage and death notices from New York City newspapers. The records cover the years 1835-1880, and come from three key newspapers of the time: The Brooklyn Eagle, The New York Herald and The New York World. Click on the link to search the database. For unlimited access to […]

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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 […]

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Ancestry.com and the Associated Press Bring Historical AP Archives Online

The following press release is from Ancestry.com Ancestry.com 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 – Ancestry.com, 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 www.thegazette.co.uk. 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 gulflive.com: 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 FindMyPast.com: Titles cover all four provinces of Ireland with articles dating 1820-1926 LOS ANGELES (Sept. 23, 2013) – Findmypast.com, 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 […]

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Elephind.com – Search 1,099,175 Newspapers From 1,034 Newspaper Titles

Elephind.com 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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