Petersburg, Alaska, Public Library Posts Early Newspapers Online

The Progressive

The Petersburg, Alaska Public Library has posted several early newspapers online in their Digital Archives. The following papers are currently available for searching online:

The dates of items currently posted are from 1913 through 1931.

According to an article posted at the website, “By this fall, the archive should be complete up to a year within the current paper.” See the article for an interesting audio recording.

Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the heads-up.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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