Posts about newspapers, newspaper indexes, digital newspapers, and newspaper directories, and finding historic newspapers for genealogy research.

21 Sep 2017

Making Historic Newspaper Photos Searchable

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Do you want to help the Library of Congress by making historic newspaper photos searchable? Beyond Words is a new Library of Congress project making historic newspaper photos searchable by transcribing captions. This new crowdsourcing project invites volunteers to use a Library of Congress website to identify cartoons and [...]

14 Aug 2016

Chronicling America Additions August 2016

By |14 Aug 2016|Genealogy, Newspapers|2 Comments

Alaska, Colorado, Maine, and New Jersey are the Chronicling America additions August 2016. The four new partners are the Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums; the Colorado Historical Society; the Maine State Library, and Rutgers University in New Jersey. Forty-three states and one territory are now participating in the program. NEH [...]

7 Feb 2016

Saving Historic Newspapers

By |7 Feb 2016|Genealogy, Newspapers|0 Comments

Today's post is about the sleuthing librarians and archivists do when finding, sharing, and saving historic newspapers. I've written before about the joint NEH-Library of Congress project, Chronicling America, which offers free digitized historic newspapers from many U.S. states. But it's easy to overlook the work being done to compile the U.S. Newspaper [...]