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

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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 [...]

13 Apr 2016

True Love and Family History

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Today, a story of True Love and Family History from the front page of the Chicago Tribune for three two people in my family tree. Frederick Jellison did indeed forsake his family fortune and eloped over the state line with his chosen bride, Anna Grant. Anna was a milliner and the daughter [...]

7 Feb 2016

Saving Historic Newspapers

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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 [...]