Latest Additions to Chronicling America Newspaper Database

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Latest Additions to Chronicling America Newspaper Database

The latest additions to Chronicling America Newspaper Database happened last week.

The Library of Congress updated the Chronicling America Web site with more than 190,000 additional newspaper pages in various titles. The site now provides access to more than 4.1 million searchable newspaper pages from 581 newspaper titles, published in 25 states and the District of Columbia between 1836 and 1922.

To learn more about what newspapers have been added or updated, subscribe to the Recent Additions RSS feed available from anywhere in Chronicling America (click on the orange Subscribe button).

Chronicling America, begun in 2005, is a database and companion website produced by the United States National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, maintained by the LOC. The Chronicling America website contains digitized newspaper pages and information about historic newspapers to place the primary sources in context and support future research. The project is described as “long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages.” Local participants in the project receive awards to scan approximately 100,000 newspaper pages, primarily from microfilm

To search for newspaper titles that have been digitized, visit http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/. 

For more information about using historic newspapers for genealogy research, click here.

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”

2 Comments

  1. McManigle Family 15 November 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Thank you very much for this link!! I have already found 2 articles and I have just started!! I was not aware of this website, but have bookmarked it for future use. I am heading back now to see what else I can find!!
    Thank you!!

  2. Sassy Jane Genealogy 16 November 2011 at 12:04 AM

    You’re welcome! Stay tuned – I usually have updates to their site.

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