Chronicling America free newspapers: now 10 million pages strong!

I love good news. This news release from the Library of Congress shares some. If you haven’t used Chronicling America, head over to the website and begin searching in this FREE resource. Not every newspaper is there, but I did find a story about my Great Great Grandmother Marie Slaker falling down stairs at a family residence here in St. Paul!

“Online Resource of Historic Newspapers Posts 10 Millionth Page

 Chronicling America, a free, online searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, has posted its 10 millionth page.

Launched by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 2007, Chronicling America provides enhanced and permanent access to historically significant newspapers published in the United States between 1836 and 1922. It is part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a joint effort between the two agencies and partners in 40 states and territories.”

Read the full news release with interesting statistics here.


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