Chronicling America newspapers now includes all 50 states and more

A press release from the U.S. Library of Congress surprised me. I had not known we still had some holdout states in the National Newspaper Project/Digital Newspaper Project in recent years. It now covers all 50 states+! “The success of the program over the past 18 years has extended the collection scope to the current […]

Arkansas newspapers to be digitized with grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

This is an exciting press release from the Arkansas State Archives. If I say please, do you think they would do Northwest Arkansas counties first? Johnson, Newton, Pope, Washington, Franklin . . . Over the last 30 years I have done much newspaper reading onsite in Arkansas, but to have them digitized and searchable on […]

Minnesota and beyond: seeking families and descendants of 46,000 adopted children since 1865

I love neighborhood newspapers. The Park Bugle serves the St. Anthony Park, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, and Como Park areas of St. Paul, Minnesota The September issue I picked up this week carried an article with joyous news of importance to many people. It concerns the families of children adopted through two organizations located here in […]