Digitized Newspaper Update, Library of Virginia

A large client project was sent this morning and I am rewarding myself by doing my own research this afternoon. The Library of Virginia has updated its Virginia Chronicle digitized newspapers section with many more Virginia newspapers and years. It now encompasses almost 4.2 million pages from around the state.    I have several collateral lines […]

Free webinar about using newspapers on Chronicling America

Chronicling America is a great partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Library of Congress, and state cultural institutions such as state historical societies, state archives, state libraries, and university libraries. The result to date includes over 20 million pages of U.S. newspapers from 1777–1963. This webinar will help with what you […]

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 […]

MyHeritage adds 982 million names in newspaper index

A press release from MyHeritage states “We are pleased to announce the publication of a massive new collection of 982 million names, extracted from our U.S. and Canadian historical newspaper collections” and reports there are more to come. These are from U.S. and Canadian newspapers. It shows the person’s name, a bit of text from […]