Minnesota Historical Society Digital Newspaper Hub adds more old newspapers

The updates to digitized newspapers for Minnesota keeps adding to my research task list! I already found one new item about my late father-in-law. MN Digital Newspaper Hub – May 2024 content updateA content update to the Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub today added 10,025 new issues and 158,877 new newspaper pages. New publicly available titles […]

NEW Saint Paul, Minnesota newspaper titles on GenealogyBank!

Big news for Minnesota and Saint Paul researchers. Finally, some additional years of the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and Saint Paul Dispatch online. In a future post I will add more on the changing titles of Saint Paul newspapers but for now here’s this recent update from GenealogyBank. Update: check under Minnesota and then Saint […]

Old Baltimore love letters with family history found in the wall.

Articles that tell stories like this make me smile at how wonderfu it is for the descendants. They also make me wish for such a discovery for my own family history. The article goes into additional details that tell things the descendants did not know before the letters were found. https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/culture/lifestyle/historical-baltimore-love-letters-mystery-RKCCYFVDJFF4NHFI4SNRZYYGNM

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 […]