Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Finds in Newspapers: 14 November 2014



Recently, I found the following articles regarding historic newspapers:
Also:
  • The Library of Congress' Chronicling America has updated 28 of its titles with more content. These include newspapers from North Dakota, Mississippi, Louisiana, Idaho, Oregon, Montana.
  • Have you checked out the nupepa blog? It highlights historic Hawaiian language newspapers!

Finally, many thanks to all of you who have sent me emails recently recording new or updated online collections. I will get those links on the Online Historical Newspapers site soon!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Finds in Newspapers: 7 November 2014



Recently, I found the following article regarding newspapers:


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Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Finds in Newspapers: 17 October 2014



Recently, I found the following articles regarding newspapers at various blogs and websites:



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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Additions, Updates, and Corrections of U.S. Newspaper Pages



Over the past 10 months, I have slowly made many updates, corrections, and additions to the pages of the Online Historical Newspaper site, specifically the U.S. pages. For some time, I was unable to do any work on the site, as I had shoulder surgery shortly before Christmas 2013, and was in physical therapy until the spring.

This summer, I made the most changes on the site, but realized I have never posted an update. So here goes! You'll see many new and updated titles from the Library of Congress' Chronicling America site. I have everything updated for the states Alabama through Michigan from the Library of Congress, as of today.

Additions, Updates, and Corrections

Alabama - one new title from Library of Congress, and one from Google News Archive; corrected one link from Jackson State University

Arizona - 34 new and nine updated titles from Library of Congress

California - three new and four updated titles from Library of Congress

Colorado - corrected two titles from GenealogyBank; two new and seven updated titles to Library of Congress

District of Columbia - updated title from Georgia State University Library; two new and seven updated titles from Library of Congress

Georgia - one new title from Library of Congress

Hawai'i - one updated title from Library of Congress

Illinois - two new and seven updated titles from Library of Congress; one updated title and two corrected links to UIUC

Indiana - 21 new and four updated titles from Library of Congress

Iowa - 13 new titles from Library of Congress and one new title from GenealogyBank

Kansas - 25 new and two updated titles from Library of Congress

Kentucky - 30 new and 16 updated titles from Library of Congress

Louisiana - 73 new and one updated titles from Library of Congress

Maryland - two new titles from Library of Congress, one corrected link to Georgia State University Library

Michigan - 10 new and one updated titles from Library of Congress; corrected one link to Making of Modern Michigan and two links to Orion Township Public Library

New Jersey - 10 new titles from Atlantic County Library System

New York - corrected link to Rockland County Messenger; updated dates on Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Ohio - four new titles from Minster Historical Society & Museum

Tennessee - two new and one updated titles from Library of Congress

Utah - one new title from Library of Congress

Vermont - one new title from Library of Congress

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Alberta, California, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia New Pages and Updates



While I have not posted updates to this blog since April, it does NOT mean I have not updated the site. On the contrary, I was very busy this summer posting new titles to the site. However, this fall, I started to have some familiar shoulder pain, and sure enough, I became a candidate once again, for rotator cuff surgery, this time on my right shoulder. I had the surgery on December 19th, and am still very much in the early stages of recovery. However, I can type one-handed, slowly, and so I decided that now was as good a time as any to inform you of the new titles and updates that were posted this past year.


New Pages

Alberta - with one title from NewspaperArchive


Updates

California - one new title from NewspaperArchive, and two from Google News Archive; corrected info on one title from Google News Archive

Hawaii - nine new titles from Library of Congress; expanded dates on three titles from Library of Congress

Iowa - two new titles from Library of Congress

Illinois - one new title from Library of Congress

Michigan - seven new titles from Library of Congress

Minnesota - two new titles from City of Brainerd

Montana - three new titles from GenealogyBank, 17 from Google News Archives, 21 from Library of Congress, 13 from Montana Memory Project, and 24 from NewspaperArchive

New Jersey - three from Cranford Public Library, two from Joint Digital Archives of Fanwood and Scotch Plains, two from New Brunswick Public Libray, ten from Rahway Public Library, two from Sadie Pope Dowdell Public Library, three from South Plainfield Public Library, and nine from Woodbridge Public Library

Oregon - four new titles from Ancestry, one from the City of Rainier, six from Gale's 19th Century U.S. Newspaper Collection, nine from GenealogyBank, 23 from Google News Archive, 65 from Historic Oregon Newspapers, 23 from Library of Congress, four from NewspaperArchive, 14 from SmallTownPapers, and one from the University of Oregon Libraries; expanded dates for one title from Library of Congress. At this point, Oregon's page is as complete as I am aware it can be!

Pennsylvania - seven new titles from LancasterHistory and one from Internet Archive (via LancasterHistory)

Texas - 29 new titles from Library of Congress, and two from University of North Texas Libraries; expanded dates for one title from Library of Congress

Washington - removed link to Tri-City Herald after determining it is no longer offered through Google News Archive

West Virginia - two new titles from Library of Congress

Manitoba - for some reason, this page was not linked to the Canada page, so the public didn't have access to it, unless they knew the direct link. Fixed. Added one title from University of Manitoba.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Videos and Tutorials for Your Newspaper Searches


The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program blog has a helpful article out with links various videos and tutorials available for different digital newspaper sites, including Chronicling America and the University of Illinois. Check it out here.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

A Great Educational Resource for Newspaper Research


I'd like to recommend a website that is a great educational resource for newspaper research, The Ancestor Hunt by Kenneth R. Marks. Ken writes articles on his blog about where to find digitized newspapers online and how to use them to find what you want. He has a list of research links, as well as a number of genealogy books he recommends. The finest feature on his site is his collection of video tutorials that demonstrate step-by-step the various digitized newspaper collections online and how to search, browse, and utilize them.

Here's an example of one of his many videos. They are available through YouTube, and are free to watch.


Viewing the video on this blog may not work well, because of the small size. Just click on the logo "YouTube" right under the video to watch it full size on the YouTube site.

Happy learning!

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