Arkansas and Georgia Join the National Digital Newspaper Program

From the National Endowment for the Humanities:

We are happy to announce the addition of two new partners to the National Digital Newspaper Program: Arkansas and Georgia.  NEH recently made awards to the Arkansas State Archives and the University of Georgia to digitize their historic newspapers.  Forty-five states and one territory now participate in the program.  Soon, we hope to have every state and U.S. territory represented in Chronicling America, the open access database of historic American newspapers jointly created by NEH, the Library of Congress, and state partners across the U.S.

NEH awards have also been issued to partners in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin to continue their contributions.  You can read more about all of the awards in NEH’s press release.

Source: Arkansas and Georgia Join the National Digital Newspaper Program | National Endowment for the Humanities

Using the US newspaper collection on Findmypast

The collection of US newspapers on Findmypast contains almost 120 million pages, from all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Panama and the Virgin Islands. Titles include a variety of local papers, as well as national publications including the New York Times and the Washington Post.

We’ve put together a few tips and tricks to help you search our US newspaper collection so that you can find out more about your family and the world in which they lived.

To learn more, visit: Using the US newspaper collection on Findmypast

Online Historical Directories

Have you ever wished you could find links to all the online city directories in one place?  A place where they were listed by location and in date order?  This is the purpose of the Online Historical Directories Website. It is meant to be used as an aid to genealogists, historians, and other researchers.

Miriam Robbins is working to do just that. Links to city, county, and rural directories found online. But that’s not all . . . she’s doing historic newspapers too!

Visit Online Historical Directories

Visit Online Historical Newspapers

Chronicling America Updates

Here are the updated titles for October and November, 2016.  Some are new titles and some are added to an existing title’s pages in the database. There are 31 in total from 9 different states plus Puerto Rico. (Please note that some newspapers may be listed multiple times because they were updated more than once by the Library of Congress during the month)

Source: The Ancestor Hunt

Directory of United States Historic Newspapers

Kenneth R. Marks at The Ancestor Hunt has done an amazing job of finding free newspaper resources we can all use. Below is his list of U.S. resources organized by State. You will be amazed!

North Georgia Historic Newspapers

From the Digital Library of Georgia . . .

The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to fifteen newspaper titles published in nine North Georgia cities (Canton, Cassville, Cedartown, Clayton, Cleveland, Dahlonega, Dalton, Gainesville, and Rome) from 1850 to 1928. Consisting of over 63,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site is compatible with all current browsers and the newspaper page images can be viewed without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads.

Source: North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive Expansion