Chronicling America Adds 302 New Titles in 2020

Chronicling Americathe newspaper collection available for online research of United States historic newspapers, regularly updates their collection. At the end of 2020, there were almost 17,500,000 online pages available from over 3,300 titles.

In 2020, 302 titles were added and/or updated to the collection from 27 states and the District of Columbia.

Here are the newspaper titles added to Chronicling America in 2020: (Please note that some newspapers may be listed multiple times because they were updated more than once by the Library of Congress and have different date ranges for the same title).

Alabama


Alaska

Arizona

California

Colorado

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Maine

Maryland

Michigan

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Jersey

North Carolina

Ohio

South Dakota


Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia


Wisconsin

Wyoming

For more Chronicling America and other free links for these states and others – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

Colorado and Wyoming Launch New Historic Newspapers Collection Online Database

The Colorado State Library, in partnership with the Wyoming State Library and the University of Wyoming, have just announced the launch of the Plains to Peaks Historic Newspapers database.

The Plains to Peaks Historic Newspapers online collection combines the content of the CHNC [Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] and the Wyoming Newspapers collection for simple one-stop discovery. This new initiative also includes the design of a new and improved Wyoming Newspapers site located at www.wyomingnewspapers.org with content provided by both the Wyoming State Library and the University of Wyoming. Both of these new sites are built upon the existing CHNC platform design and the CHNC features users know and love can be found on both the shared Plains to Peaks site and the Wyoming site.

Read the entire announcement HERE

A very interesting collaboration!

Canada Birth, Marriage, and Death (BMD) Record Links

One of the main goals for genealogists is finding birth, marriage, and death (BMD) information about their ancestors.  

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to birth, marriage, and death collections have been provided for free online.  These searchable indexes provide specific BMD information, and often scanned images of the actual birth, marriage, and death certificates themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.

There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include birth, marriage, and death information that are not included in the lists below. For example, newspapers, draft registration files, naturalization records, etc. have BMD info. To find out which types of other records may include BMD information, please see: ​

The lists below are specific birth, marriage, and death indexes and record collections that are available for free online.

Note 1: Some of the links listed take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. In many cases there is a link to the digital collection in the middle of the page, but also near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. Please also note that I have listed below only BMD databases that are accessible digitally from your computer (or tablet/phone). Important: Make sure that you are logged in to the FamilySearch site. For some reason, if you are not logged in an otherwise browsable collection will show up with the camera icon with a key; if logged in, it will show up as the camera icon, ensuring that you can access the collection online remotely.

Note 2: There are obituary record indexes included, but are only listed if the index contains the death date, not just the date of publication of the obituary.

(Updated December 2020)

Just click on your desired province and the resulting page will display the links to free collections for that province:

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

Territories Birth, Marriage, and Death (BMD) Record Links

One of the main goals for genealogists is finding birth, marriage, and death (BMD) information about their ancestors.  

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to birth, marriage, and death collections have been provided for free online.  These searchable indexes provide specific BMD information, and often scanned images of the actual birth, marriage, and death certificates themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.

There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include birth, marriage, and death information that are not included in the lists below. For example, newspapers, draft registration files, naturalization records, etc. have BMD info. To find out which types of other records may include BMD information, please see: 

The lists below are specific birth, marriage, and death indexes and record collections that are available for free online.

Note 1: Some of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. In many cases there is a link to the digital collection in the middle of the page, but also near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. Please also note that I have listed below only BMD databases that are accessible digitally from your computer (or tablet/phone). Important: Make sure that you are logged in to the FamilySearch site. For some reason, if you are not logged in an otherwise browsable collection will show up with the camera icon with a key; if logged in, it will show up as the camera icon, ensuring that you can access the collection online remotely.

Note 2: There are obituary record indexes included, but are only listed if the index contains the death date, not just the date of publication of the obituary.

(Updated December 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)

General Canada

Territories

Check out the links for other provinces on the BMD Records page.

​Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For other Free Territories Links, click on the category of interest:​​​

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Directories

British Columbia Birth, Marriage, and Death (BMD) Record Links

One of the main goals for genealogists is finding birth, marriage, and death (BMD) information about their ancestors.  

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to birth, marriage, and death collections have been provided for free online.  These searchable indexes provide specific BMD information, and often scanned images of the actual birth, marriage, and death certificates themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.

There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include birth, marriage, and death information that are not included in the lists below. For example, newspapers, draft registration files, naturalization records, etc. have BMD info. To find out which types of other records may include BMD information, please see: ​

The lists below are specific birth, marriage, and death indexes and record collections that are available for free online.

Note 1: Some of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. In many cases there is a link to the digital collection in the middle of the page, but also near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. Please also note that I have listed below only BMD databases that are accessible digitally from your computer (or tablet/phone). Important: Make sure that you are logged in to the FamilySearch site. For some reason, if you are not logged in an otherwise browsable collection will show up with the camera icon with a key; if logged in, it will show up as the camera icon, ensuring that you can access the collection online remotely.

Note 2: There are obituary record indexes included, but are only listed if the index contains the death date, not just the date of publication of the obituary.

(Updated December 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)

General Canada

British Columbia

Check out the links for other provinces on the BMD Records page.

​Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For other Free British Columbia Links, click on the category of interest:​​​

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories

Quebec Birth, Marriage, and Death (BMD) Record Links

One of the main goals for genealogists is finding birth, marriage, and death (BMD) information about their ancestors.  

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to birth, marriage, and death collections have been provided for free online.  These searchable indexes provide specific BMD information, and often scanned images of the actual birth, marriage, and death certificates themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.

There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include birth, marriage, and death information that are not included in the lists below. For example, newspapers, draft registration files, naturalization records, etc. have BMD info. To find out which types of other records may include BMD information, please see: ​

The lists below are specific birth, marriage, and death indexes and record collections that are available for free online.

Note 1: Some of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. In many cases there is a link to the digital collection in the middle of the page, but also near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. Please also note that I have listed below only BMD databases that are accessible digitally from your computer (or tablet/phone). Important: Make sure that you are logged in to the FamilySearch site. For some reason, if you are not logged in an otherwise browsable collection will show up with the camera icon with a key; if logged in, it will show up as the camera icon, ensuring that you can access the collection online remotely.

Note 2: There are obituary record indexes included, but are only listed if the index contains the death date, not just the date of publication of the obituary.

(Updated December 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)

General Canada

Quebec

Check out the links for other provinces on the BMD Records page.

​Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For other Free Quebec Links, click on the category of interest:​​​

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories

Newfoundland and Labrador Birth, Marriage, and Death (BMD) Record Links

One of the main goals for genealogists is finding birth, marriage, and death (BMD) information about their ancestors.  

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to birth, marriage, and death collections have been provided for free online.  These searchable indexes provide specific BMD information, and often scanned images of the actual birth, marriage, and death certificates themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.

There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include birth, marriage, and death information that are not included in the lists below. For example, newspapers, draft registration files, naturalization records, etc. have BMD info. To find out which types of other records may include BMD information, please see: ​

The lists below are specific birth, marriage, and death indexes and record collections that are available for free online.

Note 1: Some of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. In many cases there is a link to the digital collection in the middle of the page, but also near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. Please also note that I have listed below only BMD databases that are accessible digitally from your computer (or tablet/phone). Important: Make sure that you are logged in to the FamilySearch site. For some reason, if you are not logged in an otherwise browsable collection will show up with the camera icon with a key; if logged in, it will show up as the camera icon, ensuring that you can access the collection online remotely.

Note 2: There are obituary record indexes included, but are only listed if the index contains the death date, not just the date of publication of the obituary.

(Updated December 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)

General Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador

Check out the links for other provinces on the BMD Records page.

​Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For other Free Newfoundland and Labrador Links, click on the category of interest:​​​

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories

Prince Edward Island Birth, Marriage, and Death (BMD) Record Links

One of the main goals for genealogists is finding birth, marriage, and death (BMD) information about their ancestors.  

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to birth, marriage, and death collections have been provided for free online.  These searchable indexes provide specific BMD information, and often scanned images of the actual birth, marriage, and death certificates themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.

There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include birth, marriage, and death information that are not included in the lists below. For example, newspapers, draft registration files, naturalization records, etc. have BMD info. To find out which types of other records may include BMD information, please see: ​

The lists below are specific birth, marriage, and death indexes and record collections that are available for free online.

Note 1: Some of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. In many cases there is a link to the digital collection in the middle of the page, but also near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. Please also note that I have listed below only BMD databases that are accessible digitally from your computer (or tablet/phone). Important: Make sure that you are logged in to the FamilySearch site. For some reason, if you are not logged in an otherwise browsable collection will show up with the camera icon with a key; if logged in, it will show up as the camera icon, ensuring that you can access the collection online remotely.

Note 2: There are obituary record indexes included, but are only listed if the index contains the death date, not just the date of publication of the obituary.

(Updated December 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)

General Canada

Prince Edward Island

Check out the links for other provinces on the BMD Records page.

​Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For other Free Prince Edward Island Links, click on the category of interest:​​​

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories

Ontario Birth, Marriage, and Death (BMD) Record Links

One of the main goals for genealogists is finding birth, marriage, and death (BMD) information about their ancestors.  

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to birth, marriage, and death collections have been provided for free online.  These searchable indexes provide specific BMD information, and often scanned images of the actual birth, marriage, and death certificates themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.

There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include birth, marriage, and death information that are not included in the lists below. For example, newspapers, draft registration files, naturalization records, etc. have BMD info. To find out which types of other records may include BMD information, please see: ​

The lists below are specific birth, marriage, and death indexes and record collections that are available for free online.

Note 1: Some of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. In many cases there is a link to the digital collection in the middle of the page, but also near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. Please also note that I have listed below only BMD databases that are accessible digitally from your computer (or tablet/phone)

Note 2: There are obituary record indexes included, but are only listed if the index contains the death date, not just the date of publication of the obituary.

(Updated December 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)

General Canada

Ontario