Interview With The Headline King, Lee Hanover

A while ago, I came in contact with a gentleman, Lee Hanover, who is even more interested in old newspapers than I am! His interest is not genealogical in nature, but more from a historical perspective. He specializes in newspaper headlines and other historical media. Lee was kind enough to provide answers to my interview …

Veridian Adds/Updates 116 Titles – January, 2022

Veridian Software has many clients with collections of digitized newspapers that can be searched for free. Over 50 million pages currently. They power California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia,  Washington, and Wyoming state newspaper collections. And country-wide collections, such as Estonia, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, and Switzerland. Veridian is the name of the software and …

The Easiest Way to Find Every Historical Newspaper in America

The fact is that all old newspapers ever published in the United States are not online. Much less than you might think. So let’s just say for now that 15 to 30% of all U.S. newspaper pages have been digitized. Personally, I think that’s a very high number, but…… That leaves about 70-85% that are …

Almost 40,000 Free Online Historical U.S. Newspapers Now Available to Research – End of 2021

On this website, the first set of free online links to U.S. historical newspapers was published in February 2014. with about 10,000 titles. There have been at least two updates published each year since then. The final update of 2021 adds another 1,400 titles. The grand total is 39,080 links to Historical American Newspapers that can …

32 Reasons Why Searching for Obituaries is Like Finding Gold

OK – you won’t get rich when you find an obituary, but your genealogy research will benefit, and your family history research will get richer. We have a tendency as researchers to underappreciate the value of the documents or articles that we already have acquired, and spend our time looking for new “stuff.” There are …

Alaska Adds 16 Newspaper Titles to Chronicling America

The State of Alaska has added 16 new titles and 21,000 pages to Chronicling America.  Here is part of the announcement from the Alaska Digital Newspaper Project: Two new batches of data from the Alaska Digital Newspaper Project are now online at https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Our batches contain over 5000 newspaper issues from the following titles: Fort Wrangel …

GenealogyBank Adds/Updates 31 Titles – January 2022

GenealogyBank, a subscription newspaper site, has announced its’ updates for January 2022. There are 26 New Titles and 5 Titles that have had issues added in the previous month. From GenealogyBank: Here are some of the details about our most recent U.S. newspaper additions: A total of 30 titles from 15 states, plus 1 national title …

12 Keys to Properly Analyzing the Vitals Section of Historical Newspapers

The Vitals section of the newspaper is generally the most pursued by genealogy newspaper researchers – primarily because that is where death notices and obituaries reside. But there are more than just obits in this important section. This Research Tip contains a list of the keys to getting the most for your family history research out …

95 Million Historic U.S. Newspaper Pages Now Available from Advantage Archives

For the last 4 years, I have been tracking the online collections made available by the Advantage Archives (formerly Advantage Preservation) company, which has contracted with several hundred libraries and other institutions across the U.S. to digitize and host their online newspaper collections. These links have also been incorporated in the state collection summaries found …

NewspaperARCHIVE Update – December, 2021

NewspaperARCHIVE, a subscription site, has announced its’ updates for December 2021. There are 0 New Titles and 36 Titles that have had issues added. There are a total of over 15,700 titles available at the site. A complete list of all of the site’s titles can be found HERE. Below are the titles added or …