Interview With Kendall Hulet, CEO of Newspaper Archive

You may not know this, but Newspaper Archive has a new management team, after their acquisition in October 2020. From the Press release, “Charles Thayne Capital, a growth-oriented private investment firm focused on technology and based in Chicago, has acquired World Archives, the operator of NewspaperArchive.com.” The new CEO, Kendall Hulet, formerly of Ancestry.com, answered …

NEH Announces 2021 Awards to 10 States in the National Digital Newspaper Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced the 2021 grants for the National Digital Newspaper Program to 10 states: Arkansas Connecticut Florida Georgia Massachusetts Montana Rhode Island Texas Wisconsin Wyoming The details for each state’s grant can be found in this pdf

The Easiest Way to Find Every Newspaper in the US

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 …

GenealogyBank Adds/Updates 88 Titles – August, 2021

GenealogyBank, a subscription newspaper site, has announced its’ updates for August 2021. There are 34 New Titles and 54 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 85 titles from 32 states, plus 1 title from …

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

For the last 3 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 …

Find My Past Adds/Updates 129 Historical Newspaper Titles – July, 2021

Find My Past is an underappreciated source for digitized newspapers. A subscription site that specializes in British and Irish newspapers, it has titles from all over the world, including the U.S. Currently their collection numbers nearly 120 million pages. It is growing rapidly. This month, Find My Past added 34 New Titles and added to …

NewspaperARCHIVE Update – July, 2021

NewspaperARCHIVE, a subscription site, has announced its’ updates for July 2021. There is 1 New Title and 172 Titles that have had issues added. There are a total of over 15,000 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 …

British Newspaper Archive Adds/Updates 157 Titles – July, 2021

The British Newspaper Archive, a subscription site owned by FindMyPast, has announced its’ updates for July 2021. There are 68 New Titles and 89 Titles that have had issues added. There are a total of over 44 million pages available at the site. A complete list of all of the site’s titles can be found HERE. …

Chronicling America Updates – July 2021

Chronicling America, the newspaper collection available for online research of United States historical newspapers regularly updates their collection. Here are the updated titles for July 2021. Some are new titles and some are added to an existing title’s pages in the database. There are 18 in total from 5 different states. Alaska Updated content for …

Search Hyphenated Words in Historical Newspapers to Get Up To 30% More Results

Finding your ancestors in newspaper articles is in my opinion – an art, not a science. You must be clever and resourceful to get around the quality limitations in old newspapers A “feature” of older newspapers is the use of the hyphen. Hyphenated words were often used heavily to save space and due to the …