Thursday, January 10, 2013

Recent Updates to Online Newspaper Archives Page

I posted recently about the Wikipedia page for online newspaper archives, a portal with links to other sites with digitized newspapers, abstracts, and indices.  I just completed another round of updates and additions to the page:

• Israel: updated the list of digitized newspapers on the National Library of Israel site
• Missouri: updated the list of available newspapers on the State Historical Society of Missouri Digital Newspaper Project page
• Washington State: added newspapers on the University of Washington Library site, including four student newspapers and the Pacific Fisherman Journal (nope, not kidding, it's real!)
• General USA: added many links to ProQuest newspapers that allow purchase of individual articles.  Most ProQuest databases are for large institutions, but these newly added links allow consumers to access content from home.  Almost all of them are for more recent content, but that can also be helpful in family history research.  In addition, five new states were added to the U.S. list, plus Guam now has an entry.

And remember, since this is Wikipedia, if you find an online newspaper archive that is not listed, you also can contribute to this growing resource.  If you don't want to get involved with Wikipedia, send links to me and I will be happy to add them to the page.


  1. Why does it not surprise me that you edit Wikipedia? At least I am confident that you know what you're doing, unlike some other yahoos who "edit" that site.

  2. No matter what I do, I end up editing something, don't I? And I just received notification from Wikipedia that I now have my own user talk page, so apparently I hit some minimum required number of edits.

  3. long did that take you? To get to the "big time" as it were.

  4. Just under three years. My first edit was posted January 10, 2010. And the number of edits is 500.


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