Tuesday, March 18, 2014

More Newspaper Archive Links? Of Course!

I have added several more links to the Wikipedia online newspaper archives page.  Most of them are free.  I hope some of these prove helpful in your research!

• Alberta, Canada:  Our Future, Our Past:  The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project, intends eventually to collect all Alberta newspapers.  Currently the years range from 1885 to 2001.  You can browse by year or location, but no search function is available.
• China (new country!):  ProQuest has made three partial years of the North China Daily News available through the Center for Research Libraries system.  As with all ProQuest databases, this is a paid site.  (The really big news with this newspaper is that the Shanghai Library has digitized more than 100 years [1850–1951], but so far the database is strictly in house.)
• England:  Lloyd's List, from the venerable Lloyd's of London, has an online archive going back 24 years.  This is also a paid archive.
• California:  A large collection of 19th- and 20th-century transcribed newspaper articles about the former town of Alvarado, now split between several cities in Alameda County.
• California:  The Grass Valley Daily Union from 1865–1884 (except for 1878) can be browsed online thanks to the Nevada County Library.
• California:  Neighborhood Newspapers of San Francisco is an effort to make several local newspapers more widely available through digitization.  Currently the focus is on issues covering the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, but the plan is to add historical runs for Grapevine, New Bernal Journal, Noe Valley Voice, North Mission News, Potrero News, Richmond ReView, El Tecolote, and Tenderloin Times.  More information about the project is available on the FoundSF Web site.
• Missouri:  The Scenic Regional Library has digitized and posted fourteen newspapers from Franklin, Gasconnade, and Warren counties, published between the 1870's and 1920's.
• Montana:  The Gallatin County Genealogical Society has posted an index of obituaries in local papers and Web sites from 1980–2013.
• New York:  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's student paper, The Polytechnic, is available online for 1869 and 1885–2001.
• New York:  The Troy Irish Genealogy Society has posted marriage and death indices from Troy newspapers from 1882–1885, and transcribed marriage and death notices and miscellaneous news items from the West Troy Advocate from 1837–1865.

How have newspapers helped you solve some of your genealogy research questions?

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