Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Favorite Newspaper Tools for Genealogy

There has been lots of talk about newspapers and genealogy lately staring with last week's episode of GeneaBloggers Radio entitled "Read All About It - Genealogy and Newspapers" (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/geneabloggers/2011/08/13/read-all-about-it-newspapers-as-genealogy-resources). Below are some of my favorite resources for newspaper research - some are free and some require a paid subscription.

Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Civil War Newspapers
http://www.uttyler.edu/vbetts/newspaper_titles.htm

GenealogyBank
http://www.genealogybank.com ($)

NEH Historic Newspapers
http://www.neh.gov/projects/usnp.html

New York Times Article Archive
http://www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/nytarchive.html

Newspaper Archive
http://www.newspaperarchive.com ($)

Northern Cal Newspapers
http://www.rainydayresearch.com/index.html

Northern New York Historical Newspapers
http://news.nnyln.net

Old Fulton Postcards
http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

Online Historical Newspapers
http://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home

US News Archives on the Web
http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/internet/archives.html

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

6 comments:

Jay said...

Thomas - great post, very useful --- but, how can I get the prin friendly version. I can't get past your disclaimer notice

Amy Coffin said...

This is a great list. I'd also suggest looking at individual state archives and see if they have anything. I found some 1880's newspapers that way accidentally while I was looking for something else.

Nancy said...

This is a great list, Thomas. Thanks for posting it. I was surprised that you didn't include http://news.google.com/newspapers or http://news.google.com/archivesearch. Google has many old newspapers available.

Nancy said...

Oh, I just realized you posted your favorites -- and maybe google newspapers isn't one of your favorites.... Sorry.

Thomas MacEntee said...

Thanks Nancy - I think because in my Research Toolbox, I have Google News Archive listed with all the other Google search engine links http://destinationaustinfamily.blogspot.com/p/research-toolbox.html

Miriam said...

Thanks for the shout out, Thomas, once again! Due to the GeneaBloggers Radio show, I had a number of people send me links to online historical newspapers (and directories) to add to my sites!