Georgia Digital Library Now Provides Access to Atlanta Historical Newspapers

The following information was provided by the Digital Library of Georgia last week: A new digital database providing online access to 14 newspaper titles published in Atlanta from 1847 to 1922 is now available through the Digital Library of Georgia, housed at The University of Georgia Libraries. The Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive ( consists of more than 67,000 newspaper pages …Continue reading →


Resources Announcements from Digital Library of Georgia

I received two announcements from the Digital Library of Georgia yesterday. The first concerned their collection of newspapers: The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the free online availability of three historic Georgia newspapers: the Macon Telegraph Archive, the Columbus Enquirer Archive, and the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive.  Each extensive archive provides historic newspaper page images that are …Continue reading →


The Demise of Another Great One

The Rocky Mountain News breathed its last breath on Friday, February 27, 2009.  It was less than sixty days shy of its 150th birthday, having first appeared on April 23, 1859.  The Rocky’s demise comes almost exactly a year after the end of its E.W. Scripps Co. sibling, the Albuquerque Tribune (see obit here). Scripps CEO Rich Boehne said The …Continue reading →


Newspapers in Genealogy: I Learn Something About My Father

This is something I was going to finish by the Carnival deadline, but my brief hospitalization interfered. By the way, the Carnival of Genealogy, 57th Edition, I Read It in the News, is posted at Jasia’s Creative Gene blog. I’ve blogged before about the value of newspapers in genealogical research.  As the old saw goes, “Journalism is the first draft …Continue reading →


Good-bye to A Great Friend

The Albuquerque Tribune died yesterday after a long illness. It was 86 years old. The Tribune was born in 1922 as Magee’s Independent, a weekly sheet. Its midwife and first editor was an Oklahoma City transplant named Carlton Cole Magee (1873-1946). Magee was a lawyer who later invented the parking meter. Magee went after government corruption aggressively. He wrote a …Continue reading →


Research Note: Historic Missouri Newspaper Project

Thanks to a link I found in the Genealogical Research Resources Group started by Denise Olson, I found myself at the Historic Missouri Newspaper Research Project. The project is a collaboration among several institutions in Missouri, including Lincoln University, the University of Missouri- Columbia Libraries, the Kansas City Public Library, and the State Historical Society of Missouri. There are not …Continue reading →

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