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Newsboys: Colorful Figures of the Past

Newsboy. Little Fattie. Less than 40 inches high, 6 years old. Been at it one year. May 9th, 1910. Location: St. Louis, Missouri. Wikimedia Commons …


"I Found My Family History in Newspapers!" - A Success Story

Recently I did a webinar for Legacy Family Tree called “Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers.” Soon after, I heard from a happy student …


Chronicling America: Historical Newspapers for Family Historians

Many of us know the fabulous Chronicling America newspaper site. Hosted by the Library of Congress, it catalogs all known U.S. newspapers and …

Historical Photography

Your Family History Show : Episode 108 Census Tips and Tricks


Add Your Local Paper to Digitized Newspapers Online with NEH Funding

Does your local library, historical or genealogical society have a newspaper collection to share? Let the NEH help!

The National Endowment for the …

Why Abraham Lincoln is a Genealogy Gem: 150 Years Ago Today

Battery B, East Cemetery Hill, Gettysburg, Pa, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views. Wikimedia Commons Image.

We just celebrated the …

Civil War

RootsTech 2014: Use your iPad for Genealogy Research at the Family History Library

Thinking about attending RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2014? Then I’m guessing a trip to the Family History Library (FHL) is part of your …


Chronicling America Posts 5 Millionth Newspaper Digitized Page!

The Chronicling America website,, a free, searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers,
has posted its 5 millionth …

Print Media

Civil War Maps for Genealogy Available in Online Newspapers

In my last Premium podcast, I mentioned that Chronicling America, the Library of Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, …


Finding Your Family History in Newspapers Just Got a Little More Likely

Imagine the thrill of pulling up a page on from an old newspaper on your computer screen and seeing your ancestor’s name in print. It’s an event any …



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The Growth of US Newspapers, 1690-2011

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Learn How to Use the British Newspaper Archive for Family History Research (3/26/12)

The recently launched British Newspapers Archive (BNA) database has over 200 UK newspapers, published from 1700-1950, and over 3 million pages – and …