Monday, April 12, 2010

Online Historical Newspapers and Directories sites

Miriam Robbins Midkiff, the author of the Ancestories: Stories of My Ancestors blog and hostess of the monthly Scanfest, continues to add content to her two web sites that list Online Historical Newspapers and Online Historical Directories.

* The Online Historical Newspapers Website ( is an aid for genealogists and historians. Online newspapers are listed by state, county and city/town with links to the online provider, with years of coverage and an indication if the provider is a fee-based or free site. This is still a work in progress, but is already very helpful in determining if historical newspapers are available in specific places.

* The Online Historical Directories Website ( collects similar information for historical alumni, business, city, county, farm, Masonic, rural, social, and other types of directories. This is also a work in progress, but is already very helpful in determining if historical directories are available online in specific places.

Miriam is also adding content on a nearly weekly basis to her series about Free Online resources at State and Local Archives and repositories. See her "collection" of blog posts on this topic at To date, she has covered the 12 states alphabetically through Illinois. When this collection is completed, it will be a priceless resource for genealogists and historians (hmmm, it may never be completed, I fear!).


Wendy said...

Ooh, what great resources! I'm checking them out right now. Thank you for sharing.

Nadeem1414 said... i have visited to this site and found to be a historical newspapers for the viewres.

Miriam said...

Randy, thanks for the kind words. Thomas is helping me add links to the newspaper site so they will get online faster.