Monday, April 12, 2010

Online Historical Newspapers and Directories sites

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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 (http://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/) 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 (http://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/) 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 http://ancestories1.blogspot.com/search/label/Archives. 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!).

3 comments:

Wendy said...

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

Nadeem1414 said...

http://www.enews.pk 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.