• Viewing Pennsylvanian Newspapers from the 1850s to the 1870s

    Jun 11

    Besides recognizing the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War over the next few years, this is a time to reflect not just on those ancestors who may have served during the war, but also on the type of life-style such a major conflict had on the home front.  If you had ancestors living between 1861 and 1865, anywhere in the United States or i...


  • Digital Newspapers from New Zealand

    Jun 9

    If you happen to have relatives from New Zealand, the nation southeast of Australia, you are in luck.  There are more than one million pages of digitized New Zealand newspapers and periodicals in a collection which covers the years 1839 to 1945 from 63 publications from all regions of New Zealand. There are additional newspapers covering further y...


  • Newspaper Articles from Australia

    Mar 17

    For those researching ancestors from Australia, the National Library of Australia has placed online in digital form newspapers from 1803 to 1954. This wonderful collection has newspapers from New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. Not every year with every newspaper is available, ...


  • Newspapers – Chronicling America

    Jan 26

    The U. S. Library of Congress online has a section titled 'Chronicling America – Searching Newspaper Pages'. Any family history researcher is aware how invaluable hometown newspapers are when researching their ancestors. Details of events, trips, incidents, visitors, achievements, etc. which may have been long forgotten over the decades still can...