New! Access To Historical Newspapers

by Julie Hill

Posted on September 14, 2010

Source: Chronicling America, New-York Tribune, Published 12/13/1918

Source: Chronicling America, New-York Tribune, Published 12/13/1918

Archives.com members now have easy access to over 2 million historical newspaper pages digitized and made available by Chronicling America, a program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Newspapers in this collection cover years 1860 to 1922 and the following states: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

To search historical newspaper pages in Archives.com:

  • Log in and click the "Search" tab.
  • Select "Newspapers and Obituaries" from the "Select an Archive" drop-down, and enter relevant information about the ancestor you're searching for.
  • Archives will display relevant search results - click any to view a detailed record.
  • Detailed records will contain name, newspaper, publication date, newspaper location, page number and a thumbnail of the scanned page.
  • Click the thumbnail image to view the scanned page on chroniclingamerica.loc.gov, where you can view and download the page.
Historical newspapers can provide family historians with a wealth of valuable information - providing a unique view of the life and times of ancestors.  You can also search for famous historical figures! A couple notable folks that can be found in these historical newspaper pages include Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the American Girl Scouts), Susan B. Anthony (suffragist), and Helen Keller - to name a few!

We're excited to integrate this collection into Archives.com, making it easier for members to find historical records in one search. Visit the Chronicling America website to learn more about the project.

To start searching historical newspapers now click here.

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