The Joy of Newspapers

Alma Cleveland at 9 years old. A few weeks ago, I was researching information in the Indianapolis Recorder on the origins of my church. The Indianapolis Recorder is the oldest running black newspaper in the state of Indiana and one of the oldest in the United States. The Indianapolis Recorder is digitized and completely available... Continue Reading →

Black Newspaper Resources

A few weeks ago I attended a wonderful Genealogy Seminar in Atlanta. There was a lot of great information. The one tidbit I'm going to discuss today is a great resource on  Black Newspapers . This site is maintained by  Matthew F. Delmont. Black Newspapers are a wonderful glimpse into the culture and community of a particular... Continue Reading →

Newspapers as a Research Source – Great Website “Chronicling America “

If one is open there is always a new tidbit that can be learned. Today while teaching a genealogy class one of the participants shared with me a great website that allows researchers to access newspapers from across America. The website offers access to historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. The time frame that... Continue Reading →

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