Friday, June 28, 2019

Newspaper Resources

Newspapers are fun resources but they can be difficult to find. Here's some of my favorite free online newspaper sites to help you get you started:

Chronicling America
The Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities partnered to create Chronicling America, a searchable database of historic American newspapers. The site allows you to search by keyword, phrase, date, ethnic group, state or language.

Elephind searches several of the largest digitized newspaper collections simultaneously. Type keywords and phrases into the search bar and get results from newspaper archives from across the world.

Google News Newspaper Archive
Google created a great collection of digitized newspapers. Unfortunately, the collection is not keyword searchable. Find the name of the newspaper you're looking for and browse the paper like digitized microfilm.

The Ancestor Hunt: Newspaper Links
This blog hosts an exhaustive list of online newspaper resources for each state. If the newspaper you're looking for isn't listed here, it's probably not online yet.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Summer Programs at the Glenview History Center

The Dukes of Hazzard’s Tom Sarmento, General Lee’s Mechanic will visit the Glenview History Center this Saturday at 2 PM.

Tom Sarmento grew up in Glenview and worked as a mechanic for The Dukes of Hazzard’s bright orange muscle car from 1979-1985. He'll share his experiences working on the hit CBS show.

The Farmhouse will be open for tours after the program.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Newspapers & Genealogy Research

Newspapers are rewarding genealogy resources but are often difficult to research.

This Saturday at 1 PM, Kimberly Schlarman, Genealogy Librarian, offers tips for locating and researching historical newspapers and how they add to your family history. Presented in partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.

Register online or call the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500.