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History of Webster County Nebraska

“80 Years in Webster County: A Compilation of Webster County Chronicles” presents an extensive collection of articles that chronicle the history and life of Webster County, Nebraska, from its early days to the mid-20th century. Authored by Dr. Elmer Alonzo Thomas, this compilation draws from a series of writings initially published in the Red Cloud Commercial Advertiser and the Blue Hill Leader, the county’s prominent newspapers. The book, printed in 1953 by Tribune Graphic Arts in Hastings, Nebraska, spans 148 pages and includes illustrations, portraits, and maps, offering readers a vivid portrayal of the county’s evolution over eight decades.

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Illinois Historical Newspapers Online

This is a list of Illinois historical newspapers images and transcriptions available online. They are organized by website and then alphabetically within each website listing. Some titles may appear more than once, as the images might be hosted on multiple websites. It’s important to check all listings for a particular newspaper to ensure you find the best quality scans.

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History of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

This special edition of the Daily World, largely written in 1955 by Ruth Robertson Fontenot, celebrates the 150th anniversary of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, detailing its history from the 1690s. Ruth Fontenot, a descendant of local pioneer families, extensively researched using parish records and private archives to provide a comprehensive view of the area’s early days, despite gaps due to historical record shortages. Supplemental contributions on specific areas like northern St. Landry Parish and Eunice were made by Sue Lyles Eakin and Mary Alice Fontenot, respectively. The publication is rich with historical photographs and includes personal insights into the region’s development, showcasing the significant local contributions of the families of St. Landry Parish.

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The Logansport Story

“The Logansport Story” provides an extensive history of Logansport, Indiana, detailing the city from its earliest settlement to its thriving present. It chronicles the arrival of Alexander Chamberlain as the first permanent settler, the establishment of key institutions like the Cass County Circuit Court, and the birth of the first business. The circular touches on the cultural and social progress of the city, with mentions of the YWCA, the VFW, and numerous other clubs and organizations fostering community development. Notable events like the 1916 tornado and the devastating 1913 flood are recounted, alongside tributes to pivotal figures such as public officials, educators, and local heroes. The circular serves as both a comprehensive review of Logansport’s historical milestones and a homage to its influential residents.

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The Middlebury Campus

The Middlebury Campus was a newspaper published by the Middlebury college since 1905 and most issues from 1905-2007 have been placed online digitally. You may read, search, print, or download these papers. The paper when it originally came out included obituaries of past alumni and attendees, so if your ancestor attended Middlebury College it’s possible there is an obituary published within its pages.

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Illinois Newspaper Collection

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has digitized over 200,000 pages of 131 pre-1922 (out of copyright) historically significant newspapers. Newspapers digitized as part of this program are also included in the Library of Congress Chronicling America collection. Their current  list (as of post update) are below. Titles Currently Available: The Advertiser 2 March

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The History of Moultrie County and Sullivan, Illinois

Robert Eden Martin has created a web site dedicated primarily to the history of Moultrie County, a small county in east-central Illinois, and the city of Sullivan, the county seat. This website also contains information about several families who have lived in the area for 150 or more years: the Martins, Edens, Pifers, Taylors, Whites

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Chronicling America Historical Newspapers

Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH award program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories.

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Ancestry’s Historical Newspaper Collection

Ancestry has placed 1266 historical newspaper’s in it’s collection covering a wide range of years. To make it easier to understand what is available, we have broken these down into states, and then alphabetically by name of the newspaper. The description contains the year(s) available for the newspaper, the number of issues is unknown. The newspapers can be browsed or searched using a computer-generated index. The accuracy of the index varies according to the quality of the original images. The images for each newspaper can be browsed sequentially, or via links to specific images, which may be obtained through the search results. Over time, the name of a newspaper may have changed and the time span it covered may not always be consistent. The date range represented in this database is not necessarily the complete published set available. Check the local library or historical society in the area in which your ancestors lived for more information about other available newspapers.

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The Stillwater Messenger, 1861-1874

The 135 issues of the Stillwater Messenger placed online by the Minnesota Historical Society comprise of 1 issue per week (multiple issues are present in each film) of a period from 1 Jan 1861 – 4 Dec 1874. There is a gap in the issues here presented, and that is from 11 Mar 1868 – 09 Dec 1870. This is the period of time in which the Stillwater Messenger was published as the Stillwater Republican.

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Index to Articles found in the El Farol Newspaper 1905-1906

The Lincoln County New Mexico online archives contains pdf’s of all remaining copies of the El Farol Newspaper of Capitan NM, but doesn’t have an index to the newspaper. C. W. Barnum, an active member of AHGP, and state coordinator for the New Mexico AHGP recently invested his time and energy into providing an every person index to the various extant issues. He has shared this wonderful index with AccessGenealogy in hopes that it will reach a wider audience. Enjoy!

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WPA Annals of Cleveland Ohio, 1818-1937

During the New Deal Era, workers of Annals of Cleveland staff summarized and indexed material from early Cleveland newspapers, beginning with the inaugural issue of the city’s first paper, the July 31, 1818 Cleaveland Gazette and Commercial Register. The project provided jobs for unemployed white-collar workers during the Depression of the 1930s and created an important record of early life and thought in the city of Cleveland.

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