28 June 2017

CHRONICLING AMERICA - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS's FREE HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER DATABASE

CHRONICLING AMERICA - NEWSPAPERS HISTORICAL 1789-1924

I ran a search for a name and was a little surprised to find a Pennsylvania Newspaper completely typeset in GERMAN.  Though I knew that at one time there was a vote about our National Language and German came in second to English, so many Germans were here by then that many publications and records used for genealogy are in German.

Depending on your library system, you may or may not have some newspaper databases available for free.  This one is, and is brought to us from the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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