Monday, December 19, 2011

Fort Wayne and Chicago digitized newspapers

When you ask to "browse collections" on Fold3.com these days, you can choose among the records of seven wars and -- "other records."

The site's new focus on on military records has many upsides, but one downside is that researchers might forget that the former Footnote.com has marvelous collections of city directories -- and digitized newspapers. For researchers working the Midwest, Fold3 has both the Chicago Tribune (1849-1923) and seven titles from Fort Wayne:

Daily Gazette 1882-1898

Gazette 1899

Journal Gazette 1899-1923

News 1874-1917

Sentinel 1870-1923

Weekly Journal 1890-1899

Weekly Journal Gazette 1899-1914

Put 'em together and that's more than half a century.

1 comment:

Jim S said...

I love using newspapers for genealogy. There is so much more than names and dates you can learn from newspapers. Fold 3 is one resource which has some newspapers. Where else can you find free newspaper archives? Find out more at Free Newspaper Archives - Online and Offline .

Regards, Jim