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Stanford University has put together a cool visual
timeline of US newspaper publication from 1690 to today, using data from the
Library of Congress Chronicling America newspaper
directory. The map shows where newspapers were published during various years and
eras, with different-sized and –colored city or town markers to indicate the number
of papers published there and foreign-language newspapers. Click on a marker and the
names of papers published there appear below the map.
more information on our blog about Chronicling America. Genealogy expert Timothy
Pinnick recommended the site as a resource for finding African-American newspapers in
our February 2011 podcast.
If you’re escaping the heat inside tonight and wondering what to do, give GeneaBloggers
Radio a listen. The weekly Friday night internet radio show, hosted by Thomas
MacEntee, starts at 10pm EDT, 9pm CDT, 8pm MDT, and 7pm PDT. Tonight’s episode is
about capturing your personal family history. Click
here to learn more about it and tune in.
Tomorrow, July 30, the National
Archives’ College Park, MD, research rooms will be closed due to construction.
Traveling to the National Archives in Washington, DC, in September? Look into attending
the archives’ genealogy programs on Freedom of Information Act requests (Sept.
6), military records (Sept. 7), census searching strategies (Sept. 10) and more. On
Sept. 10 from noon to 4 pm, you can make a 20 minute appointment with an archivist
for individual help. See
the list of September programs and descriptions here.