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JSTOR, a service providing digitized academic journals through libraries, is making
articles published prior to 1923 in the United States and 1870 elsewhere free to anyone.
This includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals, about 6 percent
of JSTOR’s total content. This
web page has more information. You
can start searching here. To just see the free stuff, make sure the “Include only
content I can access” box is checked.
My search on Civil War and Missouri, for example, resulted in matches including “Reminiscences
of the Civil War” by Richard Taylor in the University of Iowa’s Jan./Feb. 1878 North
American Review. (Thanks to Sharon DeBartolo Carmack for the heads-up about this
The National Archives will break ground for its
new Denver-area facility on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The new facility will house the archives’
Denver-area research services, including a Federal Records Center, research rooms
and event space. Read
more about the groundbreaking and the facility on NARA’s website.
New records on FamilySearch.org this week come from US states including California,
Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New York, Oregon and Vermont, as well as Mexico, Canada,
the Czech Republic and elsewhere. See
the full list of additions and link to the collections here. Remember that not
all of these collections are indexed, so you may need to browse.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society is
releasing the seventh and final volume of Robert Charles Anderson’s Great Migration
Series: Immigrants to New England 1634—1635. (This latest volume includes all
immigrants whose surnames start with T through Y.) It’s available now at GreatMigration.org.
The Great Migration series includes a total of 10 volumes; three for the years 1620
to 1633, and seven volumes for 1634 to 1635. You also can subscribe
to the GreatMigration.org website to get online or quarterly newsletters.