Category Archives: Tips for Chronicling America

Using Historic Newspapers for Genealogical Research

Historic newspapers are valuable resources for genealogical research. ¬†Rich with all types of information, newspapers can be useful in locating material regarding families and ancestors. ¬†19th and 20th century newspapers devoted a lot of their print space to local and … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Undergraduate Research in Chronicling America

The South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP) here at USC makes historic newspapers in South Carolina freely accessible and full-text searchable through a partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC). We are … Continue reading

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All Things Newspaper: Exciting projects associated with the National Digital Newspaper Program

Over the last two years, we have brought you information and updates on the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program. SCDNP is part of the larger National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), along with 27 other states and the District of Columbia, … Continue reading

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New Podcast Series Assists Researchers on How to Use Chronicling America

National Digital Newspaper Program staff at the Ohio Historical Society recently launched an 11 Part Podcast Series, Using Chronicling America Podcast Series, that will be most helpful to researchers who wish to improve how they use Chronicling America: Historic American … Continue reading

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Watch Free Webinar on The Power of Digitization: Digitizing Historical SC Newspapers at the SCDNP

******* Have you heard about the SC Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP) and would like to know more about what we do and which historical SC newspapers we are digitizing? Would you like to learn more about how to search and … Continue reading

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Finding that Needle in the Haystack: The Power of Full Text Searching in Chronicling America

Imagine scrolling through the microfilm reels, at your local library, hoping to uncover that one small mention on your research topic: a name, an event, a place. Perhaps, discovering that one piece of information takes hours, days, or more…Now, imagine, … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Researching African-American History in Chronicling America

Interested in researching African-American history in historical S.C. newspapers, and in other states, in Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers? Within these newspapers, you can find primary source records of African-American lives, African-American owned businesses (owned by both men and women), … Continue reading

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Breaking News! Historical South Carolina Newspapers Libguide Now Online

Hello South Carolina History Lovers! We at SCDNP have created an Historical South Carolina Newspapers Libguide and it is now available online. This subject guide will help you find primary sources in the 103,000 pages of historical S.C. newspapers that … Continue reading

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Helpful Tips for Researching in Chronicling America

The Library of Congress recently launched a new Chronicling America home page, with several improvements and new features. With this great new site redesign, I thought it might be helpful to point out some features that will improve your searching … Continue reading

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A guide to navigating the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers website

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers is chock full of useful information to users wishing to search for newspapers and to learn more about the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). In fact, I thought a proper explanation of how to navigate … Continue reading

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Have you checked out the Topics in Chronicling America page yet?

The Library of Congress Newspaper and Current Periodicals Reading Room has compiled a wide range of topics related to 19th and 20th century American History, from newspaper articles that can be found in Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers. Currently, there … Continue reading

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