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Southern States Online Free Historical Newspapers

In Case You Missed It – Southern States’ Online Historical Newspapers:

638 new and updated Free Links have just been added to the Southern States’ free newspaper link lists (now totals 7,994 titles for all 15 states). Check out all the new links!

We have added: http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/alabama-online-historical-newspapers-summary

The source of information is The Ancestor Hunt.com blog access August 26, 2018

Alabama – http://bit.ly/2I1ONcJ
Arkansas – http://bit.ly/2oQt688
Florida – http://bit.ly/2udVVkb
Georgia – http://bit.ly/2F23DTE
Kentucky – http://bit.ly/2INljk1
Louisiana – http://bit.ly/2Dwp4X3
Mississippi – http://bit.ly/2CNhQhi
Missouri – http://bit.ly/2oIdpjl
North Carolina – http://bit.ly/2oJGriS
Oklahoma – http://bit.ly/2u8ACAm
South Carolina – http://bit.ly/2Dv1oT5
Tennessee – http://bit.ly/2CJCzm8
Texas – http://bit.ly/2DScj9u
Virginia – http://bit.ly/2EOzBTh
West Virginia – http://bit.ly/2CJB3A7

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/alabama-online-historical-newspapers-summary#.W4My65NKiCQ

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Alabama is one of the states that does not have a central online repository for searching historical newspapers. Several states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main central online site for searching old newspapers. Alabama does have a few online newspapers available on that site. Alabama currently has its online availability from different websites. Many are free and some require a subscription. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them.

There are over 2.000 newspapers that have been published in the Yellowhammer State. But there are quite a few that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Alabama ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives.Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. (Updated August, 2018; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Alabama Newspapers 

Google News Archive

Alabama Civil War Newspapers 1861-65

  • Advertiser and Register
  • Advocate and American
  • Alabama Beacon
  • Alabama State SentinelY
  • Army Argus and Crisis
  • Athens Post
  • Autauga Citizen
  • Bangor Broad Axe
  • Birmingham Iron Age
  • Bluff City Times
  • Butler News
  • Cahaba Gazette
  • Chambers Tribune
  • Christian Herald
  • Clarke County Democrat
  • Clayton Banner
  • Confederate States
  • Daily Confederation
  • Daily Huntsville Confederate
  • Daily Mercury
  • Daily Montgomery Ledger
  • Daily Selma Times
  • Daily State Sentinel
  • Democrat
  • Democratic Watchtower
  • Eufala Weekly News
  • Eufala Weekly Times
  • Eufaula Express
  • Florence Gazette
  • Greenville Advocate
  • Huntsville Confederate
  • Huntsville Weekly Democrat
  • Huntsville Weekly Independent
  • Independent American
  • Independent Monitor
  • Independent Observer
  • Jacksonville Republican
  • Livingston Journal
  • Marion Commonwealth
  • Mobile Advertiser and Register
  • Mobile Daily Advertiser and Register
  • Mobile Daily News
  • Mobile Daily Tribune
  • Mobile Evening News
  • Mobile Evening Telegraph
  • Mobile Morning News
  • Mobile Register and Advertiser
  • Mobile Weekly Advertiser
  • Mobile Weekly Register
  • Montgomery Daily Advertiser
  • Montgomery Daily Mail
  • Montgomery Daily Post
  • Montgomery Weekly Advertiser
  • Montgomery Weekly Mail
  • Montgomery Weekly Post
  • Moulton Advertiser
  • North Alabamian
  • Observer
  • Opelika Observer
  • Opelika Weekly Times
  • Our Mountain Home
  • Pickens American
  • Russell Register
  • Selma Daily Reporter
  • Selma Evening Reporter
  • Selma Morning Dispatch
  • Selma Morning Reporter
  • Selma Weekly Reporter
  • Shelby Guide
  • Shelby Sentinel
  • South Western Baptist
  • Southern Advertiser
  • Southern Advocate
  • Southern Argus
  • Southern Champion
  • Southern Home Journal
  • Southern Messenger
  • Southern Plantation
  • Southern Republic
  • Southern Signal
  • Southern Statesman
  • Southern Watchman
  • Spectator
  • Spirit of the South
  • St. Clair Diamond
  • State Rights Advocate
  • The Eutaw Whig and Observer
  • The Independent
  • The Weekly Issue
  • Troy Messenger
  • Tuscaloosa Observer
  • Tusekegee Weekly News
  • Union Springs Herald
  • Union Springs Herald and Times
  • Union Springs Times
  • United South
  • Universalist Herald
  • Weekly Advertiser
  • Weekly Advertiser and Register
  • Weekly Montgomery Confederation
  • West Alabamian
  • Wetumpka Spectator
  • Wilcox News and Pacificator

County and Library Collections:

Birmingham Public Library Newspapers

Birmingham Public Library Newspaper Clippings

Huntsville–Madison County Newspaper Index 

Lamar County Newspapers

Marion County Newspapers

Montevallo Collection

Student Collections:

Alabama State University – Montgomery

Auburn University – Auburn

Auburn University – Montgomery

Jacksonville State University – Jacksonville

Montevallo High School – Montevallo

Spring Hill College – Mobile

Troy University – Troy

University of Alabama – Birmingham

University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa

University of Montevallo – Montevallo

University of North Alabama – Florence

University of South Alabama – Mobile

University of West Alabama – Montgomery

Miscellaneous Collections:

Old Fulton Postcards

Small Town Papers

Agriculture and Rural Life Newspapers

Southern School News Archive

The Olden Times – Alabama

Newspaper Abstracts – Alabama

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historic newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.

Other Free Sites:

Birmingham

Fort Payne

Jacksonville

Montgomery

Rainsville

Dreams Of Africa In Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda And The Story Of The Last African

This book is a must-read for Genealogist

Dreams of African in Alabama

https://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Africa-Alabama-Clotilda-Africans/dp/0195382935

In the summer of 1860, more than fifty years after the United States legally abolished the international slave trade, 110 men, women and children from Benin and Nigeria were brought ashore in Alabama under cover of night. They were the last recorded group of Africans deported to the United States as slaves. For additional reading please follow the link above to purchase the book.

Thank you to our readers who asked for more information. You will find many resources in the book.

Written by Sylvianne A Dioup

New Post on American Ancestors Database News

We offer this news post from Amercian Ancestors to help you research your ancestors who may have been living in the New England States. This may help to bridge the gap between what we think we know and the unknown for us to discover. I have found relatives living in the New England States as Freeman and Slaves. We travel the trail where ever it leads us.

 

New post on American Ancestors Database News

11 new Norwich sketches in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784

by Molly Rogers

Summer in Vermont

Today we’re announcing 11 new sketches in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784.  We’ve also updated three older sketches.  This study project by Scott Andrew Bartley is a work in progress, focusing on head of families in pre-Revolutionary War Vermont.  So far he has focused on Windsor and Windham counties.  This addition (including the updates) adds 1,088 new records and 4,352 new names.  The new sketches are listed below:

Baldwin, Daniel (Norwich)
Burton, Jacob (Norwich)
Burton, Josiah (Norwich)
Carpenter, Simeon (Norwich)
Hatch, John (Norwich)
Hatch, Joseph (Norwich)
Hopson, John (Norwich)
Huntington, James (Norwich)
Murdock, Thomas (Norwich)
Sargent, John (Norwich)
Smith, Phillip (Norwich)

Three updated sketches:

Burton, Elisha (Norwich)
Neff, Thomas (Randolph)
Wright, Benjamin (Hartford)

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.

Molly Rogers | August 22, 2018 at 11:28 am | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: https://wp.me/p8jE0N-nC

Civil War Slave Compensation Claims

Civil War Slave Compensation Claims in Compiled Military Service Records of U.S. Colored Troops

During the Civil War, an act of Congress allowed loyal slave owners in border states (where slavery was still legal after the Emancipation Proclamation) whose slaves enlisted or were drafted into the U.S. military to file a claim against the Federal government for loss of the slave’s services.  Since each slave compensation claim was based on the service of a specific soldier, a copy of the claim’s paperwork was placed in that soldier’s compiled military service record. The regiments of U.S. Colored Troops that have a large number of these claims are the regiments formed in the border-states (Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri) or in neighboring states.

This index includes troops who served the following regiments:

  • Artillery—1st, 4th, 8th, 12th, and 13th Heavy Artillery Regiments, U.S. Colored Troops
  • Cavalry—5th and 6th Cavalry Regiments, U.S. Colored Troops
  • Infantry—4th, 7th, 18th and 19th Infantry Regiments, U.S. Colored Troops

See Guide to Civil War Slave Compensation Claims in Compiled Military Service Records of U.S. Colored Troops for more information about these records.

For more information about specific records found in this index, please contact the History and Genealogy Department at genealogy@slcl.org.

Enslaved Project Michigan State University

Access 8/19/2018

Enslaved.org.

In recent years, a growing number of archives, databases, and collections that organize and make sense of records of enslavement have become freely and readily accessible for scholarly and public consumption. This proliferation of projects and databases presents a number of challenges:

  • Disambiguating and merging individuals across multiple datasets is nearly impossible given their current, siloed nature;
  • Searching, browsing, and quantitative analysis across projects is extremely difficult;
  • It is often difficult to find projects and databases;
  • There are no best practices for digital data creation;
  • Many projects and datasets are in danger of going offline and disappearing.

In response to these challenges, Matrix: The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences at Michigan State University, in partnership with the MSU Department of History and scholars at multiple institutions, has begun work on Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade, a constellation of software and services built to address these challenges. Enslaved’s primary focus is people—individuals who were enslaved, owned slaves, or participated in slave trading.

Enslaved International Conference March 8-9, 2019

Enslaved Conference coming March 8-9, 2019!

In March 2019, Michigan State will host an international conference, “Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade.” For more information, see our Call for Papers below! Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan…

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Sissieretta Jones

Overlooked No More: Sissieretta Jones, a Soprano Who Shattered Racial Barriers

She was the first African-American woman to headline a concert at Carnegie Hall, but she didn’t care for her stage name, “the Black Patti,” which compared her to a white diva.

Read more: New York Times – http://rejuvenationmedia.com/overlooked-no-more-sissieretta-jones-a-soprano-who-shattered-racial-barriers/

Access 8/19/18

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