Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Old Local Newspapers On Line

There are a number of old Delmarva Newspapers on line.

The Peninsular Enterprises newspaper Accomack Virginia 1895 to 1908 is located here;


you can select a year (1895 - 1908) and than pick the issue,

Example select Jan 5 1895 and four images will pop up generally with the Peninsular Enterprise only page 3 (image3) has local news on it and may be what you are most interested in. Pick an image and play with it some.

There are a number of newspapers out there across the country in the Chronicling America program so if you do a search for a specific name it will search all the papers across the United States, but you can do an "advance search" and search just the Pen. Enterprise issues.

The Nabb Center is at http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/

click on "search the historical eastern shore newspaper" block in Red,
at the next screen you can do a search of a particular name or click on browse - followed by click "Browse all digital archives" - followed by click "newspapers" - select a newspaper out of the 22 they have - select a year - select a month - click go
obviously you have to play with them some to make it work.

I use the snipping tool in window 7 to "cut out" an article and save it.

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