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As of the 23rd, we are now in the #astrological sign of #Libra; The Sketch did a light overview for those born under this sign: http://ow.ly/h9ZO30flLPV
#historicalnewspapers #BNAdistraction #astrology #horoscope

Doing research the old fashion way. Looking thru old newspapers microfiche (converted to PDFs)! It's amazing to look thru the old stories! #historicalnewspapers #lovehistory

I meant to post this photo yesterday but life got too busy! 😯#daylatedollarshort .
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#july11 #bostongazette #historicalflatlay #1774 #historicalnewspapers #freshestadvices

New in to my collection a USN mess tray and silver spoon from the USS forestall
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From the Liberty Hall newspaper, April 1811. #vintagenewspaper #vintageadvertising #historicalnewspapers #1811

New work by Lisette Forsyth available at StateoftheART. 'Dogs On The Street' , acrylic and ink on original sheet of 1880s Government Gazette. #lisetteforsyth #governmentgazette #dogwalking #art #artlover #kunst #historicalnewspapers #artonpaper #fineart #contemporaryart #collectible #artcollector #boys #stateoftheart

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As of the 23rd, we are now in the #astrological sign of #Libra; The Sketch did a light overview for those born under this sign: http://ow.ly/h9ZO30flLPV
#historicalnewspapers #BNAdistraction #astrology #horoscope

Now the one-armed rag and bone man.
WHITCHURCH, BUCKS I had my first hint that my 2x great grandfather Thomas Dickens (1827-1894) had only one arm when I read in the village church records that a one handed boy named T. Dickens had won a ploughing contest. Fast forward to these two stories from the Buckinghamshire Herald. The first one is from 1854 and is quite amusing. It never ceases to amaze me as to what passed for "news" in the day.
The second story; not so jolly. Dated 1869 Thomas has at this point 8 of the 12 children he and his wife will eventually have. They live in poverty, the home he inherited from his grandfather, Jonathan Rickard - a well off baker and brewer in Whitchurch, is mortgaged beyond use. He has borrowed money which he cannot repay and his wife must go and plead their case.
Other articles at various times in the Herald mention that the family is quite possibly responsible for an outbreak of smallpox in the village, that Thomas has been negligent in sending his children to school and that his donkey has been roaming the Oving Road. The fine was waived because of their poverty and his "numerous" family.
It would be interesting to find out one day how Thomas lost his arm.
I think checking old newspapers for our ancestors is an amazing way to add "flesh" to the bones. Even if your ancestor wasn't a famous person there may be a mention of them for some reason.
British Newspaper Archive is a fantastic source for research.

#familyhistory #ragandboneman #dickensbutnotTHATdickens #historicalnewspapers #britishnewspaperarchive

When another hurricane approached on September 8 many years ago. #hurricane #floridalife #duval #jacksonville #newspaper #dora #1964 #jacksonvillejournal #nofilter #historicalnewspapers

Have you ever wondered how some of the #mines around here got their names?
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This fun article from The Daily Alaskan explains a few: "One of the best known mines in the southern hills is the Holy Terror. Back in the early days this claim was located by an old miner who had worked some years without success. The claim was a hard one to work. When the man went home in the evening after locating his claim his wife asked him what he named it. He smiled and told her, "For you, my dear," and her further inquiry drew forth the fact that he had called it Holy Terror."
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This is just one example of the fun facts you can find in #historicalnewspapers For more like this visit Chronicling America to start mining for your own nuggets of history!

Do you have any upcoming Labor Day plans?
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We decided to use Chronicling America to search our historical digitized newspapers to see what was being said about #laborday in years past and came across this page of the Douglas Island News. It reads:
"Labor Day should receive even more recognition. It should be the day of all days in Alaska. More to us than the birthday of the nation that denies us the rights of the constitution. It means power and progress, and the triumph of that power that alone can bring success." -Sept. 5, 1900-
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Check out the full article on Chronicling America at chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Vol I No 13 Thursday October 2, 1851 #Magnetic powders = insecticide #19thcentury #historicalnewspapers #nytimes #newyorktimes #newyorkdailytimes #nydailytimes

Vol I No 13 Thursday October 2, 1851 White bear must be a #polarbear . This refers to an #arctic expedition #19thcentury #historicalnewspapers #nytimes #newyorktimes #newyorkdailytimes #nydailytimes

Vol I No 13 Thursday October 2, 1851 Kyacs-Reference to an #arctic expedition #kyacks #19thcentury #historicalnewspapers #nytimes #newyorktimes #newyorkdailytimes #nydailytimes

Vol I No 13 Thursday October 2, 1851 "light fingured gentry" #pickpocket #19thcentury #historicalnewspapers #nytimes #newyorktimes #newyorkdailytimes #nydailytimes

Vol I No 13 Thursday October 2, 1851 Hilarious last line in "fell overboard" #19thcentury #historicalnewspapers #nytimes #newyorktimes #newyorkdailytimes #nydailytimes

TODAY!
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Project Director Anastasia Tarmann will be ON AIR at 3pm today, August 28, on A Juneau Afternoon! Tune in to KTOO on 104.3 FM to hear her talk with host Scott Burton about Alaska's role in the National Digital Newspaper Program!
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If you miss it the program will re-air at 4pm on KRNN (102.7 FM).

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
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Don't end up like A.D. Burton during his 1906 #bear hunt in Chickaloon Bay! Stay safe out there this year #hunters.
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For the full article about his narrow escape check out our latest On This Day In History post at akdnp.wordpress.com

Searching through millions of pages can be scary! Where do you start?
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Try starting with our blog post "Searching Chronicling America". In it you'll get basic instruction on what's offered in the different search options and tips for searching.
You can find the post by following the link in our profile!
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For more help on searching visit the Help page on Chronicling America.
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Happy Searching!

Did anyone catch #eclipse2017 yesterday?
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We missed over here in Juneau but it looks like they had better luck for the 1918 #eclipse where Willis E. Nowell was said to have caught a glimpse through colored glasses at 2:30 before clouds overtook the event. [blurb from the June 8, 1918 issue of the Alaska Daily Empire]
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This map printed the day before in the Alaska Daily Empire on June 7, 1918 shows the path of the eclipse with times across the U.S.
Pretty cool!

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