New Newspapers on Ohio Memory!

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Newspaper advertisement from the Wooster Daily News, November 19, 1917 issue. Courtesy of the Wayne County Public Library via Ohio Memory.

We are pleased to announce that with the help of three of our partners, we have added over 35,000 more historic Ohio newspaper pages to Ohio Memory since the beginning of June! Issues from the following newspapers are now online and keyword-searchable:

Liberty Bond advertisement from the Alliance Review and Leader, October 9, 1918.
Liberty Bond advertisement from the Alliance Review and Leader, October 9, 1918. Courtesy of the Rodman Public Library via Ohio Memory.

Check out the Alliance Review and Leader, Wooster Daily News and Wooster Daily Republican collections to learn how these northeast Ohio communities reported on the Great War (World War I), from soldiers’ experiences to rationing at home to politics in the U.S. and abroad.

If you’re a genealogist with roots in southeast Ohio, try searching the Athens County Gazette, Noble County Republican and Zanesville Weekly Signal to see what you can discover about your ancestors. All of these papers reported on communities beyond their city of publication, so you might be surprised what you’ll find.

The Columbus Westbote and Circleville Democrat and Watchman are also great resources for family history information, as well as politics and news related to these two central Ohio communities. The Westbote is in German, so be sure to have your German-English dictionary or translation software on hand before you start searching!

Masthead from Der Westbote, a Columbus-area German newspaper.
Masthead from Der Westbote.

If you’re interested in more recent history, you can read about how The Bronze, a comedy film that was released in January 2015, was filmed in Amherst in June and July 2014.

These are just a few of the newspapers you can find on Ohio Memory and Chronicling America, the free Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities digital newspaper website that has over 315,000 historic Ohio newspaper pages. To learn more about Ohio’s digitized newspapers, click here.


Thanks to Jenni Salamon, Ohio Digital Newspaper Program Coordinator, for this week’s post!

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