Library of Congress Chronicling America

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Chronicling America project has identified U.S. Newspapers published between 1690–present.

Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH award program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories.[1]

Use US Newspaper Directory, 1690–present to find copies of newspapers published over the years in the towns, counties, and states where your ancestors lived.

"Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. "

"Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress."

How to Search


  1. Chronicling America website "about" section, accessed 3/23/2012