Thursday, June 19, 2014

Digital Collections of Newspapers for Kansans



From the Kansas Historical Society comes this news about KSHS digital partner websites.

Kansas residents with a valid driver's license or state ID may freely access KSHS content on the following sites by logging in below.

Ancestry.com includes millions of Kansas records from the State Archives and Research Collections, among them Kansas State Census Records from 1865-1925, Civil War Enlistment Papers of Kansas Volunteer Regiments (1862, 1863, 1868), and selected World War I manuscripts.
Newspapers.com is digitizing historic Kansas newspapers from the Society's near-comprehensive collections.

Please use the form below...
(on their website)

Other digital newspaper projects we have access to are found on their Kansas Digital Newspapers page, including Chronicling America and the Ft. Hays State Forsyth Library Digital Collections.

I hate to hear of so many people paying for access to Ancestry.com when it's already been paid for by our taxes. The other major genealogical database is also subscribed to by the State Library of Kansas: Heritage Quest. This and other resources are on the State Library Website, Online Databases page.

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