Bristol 24/7: The Story Of Every Person Who Ever Travelled On The SS Great Britain

Bristol 24/7: The Story Of Every Person Who Ever Travelled On The SS Great Britain. “After 18 months of painstaking work, volunteers at the SS Great Britain have unveiled a huge new database that holds all the names and details of every single person that ever traveled on the ship throughout its lifetime – both crew and passengers – offering an insight into their life on board.”

Illinois State University: The Vidette Digital Archives at Milner Library now available

Illinois State University: The Vidette Digital Archives at Milner Library now available. “Through the efforts of the Milner Library’s Digital Collections department and in cooperation with Veridian, The Vidette Digital Archives are now available online. The archive currently holds approximately 75 volumes—from the first edition dating back to February of 1888 to May of 1963. Within those 75 volumes, there are 2,621 issues and over 21,300 pages. The Vidette Digital Archives plan to continue adding more volumes in the future.”

DigitalNC: 16 Wilmington newspapers from the 19th century now on DigitalNC

DigitalNC: 16 Wilmington newspapers from the 19th century now on DigitalNC. “This fall, as a continuing part of our work with this group, we were pleased to make available 16 newspapers published in Wilmington during the 19th century, ranging in dates from 1803 to 1901. Some of the papers have several years of content available and several have just an issue or two. But together, they paint a rich picture of what life in Wilmington looked like during the 1800s and the wide variety of political viewpoints that were held in the city, and North Carolina as a whole. The papers shed light on a port town that was instrumental in the Civil War and in the politics of Reconstruction afterwards, which culminated in the infamous riots of 1898.”

University of Washington: Civil War-era U.S. Navy ships’ logs to be explored for climate data, maritime history

University of Washington: Civil War-era U.S. Navy ships’ logs to be explored for climate data, maritime history. “The new $482,018 grant to the UW, the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration and the National Archives Foundation will support ‘Seas of Knowledge: Digitization and Retrospective Analysis of the Historical Logbooks of the United States Navy.’ This will allow the project to digitize the logbooks, muster rolls and related materials from U.S. naval vessels, focusing on the period from 1861 to 1879.”

Internetgazet: Digital Archive of Old Deeds (Neerpelt, Belgium)

From Internetgazet and translated from Dutch: Digital Archive of Old Deeds . “The municipality has digitized all civil status documents and makes the documents that are more than 100 years old publicly available…. That was announced today. Through this website you can view, save and print birth, marriage and death certificates from 1797 to 1917 .”

Accessing the past in print: Bossard to offer digital newspapers online (The Daily Sentinel, Ohio)

The Daily Sentinel: Accessing the past in print: Bossard to offer digital newspapers online. “Bossard Memorial Library in Gallipolis has stepped even further into the digital age by offering a convenient look at the past for those who have access to the internet. The library now has every newspaper printed in Gallipolis, including the Daily Times, Sunday Times-Sentinel, The Gallipolis Daily Tribune, and others, since 1895 on microfilm, which has always been available to the public. … Every newspaper is now online and has been converted from microfilm into a fully digital and searchable index that is available for free and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.”