- JSTOR, a service providing digitized academic journals through libraries, is making articles published prior to 1923 in the United States and 1870 elsewhere free to anyone. This includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals, about 6 percent of JSTORs total content. This web page has more information. You can start searching here. To just see the free stuff, make sure the Include only content I can access box is checked.
My search on Civil War and Missouri, for example, resulted in matches including Reminiscences of the Civil War by Richard Taylor in the University of Iowas Jan./Feb. 1878 North American Review. (Thanks to Sharon DeBartolo Carmack for the heads-up about this service.)
- The National Archives will break ground for its new Denver-area facility on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The new facility will house the archives Denver-area research services, including a Federal Records Center, research rooms and event space. Read more about the groundbreaking and the facility on NARAs website.
- New records on FamilySearch.org this week come from US states including California, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New York, Oregon and Vermont, as well as Mexico, Canada, the Czech Republic and elsewhere. See the full list of additions and link to the collections here. Remember that not all of these collections are indexed, so you may need to browse.
- The New England Historic Genealogical Society is releasing the seventh and final volume of Robert Charles Andersons Great Migration Series: Immigrants to New England 16341635. (This latest volume includes all immigrants whose surnames start with T through Y.) Its available now at GreatMigration.org. The Great Migration series includes a total of 10 volumes; three for the years 1620 to 1633, and seven volumes for 1634 to 1635. You also can subscribe to the GreatMigration.org website to get online or quarterly newsletters.