- ProQuest is getting together with the Center for Research Libraries (a consortium of 240 college, university and other libraries) to offer digital access to 3 million pages of US trade, special-interest and general periodicals from the 19th and 20th centuries. Magazines include American Annual of Photography, The Labor Journal, American Jewish Advocate and Womans Protest Against Woman Suffrage and others.
Even if these titles dont mention your ancestor, they’ll enlighten you about his of her occupation, hobbies and interests, and suggest where to look next for records.
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers is expanding to include The Baltimore Sun from 1837 to 1985. The span covers Baltimores role as a busy immigration and trade center, as well as Marylands role as a slave-holding border state during the Civil War.
- Finally, Historic Map Works Library Edition, which lets you search detailed, full?color historical maps, has doubled its map collection.
Check your local librarys Web site or call the reference desk see if it offers access to these data services. You may be able to use them from home through the library Web site.