12 September 2017

Visualize Chronicling America News via US News Map


Visualize Chronicling America News via US News Map

Chronicling America (via the Library of Congress) is a wonderful FREE historic newspaper (1789-1925) archive with an invaluable US Newspaper Directory (1690-present).  We have frequently blogged about Chronicling America.

Sometimes the way the search results are presented can be a bit challenging to interpret (especially if there are many “hits”) as you try to “focus” on the results that you think will be most important to your research. To help with this The Georgia Tech Research Institute and Ehistory.org at the University of Georgia created a means to search on Chronicling American and then visualize the results across space and time via their US News Map portal.

Enter a search term and you can see the found articles located on a map and then you can correlate articles by time using that controller.

Lisa Louise Cooke (Genealogy Gems) has a YouTube video illustrating how to use this website.

Slate, via The Vault article Interactive Map Lets You Track How 19th- and Early-20th-Century American Newspapers Covered Any Topic describes this wonderful new website also.

If visually processing information is for you, do check out this website!  If you have not yet visited Chronicling America, you now have no excuse not to.




What result most surprised you?




Editor’s Note: Thanks to the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) for including a mention of this database and the video from Lisa Louise Cooke in the September 2017 edition of its Genealogy Notebook.





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