29 January 2013

Many State Archives Have FREE Newsletters -- Do you read the one produced in your state?

Have you checked whether your state archives, library or similar state level repository produces a news publication?  If you haven’t, you might be missing out on a great way to keep current on “what’s happening” in your state.  Additionally, these publications often include some historical context that has relevance to your research into your ancestors, such as articles on historical topics, mentions of new books or archival collections that might assist your research, etc. 

Traditionally, many of these newsletters were originally a printed publication and are now an electronic publication.  Or, with the modern ease of producing newsletters with lots of information, color graphics, active hyperlinks and so many other capabilities now available, some archives are introducing electronic newsletters which they can easily make available to so many.

Some examples of some state newsletters include:

Additionally, some newsletters are found in this list, Online Newsletters issued by

As with all publications, some come and go and so do consider that though your state archive may not currently be published, there may be archived copies such as the Maryland State Archives' Newsletter, The Archivists' Bulldog.

I regularly read the North Carolina Comments to let me know “what’s happening” and to use as a source of information to share with local genealogical researchers via the local society newsletter.

Does your state archive produce a free newsletter?  Of so, let us know!  What do you like about it? What neat finds have you found in the publication?

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1 comment:

  1. Well The Washington State Digital Archives has a Blog that is free: https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/News/View/83