October 11, 2022
If you’re big into genealogical or historical research, then you might have noticed some new names floating around Mid-Continent Public Library and the Midwest Genealogy Center. At the beginning of October, MCPL obtained some new online resources, and there have been some slight changes and additional information added to online resources that we already had. These changes will put lots of great information together in one place, making your research even more seamless and user friendly!
If you are looking for Death Obituaries, Death Notices, or America’s Genealogy Bank, then your new one-stop shop is now Heritage Hub. In Heritage Hub, you can explore your family’s ancestry in depth with comprehensive information dating back to 1704. This unique resource has deep coverage for all 50 states.
¿Quieres aprender sobre la experiencia hispánica en América con periódicos antiguos? Then Hispanic Life in America is for you! Explore the fascinating history and influence of Hispanic Americans through historical newspapers and periodicals dating back to the early 18th century. Whether you’re interested in remembering the Alamo, learning about Cesar Chavez, or learning about California missions, it’s here!
For all the newsies out there who like to follow along with what’s happening around the world or in their communities, Access World News is the online resource to check out. MCPL had this resource already, but now Popular Periodicals and Science Source can be found here as well. Popular Periodicals allows readers to enjoy news coverage from vetted news sources on a wide variety of topics. Access World News is also now a great place to follow along with current scientific trends and research—whether it’s space exploration or information on upcoming elections, you can read about it here!
For anyone who wishes to examine the deep history of Black Americans, or even look at modern-day political events, Black Life in America is a great resource to explore. It focuses specifically on the historical experience of Black Americans and provides excellent context for difficult conservations happening in modern-day life. It’s a great resource for Black History Month in February, but also for every day.
America’s Historical Newspapers is another “new to us” resource that’s great for early American history and genealogical research. It’s helpful for school homework assignments, building background on historically significant events, and even learning about what life might have looked like for your ancestors.
Electronic Resources Librarian