Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post. If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
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I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Farm, Field and Fireside Collection - Historical Agricultural Newspapers

The Farm, Field and Fireside collection is a group of historically significant U.S. farm weekly newspapers published in the late 1800s to early 1900s. It's housed at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It's another of the many free newspaper collections now available on-line for free.  You can print, download, or e-mail individual articles.  Here's a list of the newspapers currently available:

    Banker Farmer (1913-1927)
    Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman (1910-1926)
    Better Farming (1913-1925)
    Chicago Livestock World (1902-1917)
    Chicago Packer (1907-1939)
    Farmers' Review (1879-1918)
    Farmers Voice (1898-1913)
    Farmer's Wife (1906-1939)
    Farm, Field and Fireside (1884-1906)
    Farm, Field and Stockman (1885-1887)
    Farm Home (1899-1920)
    Farm Press (1906-1913)
    Illinois Farmer (1856-1864)
    Lancaster Farming (1955-1981)
    National Rural and Family Magazine (1898-1900)
    Prairie Farmer (1841-1923)
    Western Rural (1868-1883)
    Western Rural and American Stockman (1879-1894)
    Western Rural and Livestock Weekly (1896-1898)

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