Enhanced Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive

Milledgeville Hotel, Union Recorder, Dec. 29, 1896

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the re-release of the enhanced Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive:


The Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive is now compatible with all current browsers and provides access to issues from 1808 to 1920 without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads. Consisting of over 49,000 newspaper pages, the website provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. Because Milledgeville served as the state capital from 1804 to 1868, during the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods in the state’s history, the site will provide researchers with particular historical insight into Georgia politics during the nineteenth century.

The Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive is a website in the Digital Library of Georgia,  a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1843-1942), the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1819-1880), the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1850-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970), and the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html


2 Replies to “Enhanced Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive”

  1. What happened. I had access to the historic newspapers of Milledgeville, would access the site, type in my name or term, and up it came in a list of relevant and accessible hits–whether Ferederal Union, Southern Recorder, etc. Now I have no idea what to do at a rather critical moment in my research. What happened to the old site? It was perfect.

  2. Hi, Bob:

    There are several ways to search through Milledgeville newspapers in the new site:

    1. The easiest way to replicate the way the old site worked is to use the regional pages on the new site. It will allow you to search by city and newspaper title only within the middle Georgia region. That page is here: https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/regions/middle/#search

    2. You can also use the advanced search page, which allows you to narrow searches by city, title, date, etc. That page is located here: https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/search/advanced/

    3. The website also has a help tab at the top of the page that has a frequently asked questions section and several tutorial videos. Help with searching is available here: https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/help/searching

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