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


19th Century Advice Columns

In the mid-nineteenth century, many southern newspaper editors filled gaps in their issues with advice columns. These columns often took the form of proverbs that preached virtuous behavior. The editors also included agricultural instruction, housekeeping solutions, and advice on everyday living.  Generally, they were written by the newspaper’s editor, but also included reprints from magazines and newspapers from around the country. Presented below is a compilation of advice columns from issues of Milledgeville’s Federal Union in 1868. These issues and many others can be found in the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive. One last note: The advice is nearly one hundred and fifty years old, so please approach it with caution. There is no guarantee that peach leaves will cure your foot if you step on a nail.

Federal Union, July 14, 1868

Federal Union, September 8, 1868

Federal Union, July 14, 1868

Federal Union, May 12, 1868

Federal Union, July, 14, 1868

Federal Union, July 14, 1868

Federal Union, June 30, 1868