Forthcoming Newspapers – Fall 2021

banner for forthcoming newspapers to be hosted on the Georgia Historic Newspapers website

Over the next year, the Digital Library of Georgia will be adding a variety of new newspaper titles to the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) website (https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/). The digitization of these two groups of papers has been funded by the Georgia Public Library Service and the R. J. Taylor Foundation.

Below is the list of newspapers titles currently slated to be added to GHN in Fall 2021/Winter 2022.

Georgia Public Library Service-funded newspaper titles:

Advertiser (Cleveland), 1881

Brunswick Times, 1923-1932

Camila Enterprise, 1904-1926

Cleveland Advertiser, 1880-1881

Cleveland Courier, 1896-1965

Courier Sentinel (Ellijay), 1898-1899

Covington News, 1909-1924

Covington Star, 1885-1902

Ellijay Courier, 1877-1915

Ellijay Times, 1906-1915

Georgia Enterprise (Covington), 1889-1909

Pelham Journal, 1908-1924

Times-Courier (Ellijay), 1916-1924

 

R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation-funded newspaper titles:

Abbeville Chronicle, 1898-1901

Adel News, 1900-1904

Advertiser (Fort Gaines), 1887-1890

Advocate-Democrat (Crawfordville, Ga.), 1893-1899

American Union (West Bowersville), 1885-1893

Arlington Advance, 1879-1882

Ashburn Advance, 1897-1900

Banner-Messenger (Buchanan), 1891-1900

Baptist Reporter (Guyton), 1888

Blackshear News, 1878-1882

Blackshear Times, 1889-1901

Blairsville Free Press, 1892

Blairsville Herald, 1892-1902

Blue Ridge Post, 1893-1913

Bogart News, 1897

Bulloch County Banner (Statesboro), 1893

Bulloch Herald (Statesboro), 1899-1901

Bulloch Times (Statesboro), 1893-1898

Calhoun County Courier (Leary), 1882-1902

Carnesville Advance, 1899-1917

Carnesville Tribune, 1890-1894

Clay County Reformer (Fort Gaines), 1894

Clinch County News (Homerville), 1898-1911

Columbia Sentinel (Harlem), 1885-1923

Conyers Examiner, 1878-1883

Conyers Weekly, 1883-1888

Conyers Weekly, 1895-1901

Conyers Weekly-Banner, 1901-1902

Cordele Sentinel, 1899-1902

Correspondent (Roberta), 1892-1903

Crawford County Correspondent (Roberta), 1892

Crawford County Herald (Knoxville), 1890-1892

Crawfordville Advocate, 1895-1896

Crawfordville Democrat, 1881-1893

DeKalb News (Decatur), 1884

Democrat (Crawfordville), 1877-1881

Demorest Times, 1891-1894

Dispatch (Ocilla), 1899

Dodge County Journal (Eastman), 1887

DuPont Okefenokean, 1880

Eastman Times (Eastman), 1879-1887

Echols Echo (Statenville), 1916

Enterprise (Carnesville), 1890-1892

Enterprise-Record (Gibson), 1892

Excelsior News, 1879

Fannin County Gazette (Morganton), 1891

Fitzgerald Enterprise, 1897-1902

Fitzgerald Leader, 1897-1912

Fort Gaines Sentinel, 1895-1902

Fort Valley Mirror, 1880-1881

Franklin County Register (Carnesville), 1878-1888

Georgia Farmer (Statesboro), 1892

Gibson Record, 1892-1933

Hale’s Weekly (Conyers), 1892-1895

Hamilton Journal, 1881-1906

Hancock Weekly Journal (Sparta), 1869-1870

Haralson Banner (Buchanan), 1884-1891

Headlight (Gray), 1889

High Shoals Messenger, 1897

Industrial Banner (DuPont), 1892

Irwin County News (Ocilla), 1893-1897

Jasper News, 1885

Jesup Sentinel, 1890-1907

Jones County Headlight (Gray), 1888-1889

Jones County News (Gray), 1895-1906

Knoxville Journal, 1888-1889

Leader Fort Valley, 1897

Lincoln Home Journal, 1898-1902

Lincolnton News, 1882-1890

Lithonia New Era, 1890

Lumpkin Independent, 1891-1902

Monroe Advertiser (Forsyth), 1888-1902

Morgan Monitor, 1897-1899

Morganton News, 1891

Murray County Gazette (Spring Place), 1879-1879

Murray News (Spring Place), 1897-1909

North Georgia Times (Spring Place), 1881-1891

Ocilla Dispatch, 1899-1901

Oconee Enterprise (Watkinsville), 1887-1915

Oglethorpe Echo (Lexington), 1878-1898

Pickens County Herald (Jasper), 1888-1899

Pickens County Progress (Jasper), 1899-1926

Pike County Journal (Zebulon), 1888-1902

People’s Advocate (Crawfordville), 1893

Record (Wrightsville), 1897-1900

Rockdale Banner (Conyers), 1888-1900

Schley County Enterprise (Ellaville), 1886-1888

Schley County News (Ellaville), 1889-1900

Solid South (Conyers), 1885-1892

South Georgian (McVille), 1879-1880

Southeast Georgian (Kingsland), 1895-1932

Southern Record (Toccoa), 1897-1898

Southern Times & Planter (Sparta), 1874

Sparta Times and Planter (Sparta), 1874

Spring Place Jimplecute, 1891-1903

Statesboro Eagle, 1889-1891

Statesboro Star, 1894-1899

Stillmore Times, 1898

Sylvania Telephone, 1879-1907

Times-Journal (Eastman), 1899

Times & Planter (Sparta), 1874

Toccoa News, 1880-1889

Toccoa News and Piedmont Industrial Journal, 1889-1893

Toccoa News, 1893-1896

Toccoa Times, 1894-1896

Toccoa Times-News, 1896-1897

Toccoa Record, 1901-1902

Tribune (Buchanan), 1898-1901

Watkinsville Advance, 1880-1881

Wayne County News (Jesup), 1897-1910

Wiregrass Cracker (Homerville), 1883

Wrightsville Recorder, 1880-1902

Young Harris News, 1900

 

About the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation

The purpose of the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation Trust is to promote genealogical research and study in Georgia in conjunction with the Georgia Genealogical Society and the Georgia Archives. Grants are made to individuals and organizations to defray the expense of publishing (print or digital) records of a genealogical nature from public and private sources. The primary emphasis is on preserving and making available to the public genealogical data concerning citizens of Georgia who were residents prior to 1851. Visit the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation at taylorfoundation.org

About the Georgia Public Library Service

Georgia Public Library Service empowers libraries to improve the lives of all Georgians.

We provide innovative, scalable library technology and services; staff training and best practices; grant administration and more to create equity in library experience for patrons, no matter where they live.

We also work with elected officials to ensure they understand the critical role that libraries play in meeting the immediate and long-term needs of citizens.

Georgia Public Library Service is the state library administrative agency and a unit of the Board of Regents, University System of Georgia.

Visit Georgia Public Library Service at georgialibraries.org

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Georgia Civil War and Reconstruction newspapers now freely available online

ATHENS, Ga. — As part of a $27,405.00 grant from the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, the Digital Library of Georgia has digitized over 100,000 pages of Georgia newspaper titles published from 1861 to 1877 from microfilm held by the Georgia Newspaper Project (libs.uga.edu/gnp/). 

The project creates full-text searchable versions of the newspapers and presents them online for free in its Georgia Historic Newspapers database at gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu in accordance with technical guidelines developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress for the National Digital Newspaper Program (see loc.gov/ndnp/)

The Georgia Historic Newspapers database will utilize the Library of Congress’ open-source tool, Chronicling America, for the online delivery of the full-text newspapers. Users will be able to search the database for geographic, corporate, family, and personal names.

Vivian Price Saffold, chairman of the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Advisory Committee, states: “Since 1971 genealogy researchers have depended on publications funded by grants from the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation. The Foundation has funded the printing of thousands of books in traditional format. More recently the addition of digital projects, such as the Digital Library of Georgia’s newspaper project, has made possible free online access to tens of thousands of Georgia newspaper pages that previously were difficult to research. The DLG project is a great example of the kind of grant request the Foundation is proud to fund. Georgia newspapers are a valuable resource. On the technical side, the online newspaper images are sharp and clear, and the functionality of the indexing is excellent.”

188 Civil War and Reconstruction-era titles have been digitized from the following Georgia cities: 

Alapaha, Americus, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carrollton, Cartersville, Columbus, Conyers, Covington, Crawfordville, Cuthbert, Dallas, Dalton, Darien, Dawson, Eastman, Eatonton, Elberton, Ellijay, Fairburn, Florence, Forsyth, Gainesville, Greensboro, Greenville, Griffin, Hamilton, Hartwell, Hawkinsville, Hinesville, Jesup, LaGrange, Lexington, Louisville, Macon, Madison, Marietta, Milledgeville, Monroe, Palmetto, Quitman, Ringgold, Rome, Sandersville, Savannah, Social Circle, Summerville, Talbotton, Thomaston, Thomasville, Thomson, Washington, Waynesboro, and West Point.

Papers of interest include:

Christian Index (1867-1878) – Baptist newspaper published in Atlanta after the Civil War that claims the distinction of being the oldest continuously published religious newspaper in the United States.

Atlanta/Augusta Daily Register (1864) – Civil War refugee newspaper that fled approaching Union forces in Knoxville and published in Atlanta, and later Augusta during Sherman’s March to the Sea.

Daily/Weekly Loyal Georgian (1867-1868) – Augusta’s first African American newspaper published in the early years of Reconstruction.

Lucy Cobb Institute Messenger (1876) – School newspaper covering the events of the Lucy Cobb Institute, a young women’s secondary school in Athens.

Pacificator (1864-1865) – Georgia’s first Catholic newspaper published in Augusta during the Civil War. The paper advocated for an end to the fighting in the later years of the conflict.

Southern Cultivator (1867-1870)- Agricultural newspaper established in Augusta in 1843 and published in Athens after the Civil War.

Newspaper title highlights from Georgia regions include:

East Georgia:

  • Augusta Weekly Chronicle and Sentinel (1861-1881)
  • Jefferson/Louisville News and Farmer (1871-1923)
  • Washington Gazette (1866-1885)

Metro Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Daily New Era (1866-1871)
  • Conyers Rockdale Register (1876-1877)
  • Marietta Field and Fireside (1877-1879)

Middle Georgia:

  • Forsyth Monroe Advertiser (1873-1888)
  • Macon Georgia/Daily Journal and Messenger (1862-1869)
  • Hawkinsville Dispatch (1867-1877)

North Georgia:

  • Athens Georgia Collegian (1870-1872)
  • Calhoun Weekly/Saturday Times (1870-1877)
  • Cartersville Express (1867-1879)

South Georgia:

  • Dawson Journal (1866-1882)
  • Savannah Daily Herald (1866-1867)
  • Thomasville Southern Enterprise (1867-1876)

West Georgia:

  • Carroll County Times (1872-1880)
  • Columbus Daily/Weekly Sun (1861-1873)
  • Thomaston Herald (1870-1878)

Selected Images:

Banner of the South, October 15, 1870, page 1

Burke’s Weekly for Boys and Girls, June 6, 1868, page 1

Southern Cultivator, April 1, 1867, page 1

Daily Loyal Georgian, June 1, 1867, page 1

Pacificator, October 15, 1864, page 1

About the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation 

The purpose of the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation Trust is to promote genealogical research and study in Georgia in conjunction with the Georgia Genealogical Society and the Georgia Archives. Grants are made to individuals and organizations to defray the expense of publishing (print or digital) records of a genealogical nature from public and private sources. The primary emphasis is on preserving and making available to the public genealogical data concerning citizens of Georgia who were residents prior to 1851. Visit the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation at taylorfoundation.org  

About the Digital Library of Georgia

Based at the University of Georgia Libraries, the Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative that collaborates with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture, and life. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. DLG also serves as Georgia’s service hub for the Digital Public Library of America and as the home of the Georgia Newspaper Project, the state’s historic newspaper microfilming project. Visit the DLG at dlg.usg.edu.

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