Old New York Times issues online
Its fairly easy to follow the paper trail back to our World War I or US Civil War ancestors, but learning the lingo or discovering the prevailing attitudes of the day is not something we can accomplish by merely collecting birth, marriage & death records. One of the best ways to flesh out a family history is to read old newspapers from the time period and include snippets in your compiled family history, with appropriate bibliographic citations, of course. To that end, you'll want to check out this online resource:
Historical NY Times Project <http://nyt.ulib.org/>
"For your reading pleasure, we present historic issues from the New York Times. The digitization process is ongoing, but we invite you right now to peruse the newspaper issues that we have put on line including the Civil War and the Turn of the Century 1900-1907."
Happy family tree climbing!
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