Discovery: Remembering the USS Jacob Jones

On March 3, 1942, the headline of the Newark Evening News read “Sub Sinks Destroyer Off N.J.,” informing the citizens of Newark and the rest of New Jersey of the sinking of a United States Navy warship by a German submarine. On February 28, 1942, the USS Jacob Jones (DD-130) patrolled the waters off Cape […]

Celebrating 120,000,000 Images: A Milestone for Advantage Archives

Advantage Archives — Founded on the key principle that no history should ever have to live behind a paywall. Since our formation, we have provided FREE digital access to over 120,000,000 images and partnered with over 1,000 institutions.   “The Ancestor Hunt has been tracking Advantage Archives Community History Archive installations at libraries and other institutions […]

Community History Archives: This Week In History: June 24th – June 30th

This week in history is all about progress for everyone. Members of different minority groups saw representation and advocacy for themselves through this week’s events. Women around the world saw that they were capable of holding high positions of power. Oppressed groups learned that they could fight back against discrimination and violence. An example was […]

Don’t Search For An Obituary By Only Searching For An “Obituary”

In the quest to trace our roots and understand our heritage, obituaries often serve as a crucial starting point. Obituaries are undoubtedly a rich source of information for genealogists. They often provide vital details about the deceased, including their full name, date of birth, date of death, and often, the names of their relatives. However, […]

Community History Archives: This Week in History: June 17th – June 23rd

This week in history holds new information about the events that you likely know a lot about. From infamous scandals to beloved holidays, there is always something new to learn about the past. I hope this week I can teach you something new, as well as provide you with some search tips to help you […]

Community History Archives: This Week in History- June 10th – June 16th

School may be out for the summer, but history happens outside of the classroom every week. This week in the past brought us lots of entrances and departures. Between Italian Troops entering a war, American troops evacuating a base, a new US Territory being established, and one of the FBI’s most wanted escaping prison, this […]

Community History Archives: This Week in History- June 3rd – June 9th

The past is constantly changing the tides of the future, especially for the events that happened this week in history. The death of a species and the death of a presidential candidate, a push towards victory, and the push for change are all a part of what happened on these days many years ago. Some […]

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