Spotlight: The Newark Public Library’s History Archive

The Newark History Archive Is A Portal To New Jersey’s Past The Newark Public Library brings a significant piece of Newark’s past to the present by providing free access to the historical legacy of Newark, New Jersey, as recorded in the pages of the Newark Evening News. Thanks to a federal grant, support from Senator […]

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, […]

Do you want your community’s history to be free to access?

Advantage Archives has partnered with over 1,000 communities to provide FREE digital access to 100,000,000+ images and counting. Is your community history not available for free? Contact your local library, schools, and historical/genealogical society and have them reach out to us so we can provide your community with FREE digital access to your local history. […]

Spotlight: The Catholic Globe

The Community History Archives of The Catholic Globe contains nearly 40,000 historical pages from 1949-2020.  The Catholic Globe is a weekly newspaper based in Sioux City, Iowa, that serves the Catholic community of the Diocese of Sioux City. The newspaper was founded in 1933 by Bishop Edmond Heelan, and it has been a reliable source […]

Church Records: The Importance of Access

Genealogy has been an important pursuit for centuries. One of the key sources for genealogy research has been church records, which often include information on births, marriages, and deaths. These records have been critical in helping people trace their family histories and understand their place in the world.

Happy National Library Week!

National Library Week is a time to celebrate libraries’ important role in our communities. Although often associated with books, libraries offer so much more than just reading materials. They serve as a hub for knowledge, culture, and history and play a crucial role in preserving and promoting the heritage of their communities. One of the […]

Remembering a Legend: Reflecting on the Legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the Anniversary of His Passing

Remembering FDR, a Visionary Leader April 12th, 1945, marks a significant moment in American history; on this day, the nation mourned the loss of one of its greatest leaders – President Franklin D. Roosevelt. FDR, as he was affectionately known, was a visionary leader who left an indelible mark on the United States, shaping the […]

Spotlight: The Nation Czech & Slovak Museum

At Advantage Archives, we are proud to have partnered with the National Czech & Slovak Museum on their recent digitization project. The museum, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Czech and Slovak people. With a mission to inspire people from every background to connect […]

Spotlight: The XIT Museum (Dalhart, TX)

The Community History Archive of The XIT Museum contains a vast variety of content, including: newspapers, yearbooks, grave marking, census data, city minutes and much more.  Nestled in the picturesque Texas Panhandle, Dalhart is a town steeped in history, and the XIT Museum is at the heart of preserving and showcasing its heritage. With a […]

Historical Resource Development Program Grants (HRDP)

HRDP Grants Iowa is a state rich in history. The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA) recognizes the importance of preserving and promoting that history through its Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP). The program provides financial assistance to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and individuals who are dedicated to preserving and promoting Iowa’s historical resources. The […]

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