Spotlight: Marshall Public Library (Idaho)

Located in historic Old Town Pocatello, Idaho, the Marshall Public Library has been serving the Pocatello community for over 100 years. Advantage has partnered with Marshall Public Library to film and digitize copies of the Idaho State Journal, and it’s predecessor, The Pocatello Tribune, as far back as 1895. Marshall Public Library Reference Specialist Trent […]

Advantage Community History Archive: From Fort Fairfield to Shanghai

Grant Kaestner, Account Manager at Advantage Preservation, recently received a rewarding phone call from one of our library partners in Maine. Representatives from the Fort Fairfield Public Library reached out to him to share their appreciation for our partnership approach and its positive impact on communities involved. “We love having our digital archives available and […]

Advantage Spotlight: Ann Tice

Page 1 of The Klemme Times, published in Klemme, Iowa on Thursday, October 26th, 1899 Ann Tice is an avid genealogist currently living near Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ann was introduced to Advantage Preservation by a librarian and has since helped fund the digitization of Clear Lake (IA), Klemme (IA), and Red Wing (MN) newspapers. Ann […]

Discover Your Rural Roots! Carol Richey looks at Advantage Preservation and their growing collection of digitized small town and rural newspapers

Researching your rural ancestors in newspaper collections is becoming much easier and more convenient. Thanks to the work of Advantage Preservation, a division of Advantage Archives based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, more than 55 million historical newspaper pages in 39 states are now available online through their digitization projects. Exploring the lives of your rural […]

Historical Newspaper Research

There is a lot to learn from old newspapers if you know what you are looking for. Before the advent of the Internet, it was newspapers that were relied on most for information. Now, many old newspapers have been digitized and made available online as a resource for historians, genealogists and writers among others. With […]

12 Million Pages of Newspapers to be Preserved: State Historical Society of Iowa and Advantage Archives to microfilm and digitize state’s collection of newspapers

DES MOINES – The process to save the first draft of Iowa history just got a lot smoother. The State Historical Society of Iowa today unveiled a sweeping new plan to preserve more than 12 million pages of newspapers in its collection, giving Iowans greater access to more than 300 titles dating to the state’s […]

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