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The wait is over– the Historic Newspapers database has launched!  You can search it by going to the Historic Newspapers tab on the top toolbar, or by clicking here.

Although your first thought might be to search the Historic Newspaper Database for genealogy or historic research, tracking down birth and death notices or mentions of relatives, don’t stop there. It might also be fun to browse and explore the database without an end goal. See how a small town responded to WWII, Kennedy’s assassination, America’s Bicentennial and other noteworthy events of the past century. Or randomly pick an issue and read it in its entirety to truly get a sense of Chelsea’s daily life from a bygone year.

Thanks so much to our many generous donors who made this digitization project possible!

Questions about the database? Check out our tutorial on how to search!  Or email librarian Emily Meloche at emeloche@chelseadistrictlibrary.org.