Without school to worry about for the summer, I’ve been able to become more acquainted with the databases my library offers. One in particular that I found interesting was Access Newspaper Archive. I’m not sure I’d ever have a personal use for it, but I can see how a patron might find it useful for a genealogy search.
Some of these newspapers go back to the 1800s, browsing through the headlines felt like I was traveling back in time. The further back you go though, the harder it is to read, so I looked for the news in Bakersfield – because Fresno wasn’t available – on the day my mother was born, and here is what I found:
Try it out and see what you find.