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Next week I will post the names of even more newspapers that we are adding.
In May 1863 the government organized the Freedman’s Village on the grounds of General Robert E. Lee’s home in Arlington, Virginia.
It had “fourteen dwellings, and a church a hospital and a home of the aged and infirm, with streets regularly laid out and named, and a park planted in the centre.” The grounds were laid out and the village was built under the direction of Brigadier General Montgomery C. Meigs, he was named the Quartermaster of the Army in May 1861.
The Village quickly took shape and within a year had more than 3,000 residents, former slaves and their families.
By Decemeber 1865 there were 53 schools, 112 teachers and 5,618 students located at the Freedman’s Village and on government lands in Alexandria, Georgetown and Maryland.
In 1888 the Freedman’s Village was closed. Read more about the Freedman’s Village in GenealogyBank. Look for artilces in the Historical Newspapers and for the many government reports that detailed the progress and ultimate closing in the US Serial Set found in the Historical Documents section. Tomorrow I will blog about the other May anniversary.
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Here’s what’s new on the site: Alaska Juneau. Daily Alaska Dispatch. 5/1/1917 to 8/31/1917
Alabama Montgomery. Montgomery Advertiser. 10/1/1912 to 12/31/1912
California Anderson Valley Post. 5/3/2006 to Current
Connecticut Bridgeport. Republican Farmer. 1/5/1814 to 12/20/1815
Georgia Cordele. Cordele Dispatch. 11/14/2007 to Current Savannah. Savannah Tribune. 12/4/1875 to 12/27/1913
Illinois Danville. Commercial News. 11/6/2007 to Current
Massachusetts Boston. Boston Journal. 7/1/1880 to 10/6/1917 Boston. Daily Atlas. 7/1/1841 to 4/11/1857 Lowell. Lowell Daily Citizen and News. 3/21/1857 to 1/24/1879 Springfield. Springfield Republican. 5/17/1900 to 11/15/1910 Worcester. Worcester Daily Spy. 7/6/1903 to 9/22/1903
Maryland Baltimore. Baltimore American. 9/1/1917 to 12/31/1922 Baltimore Sun. 7/1/1847 to 1/3/1848
Maine Portland. Portland Daily Advertiser. 1/1/1863 to 6/30/1863
Minnesota St. Paul. St. Paul Daily Pioneer. 9/23/1854 to 4/12/1855
Missouri Hannibal. Missouri Courier. 1/18/1849 to 2/17/1853 St. Louis. St. Louis Republic. 10/1/1889 to 4/30/1900
Montana Anaconda. Anaconda Standard. 1/2/1898 to 4/30/1915
Nevada Ely. Ely Times. 10/10/2007 to Current
New Hampshire Portsmouth. Portsmouth Journal of Literature & Politics. 6/2/1838 to 12/31/1842
New Jersey Bridgeton. Washington Whig. 1/7/1821 to 12/27/1822
New Mexico Albuquerque. Albuquerque Journal. 9/1/1910 to 12/31/1910 Gallup. Gallup Independent. 10/11.2007 to Current
New York New York Herald. 8/1/1858 to 12/31/1858
North Carolina Halifax. North Carolina Journal. 1/2/1797 to 9/11/1797
Ohio Ashtabula. Star Beacon. 10/20/2007 to Current
Oklahoma Altus. Altus Times. 1/14/2008 to Current Bartlesville. Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise. 10/18/2007 to Current Knight. Frontier Index. 4/14/1868 to 4/14/1868 Oklahoma City. Daily Oklahoman. 5/1/1913 to 6/30/1913 Pauls Valley. Pauls Valley Daily Democrat. 9/8/2007 to current
Oregon Portland. Oregonian. 8/8/1920 to 8/29/1920
Pennsylvania Philadelphia. North American. 1/1/1845 to 6/30/1879
West Virginia Bluefield. Bluefield Daily Telegraph. 12/28/2007 to Current Fairmont. Times West Virginian. 1/11/2008 to Current Logan. Logan Banner. 7/8/2007 to Current And more – big news is on the way! Stay tuned.