Archive | July 2013

Search the Historical Newspaper Archives

Elephind is a search engine for digitized historical newspapers.  Currently, users are able to search 14 different source libraries (including the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America project), 1000+ titles, and over 1 million newspapers.  Papers range in date from 1803 to 2012, so genealogists might find it especially helpful.

Domestic Violence — Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference

The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference offers much information on Domestic Violence, including information on an Order of Protection, and much, much more.;

FindHelpTN Benefits Wizard

“FindHelpTN helps Tennesseans find state and federal programs and services they might qualify for. We look at the basic rules for each program to see if you might be eligible.”–From the website.

Keep My Tennessee Home

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency administers the Keep My Tennessee Home Program that aims to offer assistance to homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgages and face the loss of their homes to foreclosure.  There are videos available that explain the program.

Public Libraries — Mapped

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has mapped the public libraries of the United States and Puerto Rico here.  There are over 17,000 public libraries, more than the number of McDonald’s (about 14,000) in America and more than the number of Starbuck’s (about 11,000).

Younger American’s Library Habits and Expectations

“Younger Americans—those ages 16-29—exhibit a fascinating mix of habits and preferences when it comes to reading, libraries, and technology. Almost all Americans under age 30 are online, and they are more likely than older patrons to use libraries’ computer and internet connections; however, they are also still closely bound to print, as three-quarters (75%) of younger Americans say they have read at least one book in print in the past year, compared with 64% of adults ages 30 and older.”–From the website.  And much more information on the library habits and expectations of young Americans included here.