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A Colonial goldmine | Harvard Gazette

Here is some exciting news about a digitization project going on at Harvard which will benefit historians and genealogists with Colonial era interests.  I’m telling you about it because those folks who settled the West came from the East in most cases, and sooner or later you are going to need this:

A Colonial goldmine | Harvard Gazette.

The article explains plans to digitize Harvard’s Colonial collections, and it also discusses something called the Colonial Archives of North America (CANA) project—“an ambitious collective enterprise.”  It is all very interesting. 

For an example of a digital consortium relevant to Western States research, check out the Mountain West Digital Library.  I love having access to so many libraries from one portal.  I would love to know what portals for Western States research you have discovered.  Please share!


I am an Accredited Genealogist® professional living in California. I have been researching and teaching since 1988.

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