The Balch Collection is a Philadelphia genealogy resource. Back in 2002 it merged into the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP). The HSP is one the finest genealogical repositories in Philadelphia, if not in the country. The Family History Library is still far and away the best, but this fine resource is invaluable, especially if your ancestors are from Philadelphia and/or are from the colonial families — particular those of historical prominence. This Balch Collection resource contains an enormous collection of ethnic resources — hence the Ethnic Studies that it is known for.
So this morning, as Stanczyk read the online newsletter of the PGSA , I noticed this news item (mentioned in the subject). Now this jester has a soft spot for historical newspapers (see my Dziennik Polski fetish). So the Balch Collection being available electronically caught my eye, especially because I noticed the list of languages included the Język polski (Polish Language) newspapers.
The Balch Collection Inventory for Polish language historical newspapers includes:
|Dziennik Zjednoczenia, City Edition||Chicago|
|Dziennik Zjednoczenia, Country Edition||Chicago|
|Dziennik Zwiazkowy (Polish Daily Zgoda)||Chicago|
|Glos Polek (Polish Women’s Voice)||Chicago|
|Gwiazda Polarna||Stevens Point, WI|
|Jutrzenka (Morning Star)||Cleveland|
|Narod Polski (Polish Nation)||Chicago|
|Ognisko||New York City|
|Pol-Am Journal (Association of the Sons of Poland)||Scranton, PA|
|Pol-Am Journal (Chicago Edition)||Scranton, PA|
|Pol-Am Journal (National Edition)||Scranton, PA|
|Pol-Am Journal (Polish National Alliance of Brooklyn, USA)||Scranton, PA|
|Polish American Journal||Scranton, PA|
|Polonia w Ameryce||Cleveland|
|Republika-Gornik Pensylw anski||Wilkes-Barre, PA|
|Sokol Polski||New York City|
Here is the READEX press release for more info. I promise to update you, my faithful readers, when I have some more info on this announcement.