Earlier this year I reported on the digitization efforts at the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) where some of the earliest years of the Gazette van Moline were placed online. Today I received word that the Rock Island County Historical Society has added to the endeavor by digitizing the remaining years of this important Flemish American newspaper. The Society’s digital holdings start on 23 April 1915, exactly where the run at CRL is interrupted, and end with the paper’s last issue on 18 April 1940 when it announced its merger with the Gazette van Detroit.
Search capabilities are more advanced than at CRL, but at both places the researcher must be cognizant of the limitations of Optical Character Recognition technology and spelling variations in the Dutch language during the early years.
Take a look today and explore the lives of Belgian Americans one hundred years ago.
- The Gazette van Moline at the Center for Research Libraries (15 November 1907-16 April 1915; June 1920-December 1922)
- The Gazette van Moline at Rock Island County Historical Society (23 April 1915-18 April 1940)
Cite this post
Kristine Smets, “More of the Gazette van Moline Online” The Belgian American, (https://www.thebelgianamerican.com : accessed [date]), posted 27 August 2021.