Genealogy Boot Camp: Getting Started

OK Team – it’s time to get down to basics and make sure we haven’t missed clues and information that would help us to accurately document our family tree.

Welcome to Genealogy Boot Camp: Core training

Day 1. Home Sources
OK recruits – you will need the basic equipment.

First – get that old laundry basket and let’s put it to good use.
Put this laundry basket where you will see it every day – but where it will be safe. Perhaps a room you don’t use everyday – like the dining room – that should be a good place – or perhaps on the bed in the spare bedroom.

Now, here is your first assignment:
Begin gathering the family history information that you have in your own home.

“But – I don’t have any information about my family!”

OK recruit: put your laundry basket in a visible, safe place and let’s see what we can find in your house.

Step One: Go from room to room in your home looking for items that have clues about your family. As you see something of value – take it and put it in the laundry basket. You should expect to spend one week on this task – do NOT try to do it all at once.

- Photo albums
- Family mementos
- School yearbooks
- Family Bible
- The envelope with family clippings
- Grammie’s recipe book
- The old wooden spoon
- Dad’s World War I medal
- The box with the old family letters and photos
- Baby books
- Old family cups, plates
- History of Gilmanton, NH – Why do we have that?

“I have an old cedar chest with some old clothes & a comforter made by my great-grandmother – I don’t want to move them.

If some of your family treasures are too large or fragile to move – write down a quick description on a 3×5 card and put that in the laundry basket.

Tips

Why should this take one week?

You’re busy. Don’t burn yourself out. During this week as you go around the house in your normal daily routine – be thinking about clues. What do I have in my home that would tell me more about the family? Pick it up and put it in the laundry basket. By the end of the week you’ll have plenty of clues.

Back in the early 1960s I drove over to White Plains, NY to visit my cousins: Genevieve and Burt Shaw (Genevieve M. (Smith) Shaw 1871-1967) – Burton C. Shaw 1866-).

When I arrived Burt was off getting a haircut – Cousin Gen said that he would be right back. We spoke about the family and got caught up on current events.

But, still – no Burt.

As I asked about the family history – Cousin Gen was so apologetic that she didn’t know more about the family history. But as we waited I asked her about the things in the living room. There were framed pictures and photos on most of the shelves and tables. Who were they? She was a steady stream of detail about the family.

And what about the old piano; the old rocking chair; the painting in the corner. Everything had a story and a family connection.

I had written down pages of notes – all the while she repeated that she could no longer remember the details of the family history.

Cousin Burt never did come home that day – but she was a goldmine of information.

So - Step One – Gather Your Home Sources. Once you have them – in hand start to write down the facts and clues and document your family history.

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Mammoth Times (Mammoth Lakes, CA)
Obituaries: 10/09/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 10/07/2009 – Current

Montrose Daily Press, The (Montrose, CO)
Obituaries: 11/25/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 10/18/2009 – Current

Ridgefield Press, The (Ridgefield, CT)
Obituaries: 10/08/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 01/27/2010 – Current

Hernando Today (Brooksville, FL)
Obituaries: 11/16/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 10/03/2009 – Current


Independent Enterprise (Payette, ID)
Obituaries: None received to date
Death Notices: 10/03/2009 – Current:

Indianapolis Recorder, The (Indianapolis, IN)
Obituaries: 10/22/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 01/21/2010 – Current

Pilot-News (Plymouth, IN)
Obituaries: 10/31/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 01/28/2010 – Current

Who Do You Think You Are?

Mark your calendars.

It is not often that prime time television has a series about family history.
Friday, March 5th – NBC is starting the popular series: Who Do You Think You Are?

Gather the family – watch the show and then dig in to GenealogyBank to find your ancestors. Discover the stories of their lives.

Remembering Lincoln

Time doesn’t dim the memory of his passing.

The New York Herald ran a special issue on the assassination of President Lincoln. Click Here to Read the entire newspaper: NY Herald 15 April 1865.

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AL. Huntsville. Huntsville Gazette*. 1881-06-18 to 1894-12-29
CA. San Francisco. Elevator*. 1872-11-16 to 1898-06-11
CT. Mystic. Mystic Journal. 1859-03-12 to 1862-12-27
CT. New Canaan. New Canaan News-Review. 2009-11-05 to Current
CT. New London. New London Gazette and General Advertiser. 1825-01-05 to 1826-12-27
CT. Middletown. American Sentinel. 1826-04-05 to 1833-03-06
CT. Middletown. Middlesex Gazette. 1829-01-07 to 1834-01-23
DC. Washington. Colored American*. 1898-03-12 to 1904-02-27
DC. Washington. Daily National Intelligencer. 1850-10-16 to 1852-12-31
DC. Washington. Grit*. 1883-12-21 to 1884-10-18
DC. Washington. Washington Bee. 1893-01-07 to 1910-06-25
IA. Fort Madison. Daily Democrat, The. 2009-12-19 to Current
IL. Quincy. Quincy Whig. 1868-05-03 to 1876-12-30
IN. Indianapolis. Freeman. 1895-09-21 to 1911-02-11
KS. Fort Scott. Fair Play*. 1898-04-22 to 1899-06-16
KS. Hutchinson. Blade*. 1919-12-20 to 1922-04-01
KS. Kansas City. Advocate. 1916-01-07 to 1921-12-30
KS. Lawrence. Western Recorder*. 1883-03-17 to 1884-11-06
KS. Topeka. Capital Plaindealer*. 1936-09-20 to 1938-08-06
KS. Topeka. Kansas Whip*. 1934-12-21 to 1955-09-30
KS. Wichita. Wichita Post-Observer*. 1953-01-23 to 1953-12-25
KY. Frankfort. Palladium. 1802-07-01 to 1803-12-24
LA. New Orleans. Times-Picayune. 1950-04-05 to 1961-05-15
MA. Boston. Boston Daily Advertiser. 1860-01-03 to 1889-12-31
MA. Boston. Boston Journal. 1884-07-01 to 1884-12-31
MA. Cape Cod. Cape Cod Chronicle, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
MA. Gloucester. Gloucester Telegraph. 1842-01-01 to 1842-12-31
MA. Springfield. Hampden Federalist. 1821-01-03 to 1823-03-05
MD. Baltimore. American and Commercial Daily Advertiser. 1801-01-31 to 1809-4-24
MD. Baltimore. Maryland Journal. 1785-06-28 to 1794-11-28
MI. Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo Gazette. 1915-08-03 to 1921-02-23
MI. Shelby, Utica. Shelby-Utica News. 2009-10-07 to Current
MN. St. Paul. Appeal*. 1908-09-05 to 1923-11-24
NC. Albemarle. Stanly News and Press, The. 2009-10-10 to Current
NC. Newbern. Newbern Sentinel. 1826-01-07 to 1828-06-12
NC. Yadkinville. Yadkin Ripple, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
NJ. Trenton. New Jersey State Gazette. 1796-10-18 to 1799-02-19
NY. Brighton, Pittsford. Brighton-Pittsford Post. 2009-10-04 to Current
NY. Goshen. Orange County Gazette. 1806-05-20 to 1814-09-20
NY. New York. Irish World. 1893-09-02 to 1905-04-08
NY. New York. New York Herald. 1869-05-21 to 1869-07-21
NY. New York. New York Herald. 1895-07-14 to 1895-08-08
NY. New York. New York Herald-Tribune. 1856-07-01 to 1877-06-15
NY. New York. Spectator. 1823-11-18 to 1824-10-26
NY. Poughkeepsie. Dutchess Observer. 1820-11-01 to 1821-12-26
NY. Dover. New-Hampshire Republican. 1825-01-03 to 1825-09-27
OH. Chillicothe. Scioto Gazette. 1801-08-02 to 1814-04-28
OH. Cleveland. Plain Dealer. 1967-12-01 to 1970-09-10
OH. Logan. Logan Daily News, The. 2010-01-10 to Current
OH. Marrietta. Ohio Gazette. 1806-04-24 to 1811-12-09
OH. Sandusky. Sandusky Register. 1849-10-02 to 1850-02-15
OH. St. Clairsville. Ohio Federalist. 1816-08-15 to 1816-12-05
OR. Ontario. Argus Observer. 2009-10-02 to Current
OR. Portland. Oregonian. 1948-12-20 to 1962-12-15
PA. Philadelphia. Democratic Press. 1808-03-28 to 1818-06-30
PA. Williamsburg. Virginia Gazette. 1766-03-16 to 1774-12-29
PA. Williamsburg. Virginia Gazette. 1775-02-03 to 1776-07-26
RI. Warren. Herald of the United States. 1796-01-02 to 1812-12-12
SC. Charleston. City Gazette. 1825-05-02 to 1825-08-31
TN. Nashville. Nashville Gazette. 1819-05-26 to 1827-02-14
TN. Sevierville. Mountain Press, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
TX. Big Spring. Big Spring Herald. 2009-10-02 to Current
TX. Brownwood. Brownwood Bulletin. 2009-12-03 to Current
TX. Dallas. Dallas Morning News. 1979-02-01 to 1979-05-31
UT. Salt Lake City. Broad Ax*. 1895-08-31 to 1897-01-30
VA. Amherst. Amherst New Era Progress. 2009-10-02 to Current
VA. Amherst. Nelson County Times. 2009-10-02 to Current
WA. Seattle. Seattle Daily Times. 1953-01-01 to 1969-09-30

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Alaska. Anchorage. Anchorage Gazette*. 1992-12-01 to 1993-01-01
Arkansas. Arkansas Post. Arkansas Gazette. 1821-09-01 to 1900-07-12
Jonesboro, AR. Jonesboro Evening Sun. 1905-01-05 to 1922-12-29
California. Los Angeles. Los Angeles Tribune. 1959-01-02 to 1959-05-15
Colorado. Colorado Springs. Gazette-Telegraph. 1914-01-05 to 1921-04-23
Connecticut. Bridgeport. Spirit of the Times*. 1830-10-06 to 1832-09-26
Danbury, CT. Republican Journal*. 1793-07-01 to 1800-01-06
Danielson, CT. Windham County Transcript. 1876-09-21
CT Litchfield, CT. Sun*. 1835-04-25 to 1839-04-13
Middletown, CT. Constitution. 1856-01-01 to 1856-12-03
Middletown, CT. Middlesex Gazette*. 1829-01-07 to 1830-12-29
Mystic, CT. Mystic Journal*. 1863-01-03 to 1867-03-02
New Haven. Black Coalition Weekly*. 1972-03-06 to 1972-09-14
New London, CT. New London Daily Chronicle. 1848-04-26 to 1848-10-12
New London, CT. New London Democrat. 1847-04-24
Norwich, CT. Norwich Republican. 1828-12-02 to 1830-06-19
Stamford, CT. Stamford Sentinel*. 1832-03-13 to 1835-03-16 DC.
Washington. Daily National Intelligencer. 1842-01-03 to 1869-06-23
Delaware. Georgetown, CT. Sussex Countian. 2009-10-02 to Current
Smyrna, DE. Smyrna-Clayton Sun-Times. 2009-10-02 to Current
Florida. Boca Grande. Boca Beacon, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
Chiefland, FL. Chiefland Citizen. 2009-10-02 to Current
Georgia. Jonesboro. Clayton News Daily. 2009-10-02 to Current
McDonough. Henry Daily Herald. 2009-10-02 to Current
Tifton, GA. Tifton Gazette. 2009-10-02 to Current
Idaho. Idaho City. Idaho Register. 1907-11-22 to 1915-03-09
ID. Twin Falls, ID. Twin Falls News. 1918-05-24 to 1921-10-20
Illinois. Centralia. Centralia Sentinel. 1863-09-03 to 1863-11-12
Chicago, IL. Second Ward News*. 1935-12-14 to 1938-04-02
Chicago, IL. Spokesman*. 1933-01-07 to 1933-03-18
Chicago, IL. Vorbote. 1875-07-17 to 1876-12-23
Dixon, IL. Sauk Valley Newspapers. 2009-10-02 to Current
Macomb, IL. Macomb Eagle. 2009-10-02 to Current
Macomb, IL. Macomb Journal. 2009-10-02 to 2009-10-03
Macomb, IL. Voice, The. 2009-10-08 to Current
Marion, IL. Marion Daily Republican, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
Quincy, IL. Quincy Whig. 1868-07-25 to 1876-11-29
Indiana. Boonville, Newburgh, IN. Boonville Standard & Newburgh-Chandler Register. 2009-10-14 to Current
Indianapolis, IN. Indiana Democrat. 1830-08-14 to 1841-06-09
Terre Haute, IN. Wabash Courier. 1837-05-25 to 1850-08-24
Iowa. Hamburg. Hamburg Reporter. 2009-10-02 to Current
Osceola, IA. Osceola Sentinel-Tribune. 2009-10-02 to Current
Kansas. Girard. Girard City Press, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
KS. Kansas City. Plaindealer*. 1932-05-20 to 1958-11-07
KS. Topeka. Plaindealer. 1899-01-06 to 1912-06-28
KS. Wichita. Negro Star. 1920-05-07 to 1950-12-29
Louisiana. Covington. St. Tammany News. 2009-10-02 to Current
LA. New Orleans. Times-Picayune. 1893-06-25 to 1893-06-25
Massachusetts. Boston. Boston Daily Advertiser*. 1860-01-03 to 1900-12-31
MA. Boston. Boston Journal. 1893-05-02 to 1893-08-31
MA. Gloucester. Gloucester Telegraph. 1834-02-05 to 1847-12-29
MA. Salem. Salem Observer. 1830-09-18
MA. Springfield. Springfield Republican*. 1923-12-30 to 1946-09-26
MA. Stoughton. Stoughton Sentinel. 1865-08-19 to 1876-07-29
MA. Taunton. Taunton Daily Gazette. 2009-10-02 to Current
Maryland. Baltimore. Baltimore Bulletin. 1875-01-02 to 1875-07-31
MD. Baltimore. Maryland Journal. 1773-08-20 to 1795-02-14
MD. Bel Air. Southern Aegis. 1857-07-11 to 1857-12-26
MD. Cumberland. Phoenix Civilian. 1837-04-01 to 1840-01-04
MD. Easton. Maryland Herald. 1794-07-01 to 1797-05-30
MD. Frederick. Reservoir and Public Reflector*. 1828-09-23 to 1829-07-28
Michigan. Grand Rapids. Afro-American Gazette*. 1991-01-01 to 1995-08-07
MI. Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Press. 1915-11-22
MI. Jackson. Jackson Citizen Patriot. 1903-10-20 to 1922-12-31
MI. Jackson. Jackson Citizen*. 1837-01-23 to 1918-12-22
Missouri. Kansas City. Kansas City Times. 1886-05-07 to 1893-11-12
MS. Vicksburg. Daily Commercial. 1879-10-09 to 1882-07-10
Montana. Helena. Independent Record. 2009-10-02 to Current
North Carolina. Burgaw. Pender Post, The. 2009-10-08 to Current
NC. Fuquay-Varina. Fuquay-Varina Independent. 2009-10-02 to Current
NC. Garner. Garner News. 2009-10-02 to Current
NC. Laurinburg. Laurinburg Exchange, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
NC. Lousiburg. Franklin Times, The. 2009-10-03 to Current
NC. Lumberton. Robesonian, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
NC. Mt. Airy. Mt. Airy News, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
NC. New Bern. Newbern Sentinel*. 1824-01-24 to 1825-12-31
NC. Sylva. Sylva Herald & Ruralite, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
NC. Walnut Cove. Stokes News, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
North Dakota. Grand Forks. Evening Times*. 1906-01-03 to 1914-03-28
ND. Williston. Williston Daily Herald. 2009-10-02 to Current
Nebraska. Broken Bow. Custer County Chief. 2009-10-02 to Current
New Hampshire. Dover. New Hampshire Republican*. 1825-10-04 to 1829-10-30
New Jersey. Edgewater. Edgewater View. 2009-10-02 to Current
NJ. Newton. AIM Sussex County. 2009-10-02 to Current
NJ. Ramsey. Ramsey Suburban News. 2009-10-02 to Current
NJ. Ridgewood. Ridgewood News, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
NJ. Rockaway. AIM Jefferson. 2009-10-02 to Current
NJ. Salem. Today’s Sunbeam. 2009-10-02 to Current
NJ. Trenton. Trenton Evening Times. 1909-10-311921-10-07; 1972-12-30 to 1993-03-15 NJ. Trenton. New Jersey State Gazette*. 1792-09-19 to 1799-12-31
NJ. West Milford. AIM West Milford. 2009-10-02 to Current
New York. Albany. Sojourner-Herald*. 1995-04-01 to 1998-11-01
NY. Albany. Temperance Recorder*. 1833-05-07 to 1833-11-05
NY. Corning. Leader, The. 2009-10-02 to Current NY. Goshen. Orange County Gazette*. 1815-05-02
NY. Herkimer. Evening Telegram, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
NY. Hornell. Evening Tribune, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
NY. Kingston. Ulster Gazette. 1803-12-17 to 1821-05-30
NY. Kingston. Rising Sun*. 1793-12-28 to 1798-01-13
NY. Little Falls. Evening Times, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
NY. New York. Morning Telegraph. 1870-01-02
NY. New York. New York Herald. 1875-04-20 to 1898-12-31
NY. New York. New York Herald-Tribune. 1856-01-01 to 1876-12-30
NY. New York. New Yorker Volkszeitung. 1889-05-05 to 1898-08-18
NY. New York. Weekly Visitor*. 1818-05-02 to 1823-10-25
NY. Norwich. Evening Sun, The. 2009-10-03 to Current
NY. Poughkeepsie. Political Barometer*. 1802-06-08 to 1809-12-27
NY. Poughkeepsie. Ulster Republican*. 1836-01-06 to 1836-11-18
NY. Rochester. Frederick Douglass’ Paper*. 1852-06-24 to 1859-07-22
NY. Rondout. Rondout Freeman*. 1845-07-19 to 1847-09-18
NY. Wellsville. Wellsville Daily Reporter. 2009-10-02 to Current
Ohio. Chillicothe. Scioto Gazette*. 1808-01-04 to 1821-02-15
OH. Cincinnati. Cincinnati Daily Enquirer. 1866-01-02 to 1866-06-30
OH. Cincinnati. Cincinnati Volksfreund. 1864-10-18
OH. Cincinnati. Cincinnati Chronicle and Literary Gazette*. 1827-02-17 to 1829-10-24
OH. Cincinnati. Cincinnati Times-Star*. 1871-07-01 to 1875-06-30
OH. McArthur. Vinton County Courier. 2009-10-02 to Current
OH. Portsmouth. Community Common, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
OH. Sandusky. Sandusky Register. 1851-11-27 to 1856-05-26
OH. St. Clairsville. Ohio Federalist*. 1817-12-11
OH. Steubenville. Steubenville Herald*. 1825-02-26 to 1825-03-05
OH. Wooster. Wooster Republican. 1858-01-07 to 1862-10-23

Look for the rest of the list in the days ahead!

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Alaska. Anchorage. Anchorage Gazette*. 1992-12-01 to 1993-01-01


Arkansas. Arkansas Post. Arkansas Gazette. 1821-09-01 to 1900-07-12
Jonesboro, AR. Jonesboro Evening Sun. 1905-01-05 to 1922-12-29

California. Los Angeles. Los Angeles Tribune. 1959-01-02 to 1959-05-15

Colorado. Colorado Springs. Gazette-Telegraph. 1914-01-05 to 1921-04-23

Connecticut. Bridgeport, CT. Spirit of the Times*. 1830-10-06 to 1832-09-26
Danbury, CT. Republican Journal*. 1793-07-01 to 1800-01-06
Danielson, CT. Windham County Transcript. 1876-09-21 to CT
Litchfield, CT. Sun*. 1835-04-25 to 1839-04-13
Middletown, CT. Constitution. 1856-01-01 to 1856-12-03
Middletown, CT. Middlesex Gazette*. 1829-01-07 to 1830-12-29
Mystic, CT. Mystic Journal*. 1863-01-03 to 1867-03-02
New Haven. Black Coalition Weekly*. 1972-03-06 to 1972-09-14
New London, CT. New London Daily Chronicle. 1848-04-26 to 1848-10-12
New London, CT. New London Democrat. 1847-04-24
Norwich, CT. Norwich Republican. 1828-12-02 to 1830-06-19
Stamford, CT. Stamford Sentinel*. 1832-03-13 to 1835-03-16

DC. Washington. Daily National Intelligencer. 1842-01-03 to 1869-06-23

Delaware. Georgetown, CT. Sussex Countian. 2009-10-02 to Current
Smyrna, DE. Smyrna-Clayton Sun-Times. 2009-10-02 to Current
FL
Boca Grande
Boca Beacon, The
2009-10-02
Current
FL
Chiefland
Chiefland Citizen
2009-10-02
Current
GA
Jonesboro
Clayton News Daily
2009-10-02
Current
GA
McDonough
Henry Daily Herald
2009-10-02
Current
GA
Tifton
Tifton Gazette
2009-10-02
Current
IA
Hamburg
Hamburg Reporter
2009-10-02
Current
IA
Osceola
Osceola Sentinel-Tribune
2009-10-02
Current
ID
Idaho City, ID
Idaho Register
1907-11-22
1915-03-09
ID
Twin Falls, ID
Twin Falls News
1918-05-24
1921-10-20
IL
Centralia
Centralia Sentinel
1863-09-03
1863-11-12
IL
Chicago
Second Ward News*
1935-12-14
1938-04-02
IL
Chicago
Spokesman*
1933-01-07
1933-03-18
IL
Chicago
Vorbote
1875-07-17
1876-12-23
IL
Dixon
Sauk Valley Newspapers
2009-10-02
Current
IL
Macomb
Macomb Eagle
2009-10-02
Current
IL
Macomb
Macomb Journal
2009-10-02
2009-10-03
IL
Macomb
Voice, The
2009-10-08
Current
IL
Marion
Marion Daily Republican, The
2009-10-02
Current
IL
Quincy, IL
Quincy Whig
1868-07-25
1876-11-29
IN
Boonville, Newburgh
Boonville Standard & Newburgh-Chandler Register
2009-10-14
Current
IN
Indianapolis
Indiana Democrat
1830-08-14
1841-06-09
IN
Terre Haute
Wabash Courier
1837-05-25
1850-08-24
KS
Girard
Girard City Press, The
2009-10-02
Current
KS
Kansas City
Plaindealer*
1932-05-20
1958-11-07
KS
Topeka
Plaindealer
1899-01-06
1912-06-28
KS
Wichita
Negro Star
1920-05-07
1950-12-29
LA
Covington
St. Tammany News
2009-10-02
Current
LA
New Orleans
Times-Picayune
1893-06-25
1893-06-25
MA
Boston
Boston Daily Advertiser*
1860-01-03
1900-12-31
MA
Boston
Boston Journal
1893-05-02
1893-08-31
MA
Gloucester
Gloucester Telegraph
1834-02-05
1847-12-29
MA
Salem, MA
Salem Observer
1830-09-18
MA
Springfield
Springfield Republican*
1923-12-30
1946-09-26
MA
Stoughton
Stoughton Sentinel
1865-08-19
1876-07-29
MA
Taunton
Taunton Daily Gazette
2009-10-02
Current
MD
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Bulletin
1875-01-02
1875-07-31
MD
Baltimore, MD
Maryland Journal
1773-08-20
1795-02-14
MD
Bel Air, MD
Southern Aegis
1857-07-11
1857-12-26
MD
Cumberland, MD
Phoenix Civilian
1837-04-01
1840-01-04
MD
Easton, MD
Maryland Herald
1794-07-01
1797-05-30
MD
Frederick, MD
Reservoir and Public Reflector*
1828-09-23
1829-07-28
MI
Grand Rapids
Afro-American Gazette*
1991-01-01
1995-08-07
MI
Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Press
1915-11-22
MI
Jackson, MI
Jackson Citizen Patriot
1903-10-20
1922-12-31
MI
Jackson, MI
Jackson Citizen*
1853-05-11
1858-11-18
MI
Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Gazette
1872-03-26
1916-07-25
MI
Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Gazette
1876-06-07
1918-12-22
MI
Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Gazette
1837-01-23
1897-12-31
MO
Kansas City
Kansas City Times
1886-05-07
1893-11-12
MS
Vicksburg
Daily Commercial
1879-10-09
1882-07-10
MT
Helena
Independent Record
2009-10-02
Current
NC
Burgaw
Pender Post, The
2009-10-08
Current
NC
Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina Independent
2009-10-02
Current
NC
Garner
Garner News
2009-10-02
Current
NC
Laurinburg
Laurinburg Exchange, The
2009-10-02
Current
NC
Lousiburg
Franklin Times, The
2009-10-03
Current
NC
Lumberton
Robesonian, The
2009-10-02
Current
NC
Mt. Airy
Mt. Airy News, The
2009-10-02
Current
NC
New Bern, NC
Newbern Sentinel*
1824-01-24
1825-12-31
NC
Sylva
Sylva Herald & Ruralite, The
2009-10-02
Current
NC
Walnut Cove
Stokes News, The
2009-10-02
Current
ND
Grand Forks
Evening Times*
1906-01-03
1914-03-28
ND
Williston
Williston Daily Herald
2009-10-02
Current
NE
Broken Bow
Custer County Chief
2009-10-02
Current
NH
Dover, NH
New Hampshire Republican*
1825-10-04
1829-10-30
NJ
Edgewater
Edgewater View
2009-10-02
Current
NJ
Newton
AIM Sussex County
2009-10-02
Current
NJ
Ramsey
Ramsey Suburban News
2009-10-02
Current
NJ
Ridgewood
Ridgewood News, The
2009-10-02
Current
NJ
Rockaway
AIM Jefferson
2009-10-02
Current
NJ
Salem
Today’s Sunbeam
2009-10-02
Current
NJ
Trenton
Trenton Evening Times
1972-12-30
1993-03-15
NJ
Trenton
Trenton Evening Times
1909-10-31
1921-10-07
NJ
Trenton, NJ
New Jersey State Gazette*
1792-09-19
1799-12-31
NJ
West Milford
AIM West Milford
2009-10-02
Current
NY
Albany
Sojourner-Herald*
1995-04-01
1998-11-01
NY
Albany, NY
Temperance Recorder*
1833-05-07
1833-11-05
NY
Corning
Leader, The
2009-10-02
Current
NY
Goshen, NY
Orange County Gazette*
1815-05-02
NY
Herkimer
Evening Telegram, The
2009-10-02
Current
NY
Hornell
Evening Tribune, The
2009-10-02
Current
NY
Kingston
Ulster Gazette
1803-12-17
1821-05-30
NY
Kingston, NY
Rising Sun*
1793-12-28
1798-01-13
NY
Little Falls
Evening Times, The
2009-10-02
Current
NY
New York
Morning Telegraph
1870-01-02
NY
New York
New York Herald
1875-04-20
1898-12-31
NY
New York
New York Herald-Tribune
1856-01-01
1876-12-30
NY
New York
New Yorker Volkszeitung
1889-05-05
1898-08-18
NY
New York, NY
Weekly Visitor*
1818-05-02
1823-10-25
NY
Norwich
Evening Sun, The
2009-10-03
Current
NY
Poughkeepsie, NY
Political Barometer*
1802-06-08
1809-12-27
NY
Poughkeepsie, NY
Ulster Republican*
1836-01-06
1836-11-18
NY
Rochester, NY
Frederick Douglass’ Paper*
1852-06-24
1859-07-22
NY
Rondout, NY
Rondout Freeman*
1845-07-19
1847-09-18
NY
Wellsville
Wellsville Daily Reporter
2009-10-02
Current
OH
Chillicothe, OH
Scioto Gazette*
1808-01-04
1821-02-15
OH
Cincinnati
Cincinnati Daily Enquirer
1866-01-02
1866-06-30
OH
Cincinnati
Cincinnati Volksfreund
1864-10-18
OH
Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Chronicle and Literary Gazette*
1827-02-17
1829-10-24
OH
Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Times-Star*
1871-07-01
1875-06-30
OH
McArthur
Vinton County Courier
2009-10-02
Current
OH
Portsmouth
Community Common, The
2009-10-02
Current
OH
Sandusky, OH
Sandusky Register
1851-11-27
1856-05-26
OH
St. Clairsville, OH
Ohio Federalist*
1817-12-11
OH
Steubenville, OH
Steubenville Herald*
1825-02-26
1825-03-05
OH
Wooster, OH
Wooster Republican
1858-01-07
1862-10-23
OK
Ada
Ada Evening News, The
2009-10-02
Current
OK
Edmond
Edmond Sun, The
2009-10-02
Current
OK
Shawnee
Shawnee News-Star, The
2009-10-02
Current
OR
Portland
Oregonian
1868-12-29
1907-05-25
OR
Portland
Oregonian*
1923-01-01
1948-12-19
PA
Allentown
First World News*
1993-11-01
1995-04-01
PA
Beaver, Rochester, Ambridge, Aliquippa
Beaver County Times
2009-10-02
Current
PA
Ellwood City
Ellwood City Ledger, The
2009-10-02
Current
PA
Grove City
Allied News
2009-10-04
Current
PA
Hamburg
Hamburg Area Item, The
2009-10-14
Current
PA
Kane
Kane Republican, The
2009-10-07
Current
PA
Lancaster, PA
Intelligencer*
1818-01-03
1818-12-26
PA
Levittown, Bristol, Langhorne
Bucks County Courier Times
2009-10-07
Current
PA
Meadville
Meadville Tribune, The
2009-10-02
Current
PA
Montrose, PA
Susquehannah Centinel*
1816-02-20
1818-05-09
PA
Philaddelphia
Illustrated New Age
1863-07-29
1866-06-30
PA
Philadelphia
Aurora General Advertiser
1800-01-01
1800-11-11
PA
Philadelphia
Chestnut Hill Local
2009-10-02
Current
PA
Philadelphia
Northeast Times
2009-10-03
Current
PA
Philadelphia, PA
Democratic Press*
1808-01-01
1820-12-30
PA
Punxsutawney
Punxsutawney Spirit, The
2009-10-02
Current
PA
Ridgway
Ridgway Record, The
2009-10-07
Current
PA
Sharon
Herald, The
2009-10-02
Current
PA
Uniontown
Herald-Standard
2009-10-02
Current
PA
Washington, PA
Washington Review and Examiner*
1817-05-28
1821-05-14
PA
Waynesboro
Record Herald, The
2009-10-02
Current
PA
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Gleaner*
1815-01-06
1818-02-06
RI
Providence, RI
Impartial Observer*
1800-08-11
1802-03-06
RI
Warren, RI
Herald of the United States*
1794-01-04
1812-10-31
RI
Woonsocket
Call, The
2009-10-08
Current
RI
Providence
Manufacturers’ and Farmers’ Journal
1861-01-01
1898-12-31
SC
Charleston, SC
Southern Evangelical Intelligencer
1821-01-06
1821-12-29
SC
Charleston, SC
States Rights and Free Trade Evening Post*
1773-08-20
1795-02-14
SC
Columbia, SC
Telescope*
1815-12-19
1843-01-02
SC
Hilton Head
Island Packet
2009-10-02
Current
SC
Pawleys Island
Coastal Observer
2009-10-09
Current
TN
Cleveland
Cleveland Daily Banner
2009-10-02
Current
TN
Cookeville
Herald-Citizen
2009-10-02
Current
TN
Knoxville, TN
Wilson’s Knoxville Gazette*
1795-12-04
1818-09-01
TN
Lafayette
Macon County Times
2009-10-02
Current
TN
Nashville, TN
Nashville Gazette*
1821-01-01
1826-10-25
TN
Tazewell
Claiborne Progress
2009-10-02
Current
TX
Breckenridge
Breckenridge American
2009-10-02
Current
TX
Cleburne
Cleburne Morning Review
1911-01-11
1916-05-12
TX
Corsicana
Corsicana Daily Sun
2009-10-02
Current
TX
Dallas
Dallas Morning News
1978-09-17
1978-12-28
TX
Gainesville
Gainesville Daily Register
2009-10-02
Current
TX
Mansfield
Mansfield News-Mirror
2009-10-02
Current
TX
Mexia
Mexia Daily News, The
2009-10-02
Current
TX
New Braunfels
New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
2009-10-02
Current
TX
Odessa
Odessa American
2009-10-02
Current
TX
Olney
Olney Enterprise, The
2009-10-04
Current
VA
Norfolk, VA
Norfolk and Portsmouth Journal*
1787-09-28
1789-05-06
VA
Williamsburg
Virginia Gazette*
1750-02-28
1778-12-04
VA
Williamsburg
Virginia Gazette*
1736-03-18
1746-09-25
VA
Williamsburg
Virginia Gazette*
1779-02-12
1780-12-30
VT
St. Albans
American Repertory
1823-05-15
1828-10-16
VT
St. Albans
St. Albans Daily Messenger
1859-05-26
1897-02-09
WI
Milwaukee
Milwaukee Star
1968-03-02
1974-10-03
WV
Charleston
State Journal, The
2009-11-25
Current

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American Nonconformist. 11/11/1886 – 4/2/1896
Amigo del Hogar. 11/22/1925 – 4/13/1930
Batesville Herald-Tribune. 10/2/2009-Current
Bremen Enquirer. 10/7/2009-Current
Brookville Enquirer. 2/5/1819 – 12/26/1820
Chronicle-Tribune (Marion, IN). 3/18/1999-Current
Commercial Review, The (Portland, IN). 4/10/2003-Current
Decatur Daily Democrat. 3/11/2008-Current
Elkhart Truth. 12/29/2007-Current
Evansville Courier & Press. 6/19/1991-Current
Evening News and Tribune (Jeffersonville-New Albany, IN). 6/3/2006-Current
Fort Wayne News Sentinel. 6/29/1901 – 2/22/1923
Freeman. 6/12/1897 – 2/4/1899
Goshen News, The. 10/26/2007-Current
Greensburg Daily News. 10/2/2009-Current
Herald Bulletin, The (Anderson, IN). 11/13/2008-Current
Huntington Herald-Press. 5/13/2005-Current
Indiana Centinel. 3/14/1817 – 12/30/1820
Indiana Democrat. 10/30/1830 – 3/9/1838
Indiana State Journal. 6/24/1846 – 12/27/1899
Indianapolis Ledger. 4/13/1918 – 10/28/1922
Indianapolis Sentinel. 7/2/1872 – 9/30/1882
Journal Gazette, The (Fort Wayne, IN). 2/14/1992-Current
Madison Courier, The. 5/1/2001-Current
New Albany Daily Ledger. 2/11/1854 – 9/15/1860
News-Dispatch, The (Michigan City, IN). 4/1/1997-Current
News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN). 8/6/1990-Current
Paper of Montgomery County, The (Crawfordsville, IN). 11/26/2004-Current
Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN). 10/2/2009-Current
Post & Mail, The (Columbia City, IN). 10/7/2009-Current
Post-Tribune. 9/17/2000-Current
Reporter, The (Lebanon, IN). 6/18/2008-Current
Shelbyville News, The. 6/2/2009-Current
Terre Haute Express. 12/25/1878 – 3/22/1881
Times, The (Noblesville, IN). 10/22/2008-Current
Vincennes Sun-Commercial. 10/7/2002-Current
Wabash Courier. 2/18/1836 – 1/1/1853
Washington Times-Herald, The. 11/5/2007-Current
Zionsville Times Sentinel, The. 10/2/2009-Current

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