However, their military service was almost always mentioned in their obituary notice—as in this example, published in the Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts), 31 July 1840, page 2, of the late Isaac Van Wart (1751-1840) of Tarrytown (Westchester County) and Pittstown (Rensselaer County), New York. Obituaries, birth announcements and marriage notices are some of the excellent resources newspapers provide family historians. During times of war, draft, slacker, and casualty lists are another helpful genealogical resource. In addition to information about your individual ancestors, newspapers provide the stories about what the entire United States was going through, to help you put your ancestors’ experiences in context and thereby come to understand them a little more. Digital newspaper archives online have become the core tool for modern genealogy, helping genealogists and family history researchers discover more about their family’s military past than ever before possible.
Researching Genealogy with Military Records and Lists in Newspapers From the Revolutionary War to Pearl Harbor to Iraq, newspapers are a valuable resource for researching your military ancestry and learning about the history of war in the United States. Newspapers have been a dependable source of information that Americans have relied upon throughout this nation’s history.
U.S. War History in Newspapers This was vividly demonstrated after Dec. 7, 1941, when Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor launched the U.S. into World War II. The next day Congress declared war on Japan—and Americans were riveted by the bold headlines and news stories splashed across the front pages of the nation’s newspapers.
Omaha World Journal (Omaha, Nebraska), 8 December 1941, page 1. Newspapers tell us what happened every day of our ancestors’ lives. From the Revolutionary War to the wars in the Middle East, newspapers let us read about our ancestors’ participation in the nation’s conflicts—and what the country as a whole went through. We volunteered, we were enlisted in the U.S. military through the draft—and when we didn’t register for the draft, the government issued “slacker lists” to encourage full participation in the war.
U.S. Military Draft Lists Military draft lists were published in newspapers, like this one printed in the 26 July 1917 issue of the Perry Republican (Perry, Oklahoma), page 1. It is a census of the men living in Noble County, Oklahoma, in 1917—a valuable genealogical resource to help with your family history research. Similar lists were the “slacker lists” or “draft dodger lists”: listings of those persons that tried to evade the draft. After World War I the United States War Department issued lists of those men that did not register with the military draft. These lists were widely published in newspapers across the country, like this example from the Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey), 25 May 1921, page 1. From the declaration of war through obituaries published decades after the conflict ended, newspapers have been a dependable source of information about our ancestors and their participation in the United States Armed Forces. Newspapers reported on the battles and covered the stories of the war every step along the way. Family historians can gather facts for their family trees and put them in the context of the war as it happened. U.S. Military Casualty Lists Another valuable resource for family historians are the war casualty lists many newspapers published. In this example, published in the Macon Telegraph (Macon, Georgia), 6 August 1918, page 1, the newspaper published the full casualty list and spiked out the Georgia men that died in a prominent boxed note that appeared on page one. Most U.S. citizens do not remain in the military as a lifelong career. However, their military service was almost always mentioned in their obituary notice—as in this example, published in the Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts), 31 July 1840, page 2, of the late Isaac Van Wart (1751-1840) of Tarrytown (Westchester County) and Pittstown (Rensselaer County), New York. Obituaries, birth announcements and marriage notices are some of the excellent resources newspapers provide family historians. During times of war, draft, slacker, and casualty lists are another helpful genealogical resource. In addition to information about your individual ancestors, newspapers provide the stories about what the entire United States was going through, to help you put your ancestors’ experiences in context and thereby come to understand them a little more. Digital newspaper archives online have become the core tool for modern genealogy, helping genealogists and family history researchers discover more about their family’s military past than ever before possible. Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland), 7 April 1917, page 1.
Newspapers tell the story of the everyday lives of our ancestors. GenealogyBank is the best genealogy resource for online newspapers available anywhere, with a massive collection of content spanning nearly 400 years of American history.
The historical newspaper article in the upper right is an obituary of Peregrine White, “the First Englishman born in New England”—he was born on board the Mayflower in Cape Cod Harbor in November 1620! Peregrine White’s obituary appeared in the Boston News-Letter (Boston, Massachusetts), 24 July-31 July 1704, page 2. The newspaper article below it is about a family reunion including four generations of Peregrine White’s descendants who gathered in McMinnville, Oregon. This family reunion newspaper article was published in the Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), 30 May 1915, Section 3, page 9.
Peregrine White’s descendants were understandably proud to have such a famous ancestor, a Mayflower ship passenger, in their family tree. This past summer, when Mary Alice (Haskell) Morey (1928-2011) died, her obituary prominently mentioned that she was a direct descendant of Peregrine White.Her obituary was printed by the Natick Bulletin & TAB (Natick, Massachusetts), 22 July 2011, page 18. Read her complete obituary in GenealogyBank.
With over 250,000 newspaper articles at GenealogyBank related to the Mayflower you can learn so much more about Peregrine White and his descendants, as well as discover who the other Pilgrims were that arrived in America as passengers on the famous ship. Research Mayflower ship passenger lists and explore our Pilgrim ancestors’ lives with newspaper articles about Plymouth Colony. Maybe you have ancestors who arrived on the Mayflower too? Happy Thanksgiving Day to all genealogists around the world!
“Bloody News – This town has been in a Continental Alarm since Mid-day ….. the attack began at Lexington (about 12 miles from Boston) by the regular troops, the 18th Infantry before sunrise…From thence they proceeded to Concord where they made a general attack…” Stirring news – as gripping as a bulletin on TV. Thanks to GenealogyBank we can read the same newspapers our ancestors read and feel the impact of the news as they lived it. No other site has the depth of coverage found on GenealogyBank. Sign-up now. April 19, 1775 – Attack on Lexington & Concord The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.
He said to his friend, “If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light, One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country folk to be up and to arm.”
Then he said “Good-night!” and with muffled oar Silently rowed to the Charlestown shore, Just as the moon rose over the bay, Where swinging wide at her moorings lay The Somerset, British man-of-war; A phantom ship, with each mast and spar Across the moon like a prison bar, And a huge black hulk, that was magnified By its own reflection in the tide.
Meanwhile, his friend through alley and street Wanders and watches, with eager ears, Till in the silence around him he hears The muster of men at the barrack door, The sound of arms, and the tramp of feet, And the measured tread of the grenadiers, Marching down to their boats on the shore.
Then he climbed the tower of the Old North Church, By the wooden stairs, with stealthy tread, To the belfry chamber overhead, And startled the pigeons from their perch On the somber rafters, that round him made Masses and moving shapes of shade,– By the trembling ladder, steep and tall, To the highest window in the wall, Where he paused to listen and look down A moment on the roofs of the town And the moonlight flowing over all.
Beneath, in the churchyard, lay the dead, In their night encampment on the hill, Wrapped in silence so deep and still That he could hear, like a sentinel’s tread, The watchful night-wind, as it went Creeping along from tent to tent, And seeming to whisper, “All is well!” A moment only he feels the spell Of the place and the hour, and the secret dread Of the lonely belfry and the dead; For suddenly all his thoughts are bent On a shadowy something far away, Where the river widens to meet the bay,– A line of black that bends and floats On the rising tide like a bridge of boats.
Meanwhile, impatient to mount and ride, Booted and spurred, with a heavy stride On the opposite shore walked Paul Revere. Now he patted his horse’s side, Now he gazed at the landscape far and near, Then, impetuous, stamped the earth, And turned and tightened his saddle girth; But mostly he watched with eager search The belfry tower of the Old North Church, As it rose above the graves on the hill, Lonely and spectral and somber and still. And lo! as he looks, on the belfry’s height A glimmer, and then a gleam of light! He springs to the saddle, the bridle he turns, But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight A second lamp in the belfry burns.
A hurry of hoofs in a village street, A shape in the moonlight, a bulk in the dark, And beneath, from the pebbles, in passing, a spark Struck out by a steed flying fearless and fleet; That was all! And yet, through the gloom and the light, The fate of a nation was riding that night; And the spark struck out by that steed, in his flight, Kindled the land into flame with its heat. He has left the village and mounted the steep, And beneath him, tranquil and broad and deep, Is the Mystic, meeting the ocean tides; And under the alders that skirt its edge, Now soft on the sand, now loud on the ledge, Is heard the tramp of his steed as he rides.
It was twelve by the village clock When he crossed the bridge into Medford town. He heard the crowing of the cock, And the barking of the farmer’s dog, And felt the damp of the river fog, That rises after the sun goes down.
It was one by the village clock, When he galloped into Lexington. He saw the gilded weathercock Swim in the moonlight as he passed, And the meeting-house windows, black and bare, Gaze at him with a spectral glare, As if they already stood aghast At the bloody work they would look upon.
It was two by the village clock, When he came to the bridge in Concord town. He heard the bleating of the flock, And the twitter of birds among the trees, And felt the breath of the morning breeze Blowing over the meadow brown. And one was safe and asleep in his bed Who at the bridge would be first to fall, Who that day would be lying dead, Pierced by a British musket ball.
You know the rest. In the books you have read How the British Regulars fired and fled, How the farmers gave them ball for ball, From behind each fence and farmyard wall, Chasing the redcoats down the lane, Then crossing the fields to emerge again Under the trees at the turn of the road, And only pausing to fire and load.
So through the night rode Paul Revere; And so through the night went his cry of alarm To every Middlesex village and farm, A cry of defiance, and not of fear, A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door, And a word that shall echo for evermore! For, borne on the night-wind of the Past, Through all our history, to the last, In the hour of darkness and peril and need, The people will waken and listen to hear The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed, And the midnight message of Paul Revere
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Here are a few tips that every genealogist should know. Using an online index
Researchers using an online index sometimes try to tell the computer everything they know about their deceased ancestor. Assuming that the computer will sort through all of the facts and narrow down the hits to just their ancestor – they will type in the person’s full name, complete dates of birth/death, nicknames and any other facts that might be helpful.
Sometimes – less is more.
What you want to do is try multiple approaches as you interrogate the index.
1. Search on the full name: first name, middle name, surname. Give it a try and see if it promptly gives you the results you want. This is particularly effective if the parts of the name are distinctive, uncommon words.
2. Not finding your guy? Then – try again. This time search on only the surname. Or – if the first name is distinctive – search on just the first name. 3. Notice that once you have made your initial search you may narrow down your search to only the obituaries, marriage notices or birth announcements.
Click on Obituaries and the computer will bring you only the 55 obituaries – instead of all 2,651 article results for “Starbird”.
This is a handy tool for speeding up your search.
4. Be careful not to narrow your search too much.
It is common for new researchers to only search the “local” newspaper published in the town where their ancestor once lived. That is a common mistake.
Newspapers routinely published information about people living far from the town where the newspaper was published.
For example – Chloe Starbird – wife of John Starbird died in Portland, Maine – but her obituary appeared in the Boston Semi-Weekly Advertiser (16 March 1822) – published in another state. Newspapers routinely published articles about people who lived in other counties; or other states. Their mandate was to fill the newspaper with news every day and to expand their circulation base. So – editors routinely added birth, marriage and death notices for individuals – providing their readers with the news they needed.
Notice that in this same example from the Boston Semi-Weekly Advertiser (16 March 1822) – that there are obituaries for individuals from Portland, Maine; Dublin, New Hampshire; Sturbridge; Shrewsbury; Bolton; New Braintree; Barre, Vermont; Zanesville, Ohio and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Think big – search all of GenealogyBank – then narrow your search by region, state or town.
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
GenealogyBank has added more than 306 million newspaper articles! One year ago we had 174 million articles. Today we have 480 million newspaper articles – in 4,300 newspapers — in all GenealogyBank has over 566 million books, documents and records on the entire site!!
We have more than doubled in size in one year!!
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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! It’s a great day for genealogy! 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