Top Genealogy Websites: North Carolina Genealogy Resources for Records

It’s exciting to see the daily growth of North Carolina newspapers and genealogical resources going online.

Here are two key websites you need to be familiar with and rely upon for family history information from the “Tar Heel State”: GenealogyBank and FamilySearch.

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GenealogyBank’s North Carolina Newspapers Collection

GenealogyBank has North Carolina newspapers covered from 1787 to Today.

Our North Carolina newspaper archives contain more than 130 newspapers to cover the history of the Southern state and its people (see the complete list at the end of this article).

Access the North Carolina newspapers with these two links:

Search North Carolina Newspaper Archives (1787 – 1993)

Search North Carolina Recent Obituaries (1988 – Current)

You can also use the nifty map below. Just click on the dots in your NC area of interest to get a popup containing the listing information for that title. Click the hyperlink in the listing to go directly to the newspaper search page. You can also get the full screen version of the map.

Searching through these North Carolina newspapers, you can pull up a news article giving all of the details about special family occasions, such as a wedding. You’ll find information about your family tree that just can’t be found anywhere else.

This 1911 wedding announcement is a good example. It gives a detailed, personal story of the couple’s wedding, as reported that day by the family to the press.

Crutchfield-Stainback wedding announcement, Charlotte Observer newspaper article 4 August 1911

Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, North Carolina), 4 August 1911, page 7

We can learn about their wedding and celebrate it, now that it’s preserved online.

North Carolina Marriage Registers at FamilySearch

FamilySearch is adding to the celebration by putting up the old North Carolina marriage registers from 1762-1979 online. See: https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1726957

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According to FamilySearch’s website, this collection contains the “name index and images of marriage records from North Carolina county courthouses. These records include licenses, marriage applications, marriage bonds, marriage certificates, marriage packets and cohabitation registers. Currently, portions of the following counties are represented in this collection: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Ashe, Beaufort, Bladen, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cherokee, Chowan, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Gates, Granville, Halifax, Hanover, Hyde, Johnston, Lincoln, Macon, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Northampton, Pitt, Richmond, Rowan, Surry, Wilkes. This collection is 46% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.”

These online NC newspapers and marriage registers are powerful genealogy research tools.

It is a great day for North Carolina genealogy!

Here is the complete list of all 133 North Carolina newspapers in GenealogyBank’s online collection.

Discover a variety of genealogy records and news stories in these 26 North Carolina newspapers:

Search recent obituary records for your relatives in these 107 North Carolina newspapers:

Click on the image below to download a printable list of the North Carolina Newspapers in GenealogyBank for your future reference. You can save to your desktop and click the individual titles to go directly to your newspaper of interest. Simply go to the file tab and click print.

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Top Genealogy Websites: Arkansas Genealogy Resources for Records

Are you researching your family roots in Arkansas? Here are some good resources for Arkansas genealogy information online—GenealogyBank and vital records put up by the state itself, as well as FamilySearch—to help with your family history research in “The Natural State.”

GenealogyBank has an extensive collection of Arkansas newspapers online from 1819 to Today.

Search Arkansas Newspaper Archives (1819 – 1999)

Search Arkansas Recent Obituaries (1999 – Current)

Discover a variety of genealogy records and news stories in these 23 Arkansas newspapers:

Search recent obituary records for your relatives in these 55 Arkansas newspapers:

Click on the image below to download a printable list of the Arkansas newspapers in GenealogyBank for your future reference. You can save to your desktop and click the titles to go directly to your newspaper of interest.

Feel free to share this list of Arkansas newspapers on your blog or website using the embed code provided below this article.

In addition to all the vital records you can find in newspapers, there are several collections of Arkansas vital records online to help with your family history research.

Some of the important collections you want to use are:

Arkansas Probate Records (1817-1979)

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As you can see from the above example, this is a collection of digital copies of the original county probate records.

Currently this collection has 940,000 digital wills and probate papers from the following counties (click on the county name to see the probate record):

Arkansas History Commission: Arkansas Deaths (1819-1920)

The Arkansas History Commission has undertaken an important effort to index multiple sources that give the date of death for Arkansas residents from 1819-1920. They have indexed county death registers, census mortality schedules, obituary indexes, funeral home registers, Confederate pension registers and similar sources.

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Arkansas County Marriage Records (1837-1957)

This important online collection has more than 1 million digital copies of Arkansas marriage records online. These records were indexed by FamilySearch and the Arkansas Genealogical Society.

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It’s a great day for genealogy!

Search More than 75 Arkansas Newspapers Online!

GenealogyBank adds new content to its online historical newspaper archives daily. We now have more than 75 online newspapers from Arkansas.

That’s a lot of newspaper articles to help with your family history research in “The Natural State.”

Our Arkansas archives include both old and recent newspaper titles, dating from the 1800s up to today.

Our AR historical newspaper archives cover 1819-1999, providing thousands of birth, marriage and death notices, as well as local news stories, to help with your genealogy research. Explore your ancestry in multiple popular newspaper titles from large cities in Arkansas such as Little Rock, Fayetteville and more.

Our AR recent obituaries titles provide Arkansas death notices from 1998 to today.

Here is the complete list of GenealogyBank’s Arkansas newspapers. Bookmark this list of Arkansas newspapers that is frequently updated to stay abreast of newly added titles.

City Title Date Range Collection
Arkadelphia Daily Siftings Herald 3/15/2001 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Bella Vista Weekly Vista 11/30/2011 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Benton Saline Courier 5/8/2008 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Bentonville Benton County Daily Record 1/1/2001 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Booneville Booneville Democrat 1/25/2005 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Cabot Cabot Star-Herald 3/22/2007 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Camden Camden News 12/2/2011 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Carlisle Carlisle Independent 3/26/2007 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Charleston Charleston Express 1/27/2005 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Clinton Van Buren County Democrat 1/26/2005 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
El Dorado El Dorado News-Times 12/1/2011 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Farmington Washington County Enterprise-Leader 11/4/2009 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Fayetteville Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Northwest Edition 11/18/2011 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Fayetteville NW Arkansas Times 1/2/2001 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Fayetteville NWAOnline: Web Edition Articles 7/28/2009 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Fayetteville Whole Hog Sports 4/14/2007 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Forrest City Homeland 10/1/1991 – 7/1/1999 Historical Newspapers
Fort Chaffee Helping Hand 5/2/1975 – 12/19/1975 Historical Newspapers
Fort Smith Southwest Times Record 3/1/2000 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Gravette Westside Eagle Observer 8/4/2010 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Greenwood Greenwood Democrat 1/26/2005 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Heber Springs Sun Times 10/2/2009 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Helena Western Clarion 4/8/1865 – 12/16/1865 Historical Newspapers
Helena, West Helena Daily World 2/9/2001 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Hope Hope Star 2/9/2001 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Hot Springs Hot Springs Village Voice 1/14/2002 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Hot Springs Sentinel-Record 1/1/2011 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Jacksonville Jacksonville Patriot 4/18/2007 – 12/14/2007 Newspaper Obituaries
Jonesboro Jonesboro Daily News 10/19/1908 – 5/31/1910 Historical Newspapers
Jonesboro Jonesboro Daily Times-Enterprise 9/3/1904 – 10/16/1908 Historical Newspapers
Jonesboro Jonesboro Daily Tribune 1/1/1910 – 12/30/1922 Historical Newspapers
Jonesboro Jonesboro Evening Sun 12/8/1904 – 12/27/1922 Historical Newspapers
Jonesboro Jonesboro Sun 8/25/1999 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Jonesboro Jonesboro Weekly Sun 3/3/1904 – 2/21/1923 Historical Newspapers
Jonesboro Jonesboro Weekly Times-Enterprise 5/18/1905 – 1/16/1908 Historical Newspapers
Jonesboro Jonesboro Weekly Tribune 6/1/1905 – 11/30/1905 Historical Newspapers
Little Rock American Guide 1/27/1900 – 1/27/1900 Historical Newspapers
Little Rock Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 10/30/2011 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Little Rock Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Web Edition Articles 3/30/2007 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Little Rock Arkansas Freeman 10/5/1869 – 10/5/1869 Historical Newspapers
Little Rock Arkansas Gazette 8/23/1842 – 11/1/1908 Historical Newspapers
Little Rock Arkansas Mansion 6/23/1883 – 4/19/1884 Historical Newspapers
Little Rock Arkansas Star 9/7/1839 – 2/1/1841 Historical Newspapers
Little Rock Arkansas State Press 5/9/1941 – 10/30/1959 Historical Newspapers
Little Rock Arkansas Times 7/7/2005 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Little Rock Arkansas Times: Blogs 4/12/2006 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Little Rock Arkansas Weekly Gazette 11/20/1819 – 5/25/1876 Historical Newspapers
Little Rock Arkansas Whig 5/22/1851 – 5/24/1855 Historical Newspapers
Little Rock ARPreps 5/28/2011 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Little Rock Morning Republican 11/25/1867 – 6/3/1874 Historical Newspapers
Little Rock Southern Meditator Journal 6/22/1962 – 2/25/1966 Historical Newspapers
Lonoke Lonoke Democrat 3/21/2007 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Magnolia Banner-News 11/19/2011 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Malvern Malvern Daily Record 8/1/2008 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Maumelle Maumelle Monitor 4/26/2006 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Newport Newport Independent 1/25/2002 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
North Little Rock Times 4/26/2006 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Paragould Paragould Daily Press 7/11/2002 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Paris Paris Express 2/2/2005 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Pea Ridge Times of Northeast Benton County 10/5/2005 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Pine Bluff Pine Bluff Commercial 10/27/1998 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Pine Bluff Pine Bluff Weekly Herald 1/27/1900 – 1/27/1900 Historical Newspapers
Prescott Gurdon Times 10/2/2009 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Prescott Nevada County Picayune 10/2/2009 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Rogers Rogers Morning News 10/26/2009 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Russellville Courier 7/31/2002 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Searcy Daily Citizen 8/26/2003 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Sherwood Sherwood Voice 4/18/2007 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Siloam Springs Siloam Springs Herald-Leader 12/28/2005 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Springdale Springdale Morning News 10/26/2009 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Springdale, Rogers Morning News of Northwest Arkansas 10/11/2004 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Stuttgart Stuttgart Daily Leader 3/15/2001 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Van Buren Alma Journal 6/29/2005 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer 2/15/1845 – 10/1/1858 Historical Newspapers
Van Buren Press Argus Courier 1/24/2005 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
White Hall White Hall Journal 10/2/2009 – Current Newspaper Obituaries
White Hall White Hall Progress 1/31/2007 – Current Newspaper Obituaries

Chicago Times (Chicago, IL) Newspaper Archives (1854-1888)

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Chicago Times (Chicago, Illinois) Newspaper Archives (1854-1888) To be precise: we have 87 issues digitized – that’s 410 pages …. from the years: 1854, 1855, 1856, 1859, 1864, 1879, 1884, 1885, and 1888. We’ll keep working on the rest and as we can we’ll fill in the gaps and put up the rest.

Breaking News: More newspapers added to GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank adds another 13 million records – obituaries, news articles and more. More than 1,800 newspapers were updated and new titles added.

That’s too many titles to list here – but here are some of them:
Alabama, Mobile
Mobile Register. 1980-10-16 to 1983-05-30

Arkansas, Little Rock
Arkansas Gazette 1838-01-02 to 1871-11-25
Arkansas, White Hall
White Hall Journal* 10/2/2009 to Present

Arizona, Casa Grande
Casa Grande Dispatch* 6/19/2010 to Present
Arizona, Kearny
Copper Basin News* 6/10/2010 to Present

Colorado, Colorado Springs
Gazette-Telegraph 1904-01-17 to 1922-04-11

Connecticut, Hartford
Hartford Daily Courant. 1863-12-31 to 1866-06-27
Hartford Daily Courant. 1874-01-01 to 1876-05-27

Georgia, Augusta
Augusta Chronicle. 1843-06-12 to 1878-03-29

Hawaii, Kaunakakai
Molokai Dispatch, The* 3/1/2010 to Present

Idaho, Kellogg
Shoshone News-Press* 4/6/2007 to Present
Idaho, Sandpoint
Bonner County Daily Bee* 3/2/2004 to Present
Idaho, Twin Falls
Twin Falls News. 1919-06-20

Indiana, Aurora
Journal-Press, The* 5/13/2010 to Present

Kansas, Coffeyville
Vindicator*. 1904-12-23 to 1906-02-09
Kansas, Kansas City
Topics* . 1895-05-16 to 1895-12-07
Kansas, Parsons
Parsons Weekly Blade. 1900-03-02
Kansas, Topeka
Kansas Sentinel*. 1960-07-07 to 1960-11-26
Kansas, Topeka.

Kansas Watchman*. 1905-05-25 to 1905-11-17
Kansas, Wichita
Wichita Protest . 1920-08-20

Louisiana, Bossier City
Bossier Press-Tribune*. 2/4/2010 to Present
Louisiana, New Orleans
New Orleans Tribune. 1864-08-02 to 1869-02-14
Louisiana, New Orleans
Times-Picayune. 1848-01-04 to 1886-12-02 and 1973-10-02 to 1978-08-15

Massachusetts, Andover
Andover Townsman*. 4/20/2010 to Present
Massachusetts, Gloucester
Gloucester Daily Times*. 5/12/2010 to Present
Massachusetts, Greenfield
Greenfield Gazette. 1792-11-08 to 1809-07-31
Massachusetts, Newburyport
Daily News of Newburyport, The*. 5/13/2010 to Present
Massachusetts, Northampton
Hampshire Gazette. 1786-09-20 to 1843-03-28
Massachusetts, Springfield
Springfield Union. 1964-05-16 to 1969-02-20
Massachusetts, Worcester
National Aegis. 1821-01-10 to 1854-10-04

Michigan, Jackson
Jackson Citizen. 1868-10-06 to 1870-05-31
Michigan, Jackson
Jackson Citizen Patriot. 1865-07-01 to 1868-12-09

Minnesota, Virginia
Mesabi Daily News*. 3/17/1999 to Present

New Hampshire, Concord
New Hampshire Observer. 1825-01-03 to 1826-12-29
New Hampshire, Concord
New Hampshire Patriot . 1879-06-12
New Hampshire, Exeter.
Freeman’s Oracle . 1788-01-18

New Jersey, Englewood
Northern Valley Suburbanite*. 1/21/2010 to Present
New Jersey, Fort Lee
Fort Lee Suburbanite*. 11/5/2009 to Present
New Jersey, Midland Park
Midland Park Suburban News*. 10/11/2009 to Present
New Jersey, Montclair
Montclair Times, The*. 4/1/2010 to Present
New Jersey, Trenton
Trenton Evening Times. 1883-07-22 to 1885-08-02

New York, Albany
Albany Evening Journal. 1856-09-15 to 1876-12-29
New York, New York
New York Herald-Tribune. 1878-01-19 to 1896-12-07
New York, Penn Yan
Chronicle Express, The*. 3/27/2010 to Present

North Carolina, Clinton
Sampson Independent, The*. 4/18/2010 to Present
North Carolina, Pilot Mountain
Pilot, The*. 3/27/2010 to Present

Ohio, Canton
Repository, The*. 10/1/1999 to Present
Ohio, Cincinnati
Cincinnati Daily Gazette. 1868-09-07 to 1871-01-17
Ohio, Cleveland
Plain Dealer. 1858-11-02 to 1866-09-11 and 1971-01-31 to 1981-10-20

Oregon, Portland
Oregonian. 1969-09-01 to 1972-09-15

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Aurora General Advertiser. 1797-01-02 to 1797-12-30
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer. 1829-06-01 to 1849-12-31

Rhode Island, Pawtucket
Pawtucket Times . 1920-01-10 to 1921-02-08

Tennessee, Sweetwater
Advocate and Democrat, The*. 12/8/2009 to Present

Texas, Dallas
Dallas Morning News. 1980-07-23 to 1980-12-19
Texas, Fort Worth
Bronze Texan News*. 1969-05-02 to 1969-10-16

Virginia, Alexandria
Alexandria Gazette. 1821-04-12 to 1852-06-30

Vermont, St. Albans
St. Albans Daily Messenger. 1870-02-25 to 1898-07-02 and 1869-07-16
Vermont, Windsor
Vermont Republican . 1809-01-30

Washington, Seattle
Seattle Daily Times. 1957-10-06 to 1984-04-17

Wisconsin, Ashland
Daily Press, The*. 1/2/1999 to Present
Wisconsin, Hartford.

Times Press*. 3/29/2010 to Present
Wisconsin, Madison
Wisconsin Free Press*. 1984-05-10 to 1990-01-12
Wisconsin, Mukwonago
Mukwonago Chief*. 3/28/2010 to Present
Wisconsin, Oneida
Kalihwisaks*. 3/27/2010 to Present
Wisconsin, Wauwatosa
Wauwatosa NOW*. 3/27/2010 to Present

Plattsburgh, NY newspaper archive (1796-1922) live on GenealogyBank.

Plattsburgh, NY newspaper archive (1796-1922) live on GenealogyBank.

GenealogyBank has added the Northern Herald (1812-1814) to its online collection of Plattsburgh, NY newspapers. These digital facsimile editions include complete copies of each issue and are searchable from a special new link:

Click here to search all of the Plattsburgh, NY newspaper archives.

Click on the individual newspaper titles to search just those titles:
American Monitor 1809-1810
Clinton Advertiser 1810-1811
Northern Herald 1812-1814
Plattsburgh Herald 1815
Political Observatory 1803-1811
Republican 1796-1922

GenealogyBank has over 300 New York (1719-1999) newspapers.

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Obituary Reveals Identity of Homesick Boy from Orphanage – 65 years later

Genealogists want to find and document every member of a family. They don’t want even one child to be forgotten.

Thanks to genealogist Ed Hutchison of Mississippi a 78 year old Syracuse, NY man’s true identity has been uncovered.

Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY) – April 5, 2009
Case, Dick. Death Uncovers Hidden Identity
.


We called him Louie.
He told us his name was Louis Ludbeck.
Mostly, his life seemed to be a blank slate.


It wasn’t until he died March 5, that the mystery that was Louie began to unravel.
Louie died in peace at Francis House. He was 78. A stroke took him.

We know now that Louie was born Gene Rollin Poffahl, Jan.17, 1931. He came into a family of farmers in Albany County. Likely he had five siblings.

We know this because the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office came into the picture after Louie died. He went to Francis House, a hospice run by the Franciscan Order of Nuns, with no past: no government health insurance, no Social Security number, no record of medical treatment or military service. Just a limp, old man ready to die.

The nuns gathered Louie into their embrace, just the way Ann O’Connor and Peter King had, more than 30 years ago. He passed restfully, among friends.

Ann and Peter are two of the founders of Unity Kitchen of the Catholic Worker of Syracuse. They run an elegant soup kitchen, offering full-course, fully served meals twice a week, as well as brunch on Sundays after Mass. The kitchen gets by on alms and the good will of a small, devoted troop of volunteers, who support Ann and Peter with donations and the good will of their help, in-person sometimes twice a week.

They live in a house on Palmer Avenue, devoted to the Catholic Worker community. Years ago, Ann and Peter set their lives aside to serve the city’s poor in a very special way. My wife, Sandy, and I have been volunteers at the kitchen several years.

Louie drifted into Unity Kitchen maybe 30 years ago. No one paid attention to the exact date. Some say it was 1978. He was part of a continuous wave of needy folks who washed across the struggling agency every week. Back then, the kitchen was a literal soup kitchen, and a flophouse, holed up in two floors of an old sash factory tucked next to the DL&W railroad tracks about where Adams and South Clinton streets meet.

Louie settled in; he seemed to have found a home among the homeless. He said little, as became his way of life. Ann and Peter accepted his silence, knowing from experience that it’s not a good idea to poke at the psyche of a homeless person. If he wanted to share a story, he would. Louie didn’t. It was as if his life began when he arrived in Syracuse. The only clue he carried was a piece of paper marked Orwell,” where the affiliated Unity Acres shelter is located.

Peter recalls that Louie settled into a helping routine, taking on small jobs that seemed to give meaning to his life. He’d often stand fire watch in the building. When others refused to do anything but soak up the founders’ charity, Louie joined up, fit in.

“He seemed to have found his place,” Peter explains.

When Ann and Peter closed the old kitchen, and moved to new quarters in Syracuse’s only co-op apartment building on West Onondaga Street, Louie went with them. He was invited to join them in their home, moving into an upstairs bedroom in the house that’s not far from Unity Kitchen.

One time, Ann and Peter tried to bring Louie into the social welfare system. He told the social worker a fantastic story about owning a house at Split Rock and a car. No, he’s not eligible for help, they were told. You’ll have to apply to be his guardian.

Leave him alone, let it be, the couple was advised. Louie is Louie. He doesn’t want to reveal himself; maybe he can’t.

Louie kept to his routine at Unity Kitchen. He worked at menial things — taking out the garbage, dusting and mopping the floor, arranging chairs — and joining the other guests for meals. Louie asked for little and earned the love and respect of the community.

Like others of our readers, Ed Hutchison, a former county legislator who now lives in Mississippi, was intrigued by Louie’s obituary, which was published in The Post-Standard and the Albany Times Union. By then, the FBI fingerprint check had given him a new name and birth date. It also revealed he had been in the Army for seven years, discharged in 1957. Ed’s a genealogist and loves a mystery. He ran an Internet search.

The search revealed a number of folks with the last name of Poffahl, which is of German origin, in the Albany area. Ed also found a newspaper story with an Albany dateline from 1944: “A homesick boy, injured in trying to escape from the Humane Society for Children, fought for his life today. Gene Poffahl, 13, suffered critical back and neck injuries last week, when police said, he lost his grip on an improvised rope strung from a third-story window and fell to the porch steps of the shelter ….”

Gene Poffahl seems to be Louie Ludbeck. His age fits the FBI record. The accident also would explain Louie’s twisted body. “He was a pretty strong little guy,” according to Peter King, “but his motor facilities were compromised. He walked as if he was drunk.”

The mystery of Louie’s life continues to be peeled back. Peter’s been contacted by people who live in the Albany area who may be relatives. He’s being told his parents surrendered Louie and his brothers and sisters to an orphan home run by nuns in Troy; they couldn’t afford to raise the children. The Poffahls were vegetable farmers, supposedly.

His funeral service was held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Father John Schopfer, shepherd of Syracuse’s needy, presided. He was carried to his grave in St. Mary’s Cemetery by his friends from Unity Kitchen.

Louie obviously was a troubled man, hiding his history or leaving it where it fell. Peter says he sometimes overheard him “arguing with himself” in a loud voice in his room. He didn’t intrude.

I’m not sure we know how hard we should push our inquiry, either.

Dick Case writes Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Reach him at dcase@syracuse.com or 470-2254.
Edition: Final

Page: B1
Copyright, 2009, The Herald Company

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List of Titles in Today’s Release
AL Lanett, AL. Valley Times-News 3/18/1999 to Today
AZ Tucson, AZ. Alianza 8/23/1900 to 10/18/1900
AZ Tucson, AZ. Amigos 8/7/1975 to 12/21/1977
AZ Tucson, AZ. Ferrocarril 5/17/1885 to 5/17/1885
AZ Tucson, AZ. Fronterizo 1/16/1892 to 12/17/1892
AZ Tucson, AZ. Iris 6/19/1886 to 6/19/1886
AZ Tucson, AZ. Tucsonense 3/17/1915 to 11/1/1931
CA Berkeley, CA. Grito 9/1/1967 to 6/1/1974
CA Colton, CA. Chicano 4/21/1968 to 6/30/1977
CA Los Angeles, CA. Clamor Publico 6/19/1855 to 6/27/1857
CA Los Angeles, CA. Dos Republicas 3/15/1892 to 9/3/1898
CA Los Angeles, CA. Eco de Mexico 10/3/1924 to 10/27/1924
CA Los Angeles, CA. Heraldo de Mexico 12/9/1917 to 12/28/1928
CA San Francisco, CA. Imparcial 11/20/1931 to 2/1/1935
CA San Francisco, CA. Mefistofeles 3/9/1918 to 7/20/1918
CA San Francisco CA Mercantile Gazette and Prices Current, Shipping List and Register 10/2/1863 to 10/18/1867
CA San Francisco, CA. San Francisco Evening Journal 5/31/1852 to 5/13/1854
CA Santa Monica, CA. Aguila 3/21/1971 to 3/21/1973
CA Stanford, CA. Atisbos 6/1/1975 to 6/1/1978
CO Colorado Springs, CO. Gazette-Telegraph 1/1/1900 to 6/30/1911
CO Trinidad, CO. Anunciador 4/6/1918 to 11/18/1922
CT Bridgeport, CT. Republican Farmer 1/5/1847 to 12/25/1849
CT New Haven, CT. New Haven Palladium 7/19/1861 to 12/31/1863
CT New London, CT. Republican Advocate 1/9/1822 to 1/29/1823
DC Washington, DC. United States Telegraph 8/28/1827 to 1/29/1831
DE Dover, DE. Delaware State News 5/13/2008 to Today
FL Tampa, FL. Ecos 7/21/1959 to 7/21/1959
FL Ybor City, FL. Diario de Tampa 6/6/1908 to 7/14/1911
GA Louisville, GA. Louisville Gazette 5/12/1802 to 3/2/1811
GA Marietta, GA. Marietta Daily Journal 12/7/1993 to Today
GA Savannah, GA. Savannah Republican 9/4/1802 to 10/22/1805
GA Savannah, GA. Southern Banner 3/23/1833 to 12/9/1837
GA Thomasville, GA. Thomasville Times-Enterprise 11/14/2007 to Today
HI Hilo, HI. Hawaii. Tribune Herald 5/30/2008 to Today
IA Bettendorf, IA. Bettendorf News 2/5/2004 to Today
IA Clinton, IA. Clinton Herald 8/29/2007 to Today
IA Davenport, IA. Quad City Business Journal 3/1/2004 to Today
ID Blackfoot, ID. Blackfoot Register 7/10/1880 to 7/31/1886
ID Idaho City, ID. Idaho Falls Times 7/9/1891 to 9/16/1920
ID Idaho City, ID. Idaho Register 10/13/1899 to 1/17/1908
IL Chicago, IL. Latin Times 2/1/1958 to 5/2/1975
IL Chicago, IL. Sunday Times 1/12/1873 to 12/31/1876
IL Chicago, IL. Vida Latina 12/21/1959 to 12/21/1959
IL Rock Island, IL. Rock Island News 4/29/2007 to Today
IL Shawneetown, IL. Illinois Gazette 1/9/1819 to 9/18/1819
IL Vandalia, IL. Illinois Advocate 11/2/1833 to 8/5/1835
IN Decatur, IN. Decatur Daily Democrat 3/112008 to Today
IN Indianapolis, IN. Indiana Democrat 10/30/1830 to 3/9/1838
IN Vincennes, IN. Indiana Centinel 3/14/1817 to 12/30/1820
KS Topeka, KS. Adelante 6/10/1972 to 6/19/1977
KS Topeka, KS. Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital 1/1/1897 to 8/31/1897
KY Henderson, KY. Gleaner 4/14/2006 to Today
KY Lexington, KY. Kentucky Gazette 3/15/1794 to 12/28/1837
KY Middlesboro, KY. Daily News 2/1/2007 to Today
LA New Orleans, LA. Abeja 1/3/1829 to 12/26/1831
LA New Orleans, LA. Mississippi 10/12/1808 to 10/12/1808
LA New Orleans, LA. New Orleans Daily Creole 7/1/1856 to 1/10/1857
MA Beverly, MA. Saturday Morning Citizen 10/13/1858 to 2/24/1893
MA Boston, MA. Trumpet & Universalist Magazine 10/17/1829 to 3/8/1834
MA Cambridge, MA. Daily Banner 3/1/2007 to Today
MA Dedham, MA. Norfolk Advertiser 7/13/1832 to 2/2/1839
MA Dedham, MA. Norfolk Democrat 2/9/1839 to 12/28/1849
MA Lowell, MA. Lowell Daily Citizen and News 8/1/1871 to 1/31/1872
MA Lowell, MA. Lowell Mercury 11/13/1830 to 12/6/1833
MA Lowell, MA. Lowell Patriot 3/27/1835 to 6/29/1837
MA Lynn, MA. Daily Item 9/23/2005 to Today
MA Nantucket, MA. Nantucket Inquirer 3/13/1811 to 12/1/1832
MA New Bedford, MA. New Bedford Gazette 9/5/1831 to 1/25/1838
MA New Bedford, MA. New Bedford Register 1/22/1840 to 1/6/1846
MA New Bedford, MA. New-Bedford Mercury 6/29/1821 to 6/27/1851
MA Springfield, MA. Springfield Republican 3/23/1861 to 12/31/1910
MD Baltimore, MD. Sun 1/8/1844 to 7/3/1844
MD Fredrick, MD. Republican Citizen & State Advertiser 9/28/1827 to 9/23/1831
MD Fredericktown, MD. Republican Gazette & General Advertiser 7/6/1822 to 11/16/1822 MD La Mesilla, MD. Defensor del Pueblo 3/7/1891 to 3/14/1891
MN St. Paul, MN. St. Paul Daily Pioneer 4/28/1849 to 12/29/1872
MO St. Louis, MO. Missouri Gazette and Public Advertiser 3/23/1808 to 9/18/1818
MS Natchez, MS. Southern Clarion 5/13/1831 to 11/18/1831
MS Natchez, MS. Southern Galaxy 5/22/1828 to 2/26/1829
MS Natchez, MS. Statesman & Gazette 5/1/1828 to 2/7/1829
MS Starkville, MS. Starkville Daily News 3/9/2008 to Today
MS West Point, MS. Daily Times Leader 3/27/2008 to Today
NC Tryon, NC. Tryon Daily Bulletin 4/14/2007 to Today
NE Omaha, NE. Danske Pioneer 10/17/1895 to 10/10/1901
NH Manchester, NH. Telescope 1/13/1849 to 10/13/1849
NM Albuquerque, NM. Albuquerque Journal 9/1/1913 to 12/31/1913
NM Albuquerque, NM. Bandera Americana 8/10/1901 to 5/13/1909
NM Albuquerque, NM. Daily Citizen 2/10/1887 to 8/13/1891
NM Albuquerque, NM. Defensor del Pueblo 6/27/1891 to 5/28/1892
NM Albuquerque, NM. Estrella Mejicana 10/11/1890
NM Albuquerque, NM. Estrella Mexicana 10/4/1890
NM Albuquerque, NM. Evening Citizen 12/24/1892 to 8/6/1894
NM Albuquerque, NM. Hormiga de Oro 11/7/1903 to 11/7/1903
NM Albuquerque, NM. Indito 11/24/1900 to 4/4/1901
NM Albuquerque, NM. News 1/23/1886 to 12/6/1886
NM Albuquerque, NM. Opinion Publica 7/2/1892 to 3/2/1907
NM Albuquerque, NM. Pueblo 2/17/1900 to 2/17/1900
NM Albuquerque, NM. Revista 12/5/1881 to 12/5/1881
NM Albuquerque, NM. Union de Albuquerque 1/20/1893 to 1/20/1893
NM Albuquerque, NM. Voz de Nuevo Mexico 9/1/1894 to 9/1/1894
NM Columbus, NM. Columbus News 7/9/1909 to 5/26/1911
NM Las Cruces, NM .Doña Ana County Republican 3/11/1897 to 2/15/1902
NM Las Cruces, NM. Grito del Norte 8/24/1968 to 6/1/1973
NM Las Cruces, NM. Labrador 9/8/1896 to 6/14/1912
NM Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces Daily News 3/5/1889 to 11/23/1889
NM Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces Democrat 2/3/1892 to 11/29/1899
NM Las Cruces, NM. Las Vegas Daily Gazette 7/27/1880 to 1/31/1886
NM Las Cruces, NM. Mesilla Valley Democrat 9/2/1886 to 12/2/1890
NM Las Cruces, NM. Misionero Bautista: Organo Oficial de la Convencion Bautista Hispano-Americana de Nuevo Mexico 9/15/1948 to 6/21/1951
NM Las Cruces, NM. Newmans Semi-Weekly 4/2/1881 to 4/20/1881
NM Las Cruces, NM. Thirty-Four 4/16/1879 to 10/27/1880
NM Mesilla, NM. Mesilla News 2/8/1879 to 11/24/1883
NM Raton, NM. Union 7/16/1898 to 7/16/1898
NM Raton, NM. Weekly News 5/6/1904 to 6/24/1904
NM San Marcial, NM. Libertad 4/15/1896 to 4/15/1896
NM Santa Fe, NM. Boletin Popular 4/1/1886 to 5/30/1895
NM Santa Fe, NM. Cachiporrota 10/8/1890 to 10/28/1890
NM Santa Fe, NM. Capitol 9/14/1901 to 9/14/1901
NM Santa Fe, NM. Daily New Mexican 4/2/1872 to 6/28/1875
NM Santa Fe, NM. Gato 5/23/1894 to 7/27/1894
NM Santa Fe, NM. Guia de Santa Fe 10/2/1886 to 10/16/1886
NM Santa Fe, NM. New Mexican Review 3/30/1885 to 8/30/1906
NM Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe Weekly New Mexican and Livestock Journal 10/8/1885 to 12/19/1895
NM Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe Weekly Sun 6/17/1893 to 6/17/1893
NM Santa Rosa, NM. Santa Rosa Sun 10/31/1919 to 5/28/1920
NM Silver City, NM. Grant County Herald 6/15/1878 to 6/15/1878
NM Silver City, NM. Herald 4/1/1876 to 4/1/1876
NM Silver City, NM. New Southwest 1/7/1882 to 1/7/1882
NM Silver City, NM. Silver City Enterprise 10/22/1886 to 8/23/1895
NM Silver City, NM. Silver City Independent 8/3/1897 to 11/5/1901
NM Socorro, NM. Defensor del Pueblo 12/26/1913 to 4/9/1943
NM Socorro, NM. Estrella de Nuevo Mexico 8/7/1896 to 3/26/1897
NM Socorro, NM. Golondrina 2/12/1898 to 2/12/1898
NM Socorro, NM. Industrial Advertiser 6/10/1893 to 8/24/1895
NM Socorro, NM. Progreso 5/24/1887 to 7/26/1887
NM Socorro, NM. Republicano 3/16/1901 to 3/16/1901
NM Socorro, NM. Socorro Bullion 4/24/1886 to 9/11/1886
NM Springer, NM. Colfax County Stockman 7/8/1893 to 12/20/1913
NM Springer, NM. Estandarte de Springer 12/5/1889 to 2/9/1893
NM Springer, NM. Sentinel 2/22/1901 to 12/27/1901
NM Taos, NM. Revista de Taos 2/20/1904 to 2/20/1904
NM White Oaks, NM. Lincoln County Leader 6/24/1893 to 6/24/1893
NM White Oaks, NM. New Mexico Interpreter 11/15/1889 to 11/15/1889
NY New York, NY. Cacara Jicara 10/30/1897 to 12/6/1897
NY New York, NY. Cubano 4/26/1890
NY New York, NY. Doctrina de Marti 7/25/1896 to 5/6/1898
NY New York, NY. Eco de Cuba 6/22/1855 to 2/1/1856
NY New York, NY. Grafico 11/25/1928 to 1/3/1931
NY New York, NY. Mulato 3/11/1854 to 6/17/1854
NY New York, NY. Papagayo 2/15/1855 to 4/16/1855
NY New York, NY. Sociale Republik 4/24/1858 to 4/16/1859
NY New York, NY. Spectator 5/4/1840 to 5/29/1841
NY New York, NY. Statesman 9/11/1821 to 10/14/1825
NY Plattsburgh, NY. Plattsburgh Herald 1/20/1815 to 7/21/1815
OH Cincinnati, OH. Cincinnati Daily Gazette 1/1/1867 to 1/3/1883
OH Elyria, OH. Elyria Republican 2/12/1835 to 12/27/1837
OH Painesville, OH. Painesville Telegraph 9/25/1822 to 2/19/1845
OH Pomeroy, OH. Daily Sentinel 10/17/2005 to Today
OH St Marys, OH. Evening Leader 4/2/2008 to Today
OH Wapakoneta, OH. Wapakoneta Daily News 3/10/2008 to Today
OK Hobart, OK. Hobart Republican 1/4/1907 to 6/30/1920
OK McAlester, OK. McAlester News – Capital & Democrat 5/5/2008 to Today
OK Perry, OK Perry. Journal 10/3/1901 to 9/1/1904
OK Perry, OK Perry. Republican 1/1/1914 to 12/28/1922
OR Portland, OR. Oregonian 10/15/1916 to 11/4/1916
PA Philadelphia PA. Philadelphia Inquirer 1/1/1845 to 10/31/1860
PA Philadelphia PA. Weekly Aurora 2/28/1815 to 12/27/1819
PA York PA. York Weekly Record 1/23/2004 to Today
RI Pawtucket RI. Pawtucket Times 9/3/1901 to 2/28/1921
SC Georgetown SC. Winyaw Intelligencer 1/1/1825 to 6/27/1833
SC Union SC. Union Daily Times 1/2/2006 to Today
TX Austin TX. Austin City Gazette 11/6/1839 to 8/17/1842
TX Austin TX. Gaceta de Texas 5/25/1813

TX Austin TX. Telegraph and Texas Register 10/10/1835 to 3/12/1836
TX Austin, TX. Texas Gazette 11/7/1829 to 2/18/1832
TX Barzoria, TX. Advocate of Peoples Rights 6/15/1833 to 2/22/1834
TX Beaumont, TX. Beaumont Enterprise and Journal 8/1/1910 to 8/31/1910
TX Beeville TX. Beeville Bee 6/12/1896 to 5/25/1900
TX Brownsville, TX. Cronista del Valle 10/8/1924 to 2/28/1930
TX Brownsville, TX. Daily Cosmopolitan 8/19/1881 to 8/18/1885
TX Brownsville, TX. Heraldo de Brownsville 1/12/1936 to 2/29/1940
TX Brownsville, TX. Progreso 1/4/1876 to 12/31/1876
TX Brownsville, TX. Zaragoza 12/20/1865 to 12/27/1865
TX Clarksville, TX. Standard 4/29/1848 to 12/29/1882
TX Corpus Christi, TX. Horizonte 11/5/1879 to 11/13/1880
TX Corpus Christi, TX. Nueces County News 5/12/1938 to 6/29/1939
TX Corpus Christi, TX. Verdad 6/2/1950 to 12/13/1959
TX Corpus Christi, TX. Weekly Labor Herald 8/1/1840 to 12/26/1857
TX El Paso, TX. Atalaya Bautista: Semanario Evangelico Bautista 1/2/1908 to 12/21/1930
TX El Paso, TX. Buena Prensa : Organo del Comite de la Asociacion del Mismo Nombre 9/15/1923
TX El Paso, TX. Continental 12/12/1934 to 12/26/1959
TX El Paso, TX. Correo del Bravo 3/13/1913 to 5/19/1913
TX El Paso, TX. El Paso del Norte 3/12/1904 to 11/18/1904
TX El Paso, TX. Latino Americano 1/14/1891 to 3/28/1891
TX El Paso, TX. Los Dos Americas 3/7/1888 to 7/25/1898
TX El Paso, TX. Monitor 1/30/1897 to 1/26/1900
TX El Paso, TX. Noticias 10/14/1899 to 12/30/1899
TX El Paso, TX. Observador Fronterizo 4/4/1886 to 10/24/1886
TX El Paso, TX. Opinion Publica 5/11/1895 to 5/11/1895
TX El Paso, TX. Patria 6/18/1919 to 8/12/1923
TX El Paso, TX. Renacimiento 5/28/1923 to 6/14/1923
TX El Paso, TX. Republica 11/1/1919 to 5/23/1923
TX Houston, TX. Gaceta Mexicana 2/15/1927 to 9/15/1928
TX Kingsville, TX. Eco 4/1/1931 to 12/1/1941
TX Kingsville, TX. Notas de Kingsville 2/26/1953 to 2/12/1959
TX Kingsville, TX. Tex. Mex. Reflector 1/21/1921 to 4/21/1947
TX Laredo, TX. Alfa 1/21/1957 to 5/21/1959
TX Laredo, TX. Correo de Laredo 7/16/1891 to 1/24/1893
TX Laredo, TX. Democrata Fronterizo 12/8/1917 to 6/6/1919
TX Laredo, TX. Evolucion 1/1/1917 to 2/29/1920
TX San Antonio, TX. Heraldo de Mexicano 10/9/1927 to 3/30/1930
TX San Antonio, TX. Imparcial de Texas 12/20/1917 to 3/31/1921
TX San Antonio, TX. Pan American Labor Express 12/4/1918 to 12/4/1918
TX San Antonio, TX. Prensa 3/7/1933 to 7/18/1934
TX San Marcos, TX. San Marcos Daily Record 4/12/2008 to Today
UT Salt Lake City, UT. Salt Lake Telegram 2/3/1902 to 12/31/1922
UT Salt Lake City, UT. Salt Lake Tribune 1/1/1875 to 12/28/1893
VT St. Albans, VT. St. Albans Daily Messenger 5/9/1839 to 12/31/1922
WA Everett, WA. Daily Herald 8/16/2005 to Today

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List of new titles added:
Alabama
Valley Times-News, (Lanett, AL)
Obituaries: 04/17/1999 – Current
Death Notices: 03/18/1999 – Current

Georgia
Marietta Daily Journal (Marietta, GA)
Obituaries: 12/07/1998 – Current
Death Notices: 12/07/1998 – Current
Thomasville Times-Enterprise (Thomasville, GA)
Obituaries: 11/27/2007 – Current
Death Notices: 11/14/2007 – Current

Indiana
Decatur Daily Democrat (Decatur, IN)
Obituaries: 04/29/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 03/11/2008 – Current

Iowa
Clinton Herald (Clinton, IA)
Obituaries: 09/28/2007 – Current
Death Notices: 08/29/2007 – Current

Kentucky
Daily News, (Middlesboro, KY)
Obituaries: 02/02/2007 – Current
Death Notices: 02/01/2007 – Current

Mississippi
Daily Times Leader (West Point, MS)
Obituaries: 04/27/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 03/27/2008 – Current

North Carolina
Tryon Daily Bulletin, (Tryon, NC)
Obituaries: 09/12/2007 – Current
Death Notices: 05/14/2007 – Current

Ohio
Daily Sentinel, (Pomeroy, OH)
Obituaries: 10/17/2005 – Current
Death Notices: 10/17/2005 – Current
Evening Leader, (St. Marys, OH)
Obituaries: 04/07/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 04/02/2008 – Current

Pennsylvania
York Weekly Record (York, PA)
Obituaries: 01/23/2004 – Current
Death Notices: See York Daily Record

South Carolina
Union Daily Times, (Union, SC)
Obituaries: 01/02/2006 – Current
Death Notices: 01/02/2006 – Current

Texas
San Marcos Daily Record (San Marcos, TX)
Obituaries: 05/08/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 04/12/2008 – Current

Washington
Daily Herald, (Everett, WA)
Obituaries: 08/16/2005 – Current