Newspaper Research

A Newspaper Discovery

March 4, 2022 The Morning Examiner article headline from December 23, 1906 was simple: “Many Divorces.” The article itself detailed the many divorces that Judge Howell had granted the preceding day.   Among the list was George Dawson and Maria Dawson, my great grandparents. The newspaper article was the first real source I’d ever seen […]

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Read All About It – Newspaper Research

February 17, 2021 Newspapers are one of my favorite research resources. They contain tons of information that can’t be found anywhere else. Where else would you find stories about men running off with “shady” women or the tragic tale of a young hunter who accidentally shot himself while pheasant hunting? Not to mention the obits, […]

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