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Mick
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Posted - 08/28/2012 :  00:25:53  Show Profile  Visit Mick's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dont remember seeing this before, but the Library Of Congress is putting millions of OLD newspapers on line. I think they only go up to 1922, but if you have an old ancestor, with a not too common name, it is an easy search. Some of these papers have Death Notices, Marriages, maybe Birth Notices. You may get lucky.

Plus, outside the subject of genealogy, it is interesting to see what newspapers discussed about elections in the 1860s.

Click here
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
then pick a year, maybe a state, maybe search for a name...
Click a page, then the the little icon at the top that makes it full page, then click or mouse-wheel to zoom.
Caution, this source can be a bit addictive if you are a history buff.

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 \/__/~~/:/  / /\/:/  /    \:\  \  \/__/ \/_|:|~~|~   
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      /:/  /    \:\__\       \:\  \         |:|  |    
     /:/  /      \/__/        \:\__\        |:|  |    
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