Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Find the Local Section in Old Newspapers for Ancestors #southcarolinapioneersnet #scgenealogy

Find the Local Section in Old Newspapers

Almost every old newspaper contains one or more sections for local citizens. These sections are scattered throughout, even in the want ads, and difficult to notice.  It contains items of personal interest concerning the locals.  Trips they took, who is visiting, birthdays of old people, and so on.  The front page is the foreign news, following by state business, and political news.  The obituaries and marriages could be anywhere. The titles go - Memoriums, Burials, Obituaries, not to mention accidents and disasters which contain variable headings.  During war time, casualties were listed and includesh the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, War Between the States and Spanish-American War.  Also, casualties from battling with the Indians.  When people left a county, letters were left at the post office.  Yes, these are also printed.  The result is that one needs to read the entire newspaper from front to back, just like people used to do.

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