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Today we are going to Muse about Local Newspapers.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come

Newspapers are necessary

The Weekend Search

I subscribe to Ancestry.com. This week they gave free use of the site Newspapers.com for three days. Over the weekend I spent my time browsing through old newspapers on line, looking for information about various family members.

Family Tree

Interesting and fun! I learned a lot that I didn’t know. Both of my grandfathers were involved in local politics. One of my great grandfathers had numerous mining claims (none successful). I came across the wedding announcement in the early 1930’s of my aunt to a person I never heard of until long into my adulthood. The marriage didn’t last long.

What I found so interesting is the capability of the internet. My family is pretty middle-class. None that I know of had any special notoriety. They were working class people, merchants and professionals. There was only one I can think of who had any degree of fame — my grandfather was a baseball first baseman in the early 1900’s. But when I would put in a search for people dead now 50 years or more in a matter of seconds a list of articles, sometimes photographs would develop. Wedding announcements, obituaries, social events, graduations, engagements . . . the events of everyday living. Remarkable.

If you like this type of thing you might want to check out Newspapers.com.

The experience got me thinking.

Much of this was available because many small American towns had a local paper which reported local stories. The paper wrote about the girl getting engaged, the young man going off to the army, the house burning down, local things, things which were of local interest only. In doing so, the papers created a history.

I am afraid that is being lost. Newspapers are struggling and closing. The ones that remain for the most part carry syndicated stories. If you have one, support your local paper.

more to come

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