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African American Newspapers Forum

Re: Newspaper Success and a Census Substitute foun

Thanks for posting Lisa; now the rest of you, follow her lead! :D

I have been surprised (but happy) to find various mentions of divorce related information in newspapers, from the notice of filings to little stories on the breakup. In one (white) paper I actually found one involving a close neighbor in the area where I grew up--they had 19 or 20 kids! However, thankfully they reconciled because I remember them together throughout my formative years.

Lisa I have a question. I am assuming this is a white paper. How was it structured during that time period (20s-40s), meaning did it list blacks as colored? Did they have a special column for black news?

Folks don't be afraid or intimidated about going to your local library and initiating the interlibrary loan process or rummaging through the microfilm drawers of the local universities. Don't pass up the kind of finds highlighted here by Lisa, and replicated by many other researchers. Newspapers lead to invaluable clues and substantial background material on your families.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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