African American Newspapers Forum
Lost Friends Column in the Advocate
A shoutout to Shannon Christmas who posted news of this on the Afrigeneas Facebook page.
In my lecture on newspaper research I mention the Lost Friends/Relatives columns in several newspapers as a great source for identifying the former owner in addition to other vital clues.
This database of such columns for a 14 month period in the Southwestern Christian Advocate is a wonderful contribution to genealogical research.
My hope is that they will add more months to the database down the road.