African American Newspapers Forum
Re: Great Article on Info Wanted Columns
Tim, Heather Andrea Williams, in Help Me to Find My People (UNCV Press, 2012), stated on p. 1 says she has collected 1200 of these ads. On pages 153-168 she tells where she found them and gives many pages of transcribed examples. I wonder if anyone has approached her to share this collection. It might duplicate a lot of the work already done since many of the newspapers are the same -- but on the other hand, her 1200 ads might really boost the online project.
If no-one else has asked, I volunteer to contact her. A few years ago I reviewed Help Me to Find My People on AfriGeneas: http://www.afrigeneas.com/forum-books/index.cgi/page/1/md/read/id/11169/sbj/review-williams-help-me-to-find-my-people/