What you can find in a newspaper:
- Births -- parents names, date of birth, sex;
sometimes name of child and sibling information.
- Marriage -- names of bride and groom, date
of marriage; sometimes the church, parent's names, wedding party information.
- Obituaries -- information can vary from name
and date of death, to age, family information, and a biography of
- Funeral Notices -- generally brief, listing
name and date of death; sometimes funeral home and burial information
- Gossip -- information varies from a brief
mention to lots of details about family, relations, etc.
- School Class -- lists of students graduating
for that year.
- Police Blotter -- news of people arrested
and/or charged for various crimes.
- News -- anything from social events, news
of prominent citizens, military information (during wars), business
notices and news, etc.
- Legal Notices -- information on estates,
sometimes listing living heirs.