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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.
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