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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 the deceased.
  • Funeral Notices -- generally brief, listing name and date of death; sometimes funeral home and burial information is included.
  • 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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