Hi Patti I'm not quite sure how far back they go, but you can visit the Dayton Daily News web site and order obits and articles to view online for a small fee. The URL is: http://www.daytondailynews.comhttp://www.daytondailynews.com I know you can get rather recent ones, but if the web accesible ones go that far back, I don't know, but it's worth a try. The newspapers are on microfilm at the Dayton Public Library downtown, and are indexed only after 1988, so you do have to know the exact date in order to find anything there. I don't know if they will make you copiesand mail them to you or not, but a visit to the newspapers web site should answer any questions. Good luck! Melanie Murray Slack OHGenExchange State Coordinator http://www.genexchange.org/state.cfm?state=OHhttp://www.genexchange.org/state.cfm?state=OH Volunteers needed to serve as County Coordinators in all states. Keep genealogy free-volunteer today! Ask me how!