The purpose of this site is to help family researchers locate information about family members that appear in local newspapers. The articles can range from vital statistics, funny family stories, letters from travelers to somber memories of wars and visitors.
This site began in 1997 while Lisa looking for information about her 2nd great grandfather, Benjamin Ford of Badger Grove, White Co., IN. There was no death record or tombstone for Ben. However, his wife Harriet (Rowe) Ford does have a death record. It states that she was a widow at the time of her death in 1893. With the census of 1880 and the death record for Hattie, that left several years to look at the newspaper on the off chance that there might be some information about Ben. By chance, a look at the voters records of White Co., IN does show a Ben Ford voting in 1889. That narrowed the years down to just a few. So then Lisa began to read and index the newspaper. Then in 1892 there is a mention of a Ben Ford of Badger Grove who is very ill. Two weeks later there was his death notice and it states where he is buried. The information in the paper gave expanded the information about Ben Ford. Now there was an approximant birth date and a death date.
Please remember that this is only an index of the articles.
The Glossary is for the meanings of the indexed items.
This site has grown to include a few counties and now two states.
This site was first uploaded on 15 Nov 1998.
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