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Family History In The News

In a presentation I saw yesterday I was introduced to a Library of Congress with that hosts historical newspapers. Now there are a lot of sites, but this one was interesting because it was full-text searchable.

Unfortunately my hometown papers the Cleveland Press and The Plain Dealer haven’t been digitized there. But the daily paper of Butler, PA, is. Long-time readers may recall that part of my family hails from there, and my cousin and I did a genealogy road trip some years back.

When we were in Butler, all we had to go by was boxes of microfiche. Text searching is much better. Here’s a few highlights.

The bar in question is still standing, though it is not what it used to be.

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