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This special section of The Olden Times features old newspaper articles from or about Alabama history and Alabama families. They can be a valuable resource for genealogical and historical research.

You'll find old news articles, obituaries, birth & marriage announcements, ads and more. See the links at the top of this page to go to the Index of Names or to search this site.

Note: The Index of Names is always your best bet for finding a specific name!

Each of these was scanned from an original issue of an old newspaper in my personal collection. They appear in the order in which they were added to this website.

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P. B. POMEROY, Dealer in Hides, Furs & Skins, 1846

Henry SMITH Offers ready-made Gentlemen's Clothing

Blackman TEW Death, Mobile, 1912

Dale Ferry Plantation for Sale or Rent, 1846

Passengers to Mobile listed, AL, April 7, 1846 Passengers from Wetumpka, in Elmore County.

Passengers to Mobile listed, AL, April 3, 1846
There are LOTS of names listed in here! I'm still in the process of indexing all the names,  so take a look at this list from pre-Civil War days. Many descendants probably went west after the war.

HEICKOCK is Master of Steamboat New World, Bound for Cincinnati,  1846 WARING

KELLY is Master of Steamboat Montezuma, Bound for New Orleans, AL, 1846 GILBERT 

George CLOUDIS is Master of Steamboat Eureka, Bound for Columbus & Aberdeen, AL, 1846 WARING

Confederate Vet CRAFT Dies at Mobile, 1912

Miss Bessie ARTHUR Goes & Marries a Texan

Voting Rights News, Selma, 1874: Not quite the usual story for the day.

Hattie Dewey SMITH Death, Birmingham, 1909: A freak accident.

WEBB & GARRETT Visit Memphis, TN, 1887

Somebody ought to tell Mr. FRANKLIN that the law only allows a man ONE wife! 1905

Runaway Slave Sam in Caroline Co., VA Jail, 1823

Charles CAMPBELL Obituary, Montgomery, 1909

Arrested for Intimidating a Negro, Montgomery, 1874

W. T. FARLEY of Tuscumbia Visits Memphis, 1887

VOGLER Suicide Attempt, Birmingham, 1885

MUNSON on a Busman's Holiday, 1876

LEDDINGHAM Death, Tuscumbia, 1885 Brakeman dies in railway accident.

Two Accidents, Birmingham, 1884 GAINES, BRYAN

SOLOMON Obituary, Montgomery, 1910

Mrs. WEBB & Mrs. GARRETT of Alabama Visit TN, 1887

Attempted Suicide in Birmingham, Alabama - 1885

J. E. PHILLIPS of Alabama is robbed in Cincinnati.

WEDGEWORTH Shooting in Hale County, 1884

A Blount County Murder, 1876

Enjoy the Bailey's Springs Summer Resort at Lauderdale! 1874

Alabama Native GRESHAM Dies in Texas, 1909

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