Place Names: towns,
counties, states. I don't recommend including the word
"county," but just the county name.
Topics (for example:
Civil War, Confederate, Union, Legal Notice, Estate, Chancery,
Probate, Court, Murder, Farm, Fire, Drowning, Riverboat, Packet,
Cotton, Ship, Brig, Veteran, G. A. R., GAR, U. D. C., UDC, etc.)
to the year only, or you'll end up with too many hits!
Gazette, Argus, etc. Don't use the city name even if it's part of
the publication's name. For the Dallas Morning News, for example,
just try searching for "Morning," so you'll avoid getting
everything that mentions "Dallas" or "News."
This sort of search is most valuable when you're looking for
information from a region which was served by that particular
newspaper, and it's easier if the newspaper's name is less common,
or more unique to its time period.
For personal names, see
the Index of
Names, which is always your best bet when you're looking for
specific individuals or families. However, if you believe that the name
you're seeking is uncommon enough, give it a whirl on the search!
See the information below, or see the Site
Map for more info.
This search engine won't
search the images of the old news pages.
I am continually working
to add keywords to each of the old pages that I'd posted before I had a
For now, it will search
certain other key words, such as the title I've typed in (the date, too, if you
care to search by year), or the publication name that I've added to the
page, etc. Meanwhile, I'll be working to add keywords in each
page's code that will make each page more "searchable."
How soon will all the
pages be perfectly searchable?
Well....let's just say that
I'm working this website project in between home schooling 2 busy
wrasslin' two huge
poodles, and sundry other duties. Yes, the poodles
are big...one weighs 80 lbs. and stands hip-high to me.
trying to get more new pages online as quickly as I can. None of
which I get paid for, except in pure satisfaction, plus sweet hugs from
my sons and slightly slobbery kisses from the poodles...and such nice emails from
ya'll! So it'll be a while.
you for your patience as I try to improve this website!
I have the nicest
visitors on the web!