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Spotlight: Miscellaneous Databases: Ohio and Iowa

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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Columbus News Index, Ohio

This database is an index to news articles related to events that occurred in Franklin County, Ohio, and surrounding counties. It contains abstracts of selected articles from 1960 to 2007 and obituaries between 1931 and 1997. You may contact the Library's Science, Business, and News Division to obtain a copy of the complete article. The database of selected articles can be searched by keyword and limited by date and publication. You can also browse the index by subject.

There is a link to the Columbus Dispatch Archives, which indexes obituaries from 1996 to the present; however, this database is accessible to library cardholders only.

Morley Library Obituary Index, Ohio

The Morley County Library is located in Painsville, Lake County, in northern Ohio. The library has made available on its website an index to death notices from various area newspapers. The newspapers include The Telegraph and The News-Herald. The indexed records date back to 1822. Click on the Obituary Index link to access the search page. You can search by name (last name, first name) or keyword. The search results include the deceased’s full name and the individual’s death or birth and death dates. Click on the name link to view the detailed record, which includes the following data fields: name, birth date, death date, last residence, age, gender, and newspaper name, date and page number. You may request copies of the obituary from the library.

Oxford Mirror Newspaper Index, Iowa

The Wregie Memorial Library in Oxford Junction, Iowa, has made an index to the Oxford Mirror newspaper available on its website. Oxford Junction is a city located in Jones County, in the eastern part of the state. Click on the OJ Mirror Index link in the webpage contents list to open the database page. The alphabetical index covers the period 1916 – 1922. The data fields in the database include last name, first name, microfilm roll number, date of the paper, and page and column number.

Paper Carriers, Register Tribune, Des Moines, Iowa

This database contains names of young newspaper carriers employed by the Register and Tribune Company of Des Moines, Iowa, to deliver The Sunday Register, The Morning Register, and The Evening Tribune-Capital. They were abstracted from two free monthly publications, Our Junior and Carrier Salesman, distributed to the newspaper carriers. There are two issues from 1929 and one from 1931. In some cases there are links to newspaper clippings with photographs of the carriers. The data provided includes carrier’s name and location.

Posted by Michael Leclerc at 08/11/2010 11:19:30 AM | 

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