old news articles, birth and marriage announcements, old advertising, old
legal notices and more! All scanned from original issues of
newspapers from the 19th-20th centuries.
Read all about
crimes of passion, fancy & not-so-fancy weddings, and whose Carolina
cousins are visiting. What? You didn't know about that early divorce
Aunt Edna got? And surprise! Great-great-granddad J. W. was not only a
farmer, but a county commissioner, too!
You'll find mention
of long-gone hometowns left behind, squabbles at the county courthouse
and at the local beer joint, who's "gone to Texas" (and maybe why),
epidemics and traveling circuses.
Browse the recipes
that your great-grandmother might've tried, the poems she might have tucked
into her Bible, and consider the finest cures of the day: Carter's Little
Liver Pills, Pilcher's Castoria, and remedies for those "secret,
depraved habits" of young men.