21 October 2021

This week’s email from American Ancestors included an article about how the Colebrook Library (Colebrook, Coos, New Hampshire) has put their local historical newspapers online. I followed the link and you don’t need a library card to see the collection.

The same CommunityHistoryArchive has the Nashua papers that I access through my library and I now discover you don’t need a library card to see them. And with more research, I find there are public libraries all over the United States that are using the service.

So of course I dove right in and located the newspaper Forest Leaves which serves Oak Park, Illinois. I did not find obituaries for the couple I was looking for, but I found one for the second husband that named the wife with maiden name and first married name and his step children. Great find.