Old North Bay Area Newspaper Public Index – Personal Names

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PERSONAL & BUSINESS NAMES
FOR NORTH BAY TIMES, NORTH BAY DESPATCH & THE DESPATCH
FEBRUARY 19 1891 TO MAY 21, 1926


These indexes are different from most newspaper indexes; they are “Every Name” indexes instead of just Birth, Marriage & Deaths. There are two indexes. One is for personal names (eg. Smith, John) and the other is for Business names (e.g. John Smith Construction) so there is some duplication between the two indexes. These newspapers are very rare. When our branch member, Ann Smith, first started collecting the copies, she was told by the local
museum staff at that time that the only place she would find these newspapers would be in the walls of very old houses in the area. The papers included here are in the range of 95 to 130 years old. These current indexes are based on only 12 editions of these papers (67 pages) but have generated almost 3,100 personal names and almost 2,000 business names and will increase as more of these old newspapers are digitized and indexed.


NEWSPAPERS DIGITIZED AND INCLUDED IN THESE INDEXES

NBT 1891,FEB19 North Bay Times February 19, 1891NBT 1898,APR28 North Bay Times April 28, 1898NBD 1907,MAR7 North Bay Despatch March 7, 1907
NBT 1891,JUL16 North Bay Times July 16, 1891NBT 1899,APR6 North Bay Times April 6, 1899TD 1925,FEB20 The Despatch February 20, 1925
NBD 1892,NOV24 North Bay Despatch November 24, 1892NBD 1904,OCT20 North Bay Despatch October 20, 1904TD 1926,FEB12 The Despatch February 12, 1926
NBT 1897,APR8 North Bay Times April 8, 1897NBT 1906,JUL26 North Bay Times July 26, 1906TD 1926,MAY 21 The Despatch May 21, 1926


LEGEND

ADVAdvertising MMarriage
BBirthNEWNews (Non-Local)
DDeathSTOStory (Poem, Fiction)
DIVDivorceVISPeople visiting others
EVEvent (Meeting, Religious Event, etc.) ( )Information obtained from newspaper
LNLocal News[ ]Information obtained from other sources

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SurnameGiven NameLocationEventNewspaper YearNewspaper DatePageColumn
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