Genealogical Abstracts of Wood County, Texas, Newspapers Before 1920

By: Wood County Genealogical Society

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Book Details: 346 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1995), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 346 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc



346 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1995), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 346 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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Weekly newspapers were published in at least four communities in Wood County, Texas, before the turn of the century. Original copies and/or microfilm are known to survive for only two of these communities: Winnsboro (Winnsboro Wide Awake, Winnsboro Weekly News, and Winnsboro News) and Quitman (Wood County Democrat), the county seat. These newspapers are fertile researching ground. The flu and pneumonia epidemics of the later nineteen-teens caused the deaths of many of the original pioneers of Wood County. The Wood County Democrat was very good about printing biographical sketches about these old settlers. The Wood County Genealogical Society has extracted items of genealogical interest from all available papers published before 1920 plus two later issues of the Wood County Democrat that contained significant genealogical and historical information related to the nineteenth century. In addition to the usual births, deaths, and marriages, the abstracts include short notices and personal column items when these items included possible clues to family relationships. No attempt has been made to correct spelling, punctuation, or any other feature of the material that might be considered incorrect or inappropriate by contemporary standards. The character of the original material was considered of maximum importance. However, considerable liberty was exercised in extracting the genealogical content as many obituaries and family history sketches contained lengthy paragraphs of praise for persons and families not included in this book. Researchers will be happy to know that a surname index allows them to check every possible alternative spelling.

Title: Genealogical Abstracts of Wood County, Texas, Newspapers Before 1920

Author: Wood County Genealogical Society

Categories: Texas,

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1995)

ISBN Number: 0788402374

ISBN Number 13: 9780788402371

Binding: Softcover

Book Details: 346 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1995), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 346 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

Seller ID: W0237