Newspapers Do Not Always Use Names

For a variety of reasons newspapers may not always use given names when mentioning people. This is why it is important to search for all family members, last names only (including perhaps locations),all spelling variants, etc. in an attempt to locate as many references to the person of interest as possible.

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2 thoughts on “Newspapers Do Not Always Use Names

  1. Ann A.

    I see more frustrations besides the unnamed baby mentioned in this little news clip;
    What is Mrs Cecil Barnet’s first name?
    What is Mrs Carl Trautvetter’s first name?
    What is Mrs Cecil Trautvetter’s first name?
    What is Mrs Cecil Neill’s first name?
    I don’t like that they did this but at least there are some clues and I can try to find the husbands in census records.

    1. michaeljohnneill Post author

      Luella, Celia, Mildred, and Ida (grin!).
      I fully understand what you are saying–we had that as a tip not too long ago and I try and avoid repeating myself when possible.
      It’s also apparent that Cecil was a common name at the time these men were born.


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