Newspaper Searches for Old Phone Numbers

When searching old newspapers after phones were popular, consider searching for a relative’s phone number. It can be a way to find references to the individual when their name is totally spelled incorrectly or omitted entirely. You may discover that your relative advertised something for sale in the classified ads without ever including their name–after all more words in an advertisement cost more money.

That’s how I discovered a few ads my Grandmother placed selling farm fresh eggs in the early 1970s.