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What newspapers/magazines would people have used in Solloghodmore Ireland around 1850?

Most countries have what was called a "Union List of Newspapers", published by their National Library. These are now being migrated to online catalogues and databases. As SOLLOGHODMORE is in ...
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1882 Local News Item -- What Does "in the shade" Mean?

What an interestingly-written column… A fairly quick search for "laid in the shade" doesn't bring much up. The common result is the literal interpretation of people or animals taking shelter from the ...
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Finding Obituary from British Newspaper Archive?

The BNA has the death notice in the Dundee Courier on Tuesday 13 June 1944. It's rather brief: ORMOND. At Dundee, on June 11, 1944, John Barclay Ormond, of 115 West High St., Forfar, husband of ...
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Meaning of "c" notation at end of St Louis obituaries?

Those numbers appear to have nothing to do with the obituary information. If you look at the rest of the full page you linked to, you'll see (2) and (c2) and (c8) and (c14) and other such codes in ...
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Context of newspaper article about stolen horse?

The horse was likely stolen, as there had been an increase in horse theft during the Revolutionary War. Horses would be stolen in one locality and sold in another area (another county or state) to ...
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What can I deduce from this newspaper extract?

I would simply interpret "of Tettenhall" as being John's current abode – but I do not think that anything more can be inferred. John may or may not have died at Tettenhall. In the same way, burial ...
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Meaning of "Tuesday last" and "Monday week"?

The extra information in your Bradford Observer record looks helpful. It appears that the marriages and deaths are given in reverse chronological order, starting "yesterday". The publication date was ...
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Meaning of "Tuesday last" and "Monday week"?

I would not assume, as in this answer, that all of the events in the newspaper column are past events. The phrase "next Monday" can be ambiguous. In the Southern USA, "Monday week" is used to ...
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What can I deduce from this newspaper extract?

I would always interpret "Joe Bloggs of ..." in an newspaper obit as meaning the place where Joe Bloggs died. In this case, that should mean that John Wright was resident in Tettenhall at the time of ...
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Understanding Adv. abbreviation at end of 1921 Arkansas newspaper notice?

One of the job titles in the legal profession is Advocate. In some regions, the abbreviation Adv is suffixed to a lawyer's name to indicate this position. Other similar expressions would be JP (...
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How do I search for a newspaper (instead of a person) on Genealogy Bank?

Since the previous answer was written, GenealogyBank has redesigned the site and included some new features. Look under the Browse menu on the top navigation bar: From there you can filter the ...
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Can I legally copy clippings from Ancestry.com?

The problem is not the copyright it is the Terms of Service. The newspaper itself is out of copyright so if you had taken your own image of an original it would be legal to distribute without any ...
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Meaning of "Tuesday last" and "Monday week"?

If we assume that the events being reported are past events, which seems reasonable, then maybe an analogy can be drawn between how "this/last month" are described and how "this/last week" might be ...
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