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This report is extracted from the 1000 Section (Confirmed Newspaper Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.   Either a compiler, publisher or repository had confirmed the existance of this index and supplied information for the report. See the INTRODUCTION for the methodology used in compiling the LATHROP REPORT.

REPORT NO:  1145A Previous Report (1144A)  |  Next Report (1145B)
INDEX NAME:  Napa County Local History Indexing Project
  • NAPA COUNTY REPORTER Napa CA 1857; 1862-1864; 1866-1873; 1881-1885
  • NAPA DAILY REGISTER Napa CA 1878-1880
  • NAPA DAILY REPORTER Napa CA 1866-1867
  • NAPA REGISTER Napa CA 1883-1891
1150 Division St
Napa CA 94558
Telephone: (707) 253-4241
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. Photocopies of individual cards will be made. Plans call for microfilming the index when it is completed, 1857-1900.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index includes only material pertaining to Napa County and its residents. Among the subjects indexed are: Advertisements, (the first time they appear), business news, church news, organization news, performing arts, school & institution news. Real estate transactions, court proceedings and official government publications are indexed if they contain commentary or biographical information. All personal names are indexed except those appearing in long lists or which are available on county government or city government records. Generally not indexed are long lists of names, tax records, schedules & time tables, ordinances, resolutions, voter registrations, vital statistics, and routine weather reports,
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index divided into two separate sectionss: PERSONAL NAMES and GENERAL SUBJECTS. Within each section the cards are in alphabetical order by name or subject. Subject headings are often subdivided geographically. Each card normally contains several entries in chronological order. Each entry consists of a brief description of the article, a code for the newspaper, and the month, day, year, page and column where the article may be found.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Over 41,000 entries with additions of about 1,000 per month.
Bobbie Vierra & Maureen McCarthy; Napa City-County Library Napa County Local History Indexing Project Indexer's Manual, 1976. Copies available for $5 each from Napa City-County Library.
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