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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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.

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INDEX NAME:  Genealogical Abstracts from the Astoria ARGUS, Sept 1886-Feb 1892.
  • ASTORIA ARGUS Astoria IL 1886(Sep)-1892(Feb)
10310 W. 62nd Place #102
Arvada CO 80004
Telephone: (303) 421-5411
AVAILABILITY:  Six copies of this book form index were produced. A copy is available for public use at the Illinois Historical Library (Springfield IL).
SCOPE OF INDEX:  All deaths and obituaries are indexed, except those of national and international figures. All items of genealogical interest (marriages, births, visits from out-of-town relatives, ...) up through 1888 are indexed. From 1886 to the end of 1889, all vital records, including births, are indexed. From 1890-1892, all marriages, deaths and obituaries were indexed along with some out-of-town visitors (especially if they were "old settlers" or if a clear family relationship was stated, particularly visits of parents, brothers and sisters).
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A book form index typewritten on 8½x11 inch pages. The book is in two sections: (1) A chronological listing of articles which appeared in each newspaper indexed (within the scope of selection) and (2) a surname index to the chronology. CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING: The day and date of each paper is listed first. Following this are two columns. The right hand column contains a lengthy abstract summarizing the contents of the article. It includes names, dates, the contents of the article. It includes names, dates, places, ages, ...etc. The left hand column lists the surnames which appear in the abstract. SURNAME INDEX: An alphabetical list of those surnames shown in the left hand column of the chronological listing, along with the page number in the chronology where that surname appears. The chronology occupies 180 pages and the surname index occupies 24 pages.
Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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