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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1260A Previous Report (1259A)  |  Next Report (1261A)
INDEX NAME:  Hudson index
  • HUDSON STAR-TIMES Hudson WI 1900-1911
  • HUDSON STAR-OBSERVER Hudson WI 1940-Current
COMPILER:  Willis H. Miller
112 Walnut St
Hudson WI 54016
Telephone: (715) 386-9333
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this index exists. It must be used in the office of the Star-Observer Publishing Company.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  This is an index of personal names covering births, deaths, marriages, and other items of biographical interest that have appeared in the weekly newspaper. Also included in the index is the listing of all the graduates of Hudson High School from 1881 to the present. A great number of area cemetery tombstone inscriptions are also in the index along with all death records from 1870-1879 as found in volume 1 of Deaths from the St.Croix County register of deeds office. In addition, all 624 persons listed in the 1850 census for St.Croix, Wisconsin have been included in the index.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The index is typed on 4x6 inch sheets of 24# bond paper. At the top of each sheet is the name of the individual who is the subject, along with their birth and death dates. This is followed by the citation (paper, month, day, year) and a brief notation (e.g. OBIT or BIOG SKETCH,...). When available, the slip also contains the names of the person's parents, spouse, children, brothers, and/or sisters.
SIZE OF INDEX:  The index contains about 125,000 entries. About 50 new entries per week are added to the index.
Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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