Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fantastic Find: "Personal Ads in Historic Oregon Newspapers" from the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program

"Mrs. Cookson of Fairfield, Me., Comes Across the Continent to Wed H. E. Nosler of Bonny Doon." Santa Cruz Weekly Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California), 22 Jul 1905, pg 12; digital image, accessed 26 Sep 2015 from

Harrison Elcanah Nosler (1846-1916, my 1st cousin 3x removed), a woodsman and resident of Bonny Doon, Santa Cruz, California, apparently advertised for a wife in "a matrimonial paper."  I haven't found the ad (yet), but I did find a great article, "Searching for Love in All the Right Pages: Personal Ads in Historic Oregon Newspapers," written by "srabun" in 2011 about personal ads in Oregon before

The Project blog for Historic Newspapers Online in general is great for getting ideas on mining the online Oregon newspapers.

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