The marriages and deaths from the St. Joseph Morning Herald for the year of 1863 have been transcribed and are available here. If you would like a copy of the original newspaper, please feel free to contact our research librarian. These are in chronological order. (Use the CTRL+F key to search for a name.) A huge thanks to Monica for taking the time to do all this work!
This is an abstract of birth notices published in the St. Joseph Daily Gazette on 9 January 1887, submitted by Monica Schirmer Eshelman . Please note that she mentions the dates are probably not exact as many of them appear to be born on the same day -- perhaps the date the doctor reported them? Even so, this document may hold great clues!
These are abstracts of death notices in the St. Joseph, Missouri newspapers. This is an ongoing project of Monica Schirmer Eshelman, a great friend of not only the NWMGS, but also anyone who is doing research in Andrew County. If her name sounds familiar, it's not just because it's all over the site due to her contributions. The PACT Project was also her brain-child.
Our many thanks to Monica for the time and effort she put into creating these . . . and for sharing it with everybody. Happy researching!!
The newspapers from which these indexes were created are free online at the Google News Archive.
Janet Hawley has graciously agreed to allow the NWMGS to share her book "Deaths in the Barnard, Missouri Newspapers". The first link is to the index, which will give the page number(s) a surname can be found on. The second link is the actual book. A paper copy of the book can be found at the NWMGS library. If you would like to order a paper copy for yourself, or learn more about the Barnard area, please contact the Barnard Community Historical Society, 633 2nd Street, Barnard, MO 64423.
This is an abstract of articles from various newspapers in Kansas that pertain to people in NW Missouri. The dates range from May of 1855 to December of 1922. There are 48 pages, including the index at the end. Our many thanks to Monica for the time and effort she put into creating this . . . and for sharing it with everybody. Happy researching!!
The Pumpkin Song is a tradition handed down in the King family, presumably via their North Carolina roots. If you've ever heard this song, or a version of it, please let us know. If you are a registered member of the NWMGS you can read the story about this song in the Spring 2016 edition of The Journal.
Many, many thanks to Mary Turek for sharing this wonderful story of her ancestor, and his journey on the orphan train that took him so far away from his family. We hope you enjoy, but please remember this is copyrighted material.