A young boy saves his brother from an oncoming train. A grandmother of 10 robs a local bank at gunpoint. Childhood sweethearts marry in the park where they met. Events like these could be part of your story.
But you’ll only find them in historical newspapers. And we’ve just doubled our collection, adding a billion names and 20 million images that can breathe new life into your family story and help you better understand your ancestors and their times.
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Fix your sick kidneys, avoid pain and future danger with Doan’s
Kidney Pills. What kept your ancestors healthy?
Introducing an “appetizer” for housewives and nursing mothers in
need of backbone. What gave your ancestors energy?
In spite of his disability, Boy Scout Glenn Boyd saved his sister and
her friend from drowning. Did your ancestors risk their lives?
Feminine imperialism grips the United States.
How did your ancestors make ends meet?
One pound of Elastic Starch will go as far as a pound and a half of
any other starch. How did your ancestors stay presentable?
In a flash, heroic Patrolman Brunn jumps onto the train tracks to
save printer Thomas Sharpe. Were your ancestors heroes?