Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Lewiston-Clarkston Valley Ancestry?


Was your great-grandfather thought to be part of some Lewiston-Clarkston Valley folklore in the day? Was your great-aunt part of the pre-Prohibition wine industry? Punch in your family name and find out!!! The Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune’s 100-year “historic archives” are available from 1898-1998. Visit lmtribune.com and look under “extras” for “historic archives”. All searches are free. 
Complete historic stories, full pages, print copies of pdf images start at $9.95 for a one-day pass.

Note: I looked up my great-aunt’s name. She was a long time school teacher in Lewiston, including several small area towns, and she was very active in a political party. I found hundreds of references to her. For free I could see the date of the paper in which her name appeared and a little snippet of the article so I knew what it was about. What a treasure trove! If you don’t want to pay for the one-day pass, you can write down the dates of the papers and go to a library where the papers are on microfilm and look at them yourself and scan them to a thumb drive. Both the University of Idaho in Moscow and Lewis and Clark State College in Lewiston have microfilms of these newspapers. 

Monica Bartlett Peters ~~Whitman County Genealogical Society Newsletter

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