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Index to Local Newspapers

created by Marge Owens


Marge Owens spent innumerable hours creating this index of local newspapers. The set is complete to about October 1939. Sadly, Marge passed away and further work on this index has been suspended.

These local newspapers can be viewed on microfilm at the St. Clair County Public Library. If you are unable to visit the library, they also offer research services. Their fees are a minimum of $7.50, research of a half-hour or more ($20), first copy fee ($2) and additional copies ($0.25).

As a local researcher, if you would like to contact me for lookups, please email me for mailing information. As of July 1, 2004, requests for newspaper lookups need to be accompanied with payment for copies ($0.25 per page), and a small fee ($5) to cover travel and postage costs. I hope everyone understands that I can't afford to pay for their copies... :)


This index will be an ongoing project and will be updated periodically.

The current local newspaper is the Times Herald.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z

Newspapers

Notes

Type of Entries (abbreviations used)

Newspapers

LHO Lake Huron Observer
PHO Port Huron Observer
PHC Port Huron Commercial (weekly)
PHDT Port Huron Daily Times
PHP Port Huron Press
PHT Port Huron Times
PHWT Port Huron Weekly Times
SCR St. Clair Republican

 

Abbreviations

AD Advertisement
ANN Anniversary
B Birth
b/o brother of
BANK Bankrupt
c/o child of
CC Circuit Court
CCD Congregational Church Deaths - Memorial - 1860-70; (membership type)(death date)
CP County Poor
CTSCC Certified Teachers in St. Clair County
D Death (some from Probate Notices)
d/o daughter of
DIV Divorce
ds/o daughters of
Dut under 'Notes' section = Dutch
ER Election Results
(est) estate
FGRL Fort Gratiot Reservation Landbuyers, giving price & parcel of land
For under 'Notes' section = Foreign
Fr under 'Notes' section = French
Ger under 'Notes' section = German
GN General News
HR Honor Roll
IR Income Returns (year, if given)
July 4 Persons taking part in the July 4th Celebration
Legal Mentioned in Legal Notices
LET Letters left at Post Office (date, if given)
Lyceum Debating Club
M Marriage
mem under 'Notes' section = member
MEM Memorial
MS Mortgage Sale
NGS under 'Notes' section = North Grammar School (grade)
Obit Obituary
PC Probate Court
PEN Pension Papers
PH under 'Notes' section = Port Huron
Reg under 'Notes' section = Registered
RES Real Estate Sale
RRPHBCP Railroad - Port Huron to Bay City - Signers of Petition
RRPHL Railroad opening - Port Huron to Lapeer - Excursionists
RRSS Railroad - Subscribers - Saginaw Railroad
s/o son of
SCCRT St. Clair County Republicans Who Support the Times
SFFS Sanilac Fire Fund Subscribers
sis/o sister of
SM Supervisor's Meeting
SS Sheriff's Sale
sts/o stepson of
TL Tax List
w/o wife [widow?] of


Notes

Why letters were posted as being at the post office...

Letters were sent to post offices where residents would have to pick up their own mail. In 1847, the 5 cent Benjamin Franklin and the 10 cent George Washington stamps were the first stamps issued. Before 1855, prepaid postage was optional. This meant the recipients had to pay to get their mail. After 1855, prepaid postage became mandatory.

Browsing for your surname...

Don't just browse the letter section of your surname. Some names are listed as businesses such as Brockway & Moffat, so use your "FIND" option from your browser to find these other listings.