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4132Re: [Peterhead] Newspapers

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  • Alison Kennedy
    Oct 2, 2006

      Microfilm is available in both Peterhead Library and also the Central Aberdeen Library, Local Studies Section, for the Buchan Observer. There is also microfilm of the Aberdeen Journal (from 1747) and other newspapers, some of which dedicated a column or two to news from local towns throughout Aberdeenshire. Requests for information & lookups (there is a nominal charge for this) can certainly be made to the Central Aberdeen Library (or if you live within reach you can do the research yourself).


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      As far as I am aware the paper started in 1863. It was also known as the East Aberdeenshire Observer from Oct. 1875 - Dec. 1877.

      What names & dates are you looking for? There may already be others within the group with the information that you are looking for.

      There is varying amount of information that may or may not be written about someone when they married or died. Sometimes you will find nothing on someone well known and sometimes you will find a death notice for someone described as a pauper on their death certificate. You will need dates for the life happenings that you are looking for, otherwise you are literally looking for a needle in a haystack.


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      From: mlarooij
      To: Peterhead@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 10:32 PM
      Subject: [Peterhead] Newspapers

      In attempting to crack brick walls I wonder if the early newspapers
      for Peterhead are any help? Does anyone have knowledge of these? I
      realise any obits would be in the main for well-known people but would
      these include local tradesmen? Anything useful at all?

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