Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post. If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
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I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Frontier Scout - Newspaper - North Dakota

If you've been reading the blog from the beginning, you know by now that I get excited when I find digital archives of old newspapers. I recently discovered issues of Frontier Scout,the first newspaper known to have been published in northern Dakota Territory. The newspaper put out its first issue in Fort Union on July 7, 1864. Robert Winegar & Ira F.Goodwin of Company I, 30th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry were the proprietors. Four issues were published at Fort Union, the last on August 17, 1864. The newspaper resumed publication at Fort Rice June 15, 1865 operated by Lt. C. H. Champney, publisher, and Captain E. H. Adams, editor both of the 1st U.S.V. Infantry.
It doesn't appear that any of the first issue survived. The copies available at this site start on July 14, 1864. The site is maintained by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Here's the link:

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