Local libraries and regional library systems have proven to be a great source of information that will help genealogists and family historians. The Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections in Alabama has a nice site. Two of their collections stand out: Birmingham Iron Age, a newspaper that began publication in Feb 1874, then changed its name in May of 1884 to The Weekly Iron Age. The second is Birmingham Neighbors a collection made up of images, pamphlets and newspaper clippings from various Birmingham newspapers. There are also several more collections on the site to browse. So, check it out.