Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The Almonte Gazette – Online

Those with roots in the Ottawa Valley have a new resource, the Almonte Gazette now searchable online from 1861-1989.
The availability is thanks to cooperation between the  Mississippi Valley Textile Museum which organized the digitization/indexing and the Almonte Public Library which had previously imaged the town’s newspaper.
Like many local papers the Almonte Gazette is a rich source for social information as well as births, deaths and marriages within the area.
I advise reading the search instructions. My experience is that the search times out if too wide a range of years is included or only some of the results are returned.

http://mvtm.ca/mvtm/?page_id=2759

Thanks to Prof Bruce Elliott for the tip

As newspaper researchers know, one of the dangers is becoming distracted. In a 20 April 1883 issue I came across this item. It is perennially popular http://youtu.be/W7x1ETPkZsk
Wikipedia informs that the item was already 60 years old going back to the 1820s.


1 comment:

Linda Gloss said...

Many thanks to you, and Bruce, for this lead. Have found my great grandfather pleading guilty to operating an illicit still and sentenced to a month in gaol and a fine of $100 - November 1889. Gives credence to the family references.