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Posted: 12 Dec 2012 1:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Dec 2012 1:17PM GMT
Looking to find an Obit from Pontiac around 1920. Any ideas on what newspapers were active at the time and where they might be archived?

Thank you!


Posted: 12 Dec 2012 8:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
1920 - newspapers =
The Detroit News, The Detroi Free Press, The Detroit Times
Posted: 13 Dec 2012 5:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Try contacting the Oakland County Library:

Questions the Library CAN help you with:

look for death notices in the microfilmed newspapers if provided with an exact date of death.

They should at least let you know about papers.


Posted: 13 Dec 2012 6:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much for the help. It is much appreciated!


Posted: 6 Jan 2013 7:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jan 2013 7:44PM GMT
The Pontiac Press was also active in 1920. It's now the Oakland Press. Other names it's had are the Pontiac Daily Press, Pontiac Gazette, and Oakland Gazette.

I would check with the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society -, and the Pontiac Public Library -, to see if they have obits for the paper.

You can also check for death records through 1920.
Posted: 7 Jan 2013 3:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Pontiac Library has all of the archived Oakland Pres/Pontiac Press newspapers. There are another set at the Oakland County Court House. They are on reels. You can view the actual newspapers at the Oakland County Court House.


Posted: 7 Jan 2013 3:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Good to know, thanks!
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