Re: Grandfather's grocery store: seeking possible date #usa


sharonrf18@...
 

I second the suggestion of searching newspapers.com. Your grandfather may have run ads for his store or there could be articles referring to his business. I’ve found various family members who advertised in the paper. I also found incidences of fires, shoplifting and other legal problems related to their businesses. All the places you mentioned were much smaller towns a century ago and newspapers printed more than once per day so they were looking for anything to print. I’ve also researched family in all the towns you mentioned and been able to paint quite a picture of them. Chatty small town newspapers are your friend!

Sharon Fleitman 
Atlanta, Georgia

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