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Family Genealogists Help Document Story of Brakeman Edwin Roach Killed in Railroad Explosion

I have been investigating a deadly Delaware tragedy, an explosion that occurred over one hundred years ago in Greenwood. In the midst of a blinding snowstorm two trains collided in the center of the town of 367 people, and one … Continue reading

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Links to High Quality Digital Content for Local & Family History Research on Delmarva

Since there is an enormous, rapidly growing body of research information available on the web, there is a need for a curated landing page, a place in the public commons on the net, to help someone digging into the past … Continue reading

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Historical Content of Wilmington Newspaper, The Sunday Morning Star, Available for Free on Google

After Google launced an ambitious project in 2008 to digitize lots of local newspapers, the giant e-content provider scanned about 2,000 publications, including a Wilmington, Delaware weekly, the Sunday Morning Star.  In the era when many daily papers didn’t have weekend editions, these Sunday publications tended to function … Continue reading

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