Have you tried looking up her obit in the local (to her residence)
newspaper? These films may be available to you on an inter-library loan --
first call the library in the area of your ancestor and ask if they have
newspaper films of that time period and if they lend them out on
inter-library loan. Great if they do as you can study them at your
convenience in your own library. (By the way if you find out they do, then
go to your own local library and start the process by filling out an
interlibrary loan form.)
Or you can contact the County (where your ancestor lived and/or died)
Genealogical Society (most of them have websites and contact names) and see
if they will help you. Often times a volunteer, for a small donation, will
go to their library and look at the newspapers of that era for you.
Donations help these volunteer organizations keep their doors open for
people like you and me. Good hunting. Sandy in Calif.
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Subject: Sarah Mitchell/Henry Vannostran
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Need parents' names of Sarah Mitchell & Henry Vannostran. They m. Dec 31,
1869 in Union City, Wayne Co. She was b in IN, he in OH. Her mother possibly
Catherine & her father possibly killed in Civil War, but these are not
proven facts. They had dau Esther, son Joe, in IA, then moved to MO and had
dau Myrtle. She is my grt-gma. There is a Catherine Mitchell in the census
in 1870, no husband, several children, but don't know if that is Sarah's
mother or not. Don't know if she had siblings, how many or their names. All
help appreciated and will share info that I have.
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