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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!

Re: HELP!

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1920 - newspapers =
The Detroit News, The Detroi Free Press, The Detroit Times
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Try contacting the Oakland County Library:
http://www.oakgov.com/libraries/Pages/askaquestion.aspx

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.

Re: HELP!

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Thank you very much for the help. It is much appreciated!

Re: HELP!

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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 - www.ocphs.org, and the Pontiac Public Library - http://www.pontiac.lib.mi.us, to see if they have obits for the paper.

You can also check seekingmichigan.org for death records through 1920.
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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.

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Good to know, thanks!
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