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Postby Gary Hunt » 03/27/12 01:26 PM

Check out the redesigned Magic Footnotes. The site has been simplified and refocused. I plan on regularly posting bits of information I have run across while looking for something else. Much will be taken from historical newspapers and publications. I will also be posting information and tips on conducting on-line research. Do check out the updated article on historical newspaper databases.

So please stop by:

Please let me know if you run into any problems or have suggestions on how the site can be improved.
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Postby Joe Pecore » 03/27/12 01:36 PM

Nice site. I'm going to give it a mention on the AskAlexander forum.

Also, do you mind if I create MagicPedia pages for some of your finds, with links back to your site as a reference?
Share your knowledge on the MagicPedia wiki.
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Postby JohnCox » 03/27/12 01:46 PM

Nice site, Gary. I shared your Handcuff Queen post on my Houdini Facebook page. I'll make your site part of my regular rotation.
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Postby Gary Hunt » 03/27/12 02:18 PM

You are welcome to link back to the articles.
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Postby Jim Maloney » 04/01/12 04:21 PM

Gary -- your list of historical newspapers is great. The Old Fulton site, specifically is an excellent resource for anyone who hasn't checked it out before. And even if you have -- I came across some new things since the last time I was there!

Books and Magazines for sale -- more than 200 items (Last updated January 10th, 2014. Link goes to public Google Doc.)
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Postby Bill Mullins » 04/02/12 04:29 PM

Another list of historical newspaper databases:


Many of the big sites (Lib of Congress, Fulton, Newspaperarchive, Geneaologybank) are continuing to add content. So it's always worth going back and searching again.
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Postby mfamagic » 04/09/12 07:20 PM

I enjoyed the site, thanks for doing it.
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