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Magic history website

Postby Gary Hunt » March 27th, 2012, 1:26 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: www.magicfootnotes.com

Please let me know if you run into any problems or have suggestions on how the site can be improved.
Gary Hunt
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Re: Magic history website

Postby Joe Pecore » March 27th, 2012, 1:36 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?
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Re: Magic history website

Postby JohnCox » March 27th, 2012, 1:46 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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Re: Magic history website

Postby Gary Hunt » March 27th, 2012, 2:18 pm

Joe,
You are welcome to link back to the articles.
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Re: Magic history website

Postby Jim Maloney » April 1st, 2012, 4:21 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!

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Re: Magic history website

Postby Bill Mullins » April 2nd, 2012, 4:29 pm

Another list of historical newspaper databases:

LINK

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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Re: Magic history website

Postby mfamagic » April 9th, 2012, 7:20 pm

I enjoyed the site, thanks for doing it.


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